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Huge pub, good for watching sport especially rugby in. Very nice Guinness (they have tried with ale but you're better sticking to the Guinness or lager/cider), generally good atmosphere. No competition at all in Morden though.

Not been for a year or so but last time did worth noting it was a cash only pub, no cards.
mike_s - 15 Feb 2018 11:20
Cracking atmosphere on a Saturday night, always busy with live music. No ale on, just keg Ruddles Best, but it is only £2.00 a pint
Wilson_MacDonald - 16 Mar 2014 18:59
Only found this place,cause i wanted a wee after long northen line journey.Glad i did as had some lovely guinness in here.Big pub with lots of customers.Was very friendly with some big strapping hunks in.
rainbowian - 10 Feb 2012 14:34
As a local of 13 years I can safely say this is definitely the best pub in Morden and the only one I would go to voluntarily, but then there really is no competition. For me it is a little let down by only having one ale (Abbot) but otherwise its a good pub, friendly staff, mixed clientel, happy atmosphere, nice decor, food is good and voluminous, the Sunday lumch could feed the 5,000.

If you want a beer in Morden go here, if you are an ale drinker and have the option go to Wimbledon and/or South Wimbledon.
Rousey - 6 Apr 2011 19:59
Great pint , lovely food , never a felt a bad atmosphere there , I would just say a great/lively atmosphere. Brilliant for sports with 4 Skys feeds and volume/speakers don't clash. Highly recommended
ichelski - 10 Jan 2011 13:59
Ok enough pub, the best in Morden, but that says nothing. A nice pint and food to be had here. But, you feel like it could kick off at anytime. I have been to this pub a number of times (see my comment about the best pub in Morden), and have always felt a bit tense. Treat with optimistic caution.
shoelove79 - 1 Jan 2011 11:05
Decent enough atmosphere at all times. Handpump Abbott wasn't bad. Always worth a couple if in the area
Wilson_MacDonald - 10 Oct 2010 17:28
The only pub worth going to in Morden. It works as a traditional boozer, an Irish theme pub and a sports pub with each function sitting happily side by side without ruining the others. It attracts a mixed crowd, from the young to the old, which is also positive. The food is pretty decent too.
shimaawa - 18 Apr 2009 19:40
Ganleys is busy as......! Entertainment fantastic, food still good. Best pub in Morden. Well done for keepin it going in this very sad climate. Regards to Frank and Conor.
Kittycatrose - 16 Apr 2009 23:01
not a bad night in gangleys the other weekend ,untill the fight started it was bad, then what do expect if you leave a big group drinking all day and night ,the manager is to greedy ,needs to put people out when had enough wont be going back my days at gangleys have finished
makeminealarge1 - 12 Mar 2009 10:58
Good pint of Guiness, no ales however. Bit of a rowdy feel to it but friendly.
OldRogue - 5 Jan 2009 13:47
Another great visit to Ganleys this weekend. Brought all my lot down for a night and was not dissapointed. Nine screens all good. Best steak in the world! Barstaff very attentive. Bucks will be back. love you guys! x
Kittycatrose - 3 Nov 2008 22:25
great looking pub, well done for keeping a traditional irish atomsphere while staying original.
shame i can not get down there more often otherwise that would be my local.
becks123 - 30 May 2008 15:57
Never have I had a bad night in Ganleys. Have always found the family very welcoming. Conor's not bad either for an old boy!!!!! Will be down from Bucks to visit again soon!
Kittycatrose - 15 Apr 2008 17:08
Very disappointing. I had heard this place was great. Got in, not a comfortable atmosphere, went to the bar, drinks were OK, ordered food - thats where it went very wrong. My mate's steaks were served and gobbled up 10mins before mine arrived, with no apology for the delay and the constant lying of the serving staff. I won't go again!
Fart - 12 Nov 2007 17:46
Top class boozer rarly do i leave the place great to watch all the games on 7 big screens, always gets a good crowd at the weekends.
TDC - 20 Sep 2007 14:21
I went in there the other day thinking i was going into a real Irish pub.I had a roast and it was horrible,they charge more for their Magners than anywhere else and the staff can barely speak English.Where are the Irish staff? Thats the last time!
richiesambora - 11 Aug 2007 16:14
Totally disagree with the comments below, Ganley’s has never been better, this pub could be located anywhere in the UK and still thrive. The beer is cheap, quality is second to none and the food is excellent. Frank and Kieran are there every weekend to keep an close eye on things. Hey I guess you can’t please everyone!
anonymous - 10 Aug 2007 11:35
Excellent pub but have to agree Ganleys’ you need more of a visible appearance there don’t want the Morden scum slipping the net, it would be a shame to see such a fantastic boozer slide.
anonymous - 3 Jul 2007 12:54
Great boozer. Excellent for sport, Champions league nights in particular. Bar staff are friendly. Just one drawback, there seems to be fairly rough element of late however still a great boozer regardless.
