The Andover Arms

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
34 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Pub

Top tags:

Casual
Nestled in charming Brackenbury Village, a unique west London neighbourhood the Andover Arms is a welcome home for much-loved locals and new friends alike. ‘The Andover’ is a thriving part of community life and we champion the kind of hospitality where a gentle nod to attentive staff leads to your drink of choice or a signature Sunday Lamb Roast. Whether a Roast, market fresh fish or a delicious salad we use great ingredients in carefully crafted home-made dishes representing the best of British and beyond.

We have pride in serving great pints brewed a mile away by Fullers, the family-run London institution and staff will happily suggest from a wide range of wines for drinking or to accompany a meal. We’ve games, Jazz, blues and soul alongside occasional live music (usually renowned regulars) to help while away relaxed hours.

A proper pub with proper food; a welcome return.
What 34 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food in a cosy, neighbourhood pub. The service is always friendly. We had roasts and they were fantastic. Fresh veg perfect Yorkshires, and extra gravy when we asked. We will definitely be back with friends.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The roast beef was good, the gravy and yorkshire pudd was a little anemic, but given how busy they were I will forgive that.

The risotto on the other hand was one of the best I have had anywhere in the world, really well seasoned, interesting and delicious.

Overall, definitely worth going again

AA
London
33 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat in front of the blazing fire on a very cold and drizzling day. It was the perfect setting for us and set the start of a lovely few hours at the Andover Arms. The food was delicious and lived up to the reviews left by other people.

VH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t get enough of the Andover Arms! It’s my local and I’m so very happy about that. It’s always full of interesting characters (on this particular night, an excellent accordion player) the service is always friendly and the food is always excellent. I had the tuna steak this time, cooked to perfection and accompanied by a crab potato salad, sublime! Will of course be back, again and again!

LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great pub! The one we went to on Earl's Court the following day pales in comparison!

P
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It's a quite nice little pub in the heart of Hammersmith.
I've been very happy to dine there with friends: the environment is nice and the food is tasty.
The waiter accommodated all our requests, also splitting the fish and chips in two plates for the children and giving us kilogrammes of lemon!
The only minus is the cleanliness of the table that was just in line with English pub's standard, i.e. sticky and dirty...
However, is definitively a nice place where to have a beer and a dinner with friends!

OT
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Locale veramente molto intimo, appena si entra si é accolti dal proprietario molto simpatico , il cibo é di buona qualità, verament buono il brownie servito col gelato :) Super consigliato!

Report
LP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely pub in great location. Friendly staff, great food. 3 generations in our group including a vegetarian and all agreed it was a fabulous dinner. Would certainly hope to visit again.

AG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice pub doing great Sunday lunch in a lovely little part of London

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing roast. Huge portions. The roast lamb was falling of the bone. Even better was the friendly welcome and outstanding service.Unusual in London these days. Would recommend if you love a good home style cooked roast.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Yummy food, great choice of wines and really friendly and attentive staff. The furniture was a little tired but think that’s part of the vibe. We went on a Saturday just before a show at the Apollo and thought it would be super busy but it wasn’t. Would recommend and go again if you’re after good food and friendly staff in a quiet surrounding.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wholeheartedly recommend that you visit this lovely pub for a meal- certainly among the very vest of pub food I've tasted. What made the food particularly good wasn't a flashy menu, but a classic menu very well cooked. The service was great, with attentive staff who rounded off the experience nicely. Take a trip to the Andover Arms and I'm confident you'll not regret it.

S
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite pub! Love the fish and chips!

NF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Got a hearty welcome from the barman on arrival and was well looked after thereafter. Food was excellent and generous. A very laid back atmosphere. My father, who we had taken out for an early ‘Father’s Day’ dinner, was absolutely delighted.

MM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice and knowledgeable staff, great variety of food within just a couple of dishes, nice atmosphere with a good mix restaurant and pub. Very much recommended!

JS
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very plaisure : thé welcome, food are excellent, ...
All perfect !!

a
London
26 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Could’ve had more veg and puddings not hot enough for my liking but meat, atmosphere and service were excellent

JP
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good food and beer in a traditional atmosphere. We had dinner two consecutive nights and tried several options from the menu. All of them where above the average or simply outstanding. As a foreigner I found that London Pride beer from Fuller's really tasty and optimally served. If we come by in the future we will surely repeat the experience.

VH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’re never disappointed at the Andover, a local gem! I had the baked salmon with potato rosti and samphire. It was a touch too oily but still utterly delicious so I haven’t removed any stars! Service is always delightful and the pub is always busy giving it a nice buzz - make sure you book in advance as it’s usually full, even on weekdays. So pleased I only live a minute away!

JB
Macau
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Went with friends on Monday 1st April food was average for this pub and felt very it was very over priced. I wouldn’t recommend it.

EP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best place i have ever been to. Both food and service were excellent, i took a thai green chincken and prowns (the best i have ever had) and my friend a classic hamburger.

VH
London
31 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place so much...which is lucky as it’s my local! We always have fantastic food and the service is second to none. Well done guys for consistently being excellent!

MP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

New management very friendly. Food always excellent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Friendly and efficient staff. Lovely Sunday lunch atmosphere with families enjoying the food. Very generous and tasty Sunday roast.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very quaint neighborhood pub with good food and service. Thank you.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Andover arms is an excellent local pub with a great food menu and and great selection of beers and wines. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I had made a mistake in the reservation and we were 2 more people than expected. The staff helped us and managed to secure a table for us though the place was fully booked.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word, perfect!! And I'm an Italian chef plate tasty

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greta food!

DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived on time, they showed us a table which is too small for two people even no room for chairs! Wanted to talk to manager, he or she didn’t showed up and waiter says sorry no table for you tonight? Rude!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch

A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch. I try to visit when I am over from the States for a proper Sunday meal. Good food and service. I like to visit somewhere local rather than a chain which is more difficult these days. Our waitress was very good. Back next trip.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good healthy portions, friendly staff, very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere with a lovely open fire. Great food, drink & service.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I've been to The Andover Arms before and thoroughly enjoyed it, however after my most recent experience I'm not sure I would go back. Whilst the food was still good, the service was poor.

Service was slow and we had to ask for some items multiple times before we received them. When the bill came we were charged for an item we hadn't ordered and one that hadn't arrived. When we asked for the items to be removed, they were, however the service charge remained unchanged.

BP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They welcomed us Americans with great service. The menu had great variety and food was excellent. A great hidden gem.