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The Pilot

#3,637 of 18,667 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
56 Wellesley Road | Chiswick, London W4 4BZ, England
+44 20 8994 0828
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
“fuller's beer” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
56 Wellesley Road | Chiswick, London W4 4BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met a friend here for drinks and food - a lovely pub with helpful staff. We ordered most of the vegetarian options on the menu and they were quite good. Tried one of the gin concoctions (Mango and Chilli) which was also quite good.

Thank Nav K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit London several times a year and often stay at The Clayton Hotel Chiswick. Just a few minutes walk away is The Pilot. It's a lovely pub with great food and lots of outdoor space. The staff are very welcoming and hardworking. Special mention...More

Thank TravelingTim57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gets busy, check if you need to book. Particularly good sharing platters which help a slow evening of leisurely drinking go by.

Thank Elfreda T
Reviewed June 4, 2018

So this is what I emailed the Pilot after my visit in early May, almost three weeks later and no one bothered to reply. Guess I won't be back in a hurry, shame really as the food is really good and they're let down by...More

Thank Kai C
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I love The Pilot! Fabulous staff, who genuinely care. Need to give a special mention to Lauren, the waitress taking care of us, she was fantastic, couldn't do more for me and my friends. Will definitely return!

Thank Hayley T
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Hi Hayley, Thank you for such a lovely review. We're glad you had such a great time and the staff had such an impact on your experience. We look forward to the next time you're in. Kind regards, Lauren

Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice local pub with outdoor seating in Chiswick. Friendly staff and good service. Recommended, if you are in the area.

Thank Karsten K
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Hi Karsten, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really glad you liked the staff. Hopefully the sun will come back out again soon and you can enjoy our garden again. Kind regards, Lauren

Reviewed April 12, 2018

The service were quite effective and the food was good. Had a good wine and beer list with good selection for a typical bar. The negative was a bad ventilation. All the windows were covered with "fog" and it was really humid in the restaurant....More

Thank arnebirkeland
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Hi arnebirkeland, Thanks for taking the time to review, we always appreciate the feedback. I'm sorry that the restaurant was humid for you. With the drastic change in weather, the past few weeks, its been hard to get the temperature perfect all the time. We...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I have worked in Gunnersbury for just over a year and never know this place existed, but its under 10mins walk from my office! This was a choice from my boss to welcome some new starters in our team. I literally did not know what...More

Thank Al1e0n
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2018

Hi Al1e0n, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It's always nice to hear such wonderful feedback, on all aspects of the pub. I'll be sure to pass on your complimentary remarks to all the staff. Please do come in and see us again...More

Reviewed February 13, 2018

Meat lovely, combo of fresh broccoli and frozen root vegetables didn't impress and roast potatoes that were not very well roasted. To be fair they returned with fully roasted potatoes. Like the idea of individual gravy jugs. Service was a bit slow but staff very...More

Thank Vincent H
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Hi Vincent, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't as good as it could have been. Our Sundays do get very busy although this is no excuse. Our fruit and vegetables are delivered fresh to us 6 days...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

This has a nice ambience and is our local but our last visit wasn't great. We went with a group of 5 adults and 4 children on 27 December. When our food arrived the chips on all the meals including the kids were so over...More

Thank DanaNZ
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Hi DanaNZ, I'm sorry that you didn't have a great time with us. This sounds completely out of character for our pub, as we pride ourselves on providing great service and excellent food quality. I do hope you'll come in soon so we can show...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $51
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Wellesley Road | Chiswick, London W4 4BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8994 0828
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The Pilot is a small but perfectly formed pub, serving up an extremely high standard of food and ale in a friendly, relaxed environment. A building of some history, The Pilot now provides the stylish solution for function hire in Chiswick.
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