Through the Gateway to the South
Pubs down the Northern Line from Balham to Morden
PUBS IN MORDEN SM4
This printout of the online version of Through the Gateway to the South 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/
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, with the details.
The tube was extended to Morden in 1926 and at the time the area was open country. Most of it had been built over by the end of the 1930s, encouraged by the opening of the Southern Railway’s new connection from Wimbledon to Sutton which forestalled a proposed extension of the Northern line to the latter town. At St Helier the London County Council built a large estate for a population of no less than 30,000.
Pubs are listed in alphabetical order.
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
Lower Morden Lane
Tel: 020-8337 3071
11.00 - 23.00, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun
Punch (Spirit - ‘John Barras’)
Fuller’s London Pride; Greene King IPA
Sprawling community pub, the only one within a wide residential area, opposite church and assembly hall. Lower Morden Lane is famous for the competitive excess of residents’ external Christmas decorations. The pub was reopened in December 2005 after a £1/2 million refurbishment, retaining the enormous back garden but losing the separate restaurant and conservatory. Accompanied children admitted until 20.00. Large, welcoming, J-shaped bar with darts at one end and several well placed TV screens, popular with Chelsea supporters. The pub itself fields two football teams and a rugby team. Weekday afternoons are typically quiet with only low level background music. 60 seat meeting room available for free booking. Food 12.00 - 19:45 daily.
163 bus route from Morden, Wimbledon and Raynes Park. Also 293 and 413 bus routes from Morden
DF FA GD SN ML MN FR PG
1/2 Crown Parade, Crown Lane
No real ale
Bar & restaurant opened end of 2005 in premises previously occupied by Jolson’s (Wine Bar)
116 London Road
S&N (Globe Pub Enterprises)
Renamed Big Hand Mo’s (1995-1999); previously Crown Inn.
GANLEY’S IRISH BAR
43 London Road
Tel: 020-8685 0481
11.00 - 23.00 Mon - Thu, 11.00 - 00.00 Fri & Sat but no entry after 23.00, 12.00 - 23.00 Sun
Greene King Abbot
A superior example of an Irish pub. Tiled floor in the bar area with a variety of seating including settees, settles and bar stools. Note the shields of the Irish counties on the ceiling throughout the pub. Conventional tables and chairs and a polished floor at the rear, and GAA shirts for each county. Food 12.00 to 20.00 (Not Sun). Restaurant 18.00 - 21.00 Mon - Sat, 12:00 - 19.30 Sun (carvery only), closed Mon. Setanta Sports and Sky TV for football, rugby, racing, golf, hurling and Gaelic football. The pub sponsors local sports teams. Music at weekends. Children welcome to 18.00. Small beer garden behind. Opened October 1996 as End of the Line, in unit formerly occupied by gas showrooms, and became Jack Stamps Beer House in 1998 before reopening in its current guise in 2003.
DF FA GD SN ML ME RS
21 Morden Hall Road
Herald Inns and Bars - in Administrative Receivership
CLOSED - Future Uncertain
Bar and restaurant opened by Whitbread in 1996 in an 18th century Grade I listed building, leased from the National Trust and tastefully restored. Function rooms for 100-140 and 20-50 people.
144 Central Road
Tel: 020 8640 0940
12.00 - 23.00 Mon - Thu, 12.00 - 00.00 Fri, 11.00 - 00.00 Sat, 12.00 - 22.30 Sun
Shepherd Neame Spitfire; Beer range may vary
One bar suburban pub. Carpeted with mostly tables and chairs and also raised seating area with wood panelling. Sky Sports and Setanta. Regular musical events. Food 12.00 - 21.00 Mon-Fri, 12.00 - 18.00 Sat and Sun; barbecues in summer. Children welcome up to 20.00. Large garden with children's Section. Darts and Pool. Two large function rooms. Named simply Tavern for a while.
NR (Morden South); 470 bus stops outside (limited service)
CP FA GD SN ML ME PG
ROYAL SURREY PUB
1-9 Abbotsbury Road
020 8640 2990
11.30 - 23.00 Mon - Thu, 11.30 - 00.00 Fri & Sat, 11.30 - 22.00 Sun
Fuller’s London Pride; Young’s Bitter
Large, single bar pub with televised sports. A raised, TV-free area, has been comfortably refurbished with a variety of seating and is mostly carpeted. Music Fri (and sometimes other evenings). Outside drinking on pavement at front. Upstairs is a members’ club with 10 snooker tables, 100 seat card room and free internet access, open from 18.00 (11.00 Sun) to over 21s only. Photograph shows the pub when it was known as the Abbot.