Our History

The William IV, one of London’s most historic pubs, is your go-to destination in NW London.

Built during the reign of the Sailor King, William IV, our pub has been a proud feature of Harrow Road for centuries.

William IV was known as The Sailor King having served in the Navy in the years before his reign. There are plenty of nautical decorations throughout the pub and hotel. Our Clarence room also pays tribute to William’s time as Duke of Clarence and the Nelson Room marks his friendship with Admiral Horatio Nelson.


Our Values

Our passion is food and hospitality and you’ll find this from the minute you walk through the door. As a completely independent business, we are proud to feature small producers on our wine list and local suppliers on our menu. We are always bringing exciting new dishes and drinks as the season dictates.
The star of the show for us is our delicious Sunday Roast, in our garden or by the roaring fire; it’s the perfect family meal, time to spend together with a pint of real ale or a warming Malbec. Booking in advance is highly recommended.
Famous for our gastro pub classics (fish and chips, rarebit, pigs in blanket etc..) and our fresh, seasonal menu, our pub and guesthouse is the perfect spot for lunch, dinner, or a relaxing night’s sleep.
Looking for a function room? We’re ideally situated near West London Crematorium and Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green underground station and Kensal Rise station. We can help organise your engagement, wake, retirement or birthday.
Check out our fabulous Dorothy’s Gin Garden for our delicious cocktails. It’s our best kept secret garden.

As Seen in the Press 

We were voted one of “The 30 best winter pubs in Britain, as selected by Sawday’s.”

You can read the full article here.

Sunday lunch is particularly good, with meat for the whole table on big platters, with tureens of veg. Dorothy’s Gin Garden offers outdoor seating, exotic gins on display and an interesting cocktail list.

You can read the full article here.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Drop Us a Line

We would love to hear from you.

Come for a visit

The William IV
786 Harrow road

NW10 5JX


Call us

  0208 969 5955