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The Country House, Earlsfield, SW18

2-4 Groton Road
SW18 4EP
Phone: 02088742715

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Country House

This place has had a refurbishment recently, and I dropped in to see what they had done to it. The answer is little of substance, which is a good thing. If it's not broken don't try to fix it. The pool table and pinball have gone, and there are now quite a few tall tables/tall stools around the place, but enough normal tables and chairs to keep me happy.

There are six handpumps in the public bar, but when I visited Monday lunchtime there were only two ales on - Three Sods Session IPA and Black Sheep Rye Mild. The other four were clipped, with "coming soon" (or something similar) labels on them. The four coming soon were Doom Bar, Wandle, and the By the Horns pair of Diamond Geezer and Lambeth Walk. The landlord told me that they normally have three ales available, with either Doom Bar or Wandle on with a couple of guests, as this is currently the most that can be sustained by current demand. Prices are expensive, with real ale at £4.70 or so a pint, but you get a £1 off a pint on Mondays. The only food available was pork pies, sausage rolls or Scotch eggs at £2.50 a pop.

This remains a delightful little backstreet pub. I'll certainly be back sometime.

On 20th November 2017 - rating: 7
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train man left this review about The Country House

Went here yesterday seeking Harveys and a dartboard, unfortunately neither remain.
I very much liked the décor and feel of the place, but just Doombar and Wimbledon Brewery Common Pale, both doubled up, on handpump. Friendly publicans, the guv expected to be busy later for the England rugby.
Another miserable mcfc failure was the early showing on the flatscreen.

On 13th March 2016 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Country House

The three bar format remains intact, Public, Saloon and the Meal Room. The bar serves all areas from the centre, I decided upon the meal room which was occupied by other drinkers and felt comfortable. I peeked into the other areas but these seemed a bit basic and Spartan, wooden floored and quiet. The Meal Room was carpeted, regular banquette and small stool seating, wood panelling and beamed ceiling. Some exposed brickwork. Straight into a conversation with a friendly Irish chap, old days and pub stuff, very good, I liked it here very much, TV showing tennis muted, music at a low volume. A few framed hunting prints on the walls, pool table and a dartboard in the public bar. London Drinker magazine available, tends to be a good sign.
Good sign it was too, a decent range, Doom Bar, Harveys Sussex Bitter, Bank's Bitter on shared across six handpumps.
A lively pub with a good atmosphere and a decent ale choice, well worthy of a visit if near Earlsfield Station.

On 4th June 2013 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Country House

This pub still retains its 3-bar format. The Private Bar is not connected to the other two. But the Meal Room (a new one on me) is connected to the Public Bar by an archway, with the former being used as a pool room, with one table and a few chairs. There’s a dartboard as well as a pinball machine (Spiderman) in the Public Bar. Ales on were Young’s Bitter and London Pride; I had the London Pride (at £2.90 a pint) which was not particularly good, although drinkable.
This struck me as very much a locals’ drinking pub. Not the sort of place you go to for a taste of comfort. I didn’t venture into the Private Bar, but the Public Bar only had a couple of tables and a few stools. This is very much a basic backstreet boozer (although it’s very visible from the trains on the Waterloo line). The clientele were a bit basic as well – workers from a local builders by the look of them – but this is an observation, not a criticism! Worth dropping in to see the sort of boozer that was commonplace 30 to 40 years ago, but I don’t feel any great compulsion to return.

On 23rd July 2009 - rating: 5
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