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Hammersmith pub and bar guide

Here's a guide to the pubs and bars of Hammersmith - good or bad, we bring you the most talked about venues and the places you have to visit at least once. We've included a few user reviews, to give you an idea of what to expect when you get there. Or you can follow the links to see full details and all reviews for each pub.

The Dove Inn, Hammersmith

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Address: 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TA
Phone: 020 8748 9474
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Nearest tube stations: Ravenscourt Park (0.3 miles), Stamford Brook (0.5 miles), Hammersmith (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: Kensington Olympia (1.3 miles), Barnes Bridge (1.5 miles), Chiswick (1.6 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

I simply love places like this. You can smell the history. Like a museum, I would be happy to pay an entrance fee.

Great pint of London Pride and we worked our way to the terrace around the back to get up on the elevated section. Terrific location.

Then a couple came and sat next to us. Thought I recognised a face from work 10 years ago and sure enough, it was him. Shouldn't have been that surprised, as he was also a massive Nick Cave fan and this was the reason we were both in the area.
28 Oct 2013 17:22
Good to see The Dove has been turned around. Visited yesterday (Sunday), the new manager seems to be enthusiastic, as were the staff. Beer in good order.
Now upgraded my rating to reflect the changes.
10 Jun 2013 19:04
This pub is a real find! Fantastic location on the river. Great pub food but better than your average. Beers seems in good health consistantly and everyone is friendly and cheerful. You don't go to pubs expecting service like the queen but something half way is good and we have been back here time and time again. Well worth a look in!
27 May 2013 14:04

The Black Lion, Hammersmith

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Address: South Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TJ
Phone: 020 8748 2639
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Nearest tube stations: Stamford Brook (0.4 miles), Ravenscourt Park (0.4 miles), Turnham Green (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations: Chiswick (1.4 miles), Barnes Bridge (1.4 miles), South Acton (1.5 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Visited this establishment for the 3rd year in succession for my works' Xmas outing.......will not be going back again.

I ordered the Xmas 3 course meal of which the pate was as thin as a 5p coin, my main meal (roast turkey) was a very small portion and ONE roast potato chopped in half and the vegatbles were as hard as a rock. As for the Xmas pudding, well you could start and finish it with one bite.

Terrible value for money!

And to rub salt into the wounds I was made to wait for 10 minutes at the counter to pay for my meal and was then presented with the last suprise.....10% service charge.
21 Dec 2013 10:29
#2 of the Hammersmith Tour. We got hit by a rainstorm and needed somewhere to shelter and to eat. Kind of struck gold with this place. Lots of dog and children adding to the bo-ho atmosphere. All the tables were reserved for 6:30pm, but the staff offered to serve us as long as we were gone by then. London Pride was perfect, as was the food. They have some special oven for cooking chicken and it was the best I have ever tasted. And I have been to Nandos.
28 Oct 2013 17:14
We should have realized our mistake when we were asked "Will you be dining with us today?" by the bar-person while she was serving us. Two pints of decidedly "flat" Thwaites Wainwright for £8.80 - we drank up and took our custom elsewhere!
22 Aug 2013 10:31

The Duke of Cornwall, Hammersmith

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Address: 48 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 9PH
Phone: 020 8748 3948
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Nearest tube stations: Hammersmith (0.2 miles), Barons Court (0.5 miles), Ravenscourt Park (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: Kensington Olympia (0.8 miles), West Brompton (1.3 miles), Barnes Bridge (1.9 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

A proper pub. A great place to meet friends, watch the footie and have a game of pool. I've been in here a few times and, if I lived closer, it would definitely be my local. The bar staff are always very friendly and the Thai food is divine (thanks to a new chef recently brought in - chicken and cashew nuts is highly recommended!). The standard of pool players table can be tasty so don't expect to stay too long on the table. Nice clientele: mix of locals, passers-byes and pre/post-Apollo crowd.
This is how pubs are supposed to be!
14 May 2013 17:18
i've been using the pub for a few years and find the landlady and staff very friendly and helpful
10 May 2013 13:11
nice friendly local pub... friendly bar staff and a friendly landlady........
8 May 2013 19:52

The Old Ship, Hammersmith

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Address: 25 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TD
Phone: 020 8748 2593
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Nearest tube stations: Ravenscourt Park (0.3 miles), Stamford Brook (0.4 miles), Turnham Green (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations: Barnes Bridge (1.5 miles), Chiswick (1.5 miles), Kensington Olympia (1.5 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

This isn't in the Camra pub walk guide, but looked too imposing to pass on by. What a location. We sat outside and I had a Youngs Golden Something. Not shower, something else. Even finished off our meal started at the Black Lion by sharing a pudding here.

