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The Londonist Says...
Regulars of the chain will find most of the usual tropes: a long and varied menu board of beer; third and two-third measures as well as the traditional pint and half; a kitchen specialising in pies; and a fresh well-designed space that attracts both beer-heads and anyone looking for a smart bar.
The proximity of this pub to the former site of the Hammersmith Palais informs the décor. There's lots of pop and rock memorabilia...Draft House is very much a creature of its time, with a beer range (three cask, many keg, good variety of bottles) that would have baffled patrons of the Laurie Arms, as was. They might have been more at home with the pies on offer, though, which, coming from Square Pie, are very good.
The decor in this eighth branch of Charlie McVeigh’s craft-beer pub chain references a legendary dance hall and music venue which, until its 2012 demolition, stood next door. Original gig posters and photos adorn the spruced-up Victorian interior of the former Laurie Arms; there’s also a new conservatory and cobbled garden.