Hop Poles17-19 King Street
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The present Grade II listed building, with its striking granite-faced frontage on Hammersmith's high street, featuring bow windows at the entrances, dates from 1857. Records of earlier public houses on the site go back to 1798 and names included the Manchester Arms and later the Three Hop Poles. The cavernous interior, once divided into many rooms, retains some of its original features: remnants of partitioning, slender scroll-topped columns supporting the ornately decorated high ceiling and some glasswork and mirrors can all be seen. An island bar, with an attractive back-bar, serves all areas of the ground floor. Contrary to the old signs in the windows, this is no longer a free house. The four handpumps generally offer Fuller's London Pride and Sharp's Doom Bar and a changing ale from a brewery in the London area and one from further afield. The menu focusses on pizza, tapas, burgers and sharing plates: see the pub's website for special offers. TV screens show freeview broadcasts, occasionally including sports events. Thursday is Quiz Night starting at 7pm.