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user reviews of the Old Bank, Sutton

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Yes - and, also, the Irish/Manageress(?) is very pleasant and helpful.
wealdman - 11 Oct 2016 17:44
ok pub next to station,atlantic pale ale was ok.service good,great for watching sport.
hoppyal - 11 Oct 2016 13:24
I've been to the old bank several times with my mates to watch the footall on Sunday afternoons. The atmosphere is pleasant enough and the lager is reasonably priced if not a tad on the flat side, but what on earth is that northern landlady thinking by trying to dress like a 20 yr old when she's obviously in her late 50s? Sort it out love, grow old with a bit of dignity & resist applying your make up with a trowel. That said, she has nice assortment of crisps & nuts.

Jantick - 9 Mar 2016 23:52
OK somewhat blokey pub (I think the only women in there were staff) with big screens for sports but several ales on. Not too bad early evening.
rainlight - 1 Oct 2015 11:05
flap, i have to ask....how would your hubby know? lol...
v.m. - 16 Jan 2015 16:28
Flap - stay classy.
tempest - 12 Jan 2015 12:12
Another very mundane pub, bog standard service and bog standard beers. Have a pint and move on type of place for me. Right next to Sutton station.
Masterpint47 - 12 Oct 2014 21:03
Advertised a beer festival fron 25/09/14, so thought I would pop in and support a local pub.
Asked if there was a copy of the beers that were coming on and was told "no"..................decided on pint of Butcombe Haka, most disgusting, poorly kept beer I have expirienced, warm and very tired, how they managed this in today's age is a mystery. This appears to be a mostly lager sales pub, and if they cannot look after a beer, I would suggest they do not hold a beer festival, I dread to think what state the champion beer of britain was in.
pwilkins - 29 Sep 2014 11:05
Overpriced, unimaginative selection of ales and off putting regulars.
Anonny_Mouse - 18 Oct 2013 15:54
Started of here yesterday before getting the train to Epsom, busy pub,good service.
blackdragon66 - 2 Jun 2013 08:28
Large and fairly rowdy pub in the centre of Sutton. Not much to recommend it for, from my perspective. Ales were fairly bog standard - Bombardier, Doom Bar & Old Speckled Hen. There's plenty of space here, with a nice row of tables down one side of the bar. But struggling to find any more positives.
blue_scrumpy - 21 May 2013 20:26
Watched the sport in here over weekend, good service nice beer, good food,plenty of screens it was very busy, but got served well quick.
blackdragon66 - 11 Mar 2013 16:45
first time in here for a few years,uninspiring choice of 5 ales.had the doom bar which was good.great for watching football with plenty of screens.one of the busier bars in sutton.
anonymous - 25 Jan 2013 14:17
£4.05 for a San Miguel?! It's only £3 at the Belmont Carvery less than a mile away. I'm already paying higher rates for the rail, why would I want to pay higher rates just to have a pint next to it? Pass!
amous - 7 Jan 2013 10:00
"Blah, blah, blah.....missing scientist
Blah, blah, blah.....atom bomb......
blah, blah, blah...that SLAG is wearing a wire!
How could you do this to me, Fingers?
I aint going down for no copper!!"

I heard the above snippet of conversation whilst standing between outer and inner doors deliberating on whether to enter for my 11am medicinal pints of ale. I think I'll come back tomorrow......
senberbex - 15 Oct 2012 13:22
Good stout.
camra_colin - 10 Oct 2012 10:35
Doing well, I would of stayed only "her in doors" won't eat here..
makemineacold1 - 26 Jun 2012 13:43
AND ON MY LAST VISIT I WAS IMPRESSED SO NOW IM IN HEAVEN AS FAR AS THIS PUB GOES.
WELL DONE TO ONE AND ALL.
cockneypaul - 3 May 2012 17:32
GREAT VALUE MEALS HERE SO REASONABLE ALSO NICE PINT OF LAGER.
MUCH IMPROVED SINCE MY LAST VISIT.
cockneypaul - 3 May 2012 17:31
The Bank and The New Town are the only two pubs I want to drink in these days, the rest aren't worth it
makemineacold1 - 10 Apr 2012 10:26
Been here a few times, always liked it there, good pint, friendly staff & generally a nice place.
chalkey79 - 7 Mar 2012 14:52
The Bank seems to be improving back to it's good form, it was pretty busy when i was in earlier. Nice pint, staff, atmosphere and punters. It's really good to see..
makemineacold1 - 13 Feb 2012 00:47
THIS PUB IS MUCH BETTER NOW AND FOOD IS WELL WORTH TRYING
cockneypaul - 22 Jan 2012 15:13
tried this place,handy as next to train station.had quick pint of fosters which was ok,a few stallions in here,alright for a quick one.
anonymous - 7 Jan 2012 13:48
Very Clique, it used to be a busy place but has died off over the years. Still they do keep a good pint.
makemineacold1 - 6 Dec 2011 08:20
PUB HAS IMPROVED SINCE MY LAST VISIT.
cockneypaul - 2 Dec 2011 17:11
Visited this pub recently for the 1st time and i loved it. Nice friendly atmosphere, i never encounted any rudeness or attitude from any of the bar staff, the choice of bitter was okay, but the Doombar on tap was superb.

