Across the Commons

Pubs in Barnes, Roehampton, Putney, Wimbledon Village & Raynes Park

| INTRODUCTION | SW13 & SW14(PART) BARNES | SW15 PUTNEY | SW19 (N) | SW20 | LOST LOCALS |

PUBS IN SW15 PUTNEY, PUTNEY HEATH & ROEHAMPTON

This printout of the online version of Across the Commons has been updated by information reported up to January 2010. To buy the printed version of any of our local guides go to the CAMRA on-line shop at http://shop.camra.org.uk/click the links to the right. Use the area links above for the on-line pub lists. There are also on-line versions of our first guide Through the Gateway to the South and our third guide, Down the River available on this website - see the Local Pubs Guide page for details.

Eventually we will have all the pubs in our area available on-line via the very useful www.whatpub.org website. We intend this to be the most up-to-date pubs listing available for South West London pubs.

For now we now have UPDATED on-line versions of the three earliest publications available on this website. Either use the Pubs drop down menu at the top of any page for direct links to the on-line pubs lists or click the links below for a list of the pubs in the relevant postcode area:

If you spot any errors or omissions in our listings please contact our Pubs Officer, Geoff Strawbridge geoff.strawbridge@camraswl.org.uk, with the details.

TRANSPORT

Stations
LU - East Putney (District)
NR - Putney

Access is easy by Bus, London Underground or National Rail.
Use the TfL Journey Planner to find your way.

ABOUT THE AREA

Putney’s main claim to fame is as the start of the University Boat Race. Many rowing clubs are based in the area. Putney itself is a pleasant town but rather spoilt by the mass of traffic that passes through the High Street. The postal district extends up to Putney Heath, famous for its highwaymen, and on to Kingston Vale, now a beer desert after the closure of both its pubs. On the west side, Roehampton is now served by only two of the six pubs there ten years ago.

PUBS

Pubs are listed in alphabetical order.

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Facilities are coded under each real ale pub entry:
NR/LU/TL - Rail, tube or tram station within 1/2 mile: AC - Accommodation
CP - Own car park: DF - Disabled access + WC
FA - Children welcome: GD - Garden or outdoor drinking area
SN - Snacks (sandwiches, pies etc): ML - Lunchtime meals
ME - Evening meals: RS - Restaurant
FR - Function room: PB - Separate public bar
PG - Traditional pub games: QP - Quiet pub
RI - Regional Inventory: LocAle - CAMRA LocAle Accredited

Small picture of the Angel

ANGEL

11 High Street, Roehampton

SW15 4HL

Tel: 020-8788 1997 website: youngs.co.uk

11.00 - 00.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Young

Wells Bombardier, Young’s Bitter, Special, Seasonal Beer - RAiB: Kew Gold, Special London Ale

A Young’s house since 1872 but dating back to 1617, here is an ideal base for exploring historic Roehampton. The busy public bar is the focus of activity with locals playing board and card games and watching sports on TV. The saloon bar is much quieter but just as welcoming. Photographs of old Roehampton adorn the walls. Good collections for charities attest to the generous spirit of this much loved pub. Meals 12.00 - 16.00. Patio at the side. Small car park.

CP DF GD SN ML PB PG QP

Small picture of the Arab Boy

ARAB BOY

289 Upper Richmond Road

SW15 6SP

Tel: 020-8788 5154 website: www.thearabboy.co.uk

12.00 - 23.00 Sun - Wed, 12.00 - 00.00 Thu - Sat

Greene King

Greene King IPA, Abbot; guest beer

Refurbished in 2009. Now with more extensive food options. Built in 1849, this pub was bequeathed by its builder, Henry Scarth, to Yussef Sirric, the Arab servant he had brought back from Turkey. A friendly, cosy, low ceilinged community pub with unobtrusive background music and TV sports, busy for big matches. Small back patio. Pub Quiz Thu. Meal Deals on Fri and Mon - see pub website for details. Originally a Watney pub, it was run by the Magic Pub Co briefly before Greene King took over in 1996.

GD SN ML ME PG

Small picture of the Bar Room Bar

BAR ROOM BAR

160 Putney High Street

SW15 1RS

Faucet Inns

No real ale

Formerly Pied Piper, Rat & Parrot, Sports and originally Horseshoe

Small picture of the Boathouse

BOATHOUSE

Brewhouse Lane

SW15 2JX

Tel: 020-8789 0476 website: www.boathouseputney.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 23.00 Sun

Young

Wells Bombardier, Young’s Bitter, Special, Seasonal Beer; - RAiB: Kew Gold, Special London Ale

Opened 2004 on newly accessible stretch of the riverside to the east of Putney Bridge and replacing the Castle, demolished the previous year, the Boathouse occupies three floors in the historic red brick Isherwood Building (once a vinegar brewery), complete with a cupola and clock and with a glass fronted extension overlooking the river. A vibrant bar/restaurant attracting a young clientele sadly preferring Magners and the heavily promoted keg lagers and bottled beers despite the efforts of keen young managers to improve draught beer sales. Big screens for rugby and cricket.

