10 best bars & pubs in Chiswick

best bars in chiswick

There are plenty of lovely pubs and bars in Chiswick, whether you’re looking for a date night venue, want to dine out in style or would like to mingle with your neighbours. 

Whether you’re looking for a great place for drinks by the river during a hot summer’s day, are seeking a smart wine or cocktail bar in Chiswick, or are wondering where all the late night bars of Chiswick are to be found, this guide will help you find all the area’s best drinking dens.

Read on to discover 10 of the best bars in Chiswick for meeting friends, a hot date or even doing business over a drink. 

1. Boca London

10 Windmill Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1SD

Whether it’s popping in for a morning pick-me-up or a drink before last orders, Boca in Chiswick offers top quality food and drinks, along with a welcoming, elegant vibe.

This modern Italian bistro sources its coffee from Chiswick Curious Roo, a local roastery, while as many of the beverages as possible come from the UK. The atmosphere here is laid-back, and you can order Italian-style tapas to share while sipping on your favourite daytime or evening drink.  

2. No.197 Chiswick Fire Station

197-199 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2DR


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No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station actually occupies three buildings on Chiswick High Road, and is a lively all-day venue serving coffee, brunch, dinner, Sunday roasts, and of course an appealing range of drinks.

The venue is light and bright thanks to white walls, flooring, ceilings and table tops, tempered by industrial lighting, wooden furnishings, upholstered banquettes and pops of dark monochrome. A walled garden provides outdoor space during summer, while bespoke playlists provide the perfect soundtrack. 

3. Vinoteca Chiswick

18 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2HD

Vinoteca Chiswick is a modern British eatery and bar with an attractive neighbourhood vibe. There is an open kitchen so dinner guests can see their food being prepared. If you’re looking for a wine bar in Chiswick then the back-room bar here is sure to delight.

This polished yet relaxed bar and restaurant offers an extensive wine menu and regularly hosts tastings and special events. It’s also available for parties as a private hire venue, while The Vinoteca Wine Club offers monthly deliveries and online tastings of the latest top drops. 

Open shelving, exposed brickwork and marble countertops combine at Vinoteca in Chiswick to create an elegant yet laid-back ambience. 

4. Packhorse & Talbot

145 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2DT

Dating back to the 1600s, Packhorse and Talbot is a traditional British pub serving real ale, mouthwatering burgers and a range of other classic dishes and drinks. There is a pleasant beer garden outdoors for summer drinks within walking distance of the river.

From a quick lunchtime bite to eat to a fun-packed evening of socialising, the Packhorse and Talbot is open between midday and 11pm daily. 

5. Bell & Crown

11-13 Thames Rd, Strand-on-the-Green, London W4 3PL 


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If you’d rather be a little closer to the Thames, the Bell and Crown in Chiswick is positioned by the water on a tree-lined towpath. Belonging to Fuller’s, this pub really is a local affair offering beers created at the nearby Griffin Brewery.

The pub combines a countryfied air with an unbeatable London location, and is a wonderful place in which to escape the sometimes hectic atmosphere of the city. An impressive range of cider, lagers and ales from all over the world is available on draught, served alongside a short but satisfying menu that’s a notch above your average pub grub list. 

6. The Tabard

2 Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1LW

Like the Packhorse and Talbot, The Tabard is a Greene King pub in Chiswick offering a laid-back yet warm environment in which to enjoy a range of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails.

The food menu, meanwhile, includes plant-based and gluten-free dishes as well as hearty options like a dirty burger or fries, loaded nachos and succulent steaks or grills. Plant-powered bowls are ideal as a pick-me-up the day after a fun night out in one of the Chiswick bars that’s open late. 

7. The Union Bar

Building 5, 566 Chiswick Park, Chiswick High Rd, London W4 5YA


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The Union Bar can be found in the Chiswick Park area, just off Chiswick High Road. Full length windows make the most of the waterside location at this smart yet easy going bar and grill.

It’s a modern venue made for drinking, dining and socialising, with a good value, locally-sourced food menu and a drinks list including draught and bottled beers and ciders, classic cocktails and a selection of hot or soft beverages. From a pint of Camden Hells to a Moscow Mule, you’ll find it all here. 

8. George IV

185 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2DR


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Whether for a quick pitstop or a longer evening out, George IV in Chiswick is another local pub overseen by Fuller’s. Highlights include the original etched glass and a spacious beer garden for dining and drinking during warmer weather. 

Inside expect a traditional pub ambience created by panelled walls, cosy sofas and wooden floorboards. While behind the bar there’s a great selection of wines, beers and spirits from all over Britain and beyond. 

9. The Old Pack Horse

434 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5TF


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The Old Pack Horse also belongs to the Fuller’s stable, and is located further down Chiswick High Road. Though typically English when viewed from outside, the decor and menu within is more like Thai-meets-traditional.

Rich woods reflect both south east Asian and British heritage, while monkeys dotted around and Chinese-style pottery introduce a more exotic feel. 

10. The Pilot

56 Wellesley Rd, Chiswick, London W4 4BZ


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The Pilot completes Fullers’ Chiswick pub quartet. With its corner location, the exterior is a photogenic scene, with a glossy deep blue door and signage complemented by potted greenery and outdoor tables.

The refined interior is characterised by herringbone parquet flooring, an eclectic mix of bar stools and upholstered chairs, creative lighting and original features. Sipsmith gins, meanwhile, are a prominent feature behind the bar, as the pub works in partnership with the distillery on nearby Cranbrook Road. 

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