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Dove

West London, W6 9TA

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Dove, 19 Upper Mall, W6 9TA

(020) 8748 9474

www.dovehammersmith.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 12-10.30

Directions

Upper Mall; Ravenscourt Park tube

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Character pub with a lovely riverside terrace, cosily traditional front bar and an interesting history

As ever, our readers love this old-fashioned riverside place and it gets packed at peak times - particularly the front snug which is in the Guinness World Records for having the smallest bar room - a mere 1.3 metres by 2.4 metres. The main bar is cosy, traditional and unchanging, with black panelling and red leatherette cushioned built-in wall settles and stools around assorted tables. It leads to a bigger, similarly furnished back room that's more geared to eating, which in turn leads to a conservatory. Fullers ESB, London Pride, Seafarers and a seasonal guest on handpump and 19 wines by the glass including champagne and sparkling wine. Head down steps at the back to reach the verandah with its highly prized tables looking over a low river wall to the Thames Reach just above Hammersmith Bridge; a tiny exclusive area, reached up a spiral staircase, is a prime spot for watching rowers on the water. The pub has played host to many writers, actors and artists over the years (there's a fascinating framed list on a wall); it's said to be where 'Rule Britannia' was composed and was a favourite with Turner, who painted the view of the Thames from here, and with Graham Greene. The street itself is associated with the foundation of the arts and crafts movement - William Morris's Kelmscott House (open certain afternoons), is nearby.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

Wine Award

Wine Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Garden

Garden

Waterside

Waterside

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 41 votes cast


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