This pub was included in the Londonist Book of pub crawls, and we think it's rather good.
The Roebuck is an independently owned pub based in an attractive Victorian building with mansard roofing, Dutch gables and a green dome-like roof structure. Inside, its bright and often upbeat atmosphere, with distressed walls and kooky notices seems to appeal to drinkers in their 20s and 30s, but the place is inclusive enough to welcome all comers.
Beers on tap usually include a couple of decent cask ales from from the likes of Greenwich's Meantime and Battersea's Sambrook's, as well as good European options such as Budvar Dark lager and Steigl Goldbräu, plus homegrown Cotswold Premium. Our most recent visit (January 2014) offered Purity UBU, Sharp's and Truman. If those don't take your fancy, the fridge usually contains further choices.
Enjoy your beer with one of the pub's board games in the large, yellow, high-ceilinged, wedged-shaped front room or, if you prefer fewer adjectives, at one of the outside tables. A function room upstairs is both charming and historic — Charlie Chaplin supposedly performed here. Today, the room is used for many purposes, including the popular Bang Said The Gun stand-up poetry nights and a Monday movie night. The food menu contains plenty of British classics and a few twists such as goose leg and cauliflower and truffle risotto. All come at reasonable prices (£10-15 main course), with meat locally sourced.
Quiz night is Tuesday.