Like the outside space at the back, good if you're with a smoker and the weather is nice.

All in all an excellent place for a few beers, if ever in the area again i will be visiting this place.
lezford - 5 Oct 2011 13:25
yeah, i've been going here for years and the attitudes of a lot of the staff leaves a lot to be desired. it seems if staff are new, they are friendly, but after being there a while, obtain the same pouty face and "don't bother me while i'm at work" attitude as the longer lasting staff. don't like your job? go get another one and stop bringing other people's days down :p

otherwise, nice pub! and anyways, the friendliness (or lack of) of bar staff doesn't matter too much to me. i get my drink and i go away- all of one minute out of my day. not there to make friends with the help...
amous - 16 Aug 2011 07:53
Pub is okay, and nothing wrong with the landlady or the majority of the staff. BUT there is one barmaid who is the most ignorant and rude person working in a customer service environment. She seems to have worked their forever and yet seems not only to hate the job but contact with human life in general. There is no excuse for this behaviour and I will no longer be drinking their.
tfloss - 5 Aug 2011 17:33
I want to disagree with some of the comments listed. I've never had one problem in this pub, and even though I'm not a regular I always get great service in this pub.

The landlady here is friendly and even takes the time to chat to customers at their table.
krobbo81 - 19 Jun 2011 19:36
This place is full of stuck up bar help with stuck up regulars. The worst pub I have ever been to in my entire life. A palce to avoid!
timmycain - 24 Mar 2011 12:34
In my opinion, its a very depressing pub generally, but sometimes useful for meeting up quickly as next to the station. But after Friday night, never again. The wine is so terrible, I honestly thought it was off, but when I got it very begrudginly changed, it was still the same. It tasted how I imagine home made hooch to taste. Couple of glasses of that - if you could even drink it - would make you ill! But according to the, in my opinion, very aggressive bar man, it's fine. Honestly, takes all sorts doesn't it. Including those who have no desire to keep their customers. Pub for wine drinkers to avoid.
bettydavies12 - 14 Mar 2011 11:14
This place is a dump, frequented by local down and outs as they fall out of the station drunk. It doesn't matter if you're a regular or not, you won't be treated any differently. I drank in this pub for a few years as it was close to work. One day I asked if they would change a glass of wine because it was corked and she point blank refused saying it was a screw top. Obviously doesn't know the meaning of the words "corked" or "loyalty". One to avoid.
B1g_Chunks - 23 Feb 2011 16:28
Not very friendly bar keep. If you are not a regular expect an attitude with a pint.
timmycain - 23 Jan 2011 11:11
I have been using this pub for about ten years ever since I moved into the area. Gail the LL is always cheery, the beer is always good and you dont often have any trouble.

The locals in the near corner kep to themselves and when they do get rowdy its just high spirits as opposed to nastiness. Food is excellent and even on the one single occassion in ten years when it wasnt ( Ibought a pie and chips and the pie was not cooked properly, Gail replaced the whole meal and gave me a free pint....cant complain with that can you)

In the early evening it is great for theworkers finishing work before getting the train, during the day its nice and quiet just to sit and have a beer and read the paper and on football nights it has a great atmosphere.