Handsome pub.
28 Oct 2013 17:18
Youngs pub. Great location on the river with plenty of outside seating - some under a sun terrace. We sat on the terrace overlooking the river, which provided plenty of entertainment.

Inside is also good - solid and attractive. This is a well run pub with everything clean and efficient. Food is tasty, though not cheap; and while it is tasty, it isn't cooked to order - so while service is quick, the food may have been sitting under light for a while. Our Yorkshire puds were dry and the veg limp. For the price I would expect better. Beers are ordinary, Special and Bombardier. We had the Ordinary and the Special; both were lifeless, and at nearly £4 a pint that is unacceptable.

So - great location, but expensive, not good quality, and poor value. Service is, however, very pleasant. And the high point is watching the boats on the river - especially the yachts.
12 Oct 2013 17:47
We went there and sat outside on the terrace and had an incident where some cutlery 'fell' off the upper terrace and landed on my head. I don't know what happened (supposedly staff were involved), but when the matter was reported to the manager, he handled it extremely well and gave us some drinks. I was impressed with the no-nonsense, professional way with which he dealt with the matter.

We ate there later on and I have to say the food was good. I'm not sure about the general layout and the decor of the pub, but the response of the manager to the earlier incident was good and has not put me off going to this pub again.
30 Jun 2013 12:04

The William Morris, Hammersmith

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Address: 2-4 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0QA
Phone: 020 8463650
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Nearest tube stations: Hammersmith (0.1 miles), Ravenscourt Park (0.5 miles), Barons Court (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: Kensington Olympia (0.8 miles), West Brompton (1.5 miles), Barnes Bridge (2 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

On wednesday the 18th December I went and had Breakfast at the William Morris and i had Pancakes with ice-Cream and a Large Pepsi and i sat at Table 4 and Kamus Surved me and i watched BBC News while i was eating my Breakfast and i watched People walked up and Down King Street and the William Morris is a very big Pub with lots of seets. Will be going Back.
27 Dec 2013 12:51
William Morris is a Big Pub and its very close to Hammersmith Tube Station Where you can get the District And Piccadilly Lines and you dont have to wait to long for your Food to Arive and you can sit and watch People walk up and down Kings Street Very nice Pub will be going back as its just across the Road from The Shopping Centre.
20 Aug 2013 15:09
Popped in here for a pint or two of the 'Spoons festival beers before a gig at the good old Hammy Odeon. The beers were pretty well looked after, but served in a shocking fashion by the staff, who treated pulling pints as a race to get the glass filled in record time. All that resulted was a beer with a massive head and me asking them to top it up. Other customers seemed to accept this as the norm. Come on people - a British pint is 95% liquid and 5% head. That is there to protect us from this kind thing. You're losing money every time!!
12 Apr 2013 19:14

The Swan, Hammersmith

Address: 46 Hammersmith Broadway, Hammersmith, London, W6 0DZ
Phone: 020 8748 1043
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Nearest tube stations: Hammersmith (0 miles), Ravenscourt Park (0.5 miles), Barons Court (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations: Kensington Olympia (0.8 miles), West Brompton (1.4 miles), Barnes Bridge (2 miles)

Reviews by BITE users:

Had 2 pints in here. A typical Nicholsons affair with the usual range of beers/lagers and prices to go with it.

We did not eat but I had a few drinks. The Aspalls was very nice and chilled as was the Guinness.

Would return if I was in the area BUT purely for convenience as it is right across the road from the tube.
1 May 2013 23:11
Enjoyed NEARLY two pints of Windsor and Eton Knights of the Garter. What is it with short measures in this pub? Changed my rating purely based on this rip off.
25 Apr 2013 15:10
When you're a Nicholson's pub you don't have to try very hard to get into the GBG. Just serve reasonable beer and make sure anyone who might be a local CAMRA member isn't kept waiting; you'll be fine.

The Swan's not that much different from the rest of the chain. You get a good range of beers (albeit at a price), service was fine and they seem geared up for busy spells. Particular thanks go to the waiter who let me stay in the dining area after I inadvertently strayed there while looking for somewhere to sit - one of the advantages of getting old. I suppose that if Spoons are the Travelodge of the pub industry, Nicholson's are Premier Inn .
17 Apr 2013 00:20

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