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Halfway House, Earlsfield, SW18

521 Garratt Lane
SW18 4SR
Phone: 02089462788

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john gray left this review about Halfway House

Smart looking busy and warm .One long room with a lovely section of outside seating.Shame they only had 2 regular Youngs beers on

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Halfway House

The Young's design department have clearly had their fun in here, bare boarded naturally, eccentricities of note include an astroturf window cill, cacti on the tables in marmalade orange tins, tables reserved by placing small metal watering cans on top as well as the usual mixed seating which includes one particular high butchers block table with a glass insert top. There is busy wallpaper in two styles, curved booth banquettes to one side, the rear garden features a mural of a steam train crossing a bridge.
There are a few board games, papers on a shelf, food served, lazy Sunday lunches heavily promoted with bloody Mary's, some were partaking yesterday.
Young's beers, just Bitter and Special plus a decent guest in Redemption Pale Ale, tucking under the £4 barrier at £3.99, so that's alright then!
The Redemption was a good drop but the pub is way too heavily madeover for me.

On 3rd June 2013 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Halfway House

Thoroughly refurbished Youngs pub, with all that entails... Selection of annoying gastro-pub furniture and anonymous decor. Two of the three handpumps were on, offering Ordinary and Bombardier (£3.60). Close to Earlsfield station. Notable feature - pots of felt pens and colouring sheets on each table, so obviously targeting the under-fives!

On 29th May 2011 - rating: 6
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Chris 87 left this review about Halfway House

There's too much going on, decoratively speaking, in this pub. Some of the walls have got flowery wallpaper, some are painted, there's all kinds of different light features from spray painted chandeliers to low hanging fittings and in the middle of the front bar there's a whacking great blackboard telling you what the specials are. It feels like you've walked into the studio of a particularly untidy art student. Worse still, my pint of Winter Warmer cost an exorbitant £3.47, when in arguably more well-heeled Putney it cost significantly less than that. A young and vaguely trendy air permeates this place but it hardly left a brilliant impression on me. I believe there are more traditional Youngs pubs in the area and these should be sought out in preference to this one.

On 21st January 2010 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about Halfway House

This is a Young’s house so you get the usual ales on offer – but they had Kew Gold, which I guess is a seasonal ale. I had a pint, and it was pretty good, but at £3.18 a pint it is 10p more expensive than the last pint I had in Ye White Hart at Barnes. The pub itself has been given the Young’s upmarket treatment – sofas, armchairs, high tables/stools and walls painted a winning combination of taupe and battleship grey. It’s a lot larger than it looks from the outside, and has a small area outside at the back for smokers; but when I was in it was full of mums, pushchairs and tots. Anyway, the pub is OK if you like this sort of modernised and sanitised Young’s pub. It’s alright for a pint or two, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again.

On 23rd July 2009 - rating: 5
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