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This prominent corner pub opposite Tooting Bec tube used to be a rough joint inhabited by slightly scary alcoholics. Then Antic – who also run The Tooting Tram & Social, Balham Bowls Club, The Antelope, and look poised to take over a major development in Tooting – took it over and did one of their characteristically faux-bohemian makeovers. Now, there are mismatched mirrors on the walls, red leather chesterfields, Daft Punk on the sound system, and a big sign above the bar stating, optimistically, ‘Yummy food coming soon’.

Most importantly, the beer fonts have been seriously upgraded, and now stock a good selection of real ales from Adnams, Harveys,and occasional guest ales such as Mad Goose, a pale ale from the Purity brewery in Warwickshire. The customers are now a slightly odd mix of local hipsters, babes and builders, with the occasional gaggle of slightly unnerving sunburt alcoholics looking rather bemused by their new-old boozer.

Venue name: Wheatsheaf
Address: 2 Upper Tooting Road
SW17 7PG
Opening hours: Open 4-11pm Mon-Thur; 4pm-midnight Fri; noon-midnight Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Tooting Beck tube

Average User Rating

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Please, please, if you are reading this, sign the 38degrees petition to save this iconic local. The Wheatsheaf’s a special pub where you can find all sorts of people, from all walks of life mingling, chatting and having fun together in a way you sadly can longer in most other parts of London. Walk in and you would be forgiven if you thought there was a hint of Liquorish in the air. This pub is like a bag of "Liquorish Allsorts" full of diversity, and so colourful. Truly magic! She’s an Old Pub (in fact VERY Old) who’s recently given a fantastic, yet sensitively balanced modern make-over drawing back in a younger crowd, without pushing out those loyal, most highly valued older and probably wiser, customers. A pub/social hub Tooting can be rightly proud of. So go on, don't let a global bully destroy another community hub that has been here since 1737.-Tesco - your mother would be ashamed of you. Please go to: http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-wheatsheaf-tooting-bec and Just Say No to Tesco!

Alex B

Please, please, if you are reading this, sign the 38degrees petition to save this iconic local. It's a special pub where you can really find all sorts of people mingling and having fun together in a way you can in most part of London, not the UK,or do I mean the world?!. Just like those bags of "Liquorish allsorts"- the magic is in the diversity- something Tooting can be rightly proud of. So go on, don't let a global bully distroy another community hub that has been here since 1737. Tesco - your mother would be ashamed of you. Go to: http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-wheatsheaf-tooting-bec Power to the People!


A great pub with lgreat beer and a lovely atmosphere. But after 150 year Tesco are calling time and want to to destroy this great pub to make a mini market. The landlords are fighting them and you can help by signing the Tooting Bec Wheatsheaf petition on 38degrees. Tell your friends or it's last orders for the Wheatsheaf.


Spent hours and hours there yesterday, just reading, chatting, drinking excellent beer, eating food that's fit for a top class restaurant and generally feeling as relaxed there as I do in my own home. The barstaff are truly lovely people who provide a friendly and efficient service. I wish I lived nearer, as this would definitely be my regular haunt.

Jonathan taylor

The pub in tooting bec! A top pub to go in on your own or with other people. With a great selection of beer and wine with friendly and helpful staff. Definitely one to check out in south london.

Keith Jew

This pub is the dogs nuts. Tooting Bec's greatest asset! I bloody love it. It's ace. It's everything I want my local to be. It listens to me. It shares in my love of beer. And wine. And rum. (When I've had too much beer and wine). It has excellent sausage rolls and you're a doosh if you don't like sausage rolls. It's an arm round the shoulder on cold winter nights and an old friend who loves a good time. Never leave me Wheatsheaf. You rock!


Best pub I have ever been in! Great atmosphere, we go in for just a quick mad goose or for the day. Relaxed and friendly staff. I love you wheatsheaf