NR LU(Putney Bridge)

DF FA GD SN ML ME RS

Small picture of the Bricklayers Arms

BRICKLAYER’S ARMS

32 Waterman Street

SW15 1DD

Tel: 020-8789 0222 website: www.bricklayers-arms.co.uk

12.00 - 23.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Free

Taylor Dark Mild, Golden Best, Best Bitter, Landlord, Ram Tam, Seasonal Beer; Sambrook’s Wandle; guest beers; Weston Cider

Currently the CAMRA Greater London Regional Pub of the Year 2009 and SW London CAMRA Pub of the Year 2008, titles it also won in 2007 and 2006 respectively, as well as winning the 2006 Wandsworth Business Award for best pub, café or restaurant.

The oldest pub in Putney, dating from 1826, a cosy, family-run, community local reopened in 2005 after some time in purely domestic use by the owner whose purchase previously saved it from redevelopment. Now modestly refurbished. A real fire, tasteful background music, shove halfpenny and bar skittles, and televised sports - big screen for special events but strictly a Sky-free zone - make this a pub for everybody. Flagstones now replace the astroturf outside. Guest beers often include a Downton choice. Holds frequent beer festivals: see pub website for details. Food available after 17.00 direct from local supplier Scoff - see menu on bar. Was Putney Brick between 2000 and 2002.

NR LU (Putney Bridge)

FA GD ME LocAle

Small picture of the Coat & Badge

COAT & BADGE

8 Lacy Road

SW15 1NL

Tel: 020-8788 4900 website: geronimo-inns.co.uk

11.00 - 00.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Geronimo (leased from Enterprise)

Adnams Bitter, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, guest beer

Small pub named after traditional sculling race, decorated with pictures of old Putney. Stained glass in upper windows. Children welcome until 18.00. Restaurant open for lunch 12.00 - 15.00 (16.00 Sat & Sun) and dinner 18.00 - 22.30 (21.00 Sun). Outdoor patio.

NR LU(Putney Bridge)

GD SN ML ME RS

Small picture of the Dukes Head

DUKE’S HEAD

8 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1JN

Tel: 020-8788 2552 website: www.dukesheadputney.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00 Sun - Wed, 11.00 - 00.00 Thu, 11.00 - 01.00 Fri & Sat

Young

Wells Bombardier, Young’s Bitter, Special, Seasonal Beer

Dating from 1864, with 1894 fittings, this Grade II listed pub is on the CAMRA London Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest. Reopened after refurbishment in October 2006 as Young’s first smoke-free pub, it now has drinking areas and a dining room on the ground floor, a basement cocktail bar and an upstairs function room seating 40. The overall feel is one of elegance and luxury, with leaves the main motif. Food available all day but you are advised to book for Sunday lunch.

NR LU(Putney Bridge)

DF FA GD SN ML ME RS FR

Small picture of the Fox

FOX

167 Upper Richmond Road

SW15 6SE

Tel: 020-8788 1912

11.00 - 23.00 Sun - Thu, 11.00 - 01.00 Fri & Sat

Laurel

Fuller’s London Pride; Wells Bombardier

Real ale recently reinstated. Formerly Fox & Hounds, originally Coach & Eight.

NR LU(East Putney)

Small picture of the Green Man

GREEN MAN

Putney Heath

SW15 3NG

Tel: 020-8788 8096 website: youngs.co.uk

11.00 - 23.30 Mon - Thu, 11.00 - 00.00 Fri & Sat, 12.00 - 23.00 Sun

Young

Wells Bombardier, Young’s Bitter, Special - RAiB: Kew Gold, Special London Ale

Young’s sensitive refurbishment of this country-house style pub on the edge of the heath is to be applauded. Various rooms lead off from the bar and a small outdoor drinking area overlooks the bus stand. Barbecues are held in the large beer garden in good weather. Quiz night is Tuesday. You can play Ring the Bull at quieter times. Children welcome with diners until 19.00. Meals served until 21.00 (21.45 Sat and 19.30 Sun), but only snacks 15.00 - 18.00 weekdays.

