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The Wibbas Down Inn, Wimbledon - pub details

Wibbas Down Inn
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Address: 6 12 Gladstone Road, London, SW19 1QT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Wimbledon (0.3 miles), South Wimbledon (0.5 miles)

Nearest train stations Wimbledon (0.2 miles), Haydons Road (0.8 miles), Wimbledon Chase (0.9 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 5.0/10 (rated by 85 users)
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user reviews of the Wibbas Down Inn, Wimbledon

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I'd read that this was a particularly large Wetherspoons. But on entering, it felt pretty small. It was only after being there about 20 minutes that I guessed there must be more to it. Following the room round, I soon worked out that the pub is actually a z-shape and there are bars at both the front and rear entrances. The place is very large. But its size and shape makes the middle section particularly dark. Ales were Surrey Hills Collusion, Adnams Bitter, Twickenham Champion's Ale & Black Eel, Thornbridge Jaipur, Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot, Dark Star Hophead, Greene King Abbot & IPA, Oakham Enough Rope, Wimbledon Common Pale Ale & Whistable Bay Red IPA. Unusually for a Wetherspoons, there was no real cider. Probably a decent option for Wimbledon, as real ale choice appears to be limited in the town. But there are better 'spoons than this.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Apr 2017 19:21
Very big wetherspoons which i've been to before. Only this time I came in a different enterance. It looked so different I thought i'd entered a different wetherspoons! But yes u can enter from either side, its a large pub, but the seating makes the pub a little more awkward than it could be. Too many of those high tables.
BestBeerBoffin - 23 Mar 2017 15:04
Very big wetherspoons which i've been to before. Only this time I came in a different enterance. It looked so different I thought i'd entered a different wetherspoons! But yes u can enter from either side, its a large pub, but the seating makes the pub a little more awkward than it could be. Too many of those high tables.
BestBeerBoffin - 23 Mar 2017 15:04
This pub is very large. It is so large that it is served by 2 bus stops. If you are travelling into Wimbledon you ban use the Wimbledon Theatre bus stop for this pub's northern end, or use the next stop, the bus station, for the pub's southern end.

The Wibbas Down Inn has two bars. The one nearest the Wimbledon Theatre I call the Country Bar, because it is small and has a fireplace and it seems to be where many of the locals drink.
The other bar I call the West End bar because it is very big and the younger people seem to use it.
I normally sit in the long corridor that links the two bars. There is lots and lots of seating in this pub, and it is popular at all times of the day and night. Sometimes it can be hard to get a drink, especially at Theatre intermission/curtain times. However, the staff are extremely good and I have never waited long at any time. There also seems to be many members of staff; and they are not fly-by-nights: they are experienced bar staff who know their jobs. Importantly, if I have ever questioned the quality of a real ale it has always been changed immediately.

There are two large TVs, one in a raised seating area, and one projector-scree type telly in the centre of the pub. There are two set of toilets (no stairs in any of them).

During Wetherspoon's Beer Festivals they often do something remarkable. The West End bar is extended and firkins of every single beer in the festival is put on sale. So about 50 different real ales all at once. A bewildering case of cellar management! Bravo!

I was in there once on the Monday morning after the Wimbledon tennis final. By 11am the West End side was crammed with Italian and Spanish 18-year-olds preparing to return home. It was a sight for sore eyes - better than the tennis.

There is wifi throughout via The Cloud.

In this pub I have always found the staff to be excellent. The beer is always in good condition. I have never waited long to be served and I have always found a seat, so I am giving it top rating.
offramp - 10 Jul 2016 08:13
Smart but ultimately forgettable pub in the Wetherspoon's tradition. Might be the best pub option if you live in the somewhat derelict South Wimbledon area.
strangetorpor - 19 Jun 2016 12:36

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