Defectors Weld

Defectors Weld

Perhaps the most intriguingly-named pub in London, Defectors Weld is also one of the best places in Shepherds Bush to get a beer. It was taken over by Young's at the end of 2014 but - to their credit - they kept faith with the pub's open-minded approach to beer. You'll find Beavertown (this pub sells A LOT of Gamma Ray and Neck Oil) and others of a similar quality on the bar and plenty of good stuff in the fridges. Popular with QPR fans on matchday and gig-goers, it makes for an excellent 1-2 with Brewdog Shepherd's Bush across the Green.