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The Pilot

#3,492 of 19,029 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
56 Wellesley Road | Chiswick, London W4 4BZ, England
+44 20 8994 0828
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“roast beef” (3 reviews)
“mango” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
56 Wellesley Road | Chiswick, London W4 4BZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Pilot Saturday night with close friends for meal and drinks. Bar man Angus was fantastic and recommended different Gins for me try, as I’ve just discovered I like Gin. Celia and the other pretty blonde lady (sorry I’ve forgot your name) were...More

1  Thank Essex134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner and a drink tonight. Standard pub food, solid fish and chips, scotch egg and my group had a mix of other good pub food. The surprise was the infused gin. The blueberry was fantastic, the apple cinnamon was very good also....More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Went in on spec on a Tuesday night (pub was still busy). Given a nice table for two. Good meal and attentive service.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Quite a good menu, well-cooked and presented food, nice leafy outdoor space (ignore the ubiquitous astro-turf). Indoors, when we visited, was somewhat lacking in atmosphere, but it was almost empty. The service was friendly and efficient. The only downside for us was that prices seemed...More

Thank F P
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Went with a large group of different nationalities and the numbers were fluid. The staff were very accommodating as some of us had pre-ordered and some of us hadn't. The staff explained the beer range very well for my international guests and all the food...More

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Nav, Thanks for a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed our Vegetarian options. We have some new recipes up our sleeves so be sure to check our social media pages for there arrival to the menu. Kind regards, The Pilot Team

Reviewed 25 July 2018 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
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Travelling Tim, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We pride ourselves on customer service so I'll make sure Celia gets the recognition she deserves. We're already looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, The Pilot Team

Reviewed 21 July 2018

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
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Elfreda, Thanks for the lovely review and top tip. We hope to see you in again soon. Kind regards, The Pilot Team

Reviewed 4 June 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

1  Thank Kai C
Reviewed 6 May 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 30 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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