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What an odd place. Looks alright on the outside, pretty swish but get inside and it's drab city. Clearly bored barmaid poring tired old lager into a stained glass. Yeah not entirely thrilling I can tell you.

Food wasn't on, ale wasn't on, bogs were advertising some film from Jan '08 and it was filled with Arsenal fans watching a bore draw against Spurs. **Wow that's probably the most boring sentance anyone has written in the history of humanity**

I don't say this often but this place is a dog. Not in the same way as the Spreadeagle down the road but in a tired, last legs, can't be arsed way.

Leave it guys, leave it.

Thumbs Up, London Calling.
London_Calling - 11 Feb 2009 17:22
It was empty in here on Saturday afternoon which may have had something to do with the pub showing the Setanta football sports feed on the projector rather than Englandís first six nations match. Iím not sure whose bright idea that was as most pubs in the area were heaving.

I found the barmaid to be very nice, but £3.80 for a pint of Staropramen is a bit excessive. There is an ale pump, but it was off during my visit.

There is also a dartboard around the back, but I donít think that Iíll ever be playing on it as I doubt Iíll bother with this place again.
Strongers - 10 Feb 2009 08:40
Only a small pub but I love it. Friendly bar staff, big screen TV for sport, good food and Black Sheep on tap. Well worth dropping in for a couple of pints and a chat, maybe play a few board games or just to read the papers. Some Friday and Saturday nights it gets booked out for private parties as it's the perfect size. Good Quiz on Thursday nights. (I sound like I work there but really just live too close).
pezza132 - 29 Jan 2008 17:02
This is a gorgeous little place. With comfy sofas, candles on tables and the fire lit its very cosy in the evenings.

Owner and manager are always friendly and some very amusing regulars!! Have often found myself losing several hours here on a lazy afternoon. Will definately be back :)
anonymous - 25 Nov 2007 21:34
this little place is alright staff seem down to earth wicked djs in ere been a couple of times vibes r good and good music if your looking a nite out at the weekend!
anonymous - 9 Jul 2007 01:51
Just started food with different meals each night. Place seems to lack comfort for general day time drinking. not very big but its ok, can see it feeling intermate when busy. wish the pub was a bit more cosy and inviting. only been in a few times usally when going to friends in area.
candyman - 4 Apr 2007 02:50
This is an old picture of the pub - it looks brill after the refurb - well done to the New Management!
SocialButterfly - 22 Jan 2007 14:31
THEE place to be in Wandsworth! Weekday evenings are cool, chilled out and relaxed and more to the point has a distnct feeling of being home from home! Weekends, well, you'll have to see for yourselves - the DJs are brilliant (and flexible), the staff are friendly, and the crowd is great! The only downside is that you will more than likely find it extremely difficult to want to leave!
SocialButterfly - 22 Jan 2007 14:30
looking good after refurb. good vibes. one to watch.....
anonymous - 10 Dec 2006 17:30
Closed for refurb, new owners might be going for gentryfication! good word.
afcgazzard - 4 Nov 2006 12:46
Great pub if you're a smoker, not so great if you're a drinker: bit of a typical range of drinks. Bit cramped but nice enough

Will2 - 11 Aug 2006 21:14
it is a great pub - sunni is excellent - very friendly - free hot dogs for the world cup - cant get better than that. Friendly locals - good fun pub.
usher - 21 Jun 2006 11:51
Come on guys, give this pub a chance. The new mangement are trying their best with this place. It has friendly locals, great crub and the beer is good. You are also not blasted out by music. It also has one of the best Quiz nights in South London every thursday night. So give it a try and support your independent Local.
TheWizard - 20 Jul 2005 04:13
This place has seriously gone down hill in the last couple of years. Its now full of chav scum glued to the football, the food is processed crap, the owner can not even store his Lager, it is so smokey you most like walk out with lung cancer and the place is falling down.
Come on, whats happened to the lovely food wht used to be served in Mitch's day? and wht was the logic briging in TVs? Isnt there enough pubs in the area with football on?
Its a shame but I wont be going there again.Its more for the Pikies and oldies of Wandsworth now.
anonymous - 15 Apr 2005 16:43
Used to be an excellent pub with good beer and food. Sadly new management has seen it fall badly downhill. Now rivals the Rose and Crown for smokiest pub in SW18
oneoverthe8 - 7 Apr 2005 19:53
under new management, Mitch has left. no longer a great pub
rich - 19 Nov 2003 08:11
This is a very small pub with a central bar. Beer is good and because it is not a Young's pub those of you that need a break from Special or waggledance can sup something different in here. Next door to the Brewer's arms which makes it ideal for a 2 pub shuffle.
Neil - 12 Nov 2003 13:52
A free house in Wandsworth, so if you are not a huge fan of Youngs, this is the one for you.
Comfy sofas, good beer and food.
Often has art on show/for sale around the walls.
anonymous - 3 Jul 2003 15:53
This is the best place....very nice, quiet, and no TV !!
phil - 10 Jun 2003 01:27
Get the nachos!!!!

Rob - 9 May 2003 18:51
Great atmosphere, great food, superb parties, fantastic staff!
anonymous - 1 May 2003 14:49
Have had the best pub parties in here! Bar staff are always friendly, good food and great atmosphere - I love it !
Mat - 3 Mar 2003 17:59
Great pub with really friendly staff.
Satisfying food that is reasonably priced.

Dean - 3 Dec 2002 16:32
great pub quiz, been to some amazing parties here. Fab food and great staff.
Beth Richardson - 24 May 2002 15:36

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