21 Oct 2016
October 2016 – Following a sparkling refurbishment this autumn, The Hammersmith Ram has thrown open its freshly painted doors to the W6 crowd. Located on the bustling King Street, the familiar favourite is the perfect pit-stop before a gig at The Apollo, a show at The Lyric or after a day of retail therapy. Bursting burgers, seasonal British classics and brilliant pints – what more could you want?
Formerly the site of The Builder’s Arms, Young’s took over the pub in 1966 creating ‘The Hammersmith Ram’, inspired by the group’s emblem and mascot. From live music shows on Wednesdays and Sundays, to a 21st century burger menu and stylish new look, much has changed since that summer of ’66.
The Local, Redefined
The newly bright and airy Ram is bedecked in a calming colour scheme of cream, pale green and contemporary teal. Step across the courtyard-style tiled entryway, spotting ‘The Builder’s Arms’ ghost writing on the exposed brick wall hinting to The Ram’s extensive past. Follow the artisanal workshop theme, with fleur-de-lis decorated wood floors and plant-filled tables illuminated by exposed bulbs, to the dark wood bar. Slip onto a swing stool at one of the bar-side tables, sink into a leather Chesterfield sofa in front of the open fire or lounge on one of the racing green and violet velvet banquettes. Take-in the restored original features such as vibrant stained glass, exposed brickwork and metal beams. Contrasting quirky-cool framed gig posters and striking David Bowie wall tribute honour the local music scene and the pub’s live events.
If you’re after something a little more secluded, slide the glass doors of The Executive Table and enjoy celebrations for 8-10 people. Enjoy whispered conversations and delicious food in the original wood panel and embroidered Alcove, a 12-seater table hidden away at the back of the pub. Alternatively, wrap up in a blanket and sit under the awning heaters in the semi-private garden.
Whether you’re popping in for a leisurely brunch, gossip-filled lunch or something delicious after work, the seasonal British menu has it covered. Served until 5pm every day, The Ram’s indulgent brunch offering includes waffles served with salty bacon or sweet berries; sweet potato and pumpkin hash with poached egg; and seared gravadlax muffin with spinach and hollandaise. Make sure to add a Bloody Mary to really get the party started.
The Ram’s collection of updated classics such as the lobster and crayfish roll with avocado and curly fries; and Reuben sandwich with Swiss cheese, Russian dipping sauce and pickled cabbage, are sure to keep you fuelled all day. Small plates were made for sharing so switch-up your post-work catch-ups with fried buttermilk chicken wings and a smashing selection of sauces; dirty fries with pulled pork; and an oozing bowl of Ogleshield macaroni cheese.
Following the success of Young’s Burger Shack, The Trinity Arms will be the latest venue to be serving the bangin’ burgers! Order from the brand new resident Burger Shack menu and enjoy premium stacked specialities such as The Streaky (a prime British beef patty with ale onions, melted cheese, maple cured bacon, shredded lettuce, pickles, ketchup and mayo); and The Veggie (a lentil and mozzarella patty topped with crispy beetroot, fennel, shredded lettuce, sour cream and pickles).
Wash all that good stuff down with a pint from The Ram’s extensive collection of beers, from rotating brews on tap, to the well-stocked fridge filled with an array of smaller craft beers to perfectly match your supper. There’s also an extensive wine selection to choose from with grapes divided by flavour rather than region. Oh, and not forgetting the Hard Shakes – your favourite childhood milkshakes laced with adult-only spirits, it’s the perfect combo.
From after-work drinks to Sunday roasts, The Hammersmith Ram is the place to sip, savour and even sing-along.
The Hammersmith Ram
81 King Street
London W6 9HW
T: 0208 7484 5114 W: thehammersmithram.co.uk E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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