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This handsome, gable-roofed building in the centre of Chiswick first welcomed patrons in the middle of the 17th century. Since then, it has been the site of treasonous plotting and infamous criminal schemes, ensuring its place in the history books of London.
In the 21st century, however, the Packhorse & Talbot has an entirely more welcoming atmosphere. Being just a short distance from the local shops, offices and residential areas in this pleasant London suburb means that the murky devilry of the past have been replaced with a relaxing ambience and a lively sports scene.
The Packhorse & Talbot gets its name from the animals that stopped here on the trade route into London. Merchants would rest their horses at the pub, while the ‘Talbot’ – the name for a dog that guarded the horses – kept watch.
The Packhorse & Talbot offers the option to hire one of two separate sections of the bar. At the rear of the pub is a large space which can take up to 100 people, ideal for a work party with its close proximity to the local businesses in Chiswick. Alternatively,there is the option to book out our patio area on a sunny day for groups of up to 50 people; this is perfect for private events like birthday celebrations, thanks to the seclusion offered by the beer garden’s high walls.