The Mr. and I lived out in the sticks for 4 years. Stepping out of our place we had the rolling hills of the Surrey Downs, sheep, cows and not much else. So having a local pub that’s within crawling distance of home is such a novelty. We couldn’t have done much better than The Queen Adelaide Shepherd’s Bush. It was refurbished in 2008 and is now a modern gastro-pub with a friendly crowd. The wood panelled dining room has a 10 foot tall chalkboard menu with intimate wooden tables and chairs. The pictures on the wall show how the area used to look back in the horse & cart days.
The Queen Adelaide Shepherd’s Bush has some great dishes and deviates from traditional British pub fare with sautéed garlic & chilli tiger prawns, Camembert baked in a box to share, and Pan fried Barbary duck breast with spicy sweet potatoes and thyme jus. But you can also get great pub staples like a burger, steak or shepherd’s pie. My fave is the 28-day dry aged rib eye steak, hand cut chips & peppercorn sauce. They also support British farmers as all of their meat is traceable to the farm of origin & sourced within the British Isles. Their fish is from sustainable stock.
Desserts & Drinks
Save room for the amazing ice cream sundaes. The portions are generous and the service is warm and friendly. They’ve also got a reasonable selection of wines to match your dinner (or have for dinner) and you can BYO wine on Wednesdays! They sometimes run fun events, like at Easter they did a Jagerhunt (which we ROCKED at in case you were wondering).
Games at Queen Adelaide Shepherd’s Bush
After you’ve had your fill, you can relax in the lounge area complete with slouchy leather sofas, beautiful fireplaces, board games and books. Try and find the Jenga that someone has turned into a drinking game with dares written on each block! The building itself is lovely with high ceilings and huge windows which flood it with light. There’s also an outdoor space which is a great little sun trap and a quiz on Mondays at 8pm which I need to try!