Fentiman Arms

Fentiman Arms

This pub was voted one of the best pubs in the Kennington/Oval area by Londonist readers.

Half a decade ago, this place was described in the beer guides as an up-market gastropub. It's not changed much in the interim, but many other pubs have, and the Fentiman now feels like a fairly typical modern boozer. It's part of the Geronimo chain, but not as large and open-planned as its more typical stablemates. It also boasts what must be the smallest pub dining room in London, with just four tables tucked away in a bookish, carpeted back room. The rest of the pub forms around a square bar, with comfy seating and a roaring fire in winter. Three or four good but unexciting real ales can be sampled, with a moderate selection of lagers. The wine list is pretty good, though, with most offerings available by the glass. A spacious beer garden offers a relaxing option in the summer, with some extra benches out front. As a final neat touch, the toilets are labelled Fentimen and Fentiwomen.

Nice sign in the window "Stressed is desserts backwards".
Nice sign in the window "Stressed is desserts backwards".
Penguinated walls in the tiny dining room.
Penguinated walls in the tiny dining room.
Sunday beef roast. Plenty of meat, but very tough to chew.
Sunday beef roast. Plenty of meat, but very tough to chew.
Veggie option. A massive, and we mean massive, sweet potato, bedecked with chickpea stew.
Veggie option. A massive, and we mean massive, sweet potato, bedecked with chickpea stew.

Address: 64 Fentiman Road London SW8 1LA

Phone: 020 7793 9796

Email:
thefentimanarms@geronimo-inns.co.uk

Website:
http://www.geronimo-inns.co.uk/london-the-fentiman-arms

Monday: 11am-11pm

Tuesday: 11am-11pm

Wednesday: 11am-11pm

Thursday: 11am-11pm

Friday: 11am-midnight

Saturday: 11am-midnight

Sunday: Noon-10.30pm

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