Celt69 - 23 Jun 2007 14:05
Excellent boozer, great food especially the sunday roast! Friendly staff, great atmos what more could you ask for.
anonymous - 2 Jan 2007 14:41
I really like this place. The food is cheap and lovely lovely grub, the beer is always good and it's a chilled out atmosphere with excellent screens for watching the football. Always a good shout for wasting a Saturday in there.
marcbolanboy - 9 Dec 2006 18:34
The best pub in Morden , they have a no tolerance zone , maybe a little over enthusiastic in baring people . Have to say the management really want the clients to enjoy themselves , not all about money to them . Also give back to the community .
prodigy - 28 Nov 2006 23:23
Was in here one Friday night when there was a decent band on. Good atmosphere and friendly staff, the beers were ok. It did get a bit smokey after a while but there is a sweet little beer garden out the back that you can get some fresh air in and cool off. Good and handy for the tube and night buses. Probably the most decent pub in either Morden or Worcester Park. It's either here for a quite localish beer or a slightly longer trek in to Colliers Wood.
FuzzyKipper - 4 Nov 2006 22:13
Well done anon...well said. And i'd rather sit in a pub, and look at the shirts, old style shop fronts etc... rather than a plain wall with a fancy light?!
And also, with great bands like bang on playing...who gives a shite what the place is decorated like?!
1Boozer1 - 2 Aug 2006 22:12
Great pub! Good atmos, good food and great music! Bang On are wicked, the trio knock out some great Irish music covering traditional and modern stuff, some toe tapping tunes and great songs make them a band not to miss.
rorykavenagh - 30 Jul 2006 01:50
Just in relation to the comment below “plastic paddy pub”. Born and raised in Ireland the term quiet amuses me, this person is obviously one of those one track minded people who cant understand that an Irish pub abroad, no matter what country, has to over exaggerate a little on the décor and interior. We cannot automatically assume that everyone has visited our country and knows our customs and traditions. The owner who grew up in rural Ireland during the 60’s and 70’s has magnificently morphed pub and shop front moulds into the inside walls of the pub and displays other antiques from Ireland mounted throughout the pub, which presents a real sense of Irish context and culture. The jerseys hanging from the ceiling represent our 32 counties; the colour scheme and paintings all contribute to proudly symbolize our country. I respect a person’s opinion but not an opinion that is totally unfounded. I would imagine 99.9% of people would disagree with you.
anonymous - 24 Jul 2006 14:39
i was in this pub in jan 06 and i must say its the biggest plastic paddy pub ive ever seen in my life im originally from co mayo and this pub is nothing like the pubs back home i also tried out the steakhouse i ordered my steak as well done and it came back as rare in my opinion this pub should me avoided its over rated and well over priced AVOID!!!!!!
anonymous - 30 Jun 2006 18:41
Ganleys certainly filled the gap foor the Irish community in South London. Since it opened, it supported the local gaa team round towers with sponsership and fundraisers-cheers lads! Fine size bar, good craic when the gaelic season is on-always a bit of banter! Hope to have many more great nights here!
1Boozer1 - 17 Feb 2006 15:01
I totally agree with Spitz. I pop in most nights and have a half of cider. Great atmosphere. The bands remind me of my time back in the Old Country before I came to Mitcham 40 years ago !! Frank if you ever need someone to get up on stage and sing the old classics let me know.
AndrewY - 10 Jan 2006 09:46
Love it in here, in fact I have trouble pulling myself away at the weekends when I'm off duty. Really reminds me of when I was back home working for the Garda Síochána, when I used to swerve off during the day, for a quick tipple of shandy, only a half mind! Didnt want to drink a whole pint, would have been legless! They do a nice drop of magners in here, even 'big frank' puts a sly lemonade mix in it to soften the blow for me when nobodys looking! The sunday roasts are to die for, keep up the good work Frank, bring on the summer, cant wait to use that garden bar again, its the biz!
Spitz - 17 Nov 2005 14:50
I love the atmosphere in this place and the high standard of the bar staffs no drinking or smoking policy is second to none, the food is also great value for money. Also some great bands are jenny and grand prairy a great 5 piece country band, podge & rodge classic & contemporary covers duo and bang on who provide the sunday afternoon entertainment playing lively irish jigs and reels and a diverse selection of ballads and singalongs guarunteed to get the crowd jiving and waltzing all over the place
BJG - 28 Aug 2005 12:35
Blinding pub. Never had a bad night in there.
Even Paul's magic "make it's own way home" coat finds it hard to leave !!
Andy764 - 21 Jun 2005 20:06
The pub seemed great on the past couple of visits so on the back of this I tried the resteraunt. This im afraid was the big let down of the evening. The service was fine but the food was far from it.

