A microbrewery in Ealing? Stranger things have happened! Yes, Ealing Park Tavern, one of the area’s most historic pubs, is re-opening next week following an extensive refurbishment under new owners, ETM Group, the guys behind the Gun in Docklands, The Jugged Hare in the City, The Botanist on Sloane Square and One Canada Square, Canary Wharf.
There will be a 60-cover restaurant, large bar, two private function rooms and an expansive walled garden – all promising to retain the traditional charm that secured its place in the London Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, while embracing a stylish new look.
Back in 1728, EPT operated as the Lewis Furnell Brewhouse where brewing took place on site until the mid 1800s, and now, more than 200 years on, it’s reprising the art of brewing too. Brewing bitters and pale ales as well as special seasonal additions, the microbrewery will populate the bar and there will also be a dedicated Brewmaster on hand for tastings, tutorials and beer and food matching dinners.
Menus, from dinner and snacks to Sunday lunch, are all characterised by the use of British and European seasonal produce sourced from select UK farms and niche suppliers and alongside aforementioned beer will be an extensive list of over 100 wines, including those from an enomatic wine dispenser which basically means you can order posh wines by the glass as opposed to investing in an entire bottle. Chin chin!