Another in the occasional "Bar Fly" series.
A couple of nights ago we visited the Black Lion in Black Lion St close to the river off Chiswick Mall. It's a very old pub surrounded by magnificent early 18th century buildings and narrow riverside roads.
The Bar Fly was struck by the interesting fusion of the concept of the "old riverside pub" and "elegant modern London venue". The bar-top combination of the "down to earth" and the "elegant", the "ancient" and "modern", caught our eye. A good dinner, and an excellent Real Ale beside leather armchairs and an open fire contributed to a good evening.