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Westbridge Public House & Dining Rooms, Battersea

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user reviews of the Westbridge Public House & Dining Rooms, Battersea

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Large modern bustling pub on a junction not far south of Battersea Bridge, catering mainly to the less venerable drinker. Some hand-pumps (e.g. with beers from A Head in a Hat brewery) and a good menu of non-UK bottles. Lots of tables and plenty of staff moving the customers along. Even for a peaceful drink, not at all bad and a good venue for a group night out.
Arctium_lappa - 25 Feb 2013 23:25
This was one of the better pubs I visited on Saturday. Whilst it's more of a gastropub than a traditional boozer, it does have an excellent selection of beers, especially in bottles. Three real ales were all from Sambrooks - Wandle, Junction and Powerhouse Porter. In addition there is a keg oyster stout plus bottles including Innis & Gunn Rum Cask, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Porter, Asahi Black, Left Hand Milk Stout, Coopers Pale Ale, Goose Island Honkers Ale and Great Divide Yeti. Cider is Kingstone Press. Speaking to the friendly and knowledgeable Aussie barman, I gathered that this is part of a new chain of pubs with other branches on Latchmere Road and Tower Bridge Road. The group has plans to expand with other bars mooted for elsewhere in London, including the City. A few more cask ales would be nice to supplement the bottled range. The pub itself had bare floorboards and a visible kitchen. I may well return here some day. Although it was fairly quiet on my visit. As long as drinkers are not overrun by diners, I can imagine this will end up a fairly popular pub.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Dec 2010 21:25
Wow what a pub. So many great beers, including Macs Gold and Speights on tap, amazing pies and He-Man wallpaper in the toilets. Nuff said.
JimmyNZ - 9 Oct 2010 13:22
Brilliant Pub, great atmosphere, lovely service and the food is YUMMY!!!!
Good job guys :-)
Fishy1 - 11 Jun 2010 22:00
Love this place, came highly recommended. I checked it out - fabulous roasts, sure a little over priced, but well worth it. Organised a birthday Sunday lunch there and staff were fab, everyone since raves about the roasts and yes they put the sport on when the boys asked too. Nice wine list too.
lisa_is_a_star - 3 Jan 2009 21:23
What's not to like? Babes, well-kept beer, good simple food which won't break the bank, somewhere to relax and smoke outside and - as someone below mentioned - a real rock 'n' roll feel. The service is sweet and you somehow feel you could bring your grandmother for Sunday lunch and she'd like it as much as I do.

keep it up Westbridge, you rock.
pubster1 - 27 Oct 2008 10:55
Re: johnapples02 review.
I was there on the night you visited. Sitting across the bar while you had your "£10 pound minimum charge" episode, as it happens.
First off, pretty much every bar in London enforces this rule. Yes, it's a pain, but it's how it is. Get over it. You didn't really help yourself by loudly chiding the (very patient) bar manager that you went there all the time - as if this somehow qualifies you for special treatment. If you went there "all the time", you'd know about the minimum charge for cards.
Secondly, I've always found the staff to be friendly, engaging and efficient, even at those times when it's incredibly busy.
Points off for only showing Sky Sports News? Er, no, actually. If you went there "all the time", you'd know that the staff usually put on whatever the customers ask for. Any disputes relating to golf vs cricket or whatever tend to be resolved by an informal straw poll - or they just put on the TV in the other room - something else you might have noticed, if, as you say, you went there "all the time".
It's the best bar I've been to in many years. The food's great, the beer's great, and the company is varied and interesting.
One other thing - regarding your final comment? They play music all the time. Very good it is too.
simonsouth - 31 Jul 2008 13:34
A quick summary of all the rant below, donít go during the evening go during the day. I go to this pub quite often but now im staring to think about going across the road to the S-Bar.

One point for the food, big and tasty go for the steak. One point against for the special of the day, very small and over priced. One point for the atmosphere not too arty farty just a nice good pub feel. One point against for the service at the bar, there is only one till so they are asking for trouble at busy times. Another point off for the service at the bar, because they really have to train their staff to be more polite to the customers some not all donít smile or say thank you its just here's your pathetic change get out of my face next customer (no please at the end!) One staff member in particular offers the rudest service he's the one running around trying to serve ten people at the same time, whilst trying to chat up the anything that moves and makes the other bar staff visibly frustrated because of all the mess and wrong orders he makes. (I assume he is the manager because he is still there) One point off for the £10 minimum on cards, in this day and age why? It feels like ive gone back in time five years where there was at least a reason for the banking limits. One point for the beer, lovely wheat beers and a good all round selection. One point off for lack of sport on TV they are obviously keeping costs down by only showing sky sports news. Another point off for only having one TV.
Finaly one point on because they donít play loud music adding to that nice pub feel. So that makes it 6 points against and four points for therefore only a rating of 4 for me. Its hit and miss with this place,

johnapples02 - 2 Jul 2008 11:38
Relaxed pub/bar with an excellent drop of Wadworths St George and the Dragon at present, served in a handle jug. Two rooms and a very small area out the back. Has aspirations, as they say.
rainlight - 18 Apr 2008 19:22
This is a wonderful pub. Great food, service and atmosphere with two great private rooms and two great gardens
anonymous - 25 Apr 2007 17:33
Good food. Very family orientated on a sunday, and not too sloaney on other nights which is a bonus.
evil_eye - 19 Mar 2007 11:42
Matilda no longer exists. It's been replaced by The Westbridge (which I have no experience of).
vivifica - 11 Feb 2007 17:17
Quite simply the best pub in Battersea! Delicious food and a great crowd. Also has fantastic private rooms upstairs for parties.
Olivier Dacourt - 26 Apr 2006 14:52

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