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The Earlsfield, Earlsfield, SW18

Pub added by Rex Rattus
511 Garratt Lane
SW18 4SW
Phone: 02088714221

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john gray left this review about The Earlsfield

V shaped pub/bar that raps itself around the station.Absolutely rammed with diners and drinkers.Loud music,loud chatter,loud laughter butit was pleasurably afer the funeral atmosphere of tonights pubs.Expensive pint of Wimbledon -common but it was tasty.Had to show the barmaid how to hold the glass when pouring to get a perfect pint rather than a glass of froth.A few outside tables to the front for us hardy smokers.

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Earlsfield

Partly converted from Earlsfield Station also from a shop which in turn was once of part of the gradually nibbled away station buildings. Inside, parts of the original areas are obvious, a curved ceilinged corridor, now with a metal ceiling, station signage is a bit of a token effort. The ground floor area is a large L, there is a large vaulted ceiling above, in the other direction there is exposed brickwork, a fancy tiled floor and curious side windows facing straight onto an unstruck brick wall where the lighting colour changes on and off. Animal skulls and heads were to me a bit unsettling. The main area has an exposed stained timber vaulted ceiling.
Music was loud, all very Earlsfield really, I wasn't keen. Two on, local brews previously unseen, Wimbledon Tower and Common. £9 for two pints, a piss take for beers brewed a spit away. Not my scene really but it will delight some of the locals I'm sure.

On 15th October 2015 - rating: 4
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Earlsfield

Entirely as described below, except that both handpumped ales were off (a By the Horns bitter and Deuchars). The modern cosmopolitan feel is not unpleasant however, if that is what you want.

On 17th April 2015 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Earlsfield

This is a newly opened bar and restaurant in what was once upon a time the original ticket office for Earlsfield Station. The narrow frontage on Garratt Lane is very deceptive. The entrance there takes you into what is effectively the main bar as this is where the bar counter is sited. There's a long corridor-like room leading towards the current station booking office, and where all tables are laid for diners. In the main bar there several good quality tables and chairs, including one massive solid wood beast. This room is something of an atrium, with a timber framed ceiling. Beyond the main bar is a conservatory room, which of course has a decent amount of natural light, and some stairs lead up to a mezzanine room that looks down into the main bar. An open to view kitchen is behind the servery.

It looks as if a fair bit of money has been invested in making this place a destination venue for those with money to spend. The elegant upmarket feel they are clearly trying to create was cheapened a bit by the kitchen staff doing more than their fair share of swearing within hearing range of customers, but maybe it's not always like that. The place was doing a good trade during my early evening visit, with the conservatory area reserved for a private party, and at least a couple of the tables also reserved.

There were a couple of ales on, both from By the Horns Brewery - Lambeth Walk (a porter) and, most appropriately considering the address, Mayor of Garratt, which is fairly standard bitter. The Mayor of Garratt was £4.50 a pint, which I reckon is way over the top for Earlsfield. A cocktail/drinks/snacks menu also listed numerous bottled beers from around the world. They obviously major on food here, but there wasn't a full menu on my table but I'm confident that if the beer prices are anything to go by it won't be cheap. The snacks menu included stuff like homemade pork scratchings (£3), and potted shrimp with toast (£6.50).

Although this is a nice enough place I found it a little clinical and soulless, but that may just be a product of my personal preferences. Also, I don't much fancy paying £4.50 for a pint of fairly standard 4.3% bitter brewed only a stone's throw from the pub. Clearly they're doing something right though, judging by the custom they seem to be attracting. It's good for what it is - a bar/restaurant. But it's not really my cup of tea as I prefer the traditional pub.

On 29th October 2014 - rating: 4
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