London Lite Thursday, 27 August 2009 15 inspectors said filthy diner was covered in droppings ...inacutepub The Dove The Dove isnt the smallest pub youll find but it does have the smallest snug in London, and theres even a sign to boast about the fact. Tourists on riverside walks and hammersmith workers who want relaxing riverside pint on a summer evening are your only obstacles to getting a seat in here. Fullers London Pride is on tap here (3.15). 19 Upper Mall, W6 (020 8748 9474) chris Beanland Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat The Rake PerhaPs this is the smallest bar in London -- it certainly stakes a claim to being so. It can only seat 44 punters, but it sure does pack a lot into those four tiny walls. run by the people behind the Utobeer shop, The rake sells all manner of esoteric brews including Thomas hardy ale and a staggering 100+ bottled brews from around the world (3 to 6.50). Be sure to try them all. 14 Winchester Walk, SE1 (020 7407 0557) Drinktonight rodents left to run riot in tgi fridays restaurant THE TGI Fridays restaurant chain was fined 30,000 today after its flagship outlet became a breeding ground for rodents. Environmental health officers shut down the American-style diner in Bedford Place, Covent Garden, after customers complained of mice scuttling around while they ate. The restaurant was littered with mice droppings and dead cockroaches and was covered in grime, City of Westminster Magistrates Court heard. Prosecutor Felicia Davy said the res- taurant, one of 45 owned by the company, was inspected on 2 July last year follow- ing complaints from diners. The premises were closed for six days, but were allowed to reopen after TGI mounted a 66,000 clean-up. However, a follow-up investigation by Westminster City Council revealed staff had been aware of the problem for more than a year but had not acted. Ms Davy said: When Westminster inspected they found the floors and the kitchen were filthy and a pile of cock- roaches was found in a drawer. There were also two, albeit unconfirmed, cases of food poisoning reported by customers who had eaten there. She said council pest control officers were sent in and 65 mice were caught. The company admitted six charges of breaching food hygiene laws. District judge Purdy imposed the maximum penalty of 5,000 per charge. A TGI spokesman said today: We take this regrettable situation extremely seriously. The health and safety of all our guests is of the utmost priority to us, and we are deeply disappointed by the incident. by geoRgina littlejohn Thank Goodness Its Fined: the TGI Fridays restaurant in Bedford Place Pests: 30 mice were found in dining area H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html