The location of this handsome neighbourhood pub is a real draw, its garden and window seating looking out over pretty Wandsworth Common. It's in a picturesque part of Wandsworth too, taking up a corner slot where Althorp Road and Bellevue Road meet.
A range of food menus offer dishes ranging from poshed-up pub classics to gastropub fare. Expect dishes such as fish and chips with pea purée and tartar sauce or chicken caeser salad with bacon and anchovies alongside shredded duck with poached pear, walnut salad and a stilton dressing, or Atlantic cod with chorizo, tomatoes, crushed potatoes and French beans. Sunday roasts look good.
The wine list features a good number by the glass, and ventures well into worlds old and new. Ale hounds can sup on a range of drops by the pump and the bottle, served alongside mainstream lagers, ciders and bitters.
20 Bellevue Road
|Transport:||Tube: Wandsworth Town rail, Tooting Bec tube or 319 bus|
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Average User Rating
2.4 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:4
Recently celebrated father's day at The Althorp. The food was delicious and a good portion size. It is very family friendly and the customer service was very good.
Nice place to go for a Sunday roast.
This place has been renamed - it's now called The Althorp, but the same comments apply as per The Bowler. The Good: It's a really nicely laid out pub - comfy, wood burning stoves, sofas, a good dining room. The bad: Nine times out of ten when you go in there the kitchen's closed - they only seem to be open for a very limited time during the day. Recently we managed to go there in the five minutes when the kitchen was open - we ordered brunch and then overheard an ill tempered exchange between the kitchen and the waitress about not taking more orders. Whether it was spite in relation to this, or just their usual low standards, my wife's scrambled eggs were cold and massively overcooked. Mine were slightly warmer, but that didn't make up for the fact that I'd actually ordered fried eggs. Service from the waitress was friendly, but the manager was pretty po-faced. Their range of beer is pretty dire. It's not exactly cheap either. It's really frustrating - this could be a fantastic pub, if only the food, drinks and service were massively improved . . . as it stands, why anyone would go here rather than The Hope (two minutes away) is beyond me. Please sort it out.
This place is an absolute joke! A restaurant that doesn't have a chef until 6pm, I.e. no children please despite being in the middle of Nappy Valley. We hoped that the new management would have changed this from the previous owners, Bring Back Dexters!!!
Terrible food with equally poor service at 5* prices. Avoid unless somebody else is paying and you have already eaten. Disappointed new management appear to have taken this establishment to new lows when there were few positives previously.
How is it possible to get a roast wrong..... somehow they managed it at the Bowler. The food was stone cold- even when we sent it back! Toilets are dirty and are falling apart! Staff are just grumpy! I would rather go hungry!
Brilliant site now under new management. Improvements being made all the time and staff are pleasant and more than efficient. Do give this place a try, you'll not be dissapointed!