Old Ship

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Ravenscourt Park
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A calm riverside pub that's a haven from nearby Hammersmith's belching buses and angry traffic jams.

It’s a long walk from Hammersmith Bridge along a lazy bend in the Thames, a world away from belching buses and snarled-up traffic, but if you bypass a few pubs in favour of this one, you’ll be pleased you’ve made the trek.

The boathouse feel of the airy building is continued in the maritime-themed decor of sailing paintings and iconography. Depending on which areas have been hired out, you should have a choice of outdoor seating upstairs or down, or a spot in the classy main bar/restaurant.

Bitburger or Corona by the bottle seem the best choices for lager drinkers, Young’s or Wells Bombardier for ale aficionados, although there’s also a long list of wines. Food features Mediterranean fish stew and tuna fish cakes alongside pork loin steak, chicken leek pie and lamb kofta couscous.


Venue name: Old Ship
Address: 25 Upper Mall
W6 9TD
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Thurs; 11am-midnight Fri; 9am-midnight Sat; 9am-11pm Sun.
Transport: Tube: Ravenscourt Park tube
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Alex B

This place is rammed on a sunny day like all the pubs along this stretch of river but the views are great if you are lucky enough to get a table outside. The food is fine but really the reason to go is for drinks by the river.


Probably the worst chicken and bacon salad we have ever eaten . A dismal dish of a tiny overdone chicken fillet with two rashers of cold bacon chucked onto a bed of rocket with yellow peppers. Not a dish - just an assemblage of fifth rate ingredients for ten pounds. The pub's location has completely seduced both management and clientele into thinking this is somehow a pleasant experience. It isn't.

Hammersmith Girl

As a local, I've been on and off with this pub over the last few years, it's definitely not been the best pub around here, but it's on the way back up. It's recently changed chefs and management and over the last few visits, it's been welcoming with mostly friendly staff. Gonna keep trying and see what happens!