Blue Anchor, W6 9DJ
- 020 7385 3929
- 13 Lower Mall, Hammersmith (map of this place)
- W6 9DJ
Situated next to Hammersmith Bridge, this pub (originally built in 1722) is a prime spot to watch the annual Boat Race from, and according to a plaque outside, is where Gustav Holst wrote his Hammersmith Suite. If you've seen the movie Sliding Doors, you'll recognise it as the pub where the rowing game is played.
Borrowed from another site (full review coming shortly):
"Pleasant interior with old-style tiled floor, Victorian iron tables and chairs and much bric-a-brac around the walls. Pewter bar counter and stubby hand-pulls many of which refer to keg brews on adjacent founts. Many seats outside too."
The Blue Anchor is where I drank during my school years, and is IMHO a better pub than the Rutland (review also coming soon) which is next-door at no. 15. Although the beer is a little more pricy, the atmosphere is much cosier and less noisy. --Earle