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The Old City Arms, Hammersmith, W6

107 Hammersmith Bridge Road
W6 9DA
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Old City Arms

This is a prominent pub right by the southern end of Hammersmith Bridge, which I've seen many times over the years while walking along the river path, and thought that it was long overdue for a visit. But I don't think that I missed much. This place seems to be largely unchanged since the previous reviewer's visit last year. I got the feeling that it's trying to be something that it isn't. What struck me was the modern fakeness of it all. There are modern pine panelled walls reminiscent of a sauna; fake black rustic batons on the ceiling, which is also rough plastered; and the fake flagstone flooring finishes the "brewer's rustic" appearance. The other thing that strikes you as you enter is the pervading smell of Thai food, which seems to be the food of choice here. Now I like Thai food and have nothing against it, but it can be a bit overpowering if you're not the one lucky enough to be eating it!

They do real ale, but the choice is as uninspiring as it gets - Doom Bar and London Pride (£2 a half). But despite the apparent falseness of the decor, and the smell of Thai food, it was a reasonably comfortable enough place with fairly tradirional seating. But I can't think of any compelling reason to make a return visit.

On 30th April 2016 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old City Arms

Distinctive bright red façade, with a fine cantilever pub sign featuring a Watney Combe Reid emblem above. The interior seems to have been refurbished since my last visit some seven years ago, with various seating areas (one located up three steps) on either side of the bar. Sports TVs, Thai menu and just Doom Bar (£3.50) available from the solitary handpump. Mind you, the barman was friendly enough, and the place seemed slightly more inviting than previously (although that's not saying much...).

On 31st January 2015 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Old City Arms

Characterless pub with Sky sports dominating. Doombar which was decent the only real ale.Loads of mass market keg stuff.

On 2nd February 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Kensington (Olympia), 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.45 miles, 27 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.87 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old City Arms, W6
30th Apr 2016, 11:10
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
31st Jan 2015, 11:40

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Thai - last updated 30 April 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 April 2016 by Rex Rattus
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