One dish was substituted without any confirmation that this was ok with us and im afraid the steaks were just badly cooked.

If i hadnt tried the food then i would have given a higher rating.
JimPooley - 10 Jun 2005 14:48
I love Ganley's. It's my favourite pub (and it's my local). They have actually opened a beer garden at the back of the pub! Thumbs up Frank, we love you.
brionyot - 1 Jun 2005 17:15
best pub in morden
anonymous - 17 May 2005 21:18
Superb boozer and the best atmosphere of any local pub. The staff managed to keep out the local Chavs and Stellaheads , but you're also allowed to get bladdered. Wish they'd put the comedy tape back on in the toilet and get rid of that rude idiot who meant to be suppling aftershave. The fact that there is this man in the loo doing this , is about Irish as Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding.
PJD - 30 Mar 2005 22:35
Well. I used to be up in the pub every weekend. Ganley's was the cause of me having to retake my exams, but it was goos craic at the time.....However, WHERE ARE ALL THE FIT BARMEN ganleys????? They were the main attraction now they are gone...i think u should invest in some eye candy to get the girls back in the pub :) luv yas
sarah - lynch002h@suttonlea.org - 3 Nov 2004 12:26
A fantastic atmosphere, great Irish pub, they even sponser a gaelic team, round towers...I even hear there sponsering the ladies team! hopefully we will see more of them!
Gary - 2 Nov 2004 11:45
Really agree with Morden Daves comments, its a crackin place to watch the boys from home play, get myself settled in on a nice comfy chair and watch the game, also a cracking place to meet the (large) ladies, had a few touches of luck in there also! Since I moved to Mitcham I keep coming back here on a weekly basis, cracking drop of Magners following off the evening with a nice drop of water to finish off, just like being back home, top place, keep up the good work frank!
Mitcham Rob - 31 Oct 2004 18:33
Pop in with the good lady wife every now and again. Great for watching the Celtic games and Eire when all the other pubs are showing Enlgand !
Morden Dave - 11 Oct 2004 12:15
Well ganleys was good until they got rid of all the good lookin bar men. now its all ladies theres nothing for us to look at. Go round towers babes!!! hello seamus!! loving your work all the best up mayo bringing sam home 2004!!! 3 house double vodkas and cokes and a mangers get them ready. see ya soon!!
magoo - 16 Sep 2004 13:45
The only pub around that reminds me of when i was growing up back in the emerald isle,big frank ganley is the perfect host with plenty of guinness and a drop or two of the magners.Frank Ganley for pope.
yan the man - 5 Aug 2004 17:21
been away for a couple of months unexpectedly,but the best thing about getting out was getting back for the top draw sunday session and a drop of the magners down at ganleys.ganleys i missed you.
big chav - 29 Jul 2004 21:42
Further to my comment in June I was back in Ganleys last night fot a drink with the wife( 3 rd anniversary) We had a great time the place was rocking, I was on fire, finished off the night with a ruby, Cheers Ganleys you know how to start a great night out.
Ian two seats - 28 Jul 2004 21:39
Great Bar! Sunday Sessions are now legendary.... Great music, great food, great bar staff(Ganleys now has a restaurant next door!) and of course everyone goes down the 'Schwann' after... fantastic place
Bouncey - 26 Jul 2004 14:20
Having moved to Stoneleigh recently I really miss Ganleys. I grew up in nearby Mitcham. Always had a great time in Ganleys even if I did end up totally battered after a couple of stellas. Recommend it to anyone !
Ian two seats. - 28 Jun 2004 12:57
Ganleys is a fab place to go the craic is great the music execellent and the talent is even better!! The lads have done a mighty job of the place i hope it keeps up. I'm in nearly evey weekend but still its different every night. Sponsorship of the local gaelic and hurling teams is great it keeps them going in south london (where teams are rare) The bar staff are all lovely and enjoy the craic with ya!!! good luck!
CH - 16 Jun 2004 10:11
Craicing pub, lovely drop of Magners, rather nice with a top and a couple of chunks of ice to water it down! Lots of tasty biguns in there also, nice and close to Mitcham so its easy to get home from also, a lot safer than drinking in my local near phipps bridge. Keep up the good work, and see you soon!
