SquareMeal Review of
The Dove Hammersmith
Claiming to have the smallest bar in England, and possessing an upstairs room in which poet James Thomson wrote the words to Rule, Britannia!, this 17th-century riverside jewel comes
soaked in history. The Dove is perched at the edge of the Thames in a charming stretch of Hammersmith. Its low-beamed interior is surprisingly spacious, and is augmented by a much fought-after
waterside terrace. Well-kept Fuller’s ales are the drinks of choice, while food consists of hearty, upmarket pub grub: potted Gressingham duck with pickles, for instance, followed by a main course
of wild salmon with herb mayonnaise, then banoffee cheesecake or summer pudding. Prices are moderate and service perfectly polite, but bear in mind the pub has a strict no under-18s policy, and there’s no disabled access to the toilets.
The Dove Hammersmith is recommended for