I headed over here for a friend's birthday, and it was a good walk from Hammersmith station which didn't take too long, and the pub itself isn't too far from Westfield either but just far enough away that it wasn't too busy! Though, it was a Wednesday evening so it probably wouldn't be anyway.
Even though the outside looks a bit dreary, inside it's a lovely place, big open bar and lots of wooden tables with comfy benches and chairs. After dumping my coat on one of them, I went to get a drink and was happy to find an intriguing selection. I decided I'd start at one end of the taps with a Vedett - a Belgian beer I hadn't heard of, and work my way along throughout the course of the evening. I was a bit shocked at the price - £4 for a pint, which is twice as much as I usually pay (at the student bar!). It was a good pint though and I wouldn't regret it - my next pint I moved to the next tap, but it wasn't as good so rather than keep trying different ones I just stuck with the Vedett from then on!
Anyway, enough about the beer, except for one last point to say I was a tad disappointed that their ale pumps weren't working - I wasn't sure exactly why as it was second hand from one of my friends but ales were off that night!
Food was great, a few beers later we ordered, their menu was good and they had a tapas style selection on the left hand side of it. About 12 dishes on there and you could pick 3 for £11. It was tempting, but in the end I chose the burger, as did most of the rest of us. It was a 'steak burger' with bacon, cheese and red onion marmalade, chips and coleslaw. The burger was cooked very well, tasty and delicious. Coleslaw was home made with savoy cabbage rather than the usual white stuff that inhabits mum-made coleslaw. Chips hot and crisp on the outside, soft on the inside (like an armadillo) which is just what you want. But the highlight was their fantastic red onion marmalade. Actual heaven, especially when dipped by chips. They'd smothered lots of it inside the burger so it was dripping out and though there was lots, I'd have happily eaten a bowlful of the stuff! Brilliant food, and didn't take them ages either.
We considered pudding, they had some interesting choices including a lemon meringue cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. I love a good sticky toffee pudding and I was up for one but unfortunately they'd stopped taking orders by the time we went to the bar for food round 2! Pity, but just means I'll have to go there again for another chance. What a shame...
Situated in Shepherd's Bush this pub is surrounded by Irish style pubs / very small local pubs. It is therefore a welcome addition for certain local clientele and somewhere people will go if the afore mentioned style of pubs isn't to their taste.
A boho style with are on the walls it isn't really the type of place to head for the night as this is the only pub in the area of it's kind and walking around this part of town at night can be a bit scary.
Decent ales, continental beers on tap and an o.k. wine list, with decent pub grub makes this a place to go and eat and waste a few hours in comfortable surroundings. It is trying to impress you, more like offering a chilled and relaxed and very causal place that you can take or leave.
Go there in day if you are shopping at the new Westfield centre but avoid if QPR are playing as is will be rammed before and after the game.
A fantastic pub with a wide range of drinks, and good reasonably priced food. Clientele is mostly trendy yuppies but avoids the pretentious atmosphere of many other posh places.
If the constant entertainment (Tuesdays and Thursdays are open mic nights, Sundays are pub quiz nights) isn't enough, then a wide range of board games - Scrabble and the like - is also available to help pass the time away. Handy on a Saturday night in a lull in the conversation.
It's my local and you can't say better than that.
A relaxed local pub, lots of comfy couches and a pretty good selection of beer. The seating is nice as it allows for some cozy alcoves as well as larger tables and areas for groups. Outdoor seating is also a bonus.
Managed to get there on a live music night, which was mildly hilarious as the band members were probably all about 15. There are few things more funny than watching teenagers try to belt out Mustang Sally while forgetting most of the words
Checked out this pub as part of my relocation duties. As I am moving to the neighborhood going to need a local!
Definitely fits the bill...could feel at home here or likewise this little pub would feel right at home in Brooklyn...good tunes, good beer (cask ale & biter for me!), nice price...a bit of indie and boho...not your average traditional pub...but that's the point I guess...not lost on me...but still, seems like it has a sense of community by the looks of the crowd last night...haven't tried the food yet, but while I can rock a patty from the West Indian joint down the block, it might be a while before I do.
The Goldhawk pub is a proper pub, despite the slightly dodgy paintings of Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. Is there a fondess for people called Bob? Do they have an oil painting of Bob Holness in the ladies' toilets?
Anyway, this pub is a fine place to sit and slurp real ale. I've been a couple of times (not in quick succession, granted) and it seems they adopt the guest ale policy, which means you can get some good beer in you without ever being one of those boring one-brand people.
