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The Pilot

#3,782 of 18,314 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%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
56 Wellesley Road | Chiswick, London W4 4BZ, England
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Reviewed 13 February 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 2 weeks ago

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 22 January 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

On the way from Bedford to Poole in Dorset stopped for lunch, Great food excellent service from a busy and enthusiastic staff. food arrived after a not too long wait and was perfect.

Thank Barryrrab
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barryrrab, Thank you for reviewing us. We're so pleased you had a great experience with us. If you're in the area again stop by and say hi. Kind regards Lauren

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub with friendly and helpful staff. I had the roast beef which came with generous portions of very tasty potatoes and lots of veg. My girlfriend had the roast chicken, also very tasty. If u have room you should try one of their desserts....More

Thank JTP2006
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JTP2006 Thanks for such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the food and the service. Hopefully we will see you in soon. Kind regards Lauren

Reviewed 19 December 2017

We were a large group - but no problems for The Pilot! As soon as we had sat down were were served and the food kept coming efficiently, hot and fast! We split a glass of red wine - no problem it was quickly cleared...More

Thank Rick W
PilotW4, Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rick, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. We're so pleased that you had a great experience with us and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the chef and our team. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Had wild mushrooms, toast, tarragon cream sauce for starter, roasted pumpkin and walnut gnocchi, sage oil and pumpkin seeds for main. These were mighty fine and could of eaten treble potions it tasted that good. Had orange and polenta cake, natural yoghurt and orange syrup...More

Thank charlieturner83
PilotW4, General Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Hi Charlieturner83, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review of our food. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and your feedback has been passed onto the kitchen team. Hopefully we can impress with pudding next time and...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I really needed to charge my phone somewhere- the lady working there was very kind and said I could do it without buying anything. However I thought I really should so treated myself to a lovely pint of a Fuller's beer I hadn't tried before....More

1  Thank AlexSwallow
PilotW4, General Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Customer service is really important part of what we do here so I'm glad you were treated well during your visit. PLease pop back and see us again soon. Kind regards, Stuart

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We went there 2 times in a row. It's a pub/restaurant; at walking distance from the Clayton Chiswick Hotel, where we stayed. Food was good, fresh and plenty, staff friendly. You can sit inside or out. On Sunday nights you can join the pub quiz!!...More

Thank tulpje07
PilotW4, General Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Tulpje07, Thank you for the review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visits with us and took part in the pub quiz. Please visit us again next time you're in town. Kind regards, Stuart

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Its hard to believe but the Pilot still can't cook a palatable steak (not for the first time). The waiter seemed quite indifferent to to my dissatisfaction. My companions had the Pollock and the lamb chops, they were excellent. But, to be fair to the...More

Thank Ted B
PilotW4, General Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Ted, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that the guests you were with enjoyed their meals. I can only apologise that you do not enjoy our steaks. I was happy to read that you generally enjoy your visits to The Pilot, and think...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our first visit to The Pilot for an early evening Sunday dinner, and can thoroughly recommend it! The food was very fresh and of a restaurant standard, and the staff and service were all first class! Thank you!More

Thank janenic2016
PilotW4, General Manager at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi Jane, No problem at all. Thank you for taking the time to review us so positively. We like to think our Sunday roast is one of the best in town so I'm glad to hear you think so too. Hopefully see you again soon....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$56
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
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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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