This pub was editorially chosen for inclusion by Londonist.
One of two Geronimo pubs in Putney (the other is the musically inclined Half Moon). The Coat and Badge is named after Doggett's Coat and Badge — the oldest rowing race in the world that still troubles the Thames every July. Like its nearby sister pub, and every single Geronimo venue we've ever been to, the interior is decorated with military greens with suede and leather seating. All very tasteful, and catering more towards a dining clientele than the casual drinker (though both are made to feel very welcome). The names of past Doggett's winners are sequestered around the walls.
The food is delish, though you can pay anything up to (and slightly beyond) £20 for some of the posher main courses. We plumped for the hilariously unadventurous fish and chips and were not disappointed, although we're always going to grumble into our napkins about the poncey, blended presentation of mushy peas that seems to now be standard issue. Look out for the BBQ on sunny weekends. Beer choice is pretty good, with four hand pumps, including the pub's own brand.
Quiz night is Sunday.