Prominent pub opposite Tooting Bec tube
This prominent corner pub opposite Tooting Bec tube used to be a rough diamond of a joint inhabited by a crowd of regular imbibers. Then Antic – who also run Tooting Tram & Social, Balham Bowls Club, and The Antelope in Tooting – took it over and did one of their characteristic faux-bohemian makeovers in 2011.
Then it changed hands again, after a scare in 2013 when it looked as if it might be turned into yet another Tesco. Tesco lost; the people won.
The new owners have given it more of a gastro-focus, and a very decent wine list now vies for your attention with the small but decent selection of ales. The food is pub-menu functional, done very well if not magical. There are annoyances, too: you get the occasional annoying drizzle on plates with a squeezy bottle; some meat is served on wooden boards; portions are biggish but there are restaurant prices to go with them. (A three-course meal for two with drinks and service can approach £100.)
In the early evening the room looks beautiful as light streams in from large frosted Victorian windows, giving it a very pleasant and comfortable feel. As the evening presses on, by about 8.30pm, it can get very noisy with pub crowds. It’s a good spot for people who want decent pub food – but nothing too challenging – for dinner. On our visit the service from the floor staff was sweet and perky.
2 Upper Tooting Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Tooting Bec|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
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The food...the ambience....it's a buzzing hip place to be!!!
My father in law also drank here in the 70's!!
The wheatsheaf makes me happy 😁😁
My not so local local when in London. It's a home from home where I recharge, nourish and regroup. It has the most amaizing staff that treat you like a friend with such warmth,care and attenshion. The food is outstanding and all is delishious!
The Sunday roast totaly rocks!
It's a gem of pub and would rate it number one beyond tooting!
Thanks wheatsheaf and David with out your safe haven I would be lost x