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Pratts and Payne, Streatham

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Another half decent Antic pub, in what seemed to be a dodgy area of Streatham. There were lots of sirens everywhere and plenty of strange characters hanging around in the streets. But, inside was far more civilised and the barman was friendly. The bar has one large single room, with a kitchen at the rear. Toilets are upstairs. But, the barman said I should use the ground floor disabled toilet. Maybe he sensed, I was a little jaded, as it was my 8th pub of the day across the capital. As with my previous stop, the Balham Bowls Club, the permanent ale is their own Volden Session Ale. Two guests were from By The Horns - Arrows Of Desire & Transatlantic Cowboy. I opted for the latter and was disappointed. But, I wouldn't rule it out after just one visit. Another solid 6/10.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Mar 2019 20:31
It's clean, bright, good selection of ales with good customer service. But where's the soul? A perfectly honest pub but I prefer the White Lion or Leigham Arms down the road.
Tourmalet - 24 Mar 2015 13:50
update to my review below - menu has been completely poncified. there's a burger on there but you won't get change from 11.50 and the other dishes are all of the "pistachio encrusted swordfish" variety. Still a great quiz and excellent selection of ales though.
TommyRogers1979 - 14 Aug 2014 07:15
Went into the new place last weekend and I have to say I was very impressed. Great wine and ale (very reasonably priced too!), lovely decor and a good atmosphere. Well done to the new management. Going again tonight and hoping to try the food!!
TommyRogers1979 - 12 May 2012 19:15
Never went to the Goose, so can't make much of a comparison between then and what Antic has done to the place.
However, from a fresh pair of eyes, seemed okay inside. Wooden floors, mixture of furniture to give it a dated chic look, and properly cavernous. Toilets upstairs and far from disgusting.
More importantly, though, there were six ales on. The one I tried (forget the name) was 3.30 for a pint, tasted in particularly decent nick, and came in a handled tankard, so bonus points for that.
At 7pm on a Friday evening it was reasonably busy and the music just about on the bearable side of holding a conversation across the table.
Promising start.
duchyjim - 16 Mar 2012 22:52
Re-opened on Fri 9 Mar. The interior is still a barn but the raised area has been removed and the bar now runs along the back walll to the right. The new decor is an eclectic mix of fifties and sixties stuff I think, with a mix of bigger and smaller tables. Toilets seem much improved. It was busy on both the Fri and Sat nights with a young to middle aged crowd. Half a dozen real ales on including Haviestoun Bitter and Twisted, a Mild, Jaipur IPA, Adnams IPA - I had a couple of pints of the mild on Saturday and it was in good order. Food marked up on a board but not too much sign of it at 10pm on Saturday. No garden so smokers tend to go out front to the side alley. No telly or machines but piped music which reverberates off the walls and uncarpeted floor. Has promise.
SimonM - 12 Mar 2012 21:31
Pub has improved vastly since the new manager was introduced last summer, staff are friendly and helpful, 3 real ales on which are obviously well kept, good deals cant really argue when you get a beer and a burger for 3.99!! (ok not gordon ramsey but very acceptable), the problem is that you get the feeling from the place that they are not given the support needed by M & B which is a shame as could be alot better if they just loosened the purse strings.
Big_J - 16 Feb 2011 16:46
AVOID at all costs!! Disgusting toilets, rude staff and full of drunk chavs, doormen haven't got a clue and put you on edge, give the impression they want trouble especially the little one! If you want a cheap pint better off next door, better still try the Leigham 2min walk away! Bit pricey but better class of customer!
carling24 - 15 Sep 2009 15:34
Utterly unmemorable pub on Streatham High Road - one of many in the area. Head for the Holland Tringham or better yet the Leigham Arms if you're unlucky enough to find yourself drinking in Streatham of an evening in the first place.
ChrisP87 - 21 Nov 2008 10:25
Grotty, gritty and grimy.

Still, offically the cheapest round I have ever bought in London: 3.40 for two Youngs, which were in reasonable condition.
AleKing - 29 Jan 2007 11:24
Not bad. Decent selection of real ales (3). Music was a bit loud and naff but got better as the night went on.

We just went in on a Friday about 7ish for 45 mins.
lukemarson - 15 Dec 2006 23:01
Cheap, but a total dump. Staff smoke in the non-smoking area!
McDrunk - 27 Apr 2006 11:51
I like this place, its not an outstanding boozer, but its cheap, clean, serves the odd real ale, and plays music (unlike the 'spoons next door). Always found it very hospitable. Live a short bus ride away and me and the missus ofen go when we can't be bothered to cook but don't want to spend lots of cash (and end up staying too long 'cos you can't say no to another round at those prices).
sidkipper - 27 Apr 2006 09:28
The Golden Goose! The jewel in the crown of the Goose empire. This pub rules ok. Go there with a smile on your face and and in your heart and you will be treated in a way that you thought was only reseved for men over 60 who prop up the bar all day.
Extremely reasonably priced with a standard pub menu but with a difference- small, medium & large options!They really know their customer base.
Vivre la goose!
emlan - 28 Mar 2006 16:28
ful of old men, if you want to chat to ppl under the age of 45 aint the place for you, it stinks of old people too....its a crap pub, the worst of the worst, only good point is the cheap beer.
ahmedkhattab - 2 Feb 2005 15:19
A great bar to indulge in your raging alchoholism. Nice


John - 28 Jul 2004 15:59
go antonio... finally the goose is full, of customers and character and very very reasonable the safest place to drink on the high road
ketchup - 20 May 2004 18:23

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