In a villagey spot (known locally as Brackenbury) you’ll find Victorian pub The Andover Arms. What’s great is that it feels like a proper boozer: there’s a wood-panelled bar that looks like it’s been around since the pub’s early days, creaky chairs, faded carpets and a roaring fire. Cheery staff only add to the snug, friendly vibe. This isn’t the place for craft lager or adventurous drinking but for the comfort factor, you can’t go wrong.
Given the riverside location, Hammersmith is blessed with an abundance of pubs with a bit of history to them – because rivers and drinking go hand-in-hand, don’t they? But which ones are actually worth frequenting? Whether looking for riverside pubs with a view across the waters – particularly good vantage points for the Boat Race – or more charming boltholes in the village-like Brook Green and Brackenbury areas, Hammersmith has more than a handful of old and new boozers to choose from. Read on for the best places to lap up a pint in the area.
RECOMMENDED: Find more fun in the neighbourhood in our Hammersmith area guide