Big Tav - 28 May 2004 13:35
I spend most nights down there and pop in at the weekends for the great roast they do. I'm there so much now I call it Yanleys !
Yannie 12 Bellies - 28 May 2004 12:26
Great craic on a sunday afternoon. Great for old and young and the live music is fantastic. Also, always lots of sporty young hurlers about! Will be back
RCL - 30 Apr 2004 14:06
Great stuff. Ganleys spares no expense in providing the best pub in the area. Also thanks to the managemnet for already showing great interest in local gaelic, hurling and camogie teams. The management must have spend close to 10 grand on sponsorship for these teams, and thats just the ones i know of. Long live Ganleys.
N D - 23 Apr 2004 13:51
Without a doubt the best pub in Morden. Great atmosphere!
Audun - 15 Apr 2004 09:06
Was there on Sunday for the first time, fantastic atmosphere and great beer. Definately be coming back here again despite the stupid git molesting the girl when she was "dancing". Nice one Ganleys
G.T. - 13 Apr 2004 20:53
Excellent pub, been there for the first time on Saturday, decor is fab and great to get a live Irish music venue in South London. Will be back.
Marie - 5 Apr 2004 15:36
Heard a lot about this pub since the opening so curiosity got the best of me, had my first visit last week travelled quiet some distance to get there and I am a hard man to please when it comes to pubs but this place sure did amaze me, it has to be seen to be believed the decor is absolutely fab and I couldn’t believe the amount of plasma screens, they have 6 of them imagine the cost!! The service is very efficient and staff are friendly, the booze is perfect and the price is kind to your wallet! I didn’t try the food but judging on everything else i'm sure its excellent, for anybody looking for a decent boozer check this place out…
Cathal Garvey - 26 Mar 2004 23:28
Ganleys was the place to be this St Patrick's Day, and what a great party it was, free bacon and cabbage during the day - a great day for all the family. The Mayor of Merton came down for a glass of Guinness, she congratulated owner Frank Ganley on bringing such a vibrant pub to Morden High Street, providing a beautiful place for all generations of people to enjoy, from children to Grannies. She also said how delighted she was to be invited to Ganleys to celebrate Irelands national day, and how welcome she felt.
Sarah Finucane - 18 Mar 2004 14:08
Been there 5 times over the last few weeks. At last the area has a decent irish boozer with the live music to go with it! Line the beers up, i will be in later with St Patrick. Happy Paddys day!!!
A.C. - 17 Mar 2004 14:56
I have been there for the last 4 sundays for my lovely roast dinner, and pudding of course, its lovely and its only a fiver, we always have great time there.
clare - 17 Mar 2004 12:44
Makes you proud! Good wheelchair access with locked and looked after accessiable tiolet! Landlords take note the rockinpaddy is out in hais chair and searching for the craic!
John Kelly - 16 Mar 2004 20:16
Hi.I just want to say that i have visited this pub on the weekend off 28th feb 04 and i must say that being from ireland and i have sen a lot of irish pubs around europe and the rest of the world but this one has to be the best i have ever seen.Real old irish charm and the old signposts from ireland long ago.The high nelly bike hanging on the wall to the old shop fronts from times long ago. 6 plasma screens would you believe 64" WOW !! go for a pee and enjoy the jokes of brendan grace and other irish comedians. you will not want to leave the toilets and when you do it will be with a hearty smile. I sure would like to be here on paddy's day i hope they have some real irish music and mabye irish dancing to go with it, well done ganleys !! i liked the old milk churn and the hay rakes on the wall.Food also excellent and huge portions and roasting hot also cheap.i would detect that the owner is from galway from all the old irish signpost on display. and i loved all the irish gaelic jerseys on dispaly on the ceiling.Will call again on my next visit !!!
Frank - 29 Feb 2004 22:27
Ahh. The finest pub around, definetly. Its got the Irish music which is always a good thing (though this Saturdays band was a disapointment). And generally the atmosphere is good.