Aside from the boons of free WiFi, comfy sofas, friendly staff and big wooden tables to slouch on, the food here is worth noting.
I ordered a beef and ale pie (the best kind of pie) which came with cabbage and mash. I'm thrilled to say that the pastry and mash had an impressive amount of butter contained within, which makes for glorious comfort grub.
I believe that there's been various films shot inside the Goldhawk, but I can't remember which ones they were and don't really care. What I do care about is that this is a really decent and unpretentious pub.
Well worth popping in.
Leffe and Frulli on tap: WIN WIN. Really great pub, surviving sister to the now dead Eagle (Askew Road) that used to be so great. Only missing treat is a garden. There is an outside bit, but it is out the front.
Reasonably priced food, great atmosphere. Disagree that it is full of trendy yuppies. You get all sorts at this pub and with a good combo of soft and hard seating you can feel right at home. They do a fun Sunday pub quiz.
Good for chats with friends, cosy days, cosy evenings and when you just somewhere good to go and get hammered.
NB: I went here recently (Aug 09), worst sunday roast I have had in AGES. BAD BAD BAD. Otherwise, its still good!
It's one of those Mitchells and Butlers 'unique' London pubs, with heavy floral wallpaper and fabrics, big statement lampshades, lots of arty handwriting on blackboards, Fruili, and a menu that includes a lot of gourmet burgers and handcut chips.
Having said that it's a nice atmosphere, it's clearly cared for by the owner, there are board games if you're so inclined and a good selection of drinks. The food is better than it used to be, although when we visted yesterday the bread on the vegetarian sharing platter was moudly. Bar staff's response: 'ooh, sorry about that. Get a shot of vodka or something'. Literally. Hence the star knocked off.
I kind of feel this is one of the better locals in the Shepherd's Bush area. There don't seem to be a lot of good solid pubs around.
Had a visit a few weeks ago when they were completely out of ales. Completely. That was sad. The food here is generally decent, though.
Also, don't show up with children after 6pm on weekends.
Awesome pub! Great selection of drinks, great food 2 for 5 pound burgers on a Monday and Tuesday and a relaxed 'beatnix/poets' atmosphere. A very enjoyable venue with lashings of personality, original artwork and a great place to meet up with friends for a talk (except when they have music on!).
This local is an incredibly comfy spot on Goldhawk Road. Eclectic yet laid back and welcoming decor makes it very easy to relax with a drink or nibble. The food is more hit than miss, and while the staff can be a bit slow, they are genial. I would recommend the nachos with a nice strong cider and good lounge on one of the many couches to while away a wet afternoon, and the small patio is great for sunny days. The Sunday roast and pub quiz are not to be missed. Although there are pubs closer to my home, I will go out of my way to enjoy this spot.
This used to be my local pub so I have many fond memories of it! They have decently priced drinks and you can get some of the less common beers and ciders here, Belgian Strawberry beer for example. The food was always well prepared and quite delicious, not too pricey either, about £7-8 for a big main and around £5 for a lighter one. The interior is warm and cosy with dining tables as well as plush comfy couches. There is also a sitting area outside for summertime. The staff are always friendly but english is not their first language and there has been order confusion on more than one occasion, it is always resolved without much fuss but it means waiting twice as long. Quiz nights at the Goldhawk are always alot of fun otherwise go on Sunday for a tasty and filling roast.
A pretty standard gastro-grotto type pub. Great pub quiz on a sunday, pretty rubbish food, decent drink range and a bizarrely inefficient bunch of confused but still likeable staff - but yet, still a decent boozer, and much better than most options on the goldhawk road. Has a bit of competition Queen adelaide and the defectors, so should probably have a bit of a rethink so it don't get too yawnsome
Imagine my delight when finding out that my local was this wonderful pub. The Goldhawk is located on Goldhawk Road (surprise surprise) and in my opinion is the best place for a pint in the area. With Leffe on tap and a range of belgian beers, surprisingly strong ciders and fruity cocktails, there is something for everyone. I have yet to exhaust their drink selection (but I'm willing to give it a go).
They have a variety of food ranging from moroccan style nibbles to good old pub favourites. While away a couple of hours with a game of monopoly or scrabble on the bedouin-esque sofa's. There is a fantastic roast on offer on a sunday. Also on a sunday, they have the popular quiz - get there early if you want a table.
This pub comes highly recommended, especially if you want a pub that is like an extention of your living room. Check it out.
What a friendly crowd of people, nice grub, love the interior decor defo one of the pubs in London.
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