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A landmark Young’s pub and rightly so, the large, Victorian-era Alma serves punters of all stripes gathered around a low, island bar. Some perch on barstools, others at tables nearer the windows: most will be gawping at the large, pull-down screen for big matches.

Outside of these magic 90 minutes plus stoppages, the Alma attracts ale fans eager to sample Sambrook’s Wandle, Wells Bombardier or something from the regular Young’s range.

Bar food is another plus: deli boards of cured meats, honey-and-mustard chipolatas, burgers with brie and bacon. For finer dining, head to the adjoining restaurant for the likes of honey-glazed Gressingham duck breast. If you don’t want to leave at chucking-out time, then stay: there are 23 hotel rooms here.


Venue name: Alma
Address: 499 Old York Rd
SW18 1TF
Opening hours: Open 11am-midnight Mon-Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served noon-4pm, 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Wandsworth Town
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Magnificent pub, great beers, delicious food, a wonderful local atmosphere. Feels it has been there for ever.


Massive fan of the Alma restaurant - now become my go-to when my parents are in town as I can relax knowing the food and service will be impeccable. Love the fish and chips but to be honest, I have not yet had anything at the Alma that I haven't devoured! Lovely for a lazy Sunday afternoon too!


I struggle to think of a better pub to watch the rugby.  Service is quick, if you get there early you can get a seat, the screens are big and most of all the clientèle is always great.  Everyone is there to have a good time regardless of who wins!  Never been without the rugby but worth travelling to when it is on! 

Lovely pub, great food, and great for rugby games. Really English vibe about the place!


This is a fantastic pub to watch the rugby. Great atmosphere, big screens & friendly clientele. The Sunday roasts are amazing too. I've eaten here several times & always had great food. Recently had private table upstairs for the opening England v Fiji game. Emma who dealt with bookings couldn't be more helpful & we felt really well looked after.

Awful Youngs chain pub. Steer clear - too pricey for a menu by numbers methinks!

Food is terrible and overpriced. Used to be great last year but new chef and manager have since started. Have tried eating there several times. No better than a school canteen. sent two meals back only to be served the same flavourless overcooked meal. Such a shame.

This is one of my local pubs and I have tried eating here a number of times but always end up disappointed with the food. The staff are great and the pub has a superb atmosphere but the food is terrible.