Billing and Cooing: Daytime Crawl of Earls Court, West Brompton, Fulham and Hammersmith

Saturday 19th October 2013

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Crawl Notes - Earls Court, Fulham and Hammersmith

Public transport will be required at times. All welcome.

1. Drayton Arms

Exterior of The White Horse, Hampstead Arrive: 12 noon
Address: 153 Old Brompton Rd, Earls Court, SW5 0LJ

19th century pub with a very impressive frontage.

Real ales: Brakspear Oxford Gold, Purity Mad Goose, Sambrooks Junction and Sharps Doom Bar usually served

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down Old Brompton Road to the junction with Boltons Place. Cross over Boltons Place at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and walk down Boltons Place to where it becomes The Boltons (allegedly the most expensive street in London). Continue down The Boltons to the junction with Tregunter Road, cross over Tregunter Road and walk down Gilston Road to the junction with Fulham Road. Turn right into Fulham Road and walk along Fulham Road to...

2. Kings Arms (formerly Finch's)

The Kings Arms, West Brompton Arrive: 1pm
Address: 190 Fulham Rd, West Brompton, SW10 9PN

Features impressive tilework in the interior.

Real ales: Purity Ubu, Sambrooks Junction and Youngs Bitter usually on sale

This is the official lunch stop for those who wish to eat here.

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, continue along Fulham Road to the junction with Hollywood Road, turn right into Hollywood Road and walk down Hollywood Road to...

3. Hollywood Arms

The Hollywood Arms, West Brompton Arrive: 2.30pm
Address: 45 Hollywood Rd, West Brompton, SW10 9HX

19th Century building in a Gothic style.

Real ales: Wells Bombardier and Youngs Bitter usually available

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Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Fulham Road, turn right and walk along Fulham Road to the junction with Billing Road. Turn right and walk along Billing Road to...

4. Fox and Pheasant

The Fox and Pheasant, West Brompton Arrive: 3.15pm
Address: 1 Billing Rd, West Brompton, SW10 9UJ

19th Century building with well preserved inter-war features inside.

Real ales: Greene King Abbot and IPA usually served

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to Fulham Road and walk along Fulham Road to the entrance to Brompton Cemetery. Walk through the cemetery (see the description of the next pub for some notes on the cemetery) to Old Brompton Road. Turn left into Old Brompton Road and walk along Old Brompton Road to the junction with Seagrave Road, turn left into Seagrave Road and walk along it to...

5. Atlas

The Atlas, Fulham Arrive: 4.15pm
Address: 16 Seagrave Rd, Fulham, SW6 1RX

Victorian Truman's pub also with excellent inter-war interior features.

Real ales: Fullers London Pride, Hopback Summer Lightning and Otter Bitter, and St Austell Tribute usually available

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Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Old Brompton Road, turn left and catch a 190 bus from the stop called Empress State Building/West Brompton Station to the stop called Hammersmith Town Hall. Alight from the bus and cross over King Street to...

6. Salutation

The Salutation, Hammersmith Arrive: 5.15pm
Address: 154 King St, Hammersmith, W6 0QU

Early C20th building with eye catching pale blue and mauve tile dressings.

Real ales: Fullers ESB and London Pride usually served

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Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross back over King Street, turn left and walk down King Street to the junction with Macbeth Street. Walk down Macbeth Street (noting the sadly closed National Inventory pub, the Hope & Anchor which is also grade II listed) to the subway. Cross the Great West Road using the subway and turn left and then right to the riverside. Turn right and continue along the riverside (upstream) to Upper Mall. Walk along Upper Mall to...

7. Dove

The Dove, Hammersmith Arrive: 6pm
Address: 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9TA

18th Century pub with the smallest public bar in Britain.

Real ales: Fullers ESB, London Pride, Wild River and a seasonal ale are usually served

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Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and continue along Upper Mall with the river on your left-hand side to the junction with South Black Lion Lane. Walk along South Black Lion Lane to...

8. Black Lion

The Black Lion, Hammersmith Arrive: 6.45pm
Address: 2 South Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, W6 9TJ

Also an 18th Century pub and even features a skittle alley.

Real ales: Butcombe Bitter, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Fullers London Pride, Portobello American Pale Ale, Theakston Old Peculier and Thwaites Wainwright are usually served

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