Cracking pub.
Plod666 - 18 Jan 2011 15:26
I've never had a bad pint in The Bank, an all round spot on pub really. The only thing I don't like is if someone is playing that Golf game and your stuck near it.
makemineacold1 - 11 Jan 2011 11:53
Good landlady, good beer, good food. Staff are hit and miss, the longserving ones are generally more friendly apart from the polish one. Smoking area and toilets are good.
Some good banter.
Captainshoe - 30 Nov 2010 13:12
BEST PINT OF BEER IN TOWN AT THE MOMENT & FOOD IS GOOD VALUE
anonymous - 17 Nov 2010 21:12
PUBS OK ITS THE REGULARS WHO LET IT DOWN ROGER.
THERE ALL WELL HARD LMFAO.
anonymous - 17 Oct 2010 19:01
SHOULD BE DICKHEADS LOL
anonymous - 3 Sep 2010 12:45
HAD A VISIT LAST NITE.
GOOD BEER.
BUT WAS TO LATE FOR FOOD UNFORTUNATELY.
NO DICHEADS WERE PRESENT LOL.
anonymous - 3 Sep 2010 12:44
had food in here yesterday & it was really good.
still full of idiots at the bar in the left hand corner the look like they are spares 4 one flew over cuckoos nest they really do talk crap & put people off from goin back how gail hasnt barred them ill never no,suppose they spend all there dole money in there

anonymous - 10 Jul 2010 17:24
Rather football orientated pub near the station.
Bit of the small side
Ok for a quick pint but not really my pint of beer
the_original_rawnsleys - 11 Mar 2010 09:55
lewie macnally dickhead of the decade.
how deserved this award was.
brilliant absoulute classic GAIL.
was phill macnally in 2nd place by any chance.
anonymous - 25 Jan 2010 16:50
Not a bad boozer, dont go in here much as there doesn't seem to be any women in here these days
MrKennedy - 11 Dec 2009 09:14
Anywhere that is Chelsea FC friendly loses marks in my view as they virtually take over any pub when their bores in blue are on the telly...Seriously though this isn't all that bad a pub and have been in here a few times to watch other teams games on the box. Did once see a Leyton Orient fan in here though! He must be brave and credit to the guy.
Oakman100 - 17 Oct 2009 10:05
Aye...the 'Safety Helmet' should know all about plumbing, as he is a 'bum hole engineer'!! He also knows a thing or two about public toilets and seedy car parks, as he is a connoisseur of 'dogging' and 'cruising' and has been on the wrong end of a few hidings, when wrongfully proposing straight men at the urinal!!

Allegedly his 2009 calendar of 'lunges' is about to be launched...never mind that, I'm gonna LAUNCH the c**t!! He's obviously been feeding his fat face over Xmas and been on a GREGGS-FEST!!

Remember 'TTFTT' is a menace to society and brings the reputation of this pleasant boozer down somewhat...BAR HIM!!
boobydrill - 26 Jan 2009 09:25
Yeah I cant agree more, it is a quality boozer with quality booze, good for finding quality tradesmen as well, three weeka ago a mate of mines hot water system broke down and luckily through word of mouth he was put onto a couple of quality grafters called the McNallys, the dads a spark and the sons a plumber, diamond geezers the pair of them, theyve been hard at replacing the tank element for nearly 3 weeks now and should be finished by the end of February. I take my hat off to these pub grafters who go hammer and tongs, sacrifice their social life and do a quality speedy job. Bravo lads give each other a pat on the back. In the meantime my mate and his Geordie quizling mate (tube) have got to share a pan of boiling water in the morning in a joint Nad washing excersize. Thats why I love the Old Bank as a proper boozer. 10/10
jangus63 - 13 Jan 2009 12:07
Here, Here with regards to the previous posting from Mr Brady!! Although I concur with a number of the points raised, I feel that I must put the record straight...

With reference to the thumping/slamming incident, metaphorically speaking it was actually a SCALPING of such magnitude; one of which hasn't been seen since the 'CHOCTAW & MOHAWKS' were pushed back beyond the Mid-West frontier in 1831!! And the aforementioned recipient of the 'SCALPING' mentioned that it was like a box of Pringles, with 13.5% extra free!! I should know, because I've oil-rigged it too, and she was disappointed to say the least with my northern pinky!!

