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Venue says: "Our famous steak and Guinness pies are back!"

There's a fair bit of history to this riverside pub and kitchen in Hammersmith - it was first licensed back in 1772. Today it's a family-run venue, with its expansive views of the river and Hammersmith Bridge making it a west London draw, especially when sunny days hit. 

There's variety to the food menu. Dishes range from mussels, fillets of sea bass and wild mushroom tagliatelle to sausage and mash, steak and Guinness pies, burgers, salad niçoise and smoked salmon carpaccio with soft-boiled quail eggs, goat's cheese, capers and caviar. Sunday roasts are available each week, too. 

Each of the bottles on the wine list is available by three different glass sizes. Two bottles of Champagne and a bottle of prosecco also feature.  

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Blue Anchor says
The Blue Anchor is an historic riverside pub on the River Thames by Hammersmith Bridge, serving local ales, premium lagers, world wines and freshly prepared pub food.

Licensed in 1722 the Blue Anchor is a unique, traditional, riverside family-run pub offering a warm and sociable atmosphere.

Located by the Thames a short walk from Hammersmith Bridge, The Blue Anchor was first licensed in 1722. It affords a true traditional pub experience. Four real ales are always on tap, alongside a wide range of premium lagers and ciders. We also stock a fine range of old and new world wines.

The food menu is interesting and appetising. Only fresh produce is used and the menu is changed on a regular basis. Besides the a la carte menu there is a light meal menu. If you are after a bit of afternoon sun, drinks and tasty food then the Blue Anchor is the number one destination for a great day or night out!

The upstairs 'River Room' is a popular venue with great views of the river. It's available for private hire, and it has a separate bar and toilet facilities.
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Venue name: Blue Anchor
Address: 13 Lower Mall
W6 9DJ
Transport: Tube: Hammersmith tube
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O. Gordon

In several ways this is just your average pub. Food and drink is of reasonable quality and is also reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and competent and the room above can be booked out for private events. It's location is definitely it's biggest selling point being sat by the river. The outside tables get very busy on a sunny summer day and with a small park (Furnivall Gardens) close by, the sun attracts the crowds in droves. If you can brave the cold, the views are just as pretty on a clear winter evening, partly thanks to the iconic Hammersmith Bridge. Try and avoid being there at low tide as the river bed can sometimes have quite an odour. 

Alex B

This is a totally brilliant place to be on a sunny day. There are tables outside right on the river so the view is amazing. Food is OK but you go for the view and the atmosphere. It gets really busy in the summer particularly at weekends but worth going and being part of the buzz and feeling slightly smug if you actually get a table!

Javier M

I used to live Hammersmith and this pub was my favorite. The area is really calm, by the river. It's very nice specially on Sundays. And if you don't live in the area, it's just five minutes away from the tube.

Staff Writer

Great views on the River Thames. A great location to enjoy drinks with friends.


Great pub grub with massive portions, several real ales, right on the Thames and full of history and charm. Ticks all the boxes!