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Old Sergeant, Wandsworth, SW18

104 Garratt Lane
SW18
SW18 4DJ
Phone: 02088744099

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john gray left this review about Old Sergeant

Another Youngs pub but seems to be a bit scruffier than on my previous visit.Many as there were only a few customers I could see more of the pub.Youngs -original and Cityscape on cask.Some outside seating to front.

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Old Sergeant

Finishing off the Wandle Trail and the Camra guide to london pubs suggested this was the place in Wandsworth.

Nothing wrong with it - three Youngs Real Ales on and the Special was fine - but nothing that would demand a revisit.

Photos at my walking blog - http://mappiman.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/120316-wandering-wandle.html

On 13th March 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Old Sergeant

I was in here recently for a CAMRA meeting, held upstairs in the John Young Room. This room has masses of Young's memorabilia on the walls and in cases. It's worth a look if it's accessible during normal opening hours. As well as the Young's ales you would expect, they also had on a couple of guests - McMullen's Cask, and Otter Amber (£3.50 a pint). This is probably the best pub in Garratt Lane, although that isn't saying a lot. It's worth dropping in for a pint if you're in the area.

On 4th December 2013 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Old Sergeant

This is a Young’s house it seems, but with three handpumps on the bar they had Wadworth 6X; Special; and “Old Sarge” (£3.40 a pint) on. The latter ale was branded as a Christmas ale, and at 4.8% it had a bit of poke, and tasted pretty good as well. The inside of the pub has been modernised to some extent – there are sofas, light coloured bare boards on the floor – but the customer base when I was in during mid afternoon on a Wednesday appeared to be the sort of people who want a traditional pub, and by their presence to a large extent force it to be one. As we all know, a pub is made by its customers.
I guess I was in too late to see any menus, but the distinct aroma of fried food was still present, so clearly food is available at lunchtime. There are TVs (on but muted during my visit) at both ends of the room, and I also spotted a games machine which thankfully nobody had bothered to switch on, or perhaps, even more thankfully, it was broken. Despite the apparent attempts to move upmarket, this struck me as a traditional locals’ pub. I would be happy to visit again.

On 17th December 2010 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Old Sergeant

Now a single room with a central horseshoe bar, fireplaces on each end wall. The original two entrance doors can be seen in the photos. Generally traditional seating where available with the majority of the floor being open, however I suspect this had been rearranged to provide standing room for the England World Cup game later on. TVs were present on each end wall.
Wooden polished floor, a few generally military themed prints, there were a few tired looking novels and such on a shelf plus unusually a pin board where regulars could leave business cards. One of these advertises "Sensuous massage for ladies of taste and also minor bicycle repairs".
Stairs rise to another area available for private hire. There is a walled garden to the side with a large overhead heater a bit like a donner kebab grill that won't do too much for the pub's carbon footprint.
Youngs beers, Ordinary, Special and London Gold on, but the Gold was rather cold I thought. Not a bad spot for a quick pint though.

On 19th June 2010 - rating: 6
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Philip Carter left this review about Old Sergeant

Nice pub, sells real ale, Youngs. Has a garden out the back. Will be closing for refurbishment soon, was told it wasn't going to change too much. Visit now just in case.

On 5th January 2008 - rating: 6
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