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The Dove, Hammersmith

The Dove

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

It dates from the early 18th century.[1] A number of historical figures have been associated with the pub beside the Thames. 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.[2]

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 "The Dove Inn public house". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ 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