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Submitted on Monday, 20th February 2012
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The Hand in Hand, SW2

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61 New Park Road,
Phone: 02086748606
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Hand in Hand

This looks like an inter-war pub to me, and a rather uninspiring design as well, although those who know about such things would probably say that I’m missing the important architectural merits of the building. Anyway, the inside seems a bit scruffy, although in fact it’s clean and tidy. There are two fairly large rooms, both carpeted and furnished with normal tables and chairs. My guess is that the front room would have been split into public and saloon bars (it has two doors to the street) with the rear room to the left of the building being a lounge. The wood panelling and bar counter look original. There’s also a small room beyond the “lounge” containing a dartboard, and a pool table in the front room.
There was one ale on; a decent drop of Masterbrew (£1.55 a half), with another pump apparently unused. Food seemed to be restricted to a plate of clingfilm covered rolls behind the bar, but unfortunately I had already eaten in the ‘spoons down the road, otherwise I would undoubtedly have partaken of such traditional pub delicacies. It was very quiet in here on Monday afternoon with just me, two other punters on stools at the bar, the barmaid and and a radio playing. I can understand why so many pubs these days don’t see a business need to open until late afternoon or evening. I hope it does better trade in the evenings. I expect they do well on match days as a sign on the door stipulated a minimum spend of £3.30 for each half of live matches. This one is OK as a backstreet pub, but it’s certainly not a destination pub, although I would have no objection to dropping in again.

On 22nd February 2012 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Streatham Hill, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Tulse Hill, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Balham, 1.29 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hand in Hand, SW2
20th Jun 2021, 00:34
Request to mark pub as open by Philip Carter approved
19th Jun 2021, 20:02
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Philip Carter, with included notes: It is open again. Aparently it's open Sat-Sun, closed Mon-Wed and open Thurs-Fri. Strange times, but reported by someone who has been there.

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 February 2012 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 08 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 February 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2012 by hondo .
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