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Marquis of Lorne, SW9

Pub added by Philip Carter
49 Dalyell Road
SW9
SW9 9SB
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Pub SignMan left this review about Marquis of Lorne

This is a rare surviving back street pub which has retained a typical working class boozer feel in an area that has been rapidly gentrifying in recent years. The pub clearly had a multiple room layout in the past, but now has a single U-shaped set-up as various rooms have been successively knocked through. A separate games area to the front right is the only room to have kept its partitioning wall and now offers a degree of sanctuary for those wanting a game of pool. Elsewhere, the room runs down the left hand side and around past the rear part of the servery in a predominantly carpeted room with nice large windows with bull’s eye panes along two sides. There is limited seating to the front of the pub where the regulars seem to crowd around the bar, but plenty of tables and chairs appear down the left wall and on round into the rear part of the pub. An old gas fire that looks a bit like the one my Gran had in her front room, stands on the back wall in a marble surround and is flanked with some incongruous vases full of twigs and has a big plain mirror above. The bar has a long, curved dark wood counter with a mirrored bar back and a canopy decorated with old framed Guinness adverts, which continue to run around to the far end of the room where the toilets can be found. A TV screen above the side porch was playing old school pop and rock tunes when I arrived but was soon switched to a live football match with the commentary audible. There were lots of flowers dotted around the pub which brightened things up quite considerably and the exterior of the pub looked pretty special, with some excellent tiling evident, but it was hard to fully appreciate in the dark.
Sadly there were no ales on at the bar, just keg Greene King IPA and an admittedly wide range of well known keg brands. I ended up with a pint of Guinness for £4.00, which went down reasonably well and was served to me by an old fashioned landlady. Signs around the bar made it very clear that the pub accepts cash only.
In many ways, this was a very nice pub with an attractive exterior and hints of a former traditional set-up inside. The place has a proper local’s pub feel to it and is nicely tucked away so that it draws little if any traffic from the nearby Brixton Academy on gig nights, but the lack of any proper beer means that it’s really only worth the one visit to check the place out, as far better beer can be found elsewhere in the local area.

On 29th January 2018 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Marquis of Lorne

From the street, quite an impressive old corner tavern with some fine dark green / brown external tiling at ground floor level (but rather decrepit paintwork at higher levels). Inside, the sense of faded glory persists. What would otherwise be a 'U'-shaped bar is still partitioned-off at one end to leave a pool room, with the remainder having pretty basic and decor (albeit temporarily enlivened by a host of flags for the European football). Limited drinks selection, with just keg Greene King IPA (£3.40) instead of the expected John Smith's. Of interest as an old-school backstreet boozer of the sort that is now increasingly hard to find in these parts.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about Marquis of Lorne

As mentioned previously its a striking pub from outside and decent inside.No real ale and an impressive line up of mainstream keg beers.Very few customers on my afternoon visit.I wonder why? Trad back street boozer without the boozers.Nice pub sign with the Marquis and underneath his (I presume) tartan.That photo does not do it justice.

On 24th May 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Philip Carter
Brixton, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Clapham High Street, 0.67 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Loughborough Junction, 0.98 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Marquis of Lorne, SW9
2nd Nov 2019, 09:22
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved
 
2nd Nov 2019, 09:22
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 June 2010 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 January 2018 by Pub SignMan
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