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.