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Latymers, Hammersmith, W6

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157 Hammersmith Road
W6 8BS
Phone: 02087483446
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Rex Rattus left this review about Latymers

Nicely described by the previous reviewer, it hasn't changed appreciably since his visit a year or two ago. This is a Fuller's pub, so available ales won't come as a surprise. There were four handpumps, three London Pride clipped (£1.90 a half), and the other ESB clipped. The menu is mainly Thai, with almost everything at £6.95 including rice. There are also a handful of "English" dishes - omelettes at £6.50; sausages & chips at £5.95; plaice & chips £6.95; and steak & chips £9.95.

The main bar area as you enter is bare-boarded with modern replacement boarding, with a couple of tall tables/tall stools in the middle of the room, and banquettes and normal tables and chairs around the sides of the room. All quite typical really. But it's got a bit of an art deco look to it, epitomised by the enormous panelled, metal-framed and decorated mirror on the ceiling. There are a couple of TVs here, only one of which was on (muted) showing some cricket.

At the end of this room is a round vestibule signed "Thai & English Food". This of course leads you into a carpeted room which must be regarded as the dining room, although none of the tables were laid for diners and it wasn't clear whether it was OK to sit in here if you were only drinking. As is the way with pubs specialising in Thai food, the restaurant seems to be a separate enterprise, as you have to order and pay for your food at a food counter at the end of this room, rather than at the bar.

I found this a comfortable enough pub. It's a relatively new build at the bottom of a large office or residential premises. But interestingly the Fuller's griffin is set in teracotta high up on the wall of the building. The stir fry I had was as good as any I've had in a pub for the £6.95 I paid for it, but although the Pride I had was in good shape I didn't think that having just the two ales on was particularly good by Fuller's standards. It was doing a good trade (office workers rather than locals I would say, or perhaps staff from the college next door who seemed to be experiencing a fire drill at the time) when I was in at Wednesday lunchtime. But it's certainly not a destination pub for the pub and ale afficionado, although a good place to stop off if you fancy a bit of reasonably priced Thai nosh.

On 16th March 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about Latymers

This decent sized Fuller's pub on the busy Hammersmith Road, was built in the late 1980's on the site of a former pub called the Red Cow. The pub is a pretty pleasant, slightly upmarket affair with a few interesting features to make it stand out from the crowd. You enter into a bare boarded room with large windows to the front and left and a pewter(?) topped bar counter running down the right hand side of the room. The servery has a tongue and groove bar back with a massive centrepiece mirror, although this pales in significance when compared to the amazing circular mirror on the ceiling which was apparently rescued from a former cinema. A fair bit of standard seating can be found to the front and left sides of the room, whilst copper topped high tables face the bar and banquettes run around the rear corners. Some nice decorative lamps around the bar counter provide some pleasing visual distraction and the walls have been decorated with various mirrors and old photos. A couple of TV screens were showing muted Sky Sports News and music played quietly throughout my visit. To the rear there is a second room accessed through what looks to be a revolving door that has since lost the revolving part, leaving a circular vestibule behind. This room serves as the pub's restaurant, offering a Thai food menu, formal tables and chairs plus a single banquette down one wall, serving counter to rear and lots of Oriental art on the walls.
The full Fullers range was hardly being showcased here, with just London Pride (triple clipped) and ESB (double clipped) across the five handpulls. My pint of Pride (£3.80) was in pretty decent shape to be fair and the extremely large post-work, Friday evening crowd generated a lively atmosphere, but made it really hard going to move around the room.
I got the impression that this is a pretty well run pub that serves the local community well and provides a good option for decent food and drink to those passing by. It is by no means going to excite on the beer front alone, but it's the sort of dependable pub that you're unlikely to complain about should you find yourself drinking there.

On 4th March 2015 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about Latymers

The Original pub on this site used to be called the Red Cow which consisted of two cottages. It served as a coaching Inn and was built in the 1650s. It was knocked down in 1897 and replaced by a three storey pub. The pub in this guise became a well-known music venue that hosted the likes of AC/DC, Stranglers, Tom Robinson, the Police and so on. In the late seventies this pub became a seedy strip joint and featured in many episodes of the Sweeney as the crew were based across the way in Colet Court. It was demolished in the late seventies/early eighties and the building that Latymers now resides in was built.
In the early nineties I used to work up the road from Latymers and until Friday afternoon last week I hadn’t visited this pub for over fifteen years. I’m happy to report that it is exactly as I remember it with a large bar area at the front and a partitioned off Thai restaurant at the rear. My work colleagues and I used to eat lunch here every Friday without fail and my claim to fame is that over the years I had every meal off the extensive menu. I didn’t eat on my recent visit, but the food looked and smelt just as good as it was then. It was also as busy as I remember and the restaurant area at the back was completely full. The kitchen is open from midday until 15:00 and 17:30 until 22:00 during the week, from midday until 22:00 on Saturdays and from midday until 21:00 on Sundays.
The front bar area consists of a bar along the right hand wall and various types of wooden furniture. There are a couple of plasma screens and one of these was showing muted Sky Sports News so live football must be shown. On the ceiling is a huge round mirror that I vaguely remember from back in the day. This is a Fullers house so the five hand pumps were drawing London Pride (x3), ESB and Summer Ale. The usual draught suspects are also available alongside Peroni.
Out the front are a few tables and down the left hand side of the pub are some café tables under a couple of awnings. There is a late license until 23:30 on Fridays and midnight on Saturdays.

I think that this is a great pub and the barman was extremely polite and friendly. I can’t remember the last time a member of bar staff actually asked me how my day was going… Good man! The ale selection will put some people off visiting this pub, but I thought that the boring brown Pride was top draw and I would heartily recommend this pub to anyone.

On 23rd August 2013 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Kensington (Olympia), 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Shepherds Bush, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
West Brompton, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Latymers, W6
17th Mar 2015, 12:25
Web Link submitted by Tris C rejected with reason - Duplicate
16th Mar 2015, 10:04
Review submitted by Rex Rattus amended by Rex Rattus

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 March 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 January 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional. - last updated 20 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 6.30pm. - last updated 20 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 20 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 August 2013 by Steve C
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