Having lived in London by whole life, one thing I do love about the countryside are the lovely old-fashioned pubs. So when I was asked to review The King’s Arms* in Hanwell, Ealing in West London, I jumped at the chance! Not only did I use to work very close by, but also it’s not too far from where I live, so it would be perfect for a little weekend jaunt.
We arrived around 4pm on a Saturday afternoon whilst England were playing France in the Six Nations (awkward that France won, but that’s by the by!). The first thing I noticed when we walked in was the decor. It had such a homely, family feel and people had brought their dogs too, so that helps to give the pub that friendly vibe.
After looking at the menu, we ordered a bottle of white wine, which was a Pinot Grigio and went down veryyyy smoothly! So I apologise for the misleading blog title, I’m just not a fan of beer in general!
I really liked the fact that the menu wasn’t overly extensive. It was simple and it just made things easier. They also focus on pizzas for food, which if you’re looking for a pub with a range of dishes then this isn’t the place for you. However, the quote ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ springs to mind.
For food, we ordered two pizzas: the serrano, which was a pizza with cured serrano ham, marscapone, shaved parmesan and rocket – yum! And the calzone lombardy: which had lombardy ham, mushrooms, ricotta and truffle oil.
The area we were sitting in, didn’t have a TV, which at first surprised me as most people we were surrounded by were craning their necks to watch the rugby. However, there are 2 dedicated areas for people to watch sports, so the area we were sitting in were perfect for a chilled time.
All in all, I had such a perfect Saturday. I love spending time in a chilled environment and this was the ideal place for me. So if you’re ever in the West London area, I would totally recommend this pub.
What would be your perfect Saturday?