J.Angus' post-public house routine also includes booting up the auld lap-top and 'flogging-on' to 'left handed web-sites'!! I actually think that he is a 'batty boy' who is ROSG compliant (Receiver Of Swollen Goods)!!

He's also started knocking around with some Geordie tube, who mimics his every move like a little 'mini-me'...both lunging like adolescent fools. Now HE IS hung with an impressive 'Schlong', yet is it somewhat wasted on 'zero boy'...

Putting aside the somewhat dodgy punters, it's a quality boozer...
boobydrill - 14 Nov 2008 15:24
I notice Angus has been extremely quiret after his tyrade of abuse on the McNally lads in his last posting, I also noticed whilst he was doing his PR excersice on Monday in the PUB that he was hanging out out the older McNallys back door to claim he had nothing to do with the postings. (I assume that is the only time he has ever got his bolt off in the pub). As for the decking incident being called a thumping, I also heard a story about that and a good friend of mine said that it wasnt a thumping infact it was a good old fashioned SLAMMING, and the gentleman that delivered the slamming was hug like a Blackpool donley and went like a sowing machine by all accounts. This was obviously not Angus as his routine after not getting his fix in the pub, is usually a take away and a night in front of the tv, watching a dvd purcased from the chinese distributor who visits the pub now and then.

Anyway nice local apart from Angus's presense when he searching the pub night after night looking for anyone stupid enough to release his Ectoplasm. Thank you

garybrady - 13 Nov 2008 17:07
Unfortunately, 'The Testosterone Fuelled Teesside Tool' was in again last night. After the unsightly and hideous viewing of his RSS (Rusty Sheriff's Star) last Thursday evening, it was obvious that he hadn't got his bolt off over the weekend, as he mimicked carrying his 'crown jewels' around the pub in a wheelbarrow...rather reminiscent of Busta Gonad in his heyday!! Slightly more worrying was watching the local female fraternity scurrying for the exits after he'd claimed his first victim of the evening with a 'silverback'!!

Richard...BAR HIM!! This man is a menace to society and the total demographics of your cliental is changing by the week (it used to be 60-40% men; now it's 85-15% men!!). The stats speak for themselves, as the common denominator in this unfortunate episode, is his presence in S.W. London!!
boobydrill - 11 Nov 2008 11:50
I frequent the pub on most evenings during the week on the way home after work and find it to be a great little boozer. The real ales are great and the Staff are always polite and efficient. The punters are all friendly and the northern lads seem to bring a buzz to the place, and obviosly a lot of money as most of them appear to knack a bakers dozen every night.I did venture in the pub on a Saturday evening with the wife after we had been for a meal and the atmosphere changed a bit, it was in the summer and there was a rowdier crowd in and we walked on to the nice little decking area and came across one of the female regulars getting thumped on the decking. Apart from that great little place, nice food, great staff its a first class local.
PS. The comments from angus are very harsh and will be making a complaint to the staff about that. We dont need anti-social, nasty comments spoiling the atmosphere in there, especially when he's always drunk and taking his clothes off, and scowering the place trying to get his shot off. Thanks.
neilerikson - 8 Nov 2008 10:08
I frequent the pub on most evenings during the week on the way home after work and find it to be a great little boozer. The real ales are great and the Staff are always polite and efficient. The punters are all friendly and the northern lads seem to bring a buzz to the place, and obviosly a lot of money as most of them appear to knack a bakers dozen every night.I did venture in the pub on a Saturday evening with the wife after we had been for a meal and the atmosphere changed a bit, it was in the summer and there was a rowdier crowd in and we walked on to the nice little decking area and came across one of the female regulars getting thumped on the decking. Apart from that great little place, nice food, great staff its a first class local.
PS. The comments from angus are very harsh and will be making a complaint to the staff about that. We dont need anti-social, nasty comments spoiling the atmosphere in there, especially when he's always drunk and taking his clothes off, and scowering the place trying to get his shot off. Thanks.
neilerikson - 8 Nov 2008 10:07
Aye...I think that fat Boro' half-witt was in last night and it was quite amusing coz he 'over-lunged' whilst comatosed at the bar and split his 'shreddies' right from his hoop to the upper nether regions of his crack!!! I actually work with this guy and his nickname is 'safety helmet'...quite frankly I think he is a helmet of Biblical proportions.

