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Loved this pub! I went here a couple of months back while doing some family history (Grandfather was born in Groton Rd) Nice old fashioned pub atmosphere with good beer, and made to feel very welcome by the locals. Please keep doing, what you are doing.
NKUK - 27 Mar 2013 12:48
This pub is now being run by the previous owners of the Brewery Tap in Wimbledon Village. It has reverted to its original name "The Country House" and amongst other things has Harvey's Sussex on tap (beautiful condition). It's a beautiful unspoilt pub and needs seeking out (especially considering how tucked away it is!)
daveid - 2 May 2012 11:16
Nice place, visited once and was friendly. Landlord lovely.
samsays - 18 Jul 2011 12:27
Quality proper pub. Even a 1970s looking lounge and a guy at the bar in overalls talking to everyone about sport. Can't beat that, great place.
richakn - 24 Jun 2010 21:26
This pub still retains its 3-bar format. The Private Bar is not connected to the other two. But the Meal Room (a new one on me) is connected to the Public Bar by an archway, with the former being used as a pool room, with one table. There’s a dartboard as well as a pinball machine (Spiderman) in the Public Bar. Ales on were Young’s Bitter and London Pride; I had the London Pride (at £2.90 a pint) which was not particularly good, although drinkable.

This struck me as very much a locals’ drinking pub. Not the sort of place you go to for a taste of comfort. I didn’t venture into the Private Bar, but the Public Bar only had a couple of tables and a few stools. This is very much a basic backstreet boozer (although it’s very visible from the trains on the Waterloo line). The clientele were a bit basic as well – workers from a local builders by the look of them – but this is an observation, not a criticism! Worth dropping in to see the sort of boozer that was commonplace 30 to 40 years ago, but I don’t feel any great compulsion to return.
RexRattus - 25 Jul 2009 22:51
Simply brilliant. Went here for the first time last night - great atmosphere, lovely landlady. Excellent excellent. 10/10.

Pig and Whistle! Ha. Never again now I've been here!
wolfie_292 - 24 Jul 2009 14:54
Proper locals pub. Decent pint of ale too. Friendly landlord. Anyone interested in the name of the pub....the landlord told me that its the Country house first an foremost..the jack beard bit is just the chain and the fog is a nickname as another poster outlined.
If you are in Earlsfield this one is worth seeking out.
nickthefish - 20 Sep 2008 08:40
popped in for a couple a few weeks ago

seemed fine to me 8/10
coolhandman - 5 Jul 2008 18:16
Not a scary pub at all. A proper pub though with a confusingly layered name, something like Jack Beard's at the Fog (the Country House). It's called the Fog because as it's near the station, homeward rail commuters would pop in here for a quick half or three, and phone their wives to tell them they were 'stuck in the fog'.
beeronaut - 25 Aug 2006 13:33
The cheapest pub in the area, and also (correct me if I'm wrong) the only one with a pool table. Plus the landlady is great! Highly recommended.
anonymous - 20 Feb 2006 16:54
Visited yesterday (11/11) and was amazed! If you're into pub history this is a must - very traditional and well kept. £2.25 for a lovely pint of Youngs. Friendly atmos and proper 'back street local'. Excellent
Alexh1982 - 14 Nov 2005 08:55
This is the only good pub in Earlsfield, the halfway has all the atmosphere of a morgue, the puzzle is full idiots and as for bar 666 forget it
fatshirt - 21 Jan 2005 12:22
It was a Dalmatian, not a Labrador. It's not a scary pub but it will go quiet when you walk in, if you're not one of the locals !
John - 25 Oct 2004 15:37
I did survive. Nice beer too. Certainly better than the cloudy crap they serve up in the Puzzle. Had a few games of pool with the locals and generally had a good afternoon. Ended up worse for wear in Nazmins curry house.
Olly - 5 Nov 2003 15:12
So Olly,

Did you survive to tell the tale?
Gary - 2 Oct 2003 12:39
Don't be scared Olly. It's a real pub with real people. Not trying to be anything else. Friendly staff, overweight labrador. Cheap beer too. Try it!
Andy - 29 Jul 2003 11:01
Too scared to go in here and its the closest pub to me as the the crow flies!
Olly - 13 Dec 2002 13:35
Great grub on a Sunday. Although does remind me a bit like the League of Gentleman.
anonymous - 12 Dec 2002 15:27

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