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The Salutation, Hammersmith, W6

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154 King Street
W6
W6 0QU
Phone: 02087483668
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BobOs . left this review about The Salutation

I'd not visited before but was immediately struck by the magnificant blue tile and red brick exterior dating to 1910. Unfortunately the interior didn't live up to the expectations being somewhat dull and ordinary. A Fuller's house, the ales are well kept although the selection limited. The food, I thought, was on the expensive side (the portion of chips accompanying my meal comprised about six thin chips served up in a souvenir china Fuller's mug. They looked a bit lost and sorry for themselves in the mug - I thought at least I'd be able to keep the mug at that inflated price but, sadly, not. All in all not particularly good value, ambience or overall experience.

On 29th March 2012 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Salutation

Decent Fuller's pub, and well worth the walk westwards along King Street away from hideous gyratory system that passes for Hammersmith's town centre. Used to get very crowded and loud after work, with limited furniture at the front to maximise standing room around the bar. However, seems quieter these days and you can usually find somewhere a bit quieter at the back or in the conservatory if you need to. Patio beer garden to rear. Three banks of three handpumps offering Pride, ESB and a seasonal (e.g. Front Row, £3.35).

On 12th March 2012 - rating: 7
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John Bonser left this review about The Salutation

Visited in June 2010

Situated along Hammersmith's main drag - King Street - The Salutation is immediately noticeable for its impressive and distinctive Edwardian blue tiled frontage. A notice on the outside tells us that "an old coaching inn has stood on the site since 1750. It was proud then, as it is now, of its traditional beers, travellers fayre and warm welcome". The current building dates back to 1910.

Inside, we find a long spacious single bar that has been opened out from its original incarnation, but retains some original features - mahogany bar back and fittings - and is not unpleasant. A recent refurbishment has not been dramatic, but seems to be indicative of a desire to be more of a bar than a traditional pub. We have a mixture of sofas, high tables and perches and, most unusually, a church pew style arrangement of 6 seats directly facing the TV screen over the bar. Disappointingly, the tiled entrance no longer displays the pictures of the Queen Mother when she visited the fine garden at the back of the pub in 1989.

The bar leads past a small conservatory style area into a largish paved beer garden with seating booths and a BBQ facility. A recent addition here is a table football machine and tournaments are planned. I'm doubtful whether outside is the best place for this table - who wants to hear the inevitable clattering sound whilst relaxing here away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby shops ?.

The Salutation seems to be trying to cover all angles and a postcard sized advertising flyer promotes the pub as offering "Food, Drink, Entertainment, Sports". It's also claiming to be Hammersmith's No 1 sports venue, a claim that I suspect could be legitimately challenged.

On the beer front, the London Pride - £ 3.05p - was in good form and the pub is listed in the 2010 CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Sadly, the long standing landlord, Southampton - supporting Rob, left at the time of the recent refurbishment and it is to be hoped that the excellent beer quality will be maintained by the new management team.

I suppose only time will tell whether this new venture will be a success or not. From my perspective, it's lost something of that pubbiness that it had when Rob was around, but it's still a reasonable place for a pint if passing through.

On 18th October 2010 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Kensington (Olympia), 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.5 miles, 29 min walk (show)
South Acton, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
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