About London Apprentice
We're located on the banks of the Thames, just a short walk from Syon Park. So if you are rambling along the Thames, out and about on your bike or looking for a great new pub to try out with friends, it’s the perfect place to visit. The pub dates back to fifteenth century, but was later rebuilt during the first half of the eighteenth century. It is uncertain whether the London Apprentice owes its name to the ‘apprentice lads’ of the various livery companies of London who would row out to Isleworth in gaily decked barges during their free time, or to the famous ballad ‘The honour of an Apprentice of London'. The pub is said to have been patronised by such eminent personalities as Henry VIII, Charles I, Charles II (with Nell Gwynne), Lady Jane Grey and Oliver Cromwell, all of whom had close links with nearby Syon House. The Inn was also a popular haunt of highwaymen from Hounslow Heath, most notably the infamous and unsavoury, Dick Turpin. Our Riverview Room is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or a meal with friends and is also available for private or company functions. We also recommend you take some time out to enjoy the views of the river from our heated patio. Our menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like our hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers. Our drinks include a great range of real ales and an extensive wine list. So whether it’s a special occasion, a lunchtime break, a midweek meal or simply a chat over a drink with friends, The London Apprentice is the perfect place to eat, drink and relax.