Tucked away in a quiet residential area of Ravenscourt Park, near Hammersmith, is the ever-popular Anglesea Arms pub. On a Friday and Saturday evening the place is packed with diners and drinkers alike, making it a vibrant and welcoming weekend retreat. The drinks aren't exactly cheap – it is affluent west London after all – but there is a good range of wines to choose from, as well as a number of beers, ales and spirits.
To the back right of the pub, there is a designated dining area for those wanting to sit and enjoy a proper meal. Again, the menu is on the pricey side, but it is extremely popular and well worth the money, with delicious fresh fish and meat specialities on offer. For those just wanting a quick bite to eat between drinks, there are a range of bar snacks too such as the classic 'pint of prawns' and rock oysters.
The main pub area is low-lit and strewn with tables and chairs and - if you're lucky enough to get it - a comfy sofa by an open fire (although you'll probably have to share it with the resident cat). Out the front there is a small terrace for smoking or soaking up the sunshine.
All in all, The Anglesea Arms has the feel of a proper London pub, with a good atmosphere and the added bonus of a great chef. It's definitely one of the better pubs in the Ravenscourt Park area. For more information, visit their website here.