The Dove Hammersmith

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SquareMeal Review of The Dove Hammersmith

Bronze Award

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.

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cool, Cosy, Dark and moody, Quiet conversation
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Waterside
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Child friendly, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating

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19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TA

020 8748 9474 020 8748 9474


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12N-10.30pm


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3 Reviews 


22 December 2020  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
Infested with mice

In the kitchen and the cellar. It's been like this for many years, as Fullers drive their staff into the ground. The law gives no power to force inspections. Beware if you order food there.


04 May 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Lovely place with great location with delicous food

It is a lovely experience dining at the Dove overlooking the River Thames. I had Pan-fried salmon with creamed leak and watercress/fennel salad, which was perfect.  Read more at

Mark R

29 March 2009  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
everytime we go there the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. the food is wonderful and like any pub located on the thames, expensive! you could spend all afternoon and evening in there and wonder where the time went. it can be a little frustrating when it gets very busy, but if you manage to get your own table near the fire.. its fantastic! always leave the dove feeling relaxed and as though money well spent!
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