What's The Best Pub In Wandsworth?

By M@ Last edited 53 months ago
What's The Best Pub In Wandsworth?

Weather vane on the old Ram Brewery by stevekeiretsu in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Part 'W' of our epic and alphabetic pub crawl round London.

For part 'W', we're spoilt for choice. Westminster, West End, Waterloo, Wimbledon, Walthamstow...any of these could have made for an interesting pub crawl. But we were ultimately tempted by Wandsworth. We know it contains some exceptional drinking dens, and want to explore them further.

As ever, we're looking for your opinions on the best pubs in the area, then we’ll organise a pub crawl around the top four.

Here’s how to play

  1. Let us know (in the comments below, on Facebook, or by tweeting #BestWandsworthPub) your favourite pubs in Wandsworth.
  2. What counts as Wandsworth is up to you…we're thinking more Wandsworth Town than the wider borough, but you can nominate places within a reasonable walk.
  3. We’ll tally up the votes in a few days and publish the results.
  4. We’ll then arrange a pub crawl around the most popular choices. You’re welcome to join us.
  5. By ‘pubs’, we’re using a shorthand — you can also vote for bars.
  6. You can nominate more than one place. All nominations count as one vote, whether you rank them or not. Likes on Facebook and retweets of someone else’s vote are also counted as new votes.
  7. Venues should be open to the public with no pre-booking, entry fee or membership required.

So, where shall we go?

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The Wandle, on Garratt Lane!


The Armoury. a bar that dates from 1770 and a roaring fire, plus the poshest and friendliest bar staff in london.

you could also argue The Cats Back is in wandsworth, and while a shaodow of its former self, its still a lovely boozer


The Telegraph Pub on Putney Heath (SW15 3TU), dates back to 1856. Perfect place to finish up after a bike ride around Putney Heath which surrounds it and/or Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park as well.



The Ship, for sure! Good food, well kept beer, good location right on the river, friendly publican in the classic style.

landlord's day out

The Ship :) Go see Osh (Oisin) there, he'll look after you.