DF FA GD SN ML ME PG

Small picture of the Half Moon

HALF MOON

93 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1EU

Tel: 020-8780 9383 website: www.halfmoon.co.uk

12.00 - 00.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 23.00 Sun

Young

Young’s Bitter, Special; guest ale

Well known as a live music venue, the present pub was rebuilt in 1903 taking in some neighbouring cottages and so extending it to include the function room where the gigs take place. In 2004 and 2005 it was awarded commendations by Young’s for beer quality and cellar management. Cribbage played. Pool table.

GD FR PG

Small picture of the Angel

HIGHWAYMAN

13 Petersfield Rise, Roehampton

SW15 4AE

Tel: 020-8780 1686

11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Enterprise

Courage Best Bitter; Young’s Bitter

1950s estate pub with a clean interior enhanced by neatly hung pictures mostly of cricketers. The wood panelling lends it a warm feel which matches the welcome from the staff. TV sports, Thursday darts matches and occasionally live music or disco.

Bus routes 85 and 265 within five minutes’ walk.

CP FA GD FR PG

Small picture of the Idle Hour

IDLE HOUR

22 Putney High Street

SW15 1SL

Enterprise

Caledonian: Deuchars IPA

Real Ale recently reinstated. Open evenings only. Formerly Bierrex

Small picture of the Jolly Gardeners

JOLLY GARDENERS

61-63 Lacy Road

SW15 1NT

Tel: 020-8780 8921 website: thejollygardenerssw15.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00

Mitchell & Butler

Adnams Broadside; Caledonian Deuchars IPA; Fuller’s London Pride

Lively pub with small outdoor drinking area just off the High Street. with a good selection of bottled foreign beers. Warm welcome from staff even when busy. Full meals are available all day till 22.00 (21.00 Sun). Can be a bit noisy but go there for the ‘buzz’ or simply to play one of the many board games available.

NR LU(Putney Bridge)

GD SN ML ME

KINGS HEAD

1 High Street, Roehampton

SW15 4HL

Enterprise

CLOSED (Listed building)

MONTAGUE ARMS

3 Medfield Street, Roehampton

SW15 4JY

ex-Inntrepreneur

CLOSED (Listed building)

Small picture of the Normanby

NORMANBY

231 Putney Bridge Road

SW15 2PU

Tel: 020-8874 1555 website: www.thenormanby.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Thu, 11.00 - 00.00 Fri, 10.00 - 00.00 Sat, 10.00 - 23.00 Sun

Punch (Spirit)

Greene King IPA plus occasional guest

Formerly Cedar Tree, now a ‘diner, deli and pub’. A change of manager has seen the re-introduction of cask beer.

SN ML ME

Small picture of the Prince of Wales

PRINCE OF WALES

138 Upper Richmond Road

SW15 2SP

Tel: 020 8788 1552 website: princeofwalesputney.co.uk

12.00 - 23.00 Mon - Wed, 12.00 - 00.00 Fri - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Punch (Spirit)

Fuller’s London Pride, Black Sheep Bitter. Bottled Weston’s Premium Organic cider

Cask beer re-introduced following a recent renovation. There is now more emphasis on food than before but they also care about their beers. The walls of the front bar are adorned with regulars’ pewter tankards. Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00 Mon - Fri, 12.00 - 16.00 Sat & Sun. Dinner: 18.00 - 22.00 Mon - Sat, 18.30 - 21.30 Sun.

NR LU (East Putney)

SN ML ME

Small picture of the Railway

RAILWAY

202 Upper Richmond Road

SW15 6TD

Tel: 020-8788 8190 website: jdwetherspoon.co.uk

09.00 - 00.00 Sun - Thu, 10.00 - 01.00 Fri & Sat

Wetherspoon

Courage Best; Greene King Abbot, Old Speckled Hen; Marston Pedigree; Shepherd Neame Spitfire; guest beers

Originally an hotel erected opposite Putney station in 1889, this comfortable corner pub has bars on the ground and first floors connected by a modern staircase. There are ‘intimate’ booths downstairs and the walls are adorned with old photographs and local history information panels. TV screens for sport. The ornate exterior features illuminated figurines. Renamed Drummonds from 1986 to 1993.

NR LU(East Putney)

DF FA SN ML ME

Small picture of the Slug & Lettuce

SLUG & LETTUCE

146-148 Putney High Street

SW15 1RR

Laurel

No real ale

Formerly Parisà, which was a brewpub between 1998 and 2000

Small picture of the Spencer Arms

SPENCER ARMS

237 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1HJ

Tel: 020-8788 0640 website: www.thespencerarms.co.uk

12.00 - 00.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 23.00 Sun

Free (Honor Limited)

Adnams Bitter; Fuller’s London Pride; plus a guest beer - RAiB: Fuller’s Honeydew.

