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Defect to Shepherd’s Bush’ Best Pub

A menu inspired by the deep south, creole and chilli spiced eats from shores of warmer lands, we will have you salivating at home from the mere memory of one of our burgers. Fresh locally sourced ingredients, a bit of magic from our kitchen maistros, and what you have is one tasty proposition. Our bar is packed full of craft beers, signature cocktails, and cask ales; you could say a little something for everyone.

Located in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, within a few minutes walk of White City, Shepherd’s Bush Station, Shepherd’s Bush Market, and Wood Lane Station. A stone’s throw from Westfield and the iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire, we are a pub at the heart of all the action.

Today's weather It’s slightly cloudy out, just like one of our juicy IPAs! Come in for one!

Groovin’ at Defectors

Every Friday and Saturday we blast out the tunes with our DJ nights. From 9pm-2am our resident DJs host unforgettable events, bring your friends, family or colleagues for a night to remember.

Our gift to you in 2022

This January we’ll be rewarding our Young’s On Tap customers with £10 off when you spend £30 dining with us.

From our juicy burgers and classic fish and chips, to warming winter soups, pies and stunning seasonal vegetables… There’s no better way to banish the winter blues than a fantastic meal at the pub!

Six Nations Rugby

Guinness at the ready!

The annual Guinness Six Nations kicks off this February with the current champions taking on Ireland in the opening match.

Join us for all the action played on big screens throughout the pub. Take advantage of our Guinness and food packages to kick off your booking in style and enjoy the action from the first whistle.

The whole roast…

Is there anything quite like a roast on a Sunday, a Dr Defector roast that is, stuffed Yorkies, sharing pickers pud, with all the trimmings. We have something for the meat eaters, veggies and vegans. Defectors doesn’t do the ordinary, we do the extraordinary!

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£10 off when you spend £30 dining with us

Our gift to you in 2022

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Very good

beer was good and decent choice
beef burger and chicken burger for lunch was very tasty and interesting … highly recommended .. any other food we saw looked good and were devoured by the diners
friendly staff and no issues
would defo return

vacationerfmsing, Trip Advisor

Great food and beer!

Great food and beer and great service from staff


Anonymous, Design My Night

Great Atmosphere

Come here regularly for drinks and always enjoy the atmosphere and selection of drinks. Friendly staff and enough tables and chairs that we mostly always get a table! Recently tried the food for an evening snack and wasn’t disappointed! Will continue to visit and recommend visiting if in Shepherd’s Bush or at Westfield

VoyagerVal100, Trip Advisor

Amazing Local!

We come here every Monday for the weekly pub quiz, which is such a fab quiz. We also come Friday nights and often on the weekends too. Good range of drinks and food. Plus the staff are friendly and great fun as well. Always good for a chat. Love this pub, will miss it a lot if we move away.

Amanda Eliza, Trip Advisor

5 Stars!

Great place to spend Friday night having a few pints with your friends. Pub is very clean and tidy and the customer service was good too

Cys Colunga, Google