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The Woodman, Carshalton Village, Carshalton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
6 High Street
Carshalton
SM5 3AG
Phone: 02087733400
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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Moby Duck left this review about The Woodman

Undoubtedly on old building that should be oozing character and ambiance, but as Quinno explains below it has been poorly modernised and any real pub personality has been thoroughly ironed out. Crap music in the the background was irritating as was the ignorant (as to who had been waiting longest) bar service, the three beers available were Adnams Southwold Bitter, TT Landlord and Caledonian XPA.
A wasted opportunity.

On 13th June 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Woodman

A super location opposite the ponds and a pretty historic-looking building too. Advertised as a wine bar externally but in reality it is an upmarket boozer -the selling of sausage rolls and pies do rather attest. Internally it has been quite badly stripped-out and blandized in the lower bar but a couple of touches from what feels like a late 60’s/early 70’s brewery-sponsored refurb remain - fakeo wood beam ceiling, leaded windows. To the left up some steps is a more traditional seating area that is clearly another 70s refit hangover. Three ales at the bar; Adnams Bitter (ok), Bombardier and Deuchars IPA, so guessing this must be an ex S&N pub. Nothing to really write home about, overall. Could be much better (and probably was, 20 years ago).

On 4th July 2017 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about The Woodman

This is a pleasant little pub with a rustic feel situated opposite Carshalton Ponds. Inside there is an L-shaped area with most going on in the front bit where the bar is along the back wall. There is a beamed ceiling with wooden posts, the pub has a genuine old feel, mostly leaded windows excluding what are probably replacements, the side area is up a few steps and leads on to a rear garden which has the usual picnic benches. The ambience and lighting is different up here and there is a stove on the hearth of a former fireplace. Rugby on the TV, watched by a few on bar stools, the atmosphere was good on a Saturday afternoon with congenial sports fans and a wedding group from the next door church. A few bits of different decor including a French version of a map of the world.
Three handpumps, John Smith's Cask showing to me an unprecedented appearance this far south, Caledonian First Dawn plus a reverse clipped Pump that looked like Doom Bar but can't be sure. Food served and Woody's Burgers are heavily promoted.
This is a nice cosy pub, certainly not the best in Carshalton which has a few top drawer pubs but definitely worthy of inclusion in a tour of the area.

On 20th March 2016 - rating: 6
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Pubsgalore Carshalton crawl 25th May 2012 by Bucking Fastard
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Carshalton, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Carshalton Beeches, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Wallington, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Woodman, Carshalton
13th Jun 2018, 20:46
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
15th Jul 2017, 14:59
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 July 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 18 May 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 July 2017 by Quinno _
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