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Leigham Arms, Streatham

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And I agree. Calling every town that starts with a St as St. Reatham / St. Evenage etc. is neither big or clever
Tourmalet - 24 Mar 2015 13:56
Good pub. And as it's off the main road it doesn't get overcrowded. Happy to take the girlfriend when she needs a night out.
Tourmalet - 24 Mar 2015 13:54
We walked in on Friday night to find a small, three-roomed locals' pub and it didn't take long for someone to start talking to us which was welcomed. Doom Bar and Tribute at £3.50 were the cask ales, the latter was so good that we stuck with it on Friday and again on Saturday morning when we returned to watch the Lions rugby on one of 3 TV screens. Sorry to the locals whose snug we sat in to watch the match but we had a seat and it was next to the bar. At least we didn't eat your sausage rolls and baps! Danielle provided good service all morning while the landlord seemed to be trying to match us in the drinking stakes....2 enjoyable visits and recommended.
paul_d102 - 30 Jun 2013 18:29
HAVE BEEN DRINKING IN HERE A LONG TIME NOW, AND HAVE TO SAY THE PEOPLE ARE ABSOLUTLY FRIENDLY, BUT LLOYD THE LANDLORD MAKES AN ATMOSPHERE HE'S ARROGANT AND RUDE TO CUSTOMERS, E.G PICKING ON MENTALLY ILL CUSTOMERS, CUSTOMERS WHO WANT SOMETHING ABIT MORE UP BEAT ON THE T.V OTHER THAN GOLF!!!

I FEEL IF YOU WANT A GOOD BUSINESS BE POLITE AND FRIENDLY TO YOUR CUSTOMERS DO NO BE A SCHIZOPHRENIC WHO PICKS ON AND TREATS BAR STAFF LIKE RUBBISH!!

I WILL NOT BE RETURNING AS I FEEL ITS A FALSE AND FAKE PUB!!
STEVIE12345 - 26 Dec 2010 18:50
It's a while since I've been to the Leigham Arms and I ought to go again. On the rare occasions I have been, I've thought it more than OK.
Ghedebrav says "The rest of St. Reatham is absolutely bloody awful". I have two responses to this. 1. I hate Streatham being referred to as St. Reatham - it's unoriginal and naff. 2. Try the Earl Ferrers.
AngusF - 19 Jun 2010 22:06
Very much a locals' pub, but a welcoming one nonetheless. Lived a couple of streets away for a year and always enjoyed drinking here, the kind of place you can come to by yourself and still have a good night with the regulars. The rest of St. Reatham is absolutely bloody awful, making this a real oasis. Good for watching footy too, just be careful leaving through the side door after a skinful, as it opens directly onto the road!
Ghedebrav - 4 Feb 2010 11:47
Good pub this, with a good-sized garden at the rear showing sport. Clientele vary, but everyone seems to mix well. Decent selection of beers, good service, and a proper pub, not the gastro nonsense which seems to be everywhere these days. Highly recommended, particularly since everything else in Streatham is shocking.
womble54321 - 15 Aug 2009 17:29
this little belter of a pub is what makes ENGLAND, health and safety executive do not know it exists?.
the murals on the walls tell you this is a pub that's has character and characters, the manager Chris Gibbs and his wife Emily give a very warm welcome to everyone who come in for a drink. tea and coffee is served all day,as well as a full range of beers, lagers, wines, and spirits,
the owner has gone to great lenths to accomadate the needs of everyone.
the pub is like being on a film set such as Harry potter, its sheer magic.
try it out it just might be for you.!!!!
jamescunningham - 8 Nov 2008 10:06
A friendly local a few minutes walk (but a world away) from Streatham High Road. Good Fuller's London Pride. Chris, the friendly manager, makes newcomers welcome, and runs a lively quiz evening on Thursdays.

A bar with large screen sports, and a quieter one with a choice of newspapers. Tables at the front and in the rear yard.

A welcome change from the large pubs which dominate the area.
Streatham1 - 25 Sep 2008 12:12
At first impressions, great pub. Three rooms and a beer garden and a front area, no teev in front bar which is great for those who don't want it. I only went in for one (which is of course three), it is a locals bar but commitment will I am sure bring the same from the pub. One point, there seemed to be a lot of glasses on top of beer taps and not much choice for a Saturday arvo but that could have beena delivery problem. Like some else already said - a proper old boozer.

