The Quirky West London Pub With Its Own Circus Big Top • The Aeronaut

Julie Freeman Julie Freeman - Staff Writer

Aeronaut Acton

The circus-themed Aeronaut in Acton is a one-of-a-kind venue.

While some boozers might opt for a small stage with a glitter curtain or perhaps a few tables out the front, The Aeronaut boasts a full circus-style big top AND a carnival-themed beer garden. Needless to say, this ain’t your regular pub.

While Londoners love this Acton venue for its uniqueness, it’s had its fair share of setbacks in the past. The building was destroyed by a fire at the end of 2017, and more recently, the pandemic forced the pub to shut down for a while. Finally, The Aeronaut is back stronger than ever, making a welcome return to London’s nightlife scene once more.

Aeronaut Pub Fire
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If you’re looking for a slightly *different* drinking experience, this place is for you. Come here for dangling performers, flaming cocktails, and cosy bonfire nights in the beer garden.

Aeronaut Acton

As you can probably guess, The Aeronaut also hosts a number of smashing events. Aside from circus nights (duh) with acrobats, silks, hula, fire, and more surprises, they’re launching a line-up of bottomless brunches, because the Aeronaut team clearly knows what Londoners want and need!

Their much-loved Saturday bottomless brunch comes with a two-course meal and two whole hours of bottomless prosecco, mimosas, beer or sangria (you can find your tickets for August 21 & 28 here). Meanwhile, the ‘When You Wish Upon A Brunch‘ from Impossible Things Entertainment also offers amazing food and two hours of bottomless prosecco, mimosas, Laine beers or sangria, plus a theatrical, fairytale-themed interactive show for which guests are encouraged to dress up in their most enchanting costumes! Tickets are on sale for September 4 here.

Aeronaut Acton outdoor

For those who just can’t get enough of the brunches, there is also a one-time ABBA-themed bottomless brunch happening in September and, naturally, a The Greatest Showman-themed brunch. You won’t want to miss those!

Location: 264 Acton High St, W3 9BH. Nearest station is Acton Town. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: seven days a week, 12pm – 11pm on Monday – Friday & Sundays; 11am – 11pm on Saturdays.
More information: visit their website.

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