On a serious note, the beers good and more importantly the craic's great, caused by all the northern commuters who make 'The Smoke' a jovial place to be Monday - Friday!!
boobydrill - 7 Nov 2008 14:45
I like to go in after work and have a quiet pint, but some loud Middlesbrough fat chav keeps getting his arse out and shouting YO!. Some other geordie idiot keeps doing lunges and a geezer with an extremely spotty boil ridden face and equally bad breath keeps asking when a guy called Ron is retiring. I just have got to stay at the top end. Bar staff are ok though - just get rid of the idiots - especially the McNallys - Phill and Lewie!!!
jangus63 - 23 Oct 2008 09:50
i popped in here a month ago with 2 mates for a swift half before catching a train and i definatly wont make that mistake again. after playing british bulldog to get to the bar with some chav locals who looked as if they hadnt left the building for some years we were subsequently left to rot at the bar for an eternity. when some huge northern women who looked and talked like something straight out of viz did semi acknowledge our existence it took another ten minutes for the foulest tasting excuse for a pint of beer i have ever tasted to arrive. to call it monkey piss would insult our simian friends.when i asked a rather camp barman where the toilets where he looked at me as if id just thrown him off of the x=factor.the said toilets were filthy and swimming in urine and seemed to be a meeting place of some sort with the cubicles full to bursting. as an advert for sutton this pub falls woefully short and me and my companions shall not be returning!
oldschoolsutton - 11 Aug 2008 08:10
Thanks to the lady who was perusing the food menu by opening it fully out and propping it against the beer pumps obscuring 5 of the 6 clips. Actually they only represented 3 beers as they had 2 Broadside, 2 Bombardier, 2 OSH, and the same replicated on 3 more pumps at other end of bar, hmm, so 9 handpumps, 3 mainstream beers! A board to left of bar displays old clips indicating that Adnams & Fullers are the principle suppliers here. A modern, open plan pub immediately next to Sutton stn, layout offers a variety of booth seating and tall tables. Pleasant service, but beer served in warm glass straight from washer (it wasnt busy, so they couldnt have run out), dodgy funk soundtrack. More cons than pros for this correspondent.
trainman - 28 Apr 2008 15:11
One of the best pubs in Sutton. Good staff, good beer and a good atmosphere. Cab rank is just outside when you've had your fill.
pagsey - 13 Mar 2008 09:30
I heartely agree with the blonde barmaid, the Manchester united supporter is a gobby sod but aren't Chelsea fans there for other football fans to annoy. I also agree that the Manc is a dashingly good looking fellow with personality that could charm the most ardent femenist out of her chastity belt and into bed in less time than it takes Drogba to dive over. And as if to prove my point I've just climaxed just by thinking about him.

The other Blonde bar maid (and no I'm not polish, there are some English Barmaids working in Sutton you know, perhaps i should put on an outrageous foe polish accent just to keep everyone happy as that seems to be the trend these days. In fact sod it i resign. I'm off to work in Smollenskys)
anonymous - 14 Aug 2007 14:11
Yeah Richard nice try, I notice the Blonde bar maid is no longer there, what ya done with her.
lazy - 2 Jul 2007 14:51
Nice try Richard, but I suspect the real Blonde Bar Maid would have known her actual name.
slickmoon - 26 Jun 2007 15:07
So that's how it is in the bank then. Phils OK he sits in the corner, drinks his Guinness and offends no one which is more than can be said for some that go in there, especially the loud mouth Manc who spends most games shouting at the TVs and annoying the Chelsea fans, although I have to admit he's very good looking and I find him absolutely irresistible.

THE BLONDE BAR MAID
anonymous - 19 Jun 2007 11:00
sid u must have a high boredom and bullshit threshold!
pj99 - 18 Jun 2007 16:49
How dare you pj99! I'll have you know the Macnally's are marvellous lovers, who have never failed to satisfy me sexually.