Do we know how many people have been run down by stepping straight onto the road?
mfawkner - 9 Sep 2008 13:53
Despite Lloyd's insistence that there never has and never will be a 'happy' hour in his world, this is still the best pub in the local area by a long shot. Upon first stepping in this place can seem a little intimidating, however this is solely due to it being very much a locals' pub. Within an incredibly short while of moving to the area myself and my girlfriend were both made to feel totally welcome. Including the fish and cheese Sundays! Above all this place sells bitter and shows all the rugby. Great.
leigham_local - 23 May 2008 09:25
Used to come here when I was younger, best place to drink in the shithole that is Streatham. Does what it says on the tin, with an utter lack of pretension. Good memories.
ChrisP87 - 25 Apr 2008 14:35
Best bar in Streatham without a doubt - used to be my local and I spent far too long (and far too much money!!) in there chatting away to the locals!!!
Rossco - 21 Jun 2007 11:35
This place is great. Only just discovered cheeky beer garden at the back. Bar staff friendly and leave you to do your thing. Deff best place to drink in Streatham.
Nora - 18 Apr 2007 10:00
A great little local boozer, full of a wide range of local characters, changing throughout the day - and yeah, unpretentious.

Each bar has a very different character, but seem to happily coexist: the two back bars are young, football and lager orientated; the lounge is comfy, relaxed, shabby, friendly, full of old geezers, posties, and even the odd long haired Guardian reading arty type. My pint has usually been well kept - tho' haven't tried the fosters or the lagers tops ;) Bar staff are great too.

Like the quirkily painted wall panels too. Yup. A proper boozer of old.
rachaelov - 17 Dec 2006 11:58
excelent pub, any football match you want to see is avilable excellent bar staff. highly recommend it if you want a proper pub
goonerpaul - 27 Jul 2006 16:21
Found this place pretty horrible, didn't like the crowd (on the rough side) and the beer was abysmal.
anonymous - 17 Jun 2006 15:36
i was starting to think boozers like this no longer existed in london.... great little pub. the young lads behind the bar are indeed good geezers. highly recommended
steveo500 - 21 Nov 2005 11:29
This is a quality boozer, its got a real country feel to it and the young lads behind the bar are good geezers.
shw500 - 16 Oct 2005 15:56
I happened to go to this pub last week with a friend. It was quiz night and packed with regulars which we thought was a good sign, however the quality of the beer was questionable and the people who frequented the back room were less than savoury. Although Fosters was only 2.40 a pint it had an almost watered down taste and my friend who had a Kronenburg top said that is tasted like a shandy! Please sort your beer out as it is letting down what is an otherwise a promising little bar to go to.
tarzier - 1 Aug 2005 15:31
A friendly, unpretentious pub. Only just discovered this place but would recommend it to anyone (without an attitude problem). Good staff, good beer and a great selection of bar snacks.
thehonesttruth - 24 Jul 2005 15:22
A cracker of a pub, Made to feel very welcome.
Chris and Terry introduced themselves immediatly and served efficiently.
so many different characters from different walks of life gives this pub the edge on others in the local area, definatly worth a look in!
anonymous - 4 Jul 2005 00:47
good for families and a craic.
chloe - 6 Nov 2004 18:26
seems to have got a lot better recently. friendly staff and a real buzz about the place. Never saw any scaffolders in there so hopefully that's a good sign . Worth a visit. allegedly it's the only pub in london with a door that opens onto a road , so be careful when staggering out
Peter - 19 Oct 2004 20:55
A great little pub, nicely hidden from an awful highroad.

The staff here are very welcoming and friendly. This pub really takes the stress out of streatham and puts the Sun back in Sunnyhill
Jar - 28 Sep 2004 11:35
Great pub - a true local
Sam - 8 Sep 2004 16:57
a belting little boozer. friendly bar staff, excellent beer and ales, and a friendly crowd of locals and regulars
mark - 8 Jul 2004 12:19
Excellent public house
Terry Malka - 7 Jun 2004 19:25
At last a proper PUB as opposed to the crap high street BARS.
This Pub has character!!!
I hadn't visited it for a while so I was surprised by how much it had improved. The real ales are in exelent condision and the best largers to be found in Sreatham.Good cheap food as well.
There are three bars. Lounge, snug with 2 tv's full of locals and a Sports bar with Big real Tv (not projected). Nice Sun trap Garden as well. Give it a go!!!!!!!.
dilwyn - 30 Jan 2004 12:09
A real local pub with with friendly regulars, especially the local 'characters'. Live cover bands appear on Saturday nights.
Brendan - 14 Mar 2003 16:14

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