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The Hand & Flower, Olympia, W14

1 Hammersmith Road
W14
W14 8XJ
Phone: 02073714105
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Moby Duck left this review about The Hand & Flower

Big corner pub opposite Olympia, Tris has described the interior more than adequately. Probably much more busy than normal before the noon opening time of The Great British Beer Festival over the road and I also imagine that was the reason for the good beer lineup, on the ten handpumps were four from Tiny Rebel, three from Siren with the remainder occupied by Pride. A good visit.

On 5th August 2022 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Hand & Flower

Bang opposite Olympia, the pub dates from 1788, but was rebuilt exactly one hundred years later and is now a Fuller’s house, which I visited once before in 1987.
Much has changed in the 35 years since my last visit. Then it was a dark and atmospheric boozer, but no longer. Most of the wall space comprises large picture windows, with narrow clerestories, but it’s now more opened out and very bright. The floor is modern boarded with a deep black and white chequered bar apron and paintwork is smoky blue to two thirds height then white, with a white Anaglypta ceiling, with recessed downlighters, along with Wellington lanterns. The bar is large and field panelled in pale wood, with a tubular steel and tiled back. Furniture is fairly conventional with a pus-coloured banquette to the front periphery. Décor amounted to little bottles to tables filled with flowers. There’s a booth snug to the rear, with some books on shelves, which seemed to be occupied by a few of the barmaid’s friends; otherwise, there were just two customers. TVs were on, showing the news with the sound off and mood music played. It was also quite chilly inside, the landlady wearing her parka.
A predictable ale line-up given the owner: Seafarer, Oliver’s Island, Pride and Jack Frost, as good as any Fuller’s ale is ever going to get and sensitively served in a San Miguel glass at £2.75 a half.
This is not a great pub; the Albion and Cumberland Arms are a stone’s throw away.

On 12th February 2022 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about The Hand & Flower

A very busy Fullers pub popular with the conference set due to its proximity to Olympia, which is reflected in its prices. It has been recently renovated, but the vinyl and laminate flooring and corporate décor have removed most of its original charm and left it feeling like a works canteen. The long bookshelf and stuffed deer’s head completely fail to confer any cosiness. Food was mostly burgers plus a few ‘popular’ choices – Cajun chicken and pulled pork, that sort of thing, and it took a long time to arrive once ordered. Staff were friendly at first, though I thought soliciting tips was a bit cheeky. Three ales on, I had redwood which I found a bit bland but was good enough for a pint or two. A decent enough place for a working lunch, if you can put up with the noise, and I’d probably drop in for a pint if passing.

On 25th June 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Philip Carter
Kensington (Olympia), 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.01 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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5th Aug 2022, 09:29
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5th Aug 2022, 08:58
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  • Accommodation : Yes - Eight rooms. - last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 February 2022 by Tris C
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