Crabtree Tavern, Castlenau
It used to be a local that had great staff, who knew how to work behind a bar! Sadly the new (pathetic) owners have chosen to select people who just don't have a clue! The management themselves (dynamic duo...not) tend to just skirt around the pub pretending the are running the river cafe down the road!!!
My rant is born from strolling in at 9.40 on a Tuesday evening and being told (finally) food will take approx 40mins!! As a gazed around the pub all I could see was finished plates, glasses stacked on tables that the staff seemed incapable of clearing up!
Bottom line is....Good management = Good pub! This one is far from just being a poor pub....in a negative sense!
Rainville Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HA
Leave the tube station and make your way to Fulham Palace Road (the Apollo should be on your right). Walk on down the road for at least 10 mins (passing Charring Cross Hospital on your left), before the turning for Crabtree Lane on your right. Head down there, then right along Rainville Road.