Love, Simon (Sid Smith).
slickmoon - 16 Jun 2007 14:45
nice pub but when u have 2 listen 2 phil mcnally and his crap all the time its 2 much ,the guys a prat and if his son lewie is there,talk about like father like son,ive never met 2 bigger prats in all my life,place wud b much nicer without them but hey i aint goin 2 let them stop me using a place i like
pj99 - 30 May 2007 17:01
Best pub in the high street, the staff are superb and, as has been noted elsewhere, the landlady is not to be messed with and runs the place with a grip of iron. However this means that the place in low on chavs and high on good service and well kept, well priced beer. A word of warning though there's one exception to this, should you fancy a Magners, it's 4.10 a bottle!!!!
cfcmark - 15 May 2007 16:32
Remains one of the best pubs in the High Street. Perhaps becoming a little too popular though as can be crowded at times.
steveo - 8 May 2007 13:21

One of the better pubs in sutton. a hell of a lot better than it used to be. great place for a sunday afternoon drinking, eating and watching football.

decent size no smoking section at the back
woodiesregular - 13 Apr 2007 17:02
Pinching people is putting it lightly; Mr Spock has a less lethal grip than the land lady. Never stand at the bar with your back to it as she creeps up behind you and before you now it your shoulders in a grip a great white shark would be proud of. I kid you not I once had to go through three months of physio therapy just because I cheered a goal against Newcastle. Its a good pub actually and well run. A great place to watch sport although it does get very busy when Chelsea play. Turn up early if England are playing as they have the good sense to shut the doors before it gets too over crowded so you get a good atmosphere without having to hold your drink with your teeth due to overcrowding.
lazy - 12 Mar 2007 14:56
Nice pub,friendly people and staff. Landlady is great even though she does like pinching people. Good place to start your night. Probably the best of the pubs in the high st.
dont_even_ask - 9 Mar 2007 12:28
This pub has been elected to the 2007 Good Beer Guide, but i'm not entirely happy with it.

There are better pubs in Sutton, three good Young's pubs and a good Fullers, but apart from Wetherspoons there is little other choice in this area.

What Sutton could do with is a good free house.
Tom_Cat - 7 Sep 2006 21:44
Generally good helpful staff. Good beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but better than most in Sutton main high street.
johnbabercomb - 26 Jan 2006 23:27
anybody who thinks this is "the best pub in sutton" needs to try setting foot outside the confines of the high street,its a barn with beer like so many others in the high street.Try exploring a bit!
mysteryposter - 29 Nov 2005 15:45
Quality boozer in Sutton. Can never convince the staff to give us a lock in, the landlady always has a go at me for ordering my drink before the wife's and she twists my nipples whenever she can! Very friendly, well worth a visit.
bomber - 6 Apr 2005 01:34
This is a good pub. Have discovered it recently, and popped in a few times, usually only during the day. Nice pub though, does a nice pint of Carling, always seems popular. The food looks good, even if I've never tried it.

Can be a bit "Old Man-ish" but that is because I have only popped in during the day. I think it has a better age range in evenings. Given it an 8.
Muncher - 30 Jan 2005 20:58
What a great pub this is. Music isn't too loud so you can actually have a comprehensible conversation with your mates. One of the offers is buy 2 glasses of wine, get the bottle free - an excellent idea.
Highly recommend the Old Bank.
Briony - 4 Nov 2004 13:31
always enjoy drinking in the Bank,and can only endorse the positive comments here. Best pub in Sutton. I know that isn't hard, but proud to say the Bank is my new local.
MATTHEW - 24 Jul 2004 09:20
It's best to leave the ego at the door here as the bar staff epsecially gayle will bring you back down to earth with a hell of a bump if you brng an attitude. Best pub in Sutton for precisely that reason, there's no posers or assholes to be seen.
anonymous - 16 May 2004 18:27
Great regulars. On the very rare occasion there is trouble, Felix will sort it. If they improved the ventilation and made it less smokey it would be even better. Friendly, relaxed, mature.
Robert - 13 May 2004 20:16
Great pub, bar staff very friendly once you get past the innate sarcasm, and Gayle makes a wonderful surrogate mum for us all. Only problem is the air conditioning - seems they've taken the "it's a bit smoky" criticism a step too far and now have industrial fans blowing cold air down on to the bar - can make for a very chilly evening sometimes so wrap up warm!
Humanbean - 6 May 2004 16:03
I like this bar - one of the best in Sutton. Doesn't seem to attract any yobs. Nice place to have a drink and chat!
Jo - 15 Mar 2004 15:39
There's plenty of females behind the bar these days and all pleasing on the eye although for some it seems that the sight of 1664 is more appealing. new girl started recently, very nice.
anonymous - 6 Feb 2004 12:23
there's some people that talk about this pub that don't really have a clue. To sum it up the staff are friendly, the beer is good, there are that many idiots left drinking in there and you get respect if you give respect.
youwouldlike2know - 2 Feb 2004 02:02
You do get the good days where there are more female bar staff than male .

