As we move through Autumn, the leaves lose their orange and red leaves and cooler weather creeps in there’s often nothing quite so appealing as an afternoon spent sitting in front of an open fire in one of the cosiest pubs in West London.
As we highlighted in our article that shared a selection of the many pubs with gardens in West London, we are truly spoilt in this corner of London with multiple historic public houses.
From pubs with open fires to cosy gastropubs that serve delectable food, here we round up the cosiest pubs in West London, perfect for the chillier months of the year.
The cosiest pubs with open fires
One of the prerequisites for those seeking a cosy pub in London is that it be one of the local pubs with open fires.
The Black Lion, Hammersmith
This historic, low-ceilinged pub sits on the river between Hammersmith and Chiswick and is one of the most popular of the local pubs with open fires. With a large patio beer garden, The Black Lion is also a favourite hangout through the summer but in the winter, it’s the perfect cosy pub to while away an afternoon.
The Dove, Hammersmith
One of London’s most cherished historic pubs, The Dove is an incredibly cosy pub that has a large open fireplace in the dining room. This waterside pub is famed for having the smallest bar room in the world where Charles II and Nell Gwynne once dined.
Cosy Gastropubs in West London
The Havelock Tavern, Masbro Road, Brook Green
One of London’s original gastropubs, opened in 1996, The Havelock Tavern has distinctive a blue and white exterior. It’s focus on being a real pub that serves excellent food has ensured this cosy gastropub has become a clear favourite in the area.
The Anglesea Arms, Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith
A favourite with locals, The Anglesea Arms is a cosy gastropub in Brackenbury Village, that serves excellent food and a selection of beers and wine. This popular gastropub boasts an AA rosette for culinary excellence.
Cosy pubs in Hammersmith
The Duchess, Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith
Whilst grand in proportions, The Duchess is a traditional pub that serves ‘pints and pub grub’. With a lively event schedule, it’s an idea place to visit during the colder seasons.
The Raven, Stamford Brook, W6
The Raven, located opposite Stamford Brook tube station, is a popular cosy pub in Hammersmith and a popular stop off after the commute. With a simple, traditional pub interior and a menu filled with Thai favourite dishes, it’s clear why The Raven is a favoured pub.
The Crabtree, The Crabtree Estate, Hammersmith
A traditional pub that boasts beautiful views over the river and a tree-filled beer garden, situated on the river Thames between Hammersmith and Putney. One of the most historic pubs in the area, The Crabtree’s walls are filled with old photographs of the area, solid wooden tables and stools; a combination you’d expect to find in a traditional London pub.
Thatched House, Brackenbury Village, Hammersmith
Another of the many cosy pubs in Hammersmith that has glorious wood burning open fires within its setting. The Thatched House has been a feature of the area for almost 300 years, and due to its proximity to Ravenscourt Park, it’s a perfect pit stop after a walk. They’re a dog friendly pub too!
Cosy Pubs in Shepherd’s Bush
The Crown and Sceptre, Melina Road, Shepherd’s Bush
Tucked away on a residential road, The Crown and Sceptre might not be well known to those who don’t live nearby but it is particularly popular with locals. A traditional pub with wooden panelling that has a twist, in the Thai kitchen that is known to serve excellent food.
Princess Victoria, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush
Whilst being a large pub, with high ceilings, chandeliers and vast proportions, The Princess Victoria is incredibly charming with lovely décor and a very cosy feel. The Princess Victoria is well known for its excellent food offering with a menu that ranges from fine dining options to delicious pizza, as well as one of the best Sunday roasts in West London.
Cosy Pubs in Chiswick
Dating back to 1871, The Swan is a wonderful pub located on the Chiswick-Acton border that serves highly rated food, it’s particularly well known for its Sunday roast. The distinct art deco green tiles and wood panelling only add to the charm of this cost pub in Chiswick where you’ll find a wonderful open fire through the cooler months of the year.
The Bulls Head, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick
The Bulls Head, found by the river on Strand-on-the-Green, is a Grade II listed 18th century riverside inn that has low ceilings, wooden beams, and lots of little nooks and corners that give it a very cosy feel.
Cosy pubs in London
A little further field, just outside of our patch of London there are a couple of cosy pubs that are worth us mentioning.
Churchill Arms, Kensington Church Street, Kensington
Known for its frontage adorned with greenery and hanging baskets, and inside for its extensive and quirky collection of Churchill memorabilia, the Churchill Arms is a pub that can feel cosy year-round, but it particularly shines in the run up to Christmas when the pub is decorated and especially cosy.
The White Horse, Parsons Green, Fulham
The White Horse, also well known as “The Sloaney Poney’, in Parsons Green is a large pub and one that is popular year-round yet is also cosy in the autumn and winter months, with roaring fires, chesterfield sofas, good pub food and a broad selection of real ales.
The Anglesea Arms, Selwood Terrace, South Kensington
Dating back to 1712, the site of The Anglesea Arms was originally a market garden and nursery. The traditional pub is steeped with history and is known as a Grade II listed building. It is a popular pub and restaurant among locals, and visitors, serving renowned Sunday roast dinners and excellent la carte dishes.
West London Estate Agents
As West London Estate Agents we’re often asked about the local public houses by those who are unfamiliar with an area, and particularly at wintertime when pubs serve as the perfect meeting place for friends and family. We’re fortunate to have so many excellent options here in West London.
We hope you’ve found this article useful, as always, to discuss any property related matters, please do get in touch.