Streatham’s Secret Pub Gardens
The wondrous beer garden at The Bull is locally famous, most know about Pratt’s and Payne’s lovely urban oasis out the back, and The Rabbit Hole’s huge garden is a paradise for parents. We’ve been to sample some other lovely locals with gorgeous gardens – taking one or two for the team along the way!
The Leigham Well
1-3 Wellfield Rd, SW16 2BT
The Leigham Well is a fantastic locals’ pub tucked away from the bustle of the High Rd, with a lovely walled garden where 8 tables seat around 40. Roofed cabanas with heaters make this a perfect spot to while away a summer’s day over a cold beer or a Pimm’s or three. There’s a bottles-only bar outdoors in sunny weather to save you breaking a sweat to get the next round in, as well as a Sunday barbecue. An outdoor screen shows sports from terrestrial channels, and there’s a programme of live music coming up over the summer, so keep an eye on our Live Music pages for details. The garden is open 2-11pm.
The Mere Scribbler
426 Streatham High Road, SW16 3P
The Mere Scribbler’s stylish walled garden has around 14 tables seating around 30 people. It’s a great place to bring the family as the area is completely enclosed and child friendly – handy as the pub is opposite the children’s playground. Dogs are positively encouraged, and they’ll even be holding a special Woof Time dog brunch out there on Saturday 15th June They also have sports screened outside and a quiz every Sunday from 7.30pm. The garden is open until 11pm on weekdays and Sundays (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays).
2 Greyhound Lane SW16 5SD
Maybe not so secret, The Railway has a gorgeous walled garden with a bar and covered area which easily holds 60+ people and can be hired for private parties. If you’re planning a big celebration, the whole garden is available for 150. There are15 tables in the covered area and 13 benches under the sun which seat another 70.
Great news for parents, the area is secure as only the top half of the gate is open, so there is no risk of children running onto the street. The garden is open every day from 10am (12 on Sunday) until just before closing time (10pm on weekdays and midnight at weekends). There’s have a projector screen to show Freeview sports events too. Dogs are most welcome!