But it doesn't matter either way as long as the 1664 keeps coming
Peter - 30 Jan 2004 13:13
Wnt there when it opened long time ago, wasn't it Bertie Belchers by David Bruce. Beer was good.

Glenn and Harry, only Hacker Pschorr I know is the Hole in the Wall at Waterloo (just under 3).
Tim V - 16 Oct 2003 19:11
Good news is the Bank re-opens on Wednesday after being redecorated they have even put a telly down the front end of the pub .
Peter - 7 Oct 2003 12:36
Gent's bogs are in a terrible state at the moment. Both doors busted, dried shit over the floors etc. Shame. Used to be a nice place to have a dump!
Steve - 10 Sep 2003 19:14
Stella good too, but I agree, Hacker is a must
glenn - 29 Aug 2003 15:38
Or Tennants Extra would be superb
Britishbeef71 - 29 Aug 2003 13:26
Tell the landlady your a Sunderland fan and you'll be her favourite customer.
anonymous - 29 Aug 2003 11:11
kronenbourg good but any chance of hacker on draught?
Harry - 28 Aug 2003 15:32
Not bad nowadays, no more duelling banjos due to the baring policy (Tony Mc, Gas etc, mind you they still let Cyril in) Speckled hen for real men, London pride for pussies
Kev - 25 Aug 2003 17:09
see I was correct there are new Woman behind the bar.
slap cyril appreciation society - 4 Aug 2003 15:22
Actually, it's happened now so for those who don't know, Jack has moved on to greener pastures. No more eye candy for you lot.
The Barman - 3 Aug 2003 21:00
I know the Old bank will be brought by a russian billionaire at the end of the month who will recruit every other barman/woman in the area leaving all the other pubs with no staff causing them to close and will then rename the pub The Bankski. Or could it be that the music will actually be turned up so it's not like listening to someone elses personal stereo.
Mr whoja nicka bollockof - 24 Jul 2003 11:05
I can't believe you want "The Barman" to go. What would you do without him. Sad news at the end of the month ? Whatever could you mean ? Will this change the face of the pub as we know it ? Thanks for the smiley. D
anonymous - 23 Jul 2003 11:33
I know they'll be yet another new girl behind the bar who gets interogated by Cyril.
slap cyril appreciation society - 18 Jul 2003 09:53
Jeez, you really don't get the humour thing, do you? I'm not out to offend so I'll keep it simple in future.

I'm not leaving. Sorry. Nor am I telling. Wait and see.

And 'D', you get a smiley: ;)

Roll on Wednesday...
The Barman - 17 Jul 2003 01:47
I know, at the end of the month the decking area will close and the patrons wil no longer have a stunning view of platform 1, or the back of the news agents. Or maybe the house doubles will go and that superior house vodka will no longer be available.
Get Hacker in the bank society. - 15 Jul 2003 14:01
Not a lot is what I would guess. But with a bit of luck 'The Barman' is going to leave and give us all some peace.
Have a guess - 14 Jul 2003 13:38
Go on then...what's happening at the end of the month?
Steve - 13 Jul 2003 16:24
It's a terrible thing when sarcasm goes to waste... I would "Have a guess", but the inability to spell, use punctuation or grasp simple concepts like humour don't even begin to narrow it down. It could be any of our customers :p

Slightly more relevant: lots of people are going to be unhappy come the end of the month.
The Barman - 13 Jul 2003 11:14
To the BARMAN below Pubs do have late licences - time you got in to the 21st centuary!! As for not wanting 'drunken tarts' in the pub well you serve the beer so if you don't want drunk women in the pub well don't serve people who are drunk then, doh. Go join a gay bar then if you don't want drunken women coming in.
Have a guess - 4 Jul 2003 15:41
Hey, yeah, Laura back at work? She's in San Francisco, according to the last postcard we received...

