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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: To be converted to housing.

The Hope, Battersea, SW8

7 Heather Close
SW8
SW8 3BS
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Hope

There’s no real ale here. However, there were two handpumps, one even had a Masterbrew clip reversed, but on enquiring I was told that they were just for show as they don’t have any call for real ale. Where have I heard that before? There was also a really old jukebox in one corner, as well as an ancient fruit machine. Neither were in use so I suppose they were also decorative features. Indeed, the fruit machine looked as if it pre-dated the electricity versions. There was no sign of any food. There are, however, two dartboards and a pool table as well as loads of sport related (mainly horse racing and cricket) décor on the walls. Some potted plants are dotted around the place. The colour scheme is light blue (RAF or Man City perhaps) and cream, and is furnished with just the one tall table with tall stools as far as I could see, plus a mix of banquettes and normal tables and chairs. It’s carpeted throughout.

There were a couple of other unusual features – a stag’s head mounted on one of the walls, and what I think is a bassoon suspended from the ceiling. The interconnected drinking areas are wrapped around what is now a central island servery, with the wrought iron gantry above the bar counter giving it something of a 70s retro look. This is a backstreet locals’ pub of the type that are becoming rarer by the day in London, but I’m afraid that in the absence of a real ale I’m unlikely to consider a return visit.

On 19th September 2013 - rating: 4
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Philip Carter left this review about The Hope

Been some improvement, new paintwork inside, now seems brighter. Live music and disco, I think, and a new pool table. Now the bad news, no real ale, no Guinness.

On 23rd January 2010 - rating: 4
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john mcgraw left this review about The Hope

The less said about this pub the better.Just make sure you wipe your feet on the way out!

On 27th July 2007 - rating: 2
[User has posted 2044 recommendations about 2025 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Hope, SW8
26th Nov 2015, 20:08
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
26th Nov 2015, 19:34
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: Gone away: To be converted to housing.

Pub Details

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : Yes - Two boards. - last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 23 January 2010 by hondo .
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
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