Wait till st. Patrick's day. I'll be irish dancing in there. It'll be great craic.
Sarah - 23 Feb 2004 09:51
Ganleys serve a perfect Sunday Roast Dinner, better than me Mammy's would you believe and all for a fiver! And a bit of a trad session while you finish off your beef washed down of course by a glass of the black stuff!
S Finucane - 11 Feb 2004 16:28
Being virtually an irishman man meself it's like a home-from-home. Love it in there. Great ciders, breezers and there is certainly alot for the ladies as well
Yan - 2 Feb 2004 13:23
I wouldn't have set foot in this place when it was Jack Stamp's Beer House. Had a swift pint in there last Friday and I thought it was quite pleasant. Will definitely think about going there again - well done Ganleys team for producing a decent pub in Morden!
Briony - 20 Jan 2004 15:12
After being to Ganley’s I’m high on life! Well, that’s my nickname for Guinness. And you won’t get a better pint than the one they serve down there. What a place!
Mal - 19 Jan 2004 20:11
one of the most extreme pubs i have ever seen, and helped to renovate. the pub has an irish postoffice built inside, a gardi,and a shop front as decor.the food is top class, and service A1.A good night guaranteed for all.drinks are served in traditional irish measures.Live music every Friday and Saturday with sessions on sundays lunchtime,and band in the evening.If you want some memories of home,then go to GANLEYS IRISH BAR.The picture of the pub shown above is the way it used to look. So try it out,i guarantee you will have a good time.
K Ganley, - 6 Jan 2004 21:02
Came here for New Years Eve last night, my first visit. Who says Irish theme pubs have to be plastic? (O'Neils take note!)

The place is beautifuly done out and a real effort has been made. Staff and management very efficient and yes my fears, (so far anyway) have been allayed, they have managed to keep the lowlifes out. What was nice to see was some of the genuine characters and eccentrics from the bad old Jack Stamps days are still around!

Well done Ganley's, I'll be seeing you again!
Bob V - 1 Jan 2004 19:46
Best thing to happen in Morden in years. The Staff and Managers really make you feel welcome. The decor should be seen to be believed and the beer and food is excellent. There's none of the old trouble in there anymore and Fiday and Saturday night is a great criac. Deffinitley worth more than a few visits!!
Wxx - 18 Dec 2003 11:46
Indeed at last Mordens finest pub by a mile "Ganleys" is the new name and what a job this guy has done, opened on wednesday completly renovated to the highest standards absolutely well worth a visit! The owner is a gentleman, prices are excellent, service is excellent and food will be starting up this Monday a truly all round great pub.
John - 7 Dec 2003 16:26
Formally known as "Jack stamps beer house" the pub was bought by an Irish man Frank Ganley. Completely renovated to an extremely high standard this pub is magnificently presented in an Irish theme. Well-managed, friendly staff and great beer this pub is headed for Morden’s finest pub by a mile....
Nigel - 6 Dec 2003 20:39
Jack Stamp's Beer House is now refurbished into the new and improved Ganley's Irish Bar and trust me there will be no problem keeping the nutters and gargoyles out with the new owner and sons, anyone wising to chance their look could end up with an extremely bad hangover!!
Nigel Ganley - 6 Dec 2003 20:00
Well I've been working there in summer 2003 and it's not so bad place after all. sometimes U can meet some jerk in there. Anyway I wonder how it's gona look like now after refurbishment. Greatings for Angelica (brazilian girl behind the bar) and Ann (menager).
Bart - owca@west.tarnow.pl - 6 Dec 2003 14:43
Refurbishment? It needed it! But the same old problem will remain. How will they keep the gargoyles out?

I remember when Jack Stamps was a newly built and furnished boozer. It took about a month for Morden's plentiful low lifes to overrun it.


Bob V - 25 Nov 2003 19:39
Jack Stamps closed for refurbishment recently. It looks like it is being done out with an Irish theme.
Nick - 22 Nov 2003 20:48
Jack Stamp is God! Gavorkna!
Tank - 4 Feb 2003 04:01

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