Gorringe, Graveney and Garratt: Daytime Crawl of Tooting, Earlsfield and Wandsworth


Saturday 27 February 2010.

All welcome to join the crawl, whether a CAMRA member or not.

A text version of the crawl notes is here: Daytime Crawl of Tooting, Earlsfield and Wandsworth

1. Gorringe Park

Arrive: 12.00 Noon

Address: The Gorringe Park, 29 London Road, Tooting Graveney, SW17 9JR.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter and Special; Courage Best Bitter and St Austell Tribute are usually available here.

Read about the Gorringe Park

Directions to next pub: Turn right out of the pub, walk to the pedestrian crossing and cross over London Road. Turn left and walk to the bus stop (called Tooting Station). Catch a 264, 270 or 280 bus to Stop P in Mitcham Road (near the junction of Mitcham Road and Mellison Road – the stop is called Bickley Street). On the way note the former Granada Cinema (now a bingo hall). Alight from the bus and walk to

2. Antelope

Arrive: 12.45 PM.

Address: The Antelope, 76 Mitcham Road, Tooting Graveney, SW17.

Real ales: Sambrooks Wandle and Junction; Gales HSB and Sharp’s Doom Bar are normally served here.

Read about the Antelope

Directions to next pub: On leaving the pub catch a 57 bus to the stop in Tooting High Street called Nutwell Street (near the junction of Tooting High Street and Nutwell Street). Alight from the bus, cross over Tooting High Street and walk down Tooting Grove to

3. Little House

Arrive: 2.15 PM.

Address: The Little House, 13 Tooting Grove, Tooting, SW17.

Real ales: No real ale is served here.

Read about the Little House

Directions to next pub: Retrace your steps to Tooting High Street, walk to the nearest bus stop and catch a 155, 264, 280 or 493 bus to the stop called Wimbledon Road (near the junction of Garratt Lane and Wimbledon Road). Alight from the bus, turn right then left down Wimbledon Road and at the junction with Summerstown cross over to

4. Hare & Hounds

Arrive: 3.15 PM.

Address: The Hare & Hounds, 99 Summerstown, Tooting, SW17.

Real ales: Courage Best Bitter is usually served here.

Read about the Hare & Hounds

Directions to next pub: Leave the pub by the yard exit, turn right into Summerstown and walk along Summerstown to the junction with Garratt Lane. Cross over Summerstown to

5. Prince of Wales

Arrive: 4.00 PM.

Address: The Prince of Wales, 646 Garratt Lane, Tooting, SW17.

Real ales: Young’s Bitter is served here.

Read about the Prince of Wales

This pub is permanently closed, having been converted to a Tesco Express.

Directions to next pub: Turn left out of the pub then left again into Garratt Lane. Walk along Garratt Lane to the Burntwood Road bus stop. Catch a 44, 77 or 270 bus to the Earlsfield Station stop (just before the station). Alight from the bus and continue along Garratt Lane to the junction with Thornsett Road. Turn left into Thornsett Road then left again into Groton Road and cross over Groton Road to

6. Jack Beard's in the Fog

Arrive: 4.45 PM.

Address: Jack Beard’s in the Fog, 2 Groton Road, Earlsfield, SW18.

Real ales: Courage Best Bitter and Youngs Bitter are usually available here.

Read about Jack Beard's in the Fog

Directions to next pub:Turn left out of the pub into Groton Road then right into Thornsett Road. Cross over Thornsett Road, turn left into Garratt Lane and continue along Garratt Lane to the Earlsfield Road bus stop. Catch a 44 or 270 bus to the Garratt Lane/Southside Shopping Centre stop (just before the junction of Garratt Lane and Wandsworth High Street). Alight from the bus, cross over Garratt Lane, turn right into Wandsworth High Street and walk to

7. Spread Eagle

Arrive: 5.45 PM.

Address: The Spread Eagle, 71 Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18.

Real ales: Youngs Bitter and Special are served here.

Read about the Spread Eagle

The Regional and National Inventory descriptions in these notes are extracts from a book published in July 2008 by CAMRA called London Heritage Pubs: An Inside Story. Historic Pub Interiors in the Capital by Geoff Brandwood and Jane Jephcote. The book has descriptions and photographs of all 156 pubs currently on the London Regional Inventory.