The Dove


This riverside pub is in the Guinness Book of Records for having the smallest bar in Britain. It serves highly recommended food and beer, and is very popular because of this. The dining area can be found at the rear, and beyond that is a conservatory. The outside terrace is a great spot for viewing the University Boat Race.

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Venue Details & Map

The Dove

19 Upper Mall
W6 9TA
+44 (0)20 8748 9474
Public transport:
Ravenscourt Park, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Dove

3.0 out of 5 4 July 2014
by Meredith B.

This pub is right along the Thames in Hammersmith, making it a great place for summer patio dining - I think, since we couldn't get a table out there! It's a pretty tiny pub (the bar itself is allegedly the smallest in London??) but a very pleasant one. Dark and cozy on the inside (best in winter), but sunny and attractive outside. We were a bit put off as we'd specifically requested a...more

5.0 out of 5 20 June 2014
by Jeff H.

This is one of London's most picturesque pubs. It's one of my favorite - if not my favorite - London pubs in the summertime. You see it is located directly on the River Thames in Hammersmith along the chill Upper Mall.

If you can - sit outside at the Dove in the summer. Of course inside is cozy (save that for the winter months) but sitting on the deck or up on the upper balcony looking...more

3.0 out of 5 24 April 2014
by Mashael Z.

The Dove is a charming little pub near the river with outdoor seating. I had the haddock which was crisp and well made. The food here is good but I'm not sure it's worth the gastropub prices as the flavour was quite regular and not especially tasty. I really enjoyed the atmosphere here though and I think in good weather, this would be a wonderful place to hang out at.more

5.0 out of 5 12 April 2014
by Chris V.

The loveliest little pub in London! This place is tiny, so the only downside is that it can get quite busy. Set right on the river, this is my favourite spot for an evening beer in the summer. The place also has an excellent dinner menu with a typical gastropub selection. The inside is very cosy, and the patio at the back is as close to the river you will get in any pub this side of London.more

4.0 out of 5 7 February 2013
by Louisa C.

Hammersmith doesn't have many charms. I've worked here for 2 years, trust me I've looked. But I can whole-heartedly endorse this total gem of a pub. If you're looking for somewhere cool, this isn't your place, but then what are you doing in Glamoursmith if that is the case?

I once went here with a friend who proclaimed it was an old man pub, in a bad way. But it's cosy, historical, with an...more

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