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The Arab Boy, Putney, SW15

289 Upper Richmond Road
SW15 6SP
Phone: 02087885154
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Arab Boy

Refurbished Greene King pub with quite an attractive interior with semi-modern furniture and decor (if you like that kind of thing). Main seating area at the front of the bar, with tables set for dining on either side of the narrow room beyond that leads to the compact patio beer garden. Reasonable menu and friendly service. Bank of five hand pumps on the front counter, with IPA and the 'house' Sirries Gold supplemented by Morland Original, Ale Fresco and Betty Stogs as a guest.

On 5th July 2015 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Arab Boy

This is a Greene King pub, so there is no reason to expect anything very exciting in the way of ales. They had on GKIPA, Morland Original, and Hansom & Hardy’s Rocking Rudolph (£3.20 a pint). I hadn’t had the Rocking Rudolph before, but it had the taste of another erzatz GK beer. I didn’t see any menus when I was in at 3.0 PM on Tuesday, but I spotted some bar snacks listed on a blackboard offering such delicacies as wasabi tempura vegetables for £4.50.
This is now nothing like the honest boozer I remember from 20 – 30 years ago. The bar counter has been moved back on the left, and the room has been completely opened up. The front part of the room is furnished with a bit of banquette seating, plus a mix of sofas, armchairs, and tall tables/stools, although a large group of diners at the back were enjoying their Christmas dinner with the benefit of sitting on the pub’s stock of normal tables and chairs. There’s also a smallish courtyard garden out at the back.
I’m not a great fan of Greene King beers, and although it claims to be “probably the oldest pub in Putney”, there isn’t any traditional character left in this place, and I can’t see any reason to return.

On 15th December 2011 - rating: 4
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Steve C left this review about The Arab Boy

This is a long pub with a very small bar area and limited seating out the front and a beer garden at the rear. During my visit Abbott and GK IPA were available along with some standard lagers, Hoegarden, Guinness and Strongbow.

I found the barmaid to be nice and the pub to be comfortable. There is a plasma screen, but I saw no sport advertised.

This pub is worth popping into if passing.

On 19th November 2008 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Putney, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Barnes, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Barnes Bridge, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
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5th Jul 2015, 11:09
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
25th Sep 2013, 22:08
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 December 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 December 2011 by hondo .
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