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Top 10 Best Pubs in Hammersmith

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A part of London which is often overlooked due to the Hammersmith flyover and huge roundabout, but you won't find those that live in the area complaining! Hammersmith lies on the River Thames and offers some of the best river pubs and restaurants in London, offering fantastic views and food and drink. There are also hidden gems a little bit further from the centre.

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Hammersmith
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Bar

Smith's cocktail bar in the basement of the Brook Green hotel is bringing a fresh dimension to drinking in Hammersmith. With exposed brick walls, Louis XIV furniture, velvet upholstery and low lighting, this bar is reminiscent of the drinking dens of Paris and New York. Oozing with old school glamour, Smith's serves up an array of classic and contemporary concoctions (with chillis, chocolate pellets and all sorts!) as well as delicious sharing platters while the DJ plays an eclectic mix of tunes. 

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Hammersmith
Bar
Gastro

One of the most popular pubs in Hammersmith, The Stonemasons Arms is a dining and drinking destination that brings restaurant-quality food to the table. Right on the doorstep of some very popular venues, including the Lyric theatre, Olympia and the Hammersmith Apollo, this west London pub is a great place to pop in to for a pre-show dinner or a post-show drink. Serving modern British food, accompanied by a wine list with more than 60 bottles, real ale, craft beers and a bespoke cocktail menu, this venue has plenty to choose from.

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Hammersmith
Bar / Restaurant
British

This fanatastic quiet pub is much overlooked, tucked just off the Shepherds Bush road on Brook Green, this is a great place to hide away night or day. Chilled jazz slides from the speakers as smoothly as the beer from the taps. Ample seating at candle lit tables is available in this deceptively large inn.

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Hammersmith
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Pub

Draft House Hammersmith serves as a backdrop to The Hammersmith Palais de Danse, playing host to countless artists including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols. Draft House Hammersmith has a colossal range of craft beer on draft and in bottle, as well as optics cocktails. A menu of hand-crafted pies is available, served with mushy marrowfat peas, and liquor or onion gravy with the optional scoop of steaming, buttery mash.

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Hammersmith
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Pub

Situated on the north bank of the River Thames in Hammersmith, the Dove is one of London's most historical and best taverns. The Dove also offers fantastic views over the Thames. The biggest claim to fame for the Dove is that the Poet James Thompson apparently penned Rule Britannia whilst enjoying a few ales in this traditional riverside pub. Unfortunately this was the last pint he had as he caught a boat from The Dove, caught a chill and died! Another pull is that this pub holds a Guinness Book of Records record for the smallest bar in the UK.

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Hammersmith
Bar / Restaurant
Mediterranean

The Grove is a unique relaxed Mediterranean holiday like atmosphere, promoted not only by a high ceilings and spacious dining area including al fresco dining, but also by a friendly, informal customer-focused service that make the clientele feel cared for. It's probably the best kept secret in Hammersmith. A renown TV presenter recently called The Grove 'the jewel of Hammersmith'.

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Hammersmith
Bar

Each year, the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race comes hurtling round the bend under Hammersmith Bridge, and this pub on the right hand bank of the Thames erupts with cheers of encouragement. This is one of the most popular meeting places along the Boat Race route so don't expect a quiet atmosphere; expect to stand 3 or 4 deep from the edge of the water. Your reason for choosing this pub? That Taylor Walker pub stamp of approval, with hearty British pub grub, cask ales, and a decent wine list to keep you in good spirits.

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Hammersmith
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The Pear Tree isn't going to change to the world or set gastronomic circles alight with excitement. What it is going to do is to make people reconsider their first impressions when they walk past a quaint little boozer they hadn't noticed before. Next time you are passing by what may seem to be just another pub, we urge you to walk in and sample it's delights. If The Pear Tree is anything to go by, we'd be happy to wager that you'll be pleasantly surprised!

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Hammersmith
Bar

A vibrant and lively modern pub that has comfortable Chesterfield sofas, informal wooden dining tables and a roaring fireplace to keep you warm, as well as a secret patio which is ideal for the summer months. The pub offers the classic beers and cask ales and all the seasonal tipples you would expect from a high-end pub. Food comes in the form of traditional British ingredients from their famous burger shack. They have live music nights as well as quiz evenings.

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