The Blue Anchor, Hammersmith - pub details
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- Riverside location
- Outside seating
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|Oh god, does that Mariachi band stil trot up and down outside? I remember it from years ago. But I agree that despite the refurbishment which lost the Blue Anchor its boats on the ceiling and moved the unusual pewter-topped bar to a new position at the back of the pub instead of the side, this is still a good pub with a great location. There were several beers on including their own Blue Anchor Ale (which isn't brewed nearby as it happens). |
Also the upstairs room, which years ago wasn't generally open to the public, is now, and is a fine place to sit, whether Gustav Holst, while music master of the nearby St Paul's Girls School, really composed his "Hammersmith Suite" here or not.
rainlight - 31 Dec 2012 13:02
|The last and probably the nicest of 3 Hammersmith riverside pubs we sampled on Friday evening. There's lots of wood, as with the Old Ship and the Rutland. But this one had a little more character than the other two. It also had a better selection of ales - Cottage Triumph Stag, Binghams Brickworks Bitter & Nelson Blue Anchor.|
blue_scrumpy - 23 Dec 2012 13:21
| I think Elegiac Stanzas lamenteth too much! It's not that bad or hoorayish, is it? There is always a varied mix of customers, it seems. |
It is expensive for merely average strength & quality beer, though, ditto the food & snacks; but then, it is the last pub 'above' the bridge in W6.
I too can remember it from the 70s onwards, & the re-furb is OK.
What does bug me, especially in summer, is the cyclists speeding up & down outside, & also that cr*p 'Mariachi' band coming round annoying everyone with their begging. But I expect some people actually enjoy that kind of thing...?
renzarov - 26 Oct 2012 14:38
|I was a local for long enough to remember the old Blue Anchor, as you sat surrounded by wooden planks and semi-nautical memorabilia, sipping decent beers in often a lively but welcoming atmosphere. The staff went the extra mile on evenings such as Halloween, and it was often a real event to visit this pub on a Saturday night.|
Then, sadly, a few years ago somebody killed the pub. Completely smashed out and opened up the interior, turned it into some kind of “braying yuppies by the river” theme pub and seemed to add a pound to the cost of every drink overnight. The only thing missing now is some form of sanitised branding; but I’m sure the name will be changed to “All Bar One” or something similar before too long.
To this day, it still has a terrible range of lowest common dominator drinks, is about the most expensive pub you could possibly find, and you will struggle to find a higher quota of horsey girls and nice-but-dim boys this side of Eton.
What an awful waste, of both location and potential.
elegiac_stanzas - 7 Aug 2012 11:23
|Great little pub, cracking location, personally I can't really fault the place.|
kevj - 25 Feb 2012 14:50
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