THE SALUTATION SERVES STRAIGHTFORWARD, UNPRETENTIOUS FOOD AND DRINK
Known as the “Purple Pub” because of it’s purple-tiled façade, The Salutation is a great place to grab a bite and a pint in Hammersmith. You can watch football and rugby matches in this pet-friendly pub that has a large garden too.
The Salutation, 154 King Street, London W6 0QU. Phone: 020 8748 3668
The Salutation is a traditional red brick coaching inn with an almost irresistible historical frontage — the kind that beckons you in off the street with the promise of hearty ales and good food. It helps that it’s lined with bright purple glazed tiles that give it a colourful appeal but somehow manage to retain the vintage flavour. The current pub was built in 1910, but a coaching inn has stood on this site since the 1750s, giving you the feeling that the site is imbued with centuries of merrymaking. And while the pub’s roomy interior isn’t quite as historical as the outside, it makes up for it with art nouveau styling, smart, comfortable seats in cosy nooks, a large garden, along with plenty of traditional features.
The pub is excellent for lunch and dinner, and you’ll find a great mix of traditional snacks – from freshly baked sausage rolls and scotch eggs to full meals, pizzas, roasts, wraps and sticky toffee pudding. For drinks, it’s the usual Fuller’s cask ales on tap, so if you like a pint of London Pride, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re out and about in this part of London and looking to make a night of it, The Salutation is a top spot for straightforward, unpretentious food and drink, with plenty of space for large groups. The large garden makes it a particular hit during the warmer months, so make the short walk along King Street from Hammersmith station and stop by.
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