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Old Ship

Bars and pubs, Pubs Hammersmith
4 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
(10user reviews)
Old Ship, 2018
Old Ship, 2018
Old Ship, 2018

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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.


Old Ship says
Welcome to the new Old Ship. After months of work, we’ve opened the doors to a totally transformed pub, with a focus on the best things in life: cask-conditioned beers, indulgent brunch dishes, full-bodied wines and a seasonal dining menu that is fast becoming the most talked-about in Hammersmith.



Address: 25 Upper Mall
W6 9TD
Transport: Tube: Ravenscourt Park tube
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Thurs; 11am-midnight Fri; 9am-midnight Sat; 9am-11pm Sun.
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Users say (10)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:3
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1 of 1 found helpful

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.

1 of 1 found helpful

unpleasant, patronising staff - you'll get a much better welcome elsewhere.


Love this pub along the River between Chiswick and Hammersmith. Serves regular pub food but the best is alfresco dining or drinks overlooking the river and Hammersmith Bridge. Views are beautiful as the sun sets. I had an Aperol Spritz which was nice but not the best I've had but I think you would go here for the views and not really cocktails. You will be fine with a glass of wine or beer though but when I went last night they didn't have any bar snacks and only fries which wasn't ideal.


This is a cute pub on the river which would be a beautiful spot for a drink when the sun is finally out this summer.  It’s spacious inside and has  doesn’t feel cramped.  However, I imagine it does get heaving when the weather is nice.  Unlike some of the reviews below, I found the staff really friendly and the service was quick and efficient.

Staff Writer

love the terrace over viewing the beautiful river Thames at any time of the year! great spot for sunny lazy afternoon!

poor service, was not happy at all

food was par

 probably wont go again but each to their own

Go for the view. Not the service. Has to be the longest and slowest queue on the river.

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.

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!

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