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Pubs in Barnes, Greater London*

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  • Red Lion Castlenau refurbished,great food and background music. Friendly staff and management The Bridge Castlenau Refurbished good food but a bit noisy The Rose Westfields Refurbished and now a great little pub Idle Hour Westfields What a great traditional pub. A must The Tapestry Mortlake Absolutely great since being refurbished. Good food The Ship Great traditional pub by the river. Great staff and music.
  • Ye White Hart along The Terrace is possibly the oldest pub in Barnes, great location on the outside of a bend in the river so excellent views up and down the Thames. Some good outdoor seating areas for the summer & a nice ambience. I wouldn't recommend the food though, typical bland English pub food. You'd be better off to go and eat Thai in the restaurant at the back of The Bulls Head.
  • Browns is now closed and has been replaced by the Porterhouse, a fine Dublin based establishment with a great selection of beers... Tooties is now Starbucks, avoid... alas Gleisers in White Hart Lane is no more and Cafe Uno is now Strada, cool decor and fab pizza...
  • The Red Lion is no more. The pub described as "Proper" is now being turned into a restaurant. Hundreds of years of history destroyed.If you want a proper pub in Barnes now, it's all down to Young's, with The Coach and Horses and The Bull's Head.
  • The one on the corner opposite the bridge... What's that 'un called? I remember it before it became a wine-bar-wannabe, it was great.
  • The Sun Inn, nice decor and outside seating.
  • The Red Lion is soon to be turned into a reataurant courtesy of Fuller's, who think that a poncy eaterie will be more "Barnes" than a proper pub. The interesting characters who ran, staffed and used the pub, have now dispersed to the Coach and Horses, Bull's Head, White Hart and various sports clubs in the area. The villains who were barred under the last regime are creeping back. Beware.
  • The Red Lion closed on Saturday 24th May 2003 for a complete refurbishment. Do we really need another GastroPub in Barnes?
  • THE BRIDGE! The recent renovation of the THE Bridge is excellent. The decoration is tastefully done, service is excellent and has more of a 'wine bar feel' and not a typical sleazy pub feel! Well done to the new owners!!
  • Hey Folks, I'm writing from Johannesburg South Africa. My son and his business partner have just re-furbished and re-opened "The Bridge" and we're led to believe that it's a great success. Please update this site and don't call it "A dive" any longer...go and see for yourselves...and let me know what you think...maybe it's better than "The Red Lion" ???????
  • The Red Lion is possibly the last proper pub in the area, a genuine mixed clientele all classes and several sexes, lively and reflective by turns, sometimes visited by stars between sessions at the Olympic studios across the road, sometimes not. The Landlady should be in the Movies. Good Beer.
  • The Sun Inn will be re-opening on 12th June. Yes that is the colour of the frontage !
  • The Bridge, near Hammersmith Bridge (surprise!) is a dive, and as rough as they come. Mainly patronised by the residents of the local council estate. The Sun is OK, but can get very busy. The Red Lion has a youngish crowd on a Friday night. Ye White Hart is for those who say 'ya' rather than 'yes'.
  • The Red Lion is definitely the best pub in Barnes. Otherwise, just over Hammersmith Bridge there are the Rutland and a string of riverside ones, which are really popular in the summer.
  • Coach & Horses - Youngs. Not yet modernised into a cocktail bar. Log fire, comfortable seats, stained glass, mahogany, good selection of wines. Food dreadful. Can't get a cheese roll or a sandwich any more grilled focaccia with pesto instead. Garden for kids and barbecues.
  • The Sun Inn - not for a huge night out, but for a pint or two with friends
  • The Sun. Red Lion Pub has children's play area.
  • The Garden House is tops.
  • The Bull's Head (live Jazz most nights and weekends!). Friendly regular crew.
  • Sun is fun if you're young enough to fit in. Coach & Horses is good local, with single bar and garden. Red Lion has three bars and is good for Saturday sport. Bulls Head is big & loud see music.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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