Wimbledon offers ample pubs for guests to frequent. Proper British pubs are scattered across the borough along with “gastro” pubs, which are trendy and a hit among tourists. The best part is that there are many pubs within walking distance of the train station, so you can grab a drink before departing.
The top pubs in the borough include:
The Alexandra is a true British pub. Guests are greeted with a warm welcome, and the pub features four individual bars that cater to every taste and style. Close to the Wimbledon station, the pub believes in eight core values that every guest can appreciate:
And the atmosphere is among the most important. Guests can truly relax with soft and low lighting and a great selection of drinks. Food platters overfilling with food are also available to ensure guests leave the pub satiated.
Food is served from 12pm – 10pm daily, with soups, sandwiches, starters and roasts available. Ample mains are offered, and the extensive wine list has something for everyone on the menu. The dessert wines are a local favorite, with just the right touch of sweetness added.
Dog & Fox Wimbledon
The Dog & Fox is an iconic pub set in the heart of Wimbledon village. The pub has been a mainstay for locals since the 1800s, and also offers 17 rooms in the boutique hotel to allow guests to spend the night if they please.
Draught and craft beers are offered as well as numerous London spirits.
Patrons don’t have to book a room to enjoy the pub. Fully stocked, the pub offers an extensive list of wines, including:
There’s also champagne and sparkling wine available. The craft beer selection goes great with the food served in the dining area. Guests can pick from a variety of bar snacks, eat brunch or have dinner at the restaurant.
Bar snacks include pork pie with English mustard, mixed marinated olives, sausage rolls and much more.
The Crooked Billet is nestled on the corner of Wimbledon Common and is part of Young’s. The pub has been part of the Young’s brand since 1881 and offers award-winning cask ales and craft beers to patrons.
A fine selection of wines and spirits is on the menu, too.
The pub opens at 11am every day of the week and closes at 11pm every day except Friday and Saturday when the pub closes at midnight.
This is a nice, small pub that offers a decent roast and food the nibble on, too. Dogs are allowed in the pub, so this is something to consider if you’re allergic to dogs.
The interior of the pub is rustic, bringing to life what it means to be an old pub. There are flagstone and wooden floors, spotless decor and cosy nooks and crannies for guests to sit in and take in the moment.
When guests step into the Crooked Billet, they feel like they’ve stepped into the countryside.
The ales are delightful with seasonal favorites added to the list often. London Stout is on the menu along with dozens of craft beers to tickle your taste buds. A range of non-alcoholic drinks are available as well as premium spirits and wines.
The Fox & Grapes
The Fox & Grapes is an independent gastropub with rooms available for guests, too. An independent pub, Fox & Grapes was built in 1787 and was recently renovated in 2011. Right on the edge of Wimbledon Common, the pub offers a modern English menu with classical favorites.
An extensive wine list is available, with 20 wines served by the glass.
Every wine on the menu is picked by the pub’s director to ensure character and taste. The wines are picked to complement the seasonal food menu. The pub is dog-friendly, so you can expect to see pubs at several tables.
There’s good beer on the menu, too.
While advertised as a pub, the venue is more geared towards being a restaurant with tables booked up. Guests can walk up to the bar and have a pint, or they can order food or book a room in the hotel.
Hand in Hand
The Hand in Hand is another pub owned by Young & Co. The pub offers ample food options with light bites as the first thing on the menu. Snacks and daily specials along with Sunday roasts are provided.
A traditional pub, the venue has a low ceiling and is a 19th century cottage.
Framed photographs line the wall. Guests often spend 1 – 2 hours at the venue, and the location is brilliant. The filled meaty pie is a local favorite, and there is a small garden when the inside is overflowing during the busy season.
Comfortable outdoor seating is offered, and the venue has a great social aspect to it. The pub also offers ample alcoholic drinks from beer and ale to craft drinks and wine.