England > Greater London > Hammersmith
b727trijet (359) Isleworth, England | January 18, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
A nice comfortable pub that gives generous discounts to CAMRA members. Beer selection varies though favouring micro breweries. Unfortunately they insist on gravity dispense for most ales so usually are very flat or tired. This place would get better ratings and custom if they got rid of the stillage and dispensed through hand pumps. Food looked of good quality. Yes the bottled choice has diminished and keg wise not always interesting. Got so much potential and could do better. Buses 94 and 237 stop right outside.
Theydon_Bois (850) Tourist Town (West), England | June 16, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Update 15/06/13. First time Iíve popped in this year. Was hoping for some of their own beers but nothing doing. If anything the selection has gone down with less beer available from stillage and the quality of the beer on cask is once again debatable in the case of one or two I tried. I also think the bottle selection has gone down.
A slight backward step in my opinion. Original score of 3/8/11/NA/8/12 = 68 revised to the new totals.
Have visited 4 or 5 times since it opened towards the end of 2011.
Nice old corner boozer and well furnished. Decent size however it has always been fairly empty on my visits.
Decent range of local (largely home counties) cask and gravity dispense.
A few craft tap offerings (have seen a few Fordhams from the US and also Brew Dog on) and a solid enough bottled selection from the UK, US and Belgium - but nothing rare in this respect.
Have had one or two pints here from both Cask and Gravity that were past their best. More quality control needed!
CAMRA discount 25p - half; 50p pint (as per the Bree) still available on my last visit in Jul í12.
sic1314 (468) Leiden, Netherlands | May 26, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 3/20
Very disappointing, reasonable if not very exciting bottled range, fairly obscure gravity cask offerings. But of the three I tried, only one was really drinkable.
Scopey (458) Croydon, England | March 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Duchess of Cambridge is located on the Western edge of Hammersmith, nearest the Stamford Brook tube station. I used to live down the street from here when it was The Brook, which was just so-so, but what a change for the better! Itís a grand bar, with a large amount of seating (as it used to be a restaurant) and has a patio area. There were 10 cask beers on when I visited both from hand-pull and on stillage. They have the space for up to 16 at any one time. There are also 10 keg lines and 8 ciders dispensed from polypins. The draft range covers breweries like, Ascot, BrewDog, Black Isle, Twickenham to name but a few. They also have about 50 bottles on offer covering Belgium, UK and US. There is a pie and cheese menu as well! All-round great addition to the area and well worth a visit.
Leighton (680) London, England | March 3, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pub in west London. Has a good range of casks in both hand-pulls and gravity. Good prices, and they have a CAMRA discount. Lots of space in this place and plenty of seating. Pretty impressive bottle selection. Friendly staff eager to offer samples. Full menu but I didnít eat anything. Certainly worth making the trip out here at least once to check it out.
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | January 14, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
West London sister pub of the Bree Louise. This pubís tucked away in a quiet location west of Shepherdís Bush. The pub is large, has a patio and a fire place. There plenty of seating options, I went on a friday evening and had no trouble scoring a booth near the bar. There were 9 beers on gravity plus 3 more on cask. I had heard rumors that the condition of the beer was hit and miss as the pub wasnít getting enough foot traffic, but the three pints I had were totally acceptable. The food was decent, and not bad value for London. The bottle list was OK, but not worth mention apart from a few rare Brewdog offerings. The service was very good, the barman was enthusiastic and keen to offer samples. Overall, Iíll definitely be going back, but the location is a bit too off the beaten track to warrant consistent visits.
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