Oh, and Emma has left (someone asked that ages ago).

In the meantime, what's wrong with flicking your ash on the floor? Everyone else does!

And no, we don't want a late license. We're a PUB! Not some late night drinking venue where you can find drunken tarts and horny, desperate barstaff....oh, hang on....
The Barman - 4 Jun 2003 00:20
BRILLIANT. GOOD BEER, FOOTBALL ALWAYS ON, NICE BIG BAR, RIGHT NEXT TO STATION. JUST THE TICKET.
Matt - 23 May 2003 16:34
Best pub in Sutton. Great to see Laura back at work. We've all missed her!
Paul - 4 May 2003 04:20
My favourite pub in Sutton, with a warm, friendly atmosphere and nice bar staff. My only complaint would be that for some reason they are obsessed with taking your ash tray away from you before you've finished drinking at the end of the night which means that you have to flick your ash on the floor - seems pointless to me?! I also think they should apply for a later licence!


Jennie - 30 Apr 2003 12:37
this pub is the best one on sutton high street the people are fab and the staff are friendly and you should go in when jacks working and when felix is aswell last thing just want to say hi to gail, richard, jack and felix
joanne - 30 Apr 2003 12:05
if you want a good "laugh". The tables by the windows are best. Normally inhabited by kays appreciation society.. Although my personal favourite is Gerri. I think she's Jacks Mum. LUCKY Jack!
toby - 18 Apr 2003 09:02
Best pub in Sutton. Good food, great beer, great service, all the staff are friendly and seem to enjoy working there. And if you fancy somrthing nice to look at while you're there, try and go on a night when Jack's working!
Sarah - 9 Apr 2003 17:07
its serves the best kronenbourg in sutton,good atmosphere,big screen,and my womens son works there!
martin - 28 Mar 2003 09:27
I heard the same as psyduck - though that was after I went due to the listing in Time Out!!
Might not be a gay pub, but is gay friendly.

The pub itself is OK (just OK) - seems a bit soul less to me. May be its just me but I always think it'll be better han it actually is - possibly it suffers from being right next to the station in that aspect (though I'm sure the station provides heaps of trade).


Jonno - 7 Mar 2003 15:58
The gay rumour started because the then editor of time out magazine got barred while shouting "you can't bar me - I'm the editor of time out" the next week it started appearing in time out in the gay listing. It is not and has never been a gay bar
psyduck - 6 Mar 2003 20:50
The name Old Bank comes from the premises being an ex-bank
Peter - 3 Mar 2003 13:31
Reasonable pub, quite busy even on a Weds, was smokey despite new air-con. Didn't appear very gay friendly to me - I wouldn't take a boyfriend there.
Rob - 19 Dec 2002 16:02
Cracking pub. Toilets sometimes a bit broken but generally servicable. New decked area outside shows promise (only open for a few weeks of this summer). Good atmosphere (although tables around front door usually best avoided). Probably the best all-round pub on the High Street. It has never had karaoke though. It is smokey, but no more smokey than any other pub. Unsure if it's a big gay club, but certainly anyone is welcome - there's a good mix of ages/race etc. Few teenagers though, which either is or isn't a bonus ;)
Steve - 22 Nov 2002 16:51
I work here. Firstly, we've never had karaoke. The music is always low enough that you can talk without shouting. Secondly, the air-cons work now so it's not as smokey as it used to be. Thirdly, as for 'gay-friendly', we're 'everyone-friendly'.
The barman - 4 Oct 2002 23:59
Had no idea this pub had a gay undercurrent. But usually can't see further than a few feet due the thick smoke which seems to be ever-present. It's the first pub you hit coming out of the station so it can't really fail, can it?
mike - 23 Aug 2002 14:23
karaoke on a Thursday night. Bar maid has nice tits but is a little dim. Nice crowd in there (a few of the men are a little too friendly, but not with me)
Barry Pollard - 4 Jul 2002 18:56
Lovely atmosphere, beautiful decor, and probably the only gay-friendly pub in Sutton.
Cal Mitchell - 4 Jul 2002 13:57

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