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The Raven is situated on the Hammersmith and Chiswick border and offers friendly service, an intimate setting and good selection of food and wine. It is particularly convenient if you are passing through the Stamford Brook tube, as it's across the road from the main entrance.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri-Sat 11:00-00:00
Sun 12:00-23:00

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The Raven reviews

By Andrew M.

The Raven is a great local to visit. They do excellent food and the Sunday roast is a must. The Raven has fit barmaids, not the usual fat ones most places have. The Raven has a great atmosphere and gets busy in the evenings.

By J.

Used The Raven a few years ago for company events and to meet local friends/colleagues and always had a good results so went with 4 colleagues 28 Oct with this in mind and ordered a bottle of Chardonnay, 4 bottles of mineral water and a portion of chips from the friendly young bar man to start. One of my colleagues initially tasted the Chardonnay and complained it tasted akin to vinegar, which I agreed and she went to the bar with the bottle to complain. The older man at the bar wearing flip flops knew she had a complaint and kept her waiting at the bar where I joined her and he eventually came over. After explaining the situation and receiving nothing but negative responses with a rude and blasé attitude and also pretending he couldn't hear us, so we had to continually repeat, he finally said 'it's cheap what do you expect' (15.99). We then asked to speak to the Manager whereupon he informed us he was the Manager (Sean). He then tried to charge us for another bottle of wine while keeping the Chardonnay so we took the bottle back on principal. At no time did he apologise, taste the wine or try to resolve the issue but was extremely rude throughout. Never met such an appallingly unqualified so called Manager hence this complaint/review. The only positive note was that the chips were good and the young bar staff friendly.

By Mark O.

Just across the road from Stamford Brook station, on the border of Hammersmith and Chiswick, The Raven has become best known in recent times for being the pub Lady Gaga breezed into on a recent trip to the capital.

The Venue
The photo behind the bar may be a little blurry but there’s no mistaking the mush of Lady Gaga cosying up with the staff of The Raven. What’s most remarkable is that she chose The Raven for a drink as it’s by no means the best pub in London. It’s not even the best pub round these parts.

The Atmosphere
During the day, it’s all fairly civilised as affluent locals congregate for drinks; in the evening it gets livelier – the odd live music and comedy night helps – and when global superstars breeze through, expect a frisson of excitement in the air. With a big screen in the back room and a plasma in the front bar, footie and ‘ruggers’ is shown.

The Food
Steaks, fish and chips and burgers are available with a selection of sharing snacks on offer too. Most mains are less than a tenner and the steak is only £12.95.

The Drink
A disappointing selection of lager – Kronenbourg and Fosters – is supplemented by a couple of rotating ales from the likes of Adnams. Pints are on the pricey side too: a pint of Kronie is around £3.70. The wine list is more inventive and it’s scribbled on a blackboard by the bar.

The Last Word
The tourist buses are unlikely to park outside The Raven just yet, but if ooh-la-la Lady Gaga repeats her visit the next time she’s in town, then, who knows, The Raven may well be in the glare of the global press once again.

By T.

The Raven have great burgers, although they served me roast potatoes as they had run out of chips...staff were very apologetic and couldn't do enough for us though! There was a great atmosphere and I love the open fires at The Raven!

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