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Tia Maria, South Lambeth, SW8

126 South Lambeth Road
SW8
SW8 1RB
Phone: 02076223602
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Rex Rattus left this review about Tia Maria

This place brands itself as a Brazilian music bar and restaurant, and the Portuguese language featured on the menu. Although Tex/Mex style stuff featured, they also did other pub favourites such as beer-battered cod and chips (£9.95). Real ale seems to come and go in here, but when I was in on Thursday of last week they had on Doom Bar and Deuchars IPA. The latter was £3.80 a pint, but I was told that if I had been there after 3.00 PM it would have been only £3.50. Although it calls itself a restaurant, there were no tables laid for diners, and it seemed that all tables were available for those just wanting a drink. But it was desperately quiet when I was in, with just two other punters having a drink and bite to eat.

The exterior is that of a typical small Victorian pub, and the interior still retains the mahogany bar back. The old Saloon and Public Bar signage still survives in the doors to the street, as well as some etched/cut glass in the bar back’s panels, now unfortunately obscured by posters and advertisements. There are two largely separate rooms, joined by a door-sized archway, and the room on the right has the stage where the live music is performed. One of the walls is exposed brickwork, and another has a bunch of straw hats on it as a decorative feature no doubt tipping its hat to its South American branding. A Bob Marley album was playing, and free wi-fi is advertised.

Although there’s considerable evidence of its former life as a pub, it doesn’t feel very pubby now, which I guess is what’s intended. The mix of plastic and glass topped tables enhance the cafe/bar/restaurant ambience. But they do a couple of real ales, and although my pint of Deuchars IPA wasn’t in tip top condition, it was OK. This is certainly not a destination pub (there are better pubs a short walk away), but it’s OK for a swift one if passing – or if you fancy some Brazilian food.

On 22nd February 2014 - rating: 5
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Philip Carter left this review about The Wheatsheaf

Has been done up inside since this photo was taken. Visited again, Sunday lunchtime, only one other customer in. Sells food all day. Update: It is now open again, same signage and colour outside, just had a bit of a refurb inside. Has a back garden. Had Courage Best and another, though I forgot what it was.

On 24th June 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 753 recommendations about 716 pubs]


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elizabeth mcgraw left this review about The Wheatsheaf

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On 11th February 2009 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Vauxhall, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Vauxhall, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Tia Maria, SW8
4th Feb 2020, 17:41
Pub map correction submitted by Rex Rattus approved
 
4th Feb 2020, 17:41
Pub map correction submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Car Park : No last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 February 2014 by Rex Rattus
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