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Address: South Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, London, W6 9TJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4854) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Stamford Brook (0.4 miles), Ravenscourt Park (0.4 miles), Turnham Green (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Chiswick (1.4 miles), Barnes Bridge (1.4 miles), South Acton (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 76 users)
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Visited this establishment for the 3rd year in succession for my works' Xmas outing.......will not be going back again.

I ordered the Xmas 3 course meal of which the pate was as thin as a 5p coin, my main meal (roast turkey) was a very small portion and ONE roast potato chopped in half and the vegatbles were as hard as a rock. As for the Xmas pudding, well you could start and finish it with one bite.

Terrible value for money!

And to rub salt into the wounds I was made to wait for 10 minutes at the counter to pay for my meal and was then presented with the last suprise.....10% service charge.

P123 - 21 Dec 2013 10:29
#2 of the Hammersmith Tour. We got hit by a rainstorm and needed somewhere to shelter and to eat. Kind of struck gold with this place. Lots of dog and children adding to the bo-ho atmosphere. All the tables were reserved for 6:30pm, but the staff offered to serve us as long as we were gone by then. London Pride was perfect, as was the food. They have some special oven for cooking chicken and it was the best I have ever tasted. And I have been to Nandos.
Mappiman - 28 Oct 2013 17:14
We had high expectations of this pub, but felt badly let down. Maybe because of its lovely location, it feels it just doesn’t need to try hard (and regrettably, that may be the case).

We planned to spend a day by the river, as a group. The Black Lion’s website clearly said (and probably still does) it opens at 11:00 on Saturdays; but when we arrived, we were told it did not open until 12:00 — and the staff (already in the bar but not serving) were bordering on rude, offering no apology and all but accusing us of lying.

The selection of beer/cider is nothing special, and very pricey. Our sandwiches had delicious filling but dry bread. And perhaps the worst thing is the women’s loos — these would be totally inadequate, even in good working order; but one of the two cubicles was out of order. The resulting queue left little room for hand-washing at the sinks — an unpleasant experience.

Despite the surroundings and the pleasant interior decor, we will not be visiting again.
Lizzie13 - 8 Sep 2013 16:15
We should have realized our mistake when we were asked "Will you be dining with us today?" by the bar-person while she was serving us. Two pints of decidedly "flat" Thwaites Wainwright for £8.80 - we drank up and took our custom elsewhere!
DaveE6 - 22 Aug 2013 10:31
I was here on Saturday afternoon, and while the staffing was chaotic (a barmaid picked up the phone while getting my fiancee's tea, forgot about us then came back and asked if I still needed to pay) I can make certain allowances. The whole atmosphere was friendly and happy and for that I am prepared to relax a little and wait for my pint.

I tried four (Big Ben, Thwaite's Wairnwright, Golden XPA and Theakston's Old Peculier) of the six real ales on and all were in great nick. The menu was expensive, but the fish & chips for £14.50 came with Kiwi additions (the pub is run by a New Zealander it seems) including battered mussels and pinapple rings and fed my fiancee and our hungry boy while my crab & crayfish sandwich for £6.50 was lavish and came with an unexpected portion of frites & a salad.

Perhaps I was in a particularly good mood as we were marking ANZAC Day with a hangi with some NZ friends (fiancee is from NZ) and there was the most spectacular rainbow over the river, but with its skittle alley, table tennis table, play area just nearby for the boy I found this one of the happiest pub afternoons I've had in some time, as did the highly diverse gang of punters we spent it with encompassing proper Londoners, a group of Hungarians, two Irish & a large gang of Antipodeans.
FoggyBalla - 28 Apr 2013 10:47

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