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The Antelope, Tooting, SW17

76 Mitcham Road
SW17
SW17 9NG
Phone: 02086723888
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Tris C left this review about The Antelope

This is a late Victorian pub, originally known as the Foresters and on CAMRA’s inventory of having an interior of Regional Importance; I suspect that this pub isn’t the 1870s’ original though, still sporting an unused Courage sign bracket.
I’d not been to Tooting before, but think of it as an old friend from having watched Citizen Smith in the late ‘70s. This has a rather fine interior indeed, which probably explains why owner Antic hasn’t dynamited it. Unfortunately, Antic don’t have the imagination to capitalise on the interior, as there are no pictures of it on the website. Suffice to say, this must have been quite some gin palace in its day, with a good wood panelled floor, there’s an ornate flying bar back with a Barclays backlit parapet. This is exceptionally rare, possibly unique; the Turin Shroud of old brewery regalia. There’s some very fine Art Nouveau etched glass to select windows. A royal blue Anaglypta ceiling complements walls which are either plain or panelled, painted pale grey. Décor comes in the form of coats of arms to walls, mounted patterned plates and a stuffed deer’s head; furniture is somewhat modern and comfy, with peripheral banquettes. It would seem that this large room must comprise the bulk of the pub, but not a bit of it as there’s a substantial plain wood panelled dining room to the rear, but then a massive similarly attired room to the left, seemingly devoted to football, dimly lit with a megavision screen and probably once a billiard room. Customers were a mixed bunch, many supping in the fairly large beer garden.
There was Old Rosie cider (not considered ‘real’ by CAMRA), then three unused pumps, thereafter Volden Pale, Volden Session at a remarkable £3.30 a pint, Wandle and Jaipur, £2.60 a half and very nice, served by an even nicer barmaid.
This was easily the best of my seven-pub mini crawl. Miles better than the Long Room down the road, this is a must-visit if in Wandsworth and certainly an asset for the residents of Tooting; power to the people!

On 6th April 2022 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about The Antelope

Horseshoe shaped bar in a fairly large building,the interior decor is enhanced in a typical Antic way with various oddments,plates, tankards and the like as well as the odd mounted deer head. Eight handles on the bar with five on the go Sunday lunch time,Wimbledon Common, Sambrooks Wandle and American Red ale along with Thornbridge Jaipur and house beer Volden Pale, given the early hour I gave the Jaipur a swerve and had the Volden at a very reasonable £3.20 a pint. I didn't dislike it here.

On 11th February 2018 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Antelope

Central U shaped bar served 6 real ales. Interior a mixture of formal and shabby chic styles.

On 28th October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Tooting, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Balham, 1.54 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Haydons Road, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Antelope, SW17
6th Apr 2022, 19:56
Review submitted by Tris C
 
5th Apr 2022, 23:13
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 February 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 August 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 06 April 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 October 2017 by hondo .
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