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Unfortunately is appear that this pub is being to closed soon. Such as shame as the regulars and new customers are very well looked after by Kirk and Nicky and their staff. Let's hope they don't move too far so we can visit them.
nickyq - 25 Feb 2012 16:17
A fine traditional local with some nice original touches inside, including an original ceiling. Youngs Bitter & Special were the only ales. Horse racing from Ascot was showing on the TV, with most regulars glued to the box. A nice experience. Pity the beers were only Youngs.
blue_scrumpy - 16 Oct 2011 17:12
Had a very pleasant lunch in here on Sunday whilst listening to live jazz. I am told they serve lunch every Sunday and have the jazz on the first sunday of every month - I for one will be back in July.
nickyq - 8 Jun 2011 15:42
a fine pub indeed,the small afc wimbledon guy is Rob Dunford who is "as wild as mint"
BananaCock - 14 Jan 2011 15:05
younggirlnextdoor- how dare you pull the race card. i went in here with a mate who is as dark as you like and never recived anything but good service. i suggest you hop on the first plane back to canada and wind them up with your politically correct bullshit
bowhammer - 3 Nov 2010 20:58
What can i say, walked in here on saturday just gone was busting for the loo, asked the very cheerful lady behind the bar if it was ok and was discreatley shown where it was. went back to the bar where the lady was having a real laugh with some customers, i was impressed so thought id stay for a drink, i was served with my drink having not waited for more than a minite befor she served me. she was very professional and polite in her service.
Came back on sunday with my boyfriend, and she was there again with a stressed man, she was calm and professional,
This pub also does food on a sunday and i must say they looked fantastic we awere goin to friends for dinner so did not try them out but will definately be back to enjoy the atmosphere and try the food.
Avery warm welcoming pub with friendly staff and lovely beer,
bigcheers - 20 Oct 2010 15:09
walked into this pub on a sunday afternoon after a long day at st georges hospital and was very plesantly surprised. the pub is a good old boozer. no wine menus and a million different ales to choose from. the barmaid immediately made me feel welcome. its not often nowdays that your greeted with a smile and hello. my drink was cool and served in a clean glass and filled to the top unlike many over-priced pretentious "wine bars/gastro pubs". there was racing on the telly with a few locals watching and chatting at the bar. the customers are obviously well treated here and there is a brilliant rapport with the girl that was working and the guys at the bar thumbs up for being happy in your work. the pub itself is fairly large and has the old style public and saloon bars both of which seemed well used and gives the place a character that many places are lacking. i would definately go here again and imagine its the perfect place for a good old knees up.
g_johnson - 21 Aug 2010 22:10
As I understand it, this place was taken over by a new tenant very recently, and he may well be stuck with dead-wood staff. However, I honestly don't believe the lass would dare to be that overtly racist, and don't think you'd get away with it in Tooting for long; I personally think the last poster is making a bit too much of her friends colour, as it's easier to be presumptuous than to look in to real reasons.

For fifteen minutes? Again, not meaning to be disrespectful, but if you were stood at bars I used to run at events, you wouldn't wait 15 minutes for a drink... Again, I suspect it's exaggerated, because "we had to wait three minutes to be served, and two regulars managed to jump in front of it" doesn't sound as dramatic.

I don't know the circumstances, but can't believe any Youngs pub would tolerate the redneck attitude you're claiming.
ptg - 27 Feb 2010 10:17
First I'd like to say I am a female visitor from Canada ready to spend some money...I looked around and noticed a pool table to have a game with my friend whom is an African Lawyer here and has lived here in London for a good many years...;-)
We waited a good 15 min at the bar (trying to get their attention)and the bartender didn't even come up to us to ask us what we'd like and it wasn't even busy in there for a Friday evening...Now with Service like that I had to wonder??? So we walked out!!! I walked in the next day by myself and was served immediately within one minute...however, at this point I had to wonder again considering it was more busy this time!! Why am I being served immediately compared to the day before?? I asked the same lady as yesterday(behind the bar) for her managers name (Colin) and let her know I was about to write a bad review due to her service the day before..she apologized but I would not accept her apology considering it's her job to serve customers...and to ignore them is just plain rude!! I hope I made my point and that she learned from the experience to serve her customers and not ignore them whether they are dark or white shouldn't make a difference and to have a little respect! How unpredictable some people are...and I didn't expect that some people are still a little racist considering my theory of being immediately served when I was by myself...so that just goes to show some people need to grow up and get with the times that all people should be created equal!!!
Otherwise...I wouldn't recommend this establishment at all!!!
I believe my comment is fair unlike her service! I believe if your unhappy with your job you shouldn't work there...period!!
I think the manager (Colin) needs to reconsider his hiring abilities to more suited people in this mixed environment!
yourgalnextdoor - 13 Feb 2010 13:11
Typical Young's pub, but not typical in only having 'ordinary' on tap, and nothing else. Slightly tatty inside, but unpretentious. No food on offer, not even crisps when I visited. OK if you want to have a quick pint or kill some time, but not somewhere to make a special journey.
nich52 - 20 Jan 2010 21:06
This seems very much a pretty standard locals’ pub, although as it’s a Young’s house the back room has been tarted up a bit. It still has separate Public and Saloon bars, with their own doors to the street. The Public Bar is still fairly basic, with a dartboard in place. It’s small enough that there is only room for a single one-armed bandit; that’s one too many in my opinion, but others may disagree. The Saloon Bar is a bit smarter than the Public Bar, but still retains much of its original character. The Young’s Bitter I had was pretty good – or as good as Young’s Bitter gets. There was no food menu available during a weekday lunchtime, but they did do cheese or ham rolls, and the cheese and tomato roll I had was fresh and just the job if all you want is a quick snack.

