The Dove, Hammersmith

The Dove is a Grade II listed public house at 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TA.[1]

The Dove

It dates from the early 18th century.[1] A number of historical figures have been associated with the pub beside the River Thames. Among these are Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, Dylan Thomas and William Morris who lived next door.[2] James Thompson is said to have written the words for the 1740 song Rule, Britannia! there. The pub appears in the 1930 A. P. Herbert novel The Water Gipsies, loosely disguised as the fictitious The Pigeons.[3]

The front bar of the pub is listed in the Guinness book of Records as the smallest public bar in the United Kingdom.

T. J. Cobden-Sanderson named his Doves Bindery and the Doves Press after the pub.


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "The Dove Inn public house (1079783)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  2. ^ "London's best historic pubs".
  3. ^ Fisher, Stuart (2012). The Rivers of Britain: Estuaries, Tideways, Havens, Lochs, Firths and Kyles. Adlard Coles Nautical. p. 217. ISBN 978-1408146569.

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Coordinates: 51°29′26″N 0°14′05″W / 51.4905°N 0.2348°W / 51.4905; -0.2348