A welcome addition to the riverside pub scene between Fulham and Hammersmith is the newly renovated iconic Victorian pub the Crabtree Tavern. In the summer, it's a delight, with its huge, verdant beer garden, outdoor BBQ and prime spot beside a small cove in the shade of an elegant weeping willow. Inside, the place has been given a smart sprucing up, maintaining its previous elegance while adding some edginess (non-matching lampshades) and much comfort (deep armchairs and soft cushions). The sheer size of the main room can make it seem rather empty in the cold, wet, winter months - but service is friendly, there's a good selection of beers on tap and wines in the cellar, the facilities are clean and it's all very warm and welcoming. Food is high-end gastro fare with a constantly changing seasonal menu. The Crabtree has proved a popular spot for spectators of the annual Boat Race, as well as cultured football fans on their way to Fulham matches at Craven Cottage. In the summer, the beer garden acts as the ideal pit-stop if you're ambling down the river towards Hammersmith or Bishops Park.