I’ve been to this pub a good number of times over the years, and I’ve always felt comfortable in there. This is a decent enough little pub – clean and comfortable without being pretentious. As a previous reviewer has said, for some unearthly reason it has been painted red; Image 2 (when it appears) is how it looks now. Lord knows why anyone thinks that painting a pub red improves it. But that’s just my opinion – I suppose some people must like their pubs painted red.
RexRattus - 8 Nov 2009 11:26
this pub is under new management, come in have a see everyone is enjoying themselves, top pub and hopefully were the right managers to keep it that way
publover1002 - 16 Feb 2009 08:47
The fish van outside is a nice touch!
mitomighty - 27 Apr 2008 22:03
hope it's had a better job than the Duke of Devonshire in Balham!
mitomighty - 27 Apr 2008 22:02
WELL IVE SEEN BETTER PUBS BUT IF YOU ARE TRYING TO GET A DRINK ITS VERY HARD BECAUSE ITS CRAP SERVICE THE STAFF WELL THERE OK THATS ONLY SOME OF THEM AND SO U COULD FIND A BETTER PUB THAN THIS THAT PICTURE IS AN OLD PICTUR NOW THE PUB HAS IMPROVED but THEY HAVE PAINTED IT RED!!! ERRRRRRRR
1_fus_1 - 27 Apr 2008 16:04
I RECOMMEND THIS PUB BUT ITS MORE A PUB WHERE U HAVE TO KNOW PEOPLE TO GO IN THERE OR CAN GET BORING ITS A FAMILY PUB RECENTLY BEEN REFURBISHED!!

I RECOMMEND THIS PUB ITS GREAT I GO THERE EVERY WEEKEND I LOVE IT

Oh.Shit.You.Found.Me - 27 Apr 2008 15:49
An ordinary boozer. And the only pub I know that has a working pinball machine (Monster Bash)which is a definite plus.
RexRattus - 24 Aug 2007 22:47
Interesting but relatively down-at-heel Youngs pub, much preferable to some of their more gentrified efforts around the area. Decent Bitter.
mtaylor40 - 23 Jun 2007 21:52
Like the Grosvenor up the road this is an ordinary boozer, an increasing rarity on Garratt Lane & for Youngs. Savour it now before they parquet the floor & staff the bar with cute but surly types from NZ/OZ/ZA.
anonymous - 17 Apr 2006 15:30
place is full of weirdos. Some small guy who supports AFC Wimbledon is in here from time and time and constantly ruins the atmos with his insane drunkness and his pathetic attempts to pull women. If you can stick it, he will eventually pass out. Nice pint of guinness mind.
hardboiledegg - 5 Aug 2005 14:16
Unremarkable, but pleasant enough place. Still two seperate bars, an increasing rarity in Youngs pubs, unfortunately
JohnBonser - 4 May 2005 16:55
An alright boozer. OK to get bladdered in off an afternoon....you could do anything in this gaffe and no one would blink an eyelid!! In there on Sunday afternoon, it was empty bar a couple of 40 something local drunks who were extremely pissed and irritating. If you time it right pop in.
Garratt Boy - 21 Oct 2004 13:43
Interesting pub, mainly for locals, but ok beer and good if you like a bet or two. Everytime i have been in there my evening has been slightly spoiled by one drunken chap who is about 40 who can be very abusive at times, particularly to women (thats if he is awake). Worth a visit though.
Hugo - 8 Oct 2004 11:39

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