Southern Splendour: Evening Crawl of Battersea, Wandsworth, Southfields and Earlsfield

Wednesday 11 December 2019.

All welcome to join the crawl, CAMRA members and non-members alike.

A Word version of the crawl notes are is here: Word Crawl Notes, and a PDF version is here: PDF Crawl Notes. Terry Casey's map of the area is here: Map of Area

Public transport will be required at times.

1. Junction

Arrive: 7.00 PM

Address: The Junction, 36 St Johns Hill, Battersea, SW11 1SA.

Real ales: Greene King Abbot and IPA; plus three changing guest ales (often including ones from London microbreweries such as Portobello, Sambrooks, Signal and Wimbledon) are normally served here.

Read about the Junction

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub and walk down St John’s Hill to

2. Falcon

Arrive: 7.30 PM.

Address: The Falcon, 2 St Johns Hill Battersea, SW11 1RU.

Real ales: Many handpumps dispense real ales and ciders.

Read about the Falcon

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, cross over St John’s Hill via the pelican crossing, turn right and walk up St John’s Hill to bus stop M (called Clapham Junction Station). Catch any bus to stop P (called Wandsworth Town Hall). Alight from the bus, turn right and walk down Wandsworth High Street to

3. Spread Eagle

Arrive: 8.05 PM.

Address: Spread Eagle, 71 Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18 2PT.

Real ales: Youngs Original and Special are normally served here.

Read about the Spread Eagle

Directions to next pub: You may wish, as a ‘try-also’, to cross over Wandsworth High Street to visit the Ram Inn, the former Ram Brewery Tap, which reopened on 10 October 2019 after many years of closure, and the adjacent new Ram Brewery Quarter. Historic buildings retained during the redevelopment of the Youngs Brewery site include the Brewer’s House, the main brewery buildings (into which Sambrooks are due to relocate) and the stable block (occupied by John Hatch’s nanobrewery). Otherwise, retrace your steps to bus stop P (called Wandsworth Town Hall) and catch a 39 or 156 bus to stop M (called Park Tavern). Alight from the bus, turn right and walk along Merton Road to the zebra crossing. Cross over Merton Road, turn right again and cross over West Hill to

4. Park Tavern

Arrive: 8.40 PM.

Address: The Park Tavern, 212 Merton Road, Southfields SW18 5SW.

Real ales: Wadworths 6X plus two changing guest ales are usually served here.

Read about the Park Tavern

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub, retrace your steps to bus stop M (called Park Tavern) and catch a 156 bus to stop R (called Penwith Road). Alight from the bus, turn right and continue along Merton Road to the junction with Penwith Road. Turn left and walk along Penwith Road to the junction with Garratt Lane. Cross over Penwith Road via the pelican crossing and continue walking along Garratt Lane to the junction with Thornsett Road. Cross over Thornsett Road, turn right and walk along Thornsett Road to the junction with Groton Road. Turn left and cross over Groton Road to

5. Country House

Arrive: 9.30 PM.

Address: The Country House, 2-4 Groton Road, Earlsfield, SW18 4EP.

Real ales: St Austell Tribute; Sharp’s Doom Bar; Timothy Taylor Landlord plus two other guest ales are usually served here.

Read about the Country House