Although still a pub in name and initial impression - and still having a quiz night - the reason most flock here is the excellence of the food on offer. This brings a confirmed city-man's-view of the country to the city.
The kitchen that concentrates on top-quality seasonal food - game, in particular, being much to the fore. But even in summer months when this is restricted, flavours are bold!
An autumn snapshot brought 'Hereford Snails with Oxtail, Braised in Stout, with Parsley Crumb & Bone Marrow'; 'Berkshire Hare, Stewed in Ale with Chestnut Dumplings & Lincolnshire Poacher'; 'Poached Salmon with Sea Purslane, Fresh Apple, Horseradish Cream & Toast' and 'Warm Onion Tart with Montgomery Cheddar & Watercress' among the starters.
'Wiltshire Rainbow Trout with Leeks, Pickled Samphire & Smoked Trout Croquettes'; 'Braised Shoulder of English Mutton with Purple Sprouting Broccoli, White Onion & Caper Berries'; 'Whole Rabbit Leg, Stewed in Cider & Mustard with Smoked Bacon, Prunes & Swiss Chard' and 'Roast Cornish Cod with Wild Mushroom & Jerusalem Artichoke Tart & English Truffle Butter' listed among the mains.
To finish, you might be tempted by 'Camp Coffee Ice Cream with Harwood Arms Bourbon Biscuits'; 'Bowl of Warm Bramley Apple Doughnuts with Spiced Sugar & Whipped Cream'; 'Buttermilk Pudding with Scottish Raspberries' or their selection of British Artisan Cheeses.
There are also interesting Bar Snacks - such as Venison Scotch Eggs or Kipper Croquettes - plus proper Roasts at Sunday lunch.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-15.00, Sun 12.30-16.00; mains about £19 to £20
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-21.30, Sun 19.00-21.00; mains £17 to £19; set D £33.50 (2 courses), £39.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 50
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at around £17
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Fulham Broadway Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Mon, a few days at Christmas, 1st Jan.
- Air conditioned