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

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

PUBS IN SW19(N) - WIMBLEDON HILL, WIMBLEDON VILLAGE and WIMBLEDON COMMON

For pubs in South Wimbledon, Merton and Colliers Wood see our SW19(S) page.

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.camrahops.com 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: Wimbledon (NR/District/Tramlink), Wimbledon Park (District)

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

ABOUT THE AREA

SW19 is made up of several contrasting areas. At the top of Wimbledon Hill is the Village and the Common with its large and expensive houses and some fine pubs. Pubs of Wimbledon Village by Clive Whichelow, originally published in 1998 and now available again from enigmapublishing.co.uk @ £3.95, is gratefully acknowledged as the source of some of the information included here.

Below Wimbledon station at the bottom of the hill, the pubs of South Wimbledon, Merton and Colliers Wood are described in Through the Gateway to the South, our 2006 Guide to the pubs down the Northern Line from Balham to Morden (See Local Pub Guides)

PUBS

Pubs are listed in alphabetical order.

Photos are by our webmaster, Mike Flynn - Click on any picture to see a large version on Flickr..

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 Alexandra

ALEXANDRA

33 Wimbledon Hill Road

SW19 7NE

Tel: 020-8947 7691 website: youngs.co.uk

10.00 - 23.00 Mon - Wed, 10.00 - 00.00 Thu - Sat, 12.00 - 23.00 Sun

Young

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

Built in 1876, this landmark pub has undergone many changes over the years. Now a one bar pub, it retains the feel of four distinct areas: the old wood-panelled public bar, the painted old red room, the wallpapered lounge area and the contemporary ‘Smart Alex’ wine bar, with a variety of furniture to match. Roof garden. Sky sports. Live music in Smart Alex on Fri & Sat evenings. Disabled facilities in Smart Alex only. Food 12.00-21.30 daily. Children welcome until 19.00. Proof of identity required for 18-21s.

NR/LU/TL

DF FA GD SN ME ML RS

Small picture of The All Bar One

ALL BAR ONE

37/39 Wimbledon Hill Road

SW19 7NA

Tel: 020 8946 9072 website: all-bar-one.co.uk

Mitchells & Butlers

No real ale

Beware the keg Fuller’s London Pride.

Small picture of The Brewery Tap

BREWERY TAP

68/69 High Street, Wimbledon Village

SW19 5EE

Tel: 020-8947 9331

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

Enterprise

Adnams Bitter; Fuller’s London Pride; guest beers

This 150 year old pub, modified and extended in recent years, packs plenty of seating into the spaces around the compact bar. It is renowned for its commitment to real ale. Guest beers often come from microbreweries and regularly include milds. The current licensee, John Grover, has introduced regular “Meet the Brewer” evenings featuring a chance to meet and sample the beers of a small/micro brewer. Lunches are served 12.00-14.30 weekdays and 12.00-17.00 at weekends, evening meals 18.00-21.00 Tue-Thu. The brewery in question burned down in 1889... and was replaced by a fire station.

NR/LU/TL

ML ME LocAle

Small picture of The Common Room

COMMON ROOM

18 High Street, Wimbledon Village

SW19 5DX

Tel: 020 8944 1909 website: commonroombar.co.uk

Free (The Food & Drink Group)

No real ale

Small picture of The Crooked Billet

CROOKED BILLET

15 Crooked Billet

SW19 4RQ

Tel: 020-8946 4942 website: thecrookedbilletwimbledon

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

Young

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

Homely late 18th century building, extended in 1969 into adjacent cottage. Wood panelled walls adorned with old prints and photographs. Intimate restaurant at the back. Younger clientele but strictly over 21s. Occasional late licences. Food until 22.00 daily but only snacks on weekday afternoons.

GD SN ML ME RS

Small picture of The Dog & Fox

DOG & FOX

24 High Street, Wimbledon Village

SW19 5EA

Tel: 020-8946 6565; Website: thedogandfox.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Young

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

Mentioned in 1617 as last coaching stop into London and a centre for training volunteer soldiers in the Napoleonic wars, the Dog & Fox has been a Young’s pub since 1834. Rebuilt in 1869 and now impressively remodelled and non-smoking throughout, it comprises a spacious, busy main bar for over 21s connected to family friendly seating areas mainly for diners, with attentive table service, and outdoor patios each end. Good food served all day. The Bayee Village Chinese restaurant now occupies the separate part of the building that had been Finch’s restaurant bar since 2000.

NR/LU/TL

DF FA GD SN ML ME RS

Small picture of The Fire Stables

FIRE STABLES

27-29 Church Road, Wimbledon Village

SW19 5DQ

Tel: 020-8946 3197 website firestableswimbledon.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Young

Young’s Bitter

Taken over by Young’s from Punch (Spirit) in 2006 and more a café-bar than a pub, with real ale not always available. Restaurant seating at rear overlooking enclosed garden. Big screen for England football and Wimbledon tennis away from the bar in a side area bookable for functions. No meals on Saturdays. Until 2000 it was the Castle. And the fire stables were actually behind the Dog & Fox.

