Once described as “like walking into Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in Disneyland”, established in 2005, Flynn’s bar Ealing boasts a spacious wooden bar/diner, friendly bar staff, a large smoking area and live music on Saturdays. It has a whopping 5 screens to watch all the GAA action! At a glance it seems to have it all.
Wooden it be grand to have a nice pint of Guinness:
Ordered a Guinness and was given the extra cold, not great to be honest so made the switch to normal which improved slightly. Not the creamiest pint I’ve ever had so made the switch to the draught lagers. A few Irish pubs around the area so will have to dig in to find the best Guinness in Ealing, watch this pour.
An army of very helpful efficient young bartenders await you on entering the pub. Most of these bartenders are Irish too, so are familiar with the speed and rhythm at which Irish punters drink. Also, more to the point, they’re hot so try get their numbers!
Two gents toilets at either end of the pub are both reasonably clean although not too spacious when it gets busy. On long sessions you can afford the luxury of taking a shite at one end of the bar then the other, ah Magners (I mean Bulmers).
Location to nearest train/tube:
Nearest overground station is West Ealing (10 min walk) and tube is Ealing Broadway (22 minute walk) making it not the most accessible of Irish pubs in London. Grab an Uber, split it with your mate, tell him you’ll pay him back then get the rail and sail at Christmas without him.
Unique Crab McGrath quality:
Live music on a Saturday and a carvery on Sunday making it a one-stop shop for your weekend session. Great pub to watch GAA, Fair City and the Late Late Show with 5 large screens. Once I simultaneously watched the Ulster final on one screen and Ireland soccer on the other, magical. A large smoking area to the front and back of the pub means those who like to to spark up will have the life. I’ve also heard on the grapevine that it’s a good spot to pull so bring two packs.
Flynn’s Bar Rating:
A great Irish pub in west London that brings, spraoi, ceoil agus bia but lacked that killer wow factor that we look for at Crab McGrath. Yeehaw cowboy!