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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Probably going to become a special needs school.

The Mawbey Arms, South Lambeth, SW8

7 Mawbey Street
SW8
SW8 2TT
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Mawbey Arms

I managed to pay a return visit here the other day. It's essentially unchanged since my first visit some four years ago, and is comprehensively described by Pubsignman in his review from a few days ago. The overwhelming feature for me is the mass of Chelsea memorabilia everywhere. As long as you're OK with that sort of thing, then this pub is the sort of relaxing backstreet local that's a pleasure to find. Unfortunately, the ale on when I visited was from the ranks of the usual suspects - Doom Bar and Young's Bitter. Nonetheless the Young's was in good nick, and this pub is definitely worth the effort of finding.

On 23rd February 2014 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Mawbey Arms

Wandering around the surrounding estates in the dark, trying to locate this charming back street boozer wasn't the greatest experience, but I'm glad I persevered as this pub is worth making a bit of an effort to seek out. The layout sees an opened up, U-shaped room winding around the prominent servery. Some unusual and rather comfy upholstered chairs have been lined up along the front wall, serving a couple of small tables with a few standard chairs in attendance. Down the right hand side of the room, a drinking ledge covered in beer towels runs down the wall with a vast collection of Chelsea FC memorabilia hung above and a dartboard at the far end. This is a fairly basic area, yet it seemed to be more popular with the locals than the left hand side, which has bench and standard seating, a lit stone fireplace and another dartboard. The pub seems to be popular with arrows fans, as they run several teams and the locals were engrossed in a televised darts match being shown on a couple of screens around the room. The colour scheme is predominantly white, with some grey sections beneath the dado rail that runs around the left side of the pub. Whilst this might sound a little bland, it highlighted the spotless state of the pub, which the owners clearly take great pride in. There is an outdoor drinking area to the rear right which was hard to see through the windows in the dark, but there seemed to be a decent amount of picnic bench seating available. The locals all seemed like a friendly bunch and having picked a seat close to the front door, I was somewhat surprised when several of them bade me goodnight on their way out.
There were just two ales available when I arrived - Young's Ordinary and Hardy and Hanson Rocking Rudolph - with a turned pump clip on a third handpull. I ordered the Rocking Rudolph and immediately regretted picking a Christmas beer midway through January, assuming it had probably been on for a long time. Thankfully it was in excellent condition and I enjoyed supping it whilst secretly snooping on the group of locals wrapped up in a card game on the table next to me.
I really enjoyed my visit to this understated pub which offered a warm welcome and good beer in clean and pleasant surroundings. This place does all the simple things very well and whilst it's unlikely I will find myself in the vicinity again, I'd be more than happy to make a return visit.

On 7th February 2014 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Mawbey Arms

A friendly back street local, increasingly rare nowadays. A single room around a central light coloured angular bar. The bar has a few ceramic tiles and terracotta figures stuck to it. Carpeted and comfortable with traditional bench seating at small tables, plus a few bar stools. Large lanterns hang from chains fixed to the high ceiling. The bar and the area to the side of it is where the chatty bunch of regulars seem to congregate, most concentrating on the horse racing showing on the TV. There is a dartboard in the other side of the pub with a selection of trophies on a shelf above. The brick fireplace has a large picture in an elaborate frame, but most of the decor consists of Chelsea FC stuff.
Three handpumps, two in use, serving Youngs Bitter and Waggledance. The Bitter was in very good condition and still at a fair £2.80.
Certainly a well looked after pub which I'd definitely visit again if in the area.

On 25th July 2010 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Vauxhall, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Vauxhall, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Mawbey Arms, SW8
30th Jul 2020, 14:03
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
30th Jul 2020, 13:23
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: Other: Probably going to become a special needs school.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Not after 7pm - last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Hot Food : No last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Real Ale : Yes - OnlyYoungs ordinary - last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 February 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 March 2020 by Philip Carter
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