NR/LU/TL

DF FA ML ME

Small picture of The Fox & Grapes

FOX & GRAPES

9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common

SW19 4UN

Tel: 020-8946 5599 website: innventiveoperations.com

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

Inventive Operations

Courage Directors; Harveys Sussex; Taylor Landlord; Weltons Pride & Joy; Seasonal guest beer

This welcoming pub on the edge of Wimbledon Common is in CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory of Pub Interiors of Special Historic Interest. Its fixtures and fittings are mainly early 20th century and include pretty stained-glass windows and wood panelling. Also note the brass finger plates on the entrance doors. An interesting portfolio of real ales. Also popular lunches, evening meals and afternoon snacks. Bus route 93 a five minute walk away.

FA SN ML ME RS

Small picture of The Hand & Racquet

HAND & RACQUET

25/27 Wimbledon Hill Road

SW19 7NE

Tel: 020-8947 9391

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

Greene King

Greene King IPA, Abbot, Old Speckled Hen, Ruddles County, Seasonal Beer; guest beers

Converted by Whitbread from a Boots shop in 1995 as the Hand & Racket and renamed Hogshead in 1999, this medium sized, modern pub pub was acquired by Greene King and took its current name in 2004. A good atmosphere, variety of furniture, polished wood and tiled floors, wood panelled and painted walls, brick fireplace and raised seating area at the back. Lively for major events with Sky sports on six screens, sometimes showing different events. Wide choice of food (not Fri & Sat evenings) and party reservations include free buffet. One to five guest beers from independent breweries change frequently, some on gravity dispense behind the bar.

NR/LU/TL

DF SN ML ME

Small picture of The Hand in Hand

HAND IN HAND

7 Crooked Billet

SW19 4RQ

Tel: 020-8946 5720 website: youngs.co.uk

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

Young

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

Early 19th century bakehouse on site of house owned by brewer Watney’s grandfather, the Hand in Hand was a family owned beer house for 100 years before Young’s bought it in 1974. Since renovated and enlarged internally, but without losing warmth and intimacy of atmosphere in the different drinking areas around the one bar. Most drinking is out of doors in summer, with plastic glasses eliminating the obvious hazard. Family room. Food served all day at weekends.

FA GD ME ML PG QP

Small picture of The Jenny Lind

JENNY LIND

90 Inner Park Road

SW19 6DA

Free (M&B Inns)

No real ale - handpump unused


KING OF DENMARK

83 Ridgway

SW19 4ST

CLOSED

Sold by S&N Pub Enterprises to a developer who has submitted unsuccessful applications to Merton Council to demolish and replace it with a bar, offices and flats.

MAGNOLIA

21 Worple Road

SW19 4DH

Free

CLOSED - converted to ‘Dreams’ bed showroom

Formerly Slug & Lettuce, originally Bar Med

Small picture of The Rose & Crown

ROSE & CROWN

55 High Street, Wimbledon Village

SW19 5BA

Tel: 020-8947 4713 website: roseandcrownwimbledon.co.uk

11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun

Young

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

Spacious yet intimate traditional pub dating back to the mid 17th century and famously patronised by Swinburne. First leased by Young’s in 1832. Meals served until 22.00 Mon-Sat, 21.30 Sun. Children welcome in conservatory and garden. Popular for televised rugby. Opened out in 1980s and enlarged in 2002 to provide hotel accommodation.

NR/LU/TL

AC CP DF FA GD SN ML ME

Small picture of The Swan

SWAN

89 Ridgway

SW19 4SU

Tel: 020-8946 1652

11.00 - 23.00

Punch (Spirit)

Fuller’s London Pride: Young’s Bitter; guest beers

Large, welcoming 19th century pub with seating for as many as 200 inside and on the patio. Thursday and Sunday quizzes and accasional live music in winter. Food available until 22.30 (Sun 21.30). Children welcome in bar during daytime. Three rotating guest beers, often from Greene King.

DF GD SN ML ME

Small picture of The Woodman

WOODMAN

222 Durnsford Road

SW19 8DR

Tel: 020-8946 0274

11.00 - 23.00

Punch (Spirit - ‘John Barras’)

Greene King IPA, Abbot; Courage Best Bitter; Fuller’s London Pride

1930s pub offering a range of sports teams for both men and women or, for the more sedentary, televised sports on several screens. Weekly quiz on Tuesdays, jam session for musicians on Thursdays.There is a large conservatory area to the side of the main pub where children are welcome until 20.00. Food available 12.00-21.00 (Sun 20.30). Carvery on Sundays.

LU(Wimbledon Park) - Bus 156 (Wimbledon to Wandsworth) stops outside.

CP DF FA GD SN ML ME PG

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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