|Defector's Weld: Best Bush Pub of 2012 as voted by Bushers|
Then, and for the past week, just under 300 people gave their verdict and it was fairly clear. The top three sharing the medals were:
Gold: The Defector's Weld on the Green with a commanding 110 votes
Silver: The Princess Victoria on Uxbridge Road with 63 votes
Bronze: The Eagle on Askew Road with 27
Of the remaining seven, the Queen Adelaide on Uxbridge Road was tied with the Anglesea Arms just over from Ravenscourt Park for fourth place, while the Crown & Sceptre off Cathnor Park Road took fifth. The Goldhawk came sixth while the Conningham Arms and The Green took joint seventh. The Grand Union brought up the rear.
This vote of course came just after the Bush was rent asunder by another keenly fought contest over the Best Bush Curryhouse, which was won by the Nepalese Tandoori. I thought what was better about this contest was the debate about why you preferred this one or that one, even if it did get a bit rough and tumble at times.
But for now many congratulations to the Defector's, who can bask in the glory of being the Best Bush Pub of 2012!
Frankly I quite fancy a pint this evening, so guess where I might end up...