Lead image: The Crabtree
1 The Pear Tree
Dating back to the 1800s, The Pear Tree is the quintessential Victorian Pub. With its traditional cosy interior, quaint outdoor garden and location near Fulham, Hammersmith and Barons Court, the Pear Tree has become a favourite meeting place for friends and family. Providing classic pub dishes like beer battered cod and chips, steak and ale pie or wild boar sausages as well as a wide selection of ales and wines, The Pear Tree is a great place to grab a drink with friends, watch the occasional sports match or enjoy a Sunday roast with the family.
14 Margravine Road W6 8HJ; 020 7381 1787; thepeartreefulham.com
2 The Durell Arms
With a homey and lively atmosphere, you can expect the Durell Arms to always be filled with the chatter of family and friends catching up over a delicious meal. The pub’s mission to be a place that locals return to over and over means that there’s always an event or gig that suits your vibe. And while the banter with your besties might be hilarious, the food and drinks at the Durell Arms are no joking matter. Start off your meal with a Pimm’s and watermelon then move onto either slow-roasted BBQ short rib or the delicious smoke house burger.
704 Fulham Road SW6 5SB; 020 7736 3014; durellarmsfulham.com
3 The Crabtree
Nestled on a quiet and picturesque stretch of the Thames, the Crabtree is the perfect location for a peaceful evening out. From classic pub dishes to a Sunday roast to a well-stocked BBQ menu, the Crabtree has a little bit of something for everyone. On the days London decides to grace us with a beautiful summer’s day, make sure to sit out in the Orchard Beer Garden where you can admire views of the River Thames, drink a cold beer or classic cocktail and enjoy time spent with good friends.
Rainville Road, Fulham W6 9HA; 020 7385 3929; thecrabtreew6.co.uk
4 The Rose
If you’re looking for a place with a comfortable and relaxing environment, look no further than The Rose. With a warm and inviting interior and a lovely and quaint terrace to match, The Rose is the perfect place to hang out, come rain or shine. In addition to the standard pub menu, there’s also a BBQ menu and a menu dedicated to sharing platters. Stop by on Wednesday evenings for the Steak Night special (two Herefordshire sirloin steaks with a bottle of wine for the price of £30), or on a Sunday for the weekly quiz night, where you can enjoy two cocktails for the price of one.
1 Harwood Terrace, Fulham SW6 2AF; 020 7731 1832; therosefulham.co.uk
Situated between Fulham and Putney and near the Putney Bridge, the Temperance is a great spot for any kind of occasion. Make sure to try their ‘Meat Fest’ a combination of bacon, BBQ beef brisket, slow-cooked pulled chicken and chorizo with smoked chili sauce and pepperoni while you’re there enjoying the evening with friends. Also be sure to try one of their rotating selection of four cask ales provided by suppliers across the UK. Being only a short walk from Craven Cottage Stadium, the Temperance is a great spot to sit back and watch the latest game or grab a drink to or from the stadium.
90 Fulham High Street SW6 3LF; 020 7384 3573; thetemperancefulham.co.uk
6 The Cock Tavern
Quirky, colourful and unique, Cock Tavern is not your typical pub. While they do provide the classic pubs dishes for you to enjoy, they strive to provide an overall menu that’s not the norm. Try their salt and pepper squid or smashed avocado, chilli and lime, poached egg to mix up your dinner. Be sure to try their bloody devil, a twist on the classic bloody Mary, or a refreshing glass of wine while enjoying their lovely hidden garden or playing one of their provided board games with friends.
360 North end Road, Fulham SW6 1LY; 020 7385 6021; cocktavern.co.uk
7 The Malt House
In a cobbled square just a short walk from the Fulham Broadway tube, the Malt House is currently serving great spice-based and Mediterranean inspired dishes for locals to enjoy. Try the Jerusalem artichoke ravioli or the slow cooked pork cheeks for dinner, and be sure to check out their carefully selected wine list to complete your meal. With a relaxing environment during the day and a vibrant atmosphere at night, the Malt House is the perfect place no matter your mood.
17 Vanston Place, Fulham SW6 1AY; 020 7084 6888; malthousefulham.co.uk
8 The Tommy Tucker
Sporting an easy-going and relaxing environment, The Tommy Tucker is a great place to spend a lovely Saturday out. With dinner choices like beer chicken or TT spring salad or brunch options like hot-smoked salmon with poached eggs or sweetcorn and courgette fritters, the Tommy Tucker has a wide variety of options to enjoy. While you’re there enjoying their street-side terrace, try one of their unique cocktails or their famous TT Pale Ale.
22 Waterford Road, Fulham SW6 2DR; 020 7736 1023; thetommytucker.com
9 The Butcher’s Hook
The Butcher’s Hook is a great place to turn to for a friendly and relaxing vibe. Located directly across from Stamford Bridge Football Ground (the home stadium of Chelsea FC), the Butcher’s Hook is the perfect place for a bite to eat before the game or to grab a drink while watching the game on the TV’s. Choose either butchers burger or penne pasta and pair it with one of their carefully selected wines or ales, and sit back to enjoy the latest match or a meal catching up with close friends.
477 Fulham Road SW6 1HL; 020 7385 4654; thebutchershook.co.uk
10 The Chelsea Pensioner
Fun, vibrant and inviting are three words the Chelsea Pensioner loves to hear in relation to their pub. As the perfect place for a drink after work or drinks to wind down the end of the week, the Chelsea Pensioner has a great selection of beer and cocktails for you to choose from. While there, make sure to check out their quircky back garden that’s both covered and not covered (perfect for those rainy London evenings) or play a round of pool while enjoying some delicious bar snacks.
358 Fulham Road SW10 9UU; 020 7351 0422; thechelseapensioner.co.uk
11 The Harwood Arms
Sporting a Michelin star, the Harwood Arms doesn’t mess around when it comes food, drinks or atmosphere. While a bit pricier, every penny will be well-spent and you won’t be disappointed after leaving the Harwood Arms at the end of the meal. Make sure to try the unique beef rump with bone marrow and Yorkshire grouse when checking out their Sunday roast, and be sure to keep an eye on the menu, as well, as it changes throughout the year with the season.
Walham Grove, Fulham SW6 1QP; 020 7386 1847; harwoodarms.com
12 The Mitre SW6
Boasting a friendly and lively atmosphere, the Mitre SW6 is the perfect pub for drinks with friends. From classic cocktails to cold beers and ales to a large selection of wines to choose from, the Mitre SW6 will have the perfect drink to fit your fancy. Enjoy their seasonal menu while kicking back inside the pub, or their wood and charcoal barbecue while lounging out back in their cosy garden.
81 Dawes Road, Fulham SW6 7DU; 020 7386 8877; themitresw6.com
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