Originally the Spencer Arms Hotel and a stage stop at the edge of Putney Common, now an award winning dining pub, tastefully refurbished and attacting a smart, young clientele. Overlooking the common, one side is restaurant-syle whilst the other is a comfortable lounge with sofas. The TV is often silent; there is quiet background music and occasionally a jazz or blues singer. The choice of beers may change in summer. Food 12.00 - 22.00 Mon - Sat and 12.00 - 21.00 Sun. Heated patio. Note the use of the innovative Dyson Airblade hand dryers in the toilets. Renamed Putney Page from 2002 to 2005 under previous ownership.

Bus 22 from Piccadilly Circus terminates here.

DF FA GD

Small picture of the Spotted Horse

SPOTTED HORSE (YE OLDE)

122 Putney High Street

SW15 1RG

Tel: 020-8788 0246 website: www.spottedhorse.co.uk

11.00 - 00.00 Mon - Thu, 11.00 - 01.00 Fri & Sat, 12.00 - 00.00 Sun

Young

Wells Bombardier, Young’s Bitter, Special - RAiB: Kew Gold, Special London Ale

Originally dating from the 18th century, this pub was substantially remodelled in the Edwardian period, its most distinctive feature being the wooden piebald horse over the entrance. Following refurbishment in 2000 with the bar now along the side and a dining area at the back, the interior is modern and cavernous with plenty of seating. The pub is busy when big football or rugby matches are shown on TV. Meals served until 21.00, except 15.00 - 18.00 weekdays.

NR LU(East Putney)

DF SN ML ME

Small picture of the Star & Garter

STAR & GARTER

4 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1JN

Tel: 020-8788 0345

17.00 - 00.00 Mon - Thu, 17.00 - 01.00 Fri, 12.00 - 01.00 Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

S&N Pub Enterprises (Glendola)

Caledonian Deuchars IPA; Fuller’s London Pride

Real ale recently reinstated. Was Bar M for a while

NR LU(Putney Bridge)

Small picture of the Telegraph

TELEGRAPH

Telegraph Road, Putney Heath

SW15 3TU

Tel: 020-8788 2011 website inventiveoperations.com

12.00 - 23.00 Mon - Thu, 11.00 - 00.00 Fri & Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Massive

Beer range varies

Impressively refurbished as a ‘country pub in London’, with greater emphasis on food as well as well kept real ales. Monday is curry night. Music on Thursday/Friday Nights. Hosts the local rugby club, London Cornish, plus regular film nights, golf days and other attractions. Upstairs available for functions. Site of the Putney Telegraph 1796 - 1848. Five well kept real ales including microbrewery beers, e.g. Welton’s Pridenjoy. Try calling in after a cycle across the commons, the pub being handily placed on the boundaries of Putney Heath and Wimbledon Common. Friendly dogs welcome too. The rose garden is impressive.

GD SN ML ME

Small picture of the Walkabout

WALKABOUT

14 Putney High Street

SW15 1SL

Regent Inns

No real ale

Formerly Litten Tree, previously Slug & Lettuce and originally White Lion; listed building

Small picture of Jim Thompson’s

WEST PUTNEY TAVERN

408 Upper Richmond Road

SW15 6JP

Website: thewestputneytavern.com

Enterprise (Orchid)

No real ale

Formerly Jim Thompson’s and previously Northumberland Arms

Small picture of the Whistle & Flute

WHISTLE & FLUTE

46 Putney High Street

SW15 1SQ

Tel: 020-8780 5437 website: fullers.co.uk

11.00 - 23.30 Mon - Fri, 11.00 - 00.00 Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Fuller

Fuller’s London Pride, ESB, Seasonal Beer

A modern pub converted from bank premises in 1995 and named P Shannon and Sons until 2000. The main, front bar has comfortable chairs and Sky sports. At the back, up a few stairs is an extra room for meals or groups. Smart, youngish clientele. Good beer in a friendly atmosphere.

NR LU(Putney Bridge)

DF FA SN ML ME FR

| INTRODUCTION | SW13 & SW14(PART) BARNES | SW15 PUTNEY | SW19 (N) | SW20 | LOST LOCALS |

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Facilities

NR/LU/TL - Rail, tube or tram station within 1/2 mile
AC - Accommodation
CP - Own car park
DF - Disabled access + WC
FA - Children welcome
GD - Garden or outdoor drinking area
SN - Snacks (sandwiches, pies etc)
ML - Lunchtime meals
ME - Evening meals
RS - Restaurant
FR - Function room
PB - Separate public bar
PG - Traditional pub games
QP - Quiet pub
RI - Regional Inventory
LocAle - CAMRA LocAle Accredited