The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat, London: Hours, Address, The Owl and the Pussycat Reviews: 4.5/5

The Owl and the Pussycat
4.5
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
West London's first Micropub. Home also to the Marko Paulo Microbrewery. Selling real ales (brewed on the premises), some wine, some real cider, soft drinks and bar snacks. A small friendly place for a drink and a chat, not disturbed by music, TV or gambling machines. Children and dogs are not permitted (service dogs excepted.)
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,852 contributions
Just as good
May 2019 • Friends
I was lucky enough to go to this pub last year and returned again when visiting the area and found it to be just as good. I just love this tiny pub in an old bookshop. Such amazing decor, such good beers, and great atmosphere. Perfect! Long may it continue.
Written June 1, 2019
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PanLion
Ealing, UK24 contributions
Decent enough beer, old fashioned English customer service
Dec 2018 • Friends
Beer was decent enough - not quite to my taste but that's fair enough I think, we're at a stage where there is a lot of experimentation with different styles and flavours and not everything is going to hit the spot.

The service though - good grief. The one thing that small independents like this have control over is customer service. I don't know whether the guy who served us was just having a bad day, or if he's really like that, but very rude, condescending, misheard our order and then got narky about it.

He couldn't have been more condescending if he'd tried - and you got the sense he put a lot of effort into trying to be condescending. My advice is - if you feel a deep personal need to prove to people that you're cleverer than they are (and lord knows, many of us feel that way) - maybe don't put yourself in a position where you're serving the public.

Frankly - I can't help thinking he mistook me for someone else - someone who had really annoyed him in the past, or a particularly violent criminal who was released on a technicality and who he thinks should still be locked up.

The place itself is nice enough - a little rustic, not dirty but equally you get the sense no-one is rushing around trying to keep it ultra clean.

Given the other reviews it does make me think they were maybe having a bad night - however the reaction I got was so passive aggressive rude I don't think I'd dare go in there again.
Written December 20, 2018
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Charles G
Wimborne Minster, UK131 contributions
Visit to Microbrewery
Nov 2018 • Couples
Pre-dinner drink at microbrewery in Northfields, Ealing. Excellent beers and lager with real taste. Friendly owners, worth a visit. Close to Northfields tube and bus routes so easy to get to. Something different.
Written November 10, 2018
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packhorse2
London, UK45 contributions
Lovely local microbrewery
Jul 2018 • Friends
Pleasant environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff.I tried two tasty beers recommended by the barman. We'll certainly be back
Written July 28, 2018
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,852 contributions
Pleasant and friendly
Mar 2018 • Friends
There is a good range of craft beers in this bookshop converted into a micropub. The decor is impressive with elements of the old bookshop having been tastefully left. Most interesting of all is the toilet with a hand basin on top of the cistern to save water. Staff are most friendly. Another advantage is that you can buy excellent cheese from the shop next door, get them to cut it into small cubes and buy some biscuits and the pub is very happy for you to eat this while you drink beer.
Written March 25, 2018
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The_London_Landy_Man
Greater London, UK23 contributions
Fantastic Micro Brewpub - Its a must
Oct 2017 • Solo
This micro brewpub is great and run by a couple of friends. They brew a range of beers in the back and serve out the front in a very relaxed atmosphere. A whole range of different beers with different stories....if you like a beer you need to go.
Written January 25, 2018
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Jonathan L
North Wales, UK585 contributions
Catch up with old friends!!
Nov 2017 • Friends
This is a great find and a welcome addition to Ealing!! Very accessible on the Main Street in Northfields. This little microbrewery is warm and welcoming with a great selection of ales brewed on site!! Will definitely be returning!!
Written November 18, 2017
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CarolineEx
London, UK44 contributions
Unique
Jan 2017 • Couples
A friendly welcome from the 2 owners - who also brew and share front of house duties. They have converted our local kids bookshop (hence name) into a micro brewery and pub - I believe the only one to do so in U.K. Genuinely making the journey from brew to tap measured in 20ft.

Books, games and Camra literature sit on the bookshop shelves.

Scattered tables and mixed seating make for a convivial and relaxed atmosphere.

No kids, no music and no tv.

Some soft drinks and wine available for the uninterested in beer types. Although good beer is the point of being there.
Written August 29, 2017
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Ben O
London, UK29 contributions
A great microbrewery
Jul 2017 • Friends
A small microbrewery with, maybe, a dozen beers on tap. It is cash only. Pints start at around £4.00, and are delicious. Board games and books can be borrowed to keep one happy too. On the 3rd Monday of each month the local Backgammon club meets too. A quirky pub, but fun.
Written July 18, 2017
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Tommy49London
London61 contributions
Great addition to Northfields
Jul 2017 • Solo
Have visited The Owl and the Pussycat four times in the last two weeks. My first visit was out of simple curiosity. I am not a Camra member but I like a pint of Guinness/bitter/lager. The whole layout is reminiscent of a storehouse with upside down tea chests serving as a bar area. I have tried the two bitters on offer and am very pleased with the Best Bitter. I think it is about 4.1 in strength and priced at £4. All the beer is brewed about 20 feet from the bar. Cask and keg beers are available. I have grown, in a short time, to really like this venue. Makes a nice change for a pub not to have music ( noise ) or TV. No loud drunks either !
Owners - Paul - growing a beard - comes across as being very officious, with a law-abiding attitude - but actually a very pleasant and knowledgeable person underneath.
Mark on the other hand is very jolly with a carefree attitude. Mark apparently does all the brewing.
Downside - constructive suggestion.
There is one table situated directly inside the front door. If your waist is over 32 ins diameter, then you will have difficulty getting past the table on the way to the bar.. Please bin it ! I would suggest, after binning the table, that a ledge is installed on the right-hand wall as you enter with a few bar stools. The remaining tables could then be moved slightly towards the centre of the room. This, I believe, would create a better bar atmosphere.
Overall - great bitter - good owners and respectable customers - a definite plus for Northfields
Written July 9, 2017
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