Put simply this is the best pub I have been to in Putney.
The place is warm and friendly (they have a fire in the winter). The quality of drinks is superb and changes frequently and the staff actually know about the drinks they are serving and make very good recommendations.
They also have frequent real ale festivals which are superb.
It can get very busy, however everyone is really friendly and whilst in other places lack of seats is an issue, you don't notice it here.
The beer garden is lovely too and I like the Decor inside the pub, it just feels homely.
The only issue is that they do not serve food and if you have friends who aren't into real ale, the choice of drinks can be limited.
This place well deserves it's place as being a great CAMRA pub!
We absolutely love this little pub. Amazing beer selection, beer festivals and regular sing alongs (best contact them for dates for this) and incredibly friendly staff who will let you taste anything - what else do you want from a pub??
In the winter they also have an electric fire with armchairs to sit in front of - but hurry up, the best seats in the house are the first ones taken! It was a little cold in the other parts of the pub but that seems to be england - central heating anyone??
The Bricklayer's Arms is a CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) award-winning pub in Putney. It's quite typical for a CAMRA-orientated pub: a freehouse, meaning unusual ales on tap (a welcome contrast to the Youngs-affiliated pubs found across Putney and Wandsworth), quirky wooden interior and a loyal crowd of regulars.
The relatively limited choice of ale means it doesn't compare to the likes of the Cask Pub and Kitchen (Pimlico), the Craft Beer Company (Farringdon) or any of the Draft House pubs dotted around London. However the sublime quality of what it does have (I had a wonderful pint of Windsor and Eton Treetops Diamond Jubilee stout with delicious hints of coffee.. Mmmmm) makes it worth stopping by if you like ale.
A drinker outside claimed it was the best pub in Putney. That's a debateable point of view, but plausible at the same time.
'The only pub in London to serve the full range of Timothy Taylor Championship beers'. Fact.
This little place just a couple of roads back from the river in Putney is a real gem. The owners are very nice and friendly and it really feels like you're in a village pub as opposed to London. Everyone seems to know everyone at first glance - it has a local feel. But spend a little time here and you realise there's more to it than that, and you don't have to worry about 'fitting in'.
Now, the beer. They're all here - Golden Best, Dark Mild and my favourite, Landlord. There is a nice seated are around the back, too, for a nice summer, Sunday afternoon.
The only two drawbacks for me are that it's a little tricky to find a being little out of the way of the hubbub of Putney. Some may find this a good thing, but it certainly means I don't go there as often as I might. The other is that while the beers are nice, I'm not as big a fan of real ale as some people I know, so I don't feel like I need to go all the way there to get a drink I like.
But then, that's just me. If you're a Timothy Taylor fan, you'll think you'd died and gone upstairs.
I used to work here about...oh...28 years ago. Back then, they were trying to clean up the place as it had a Reputation (think syringes in the ladies' room and spliffs) so I got pretty good at throwing people out of bars (yeah, I know, karma's a bitch).
Now, though, it's a lovely, friendly little pub tucked away down the end of the street that feels like a proper local should feel. Big G and I chatted to a local (who happens to be from Wisconsin) and played with her cut dog (Meg, I think), and I enjoyed soaking up the memories - I mean, the beer.
Had been meaning to come here for a long long time. It has won the CAMRA greater London pub of the year, but has also been in the top 10 recommendations for me on qype for some time. So I expected a lot.
And I was not disappointed. This is a lovely pub. Not an old style pub, but not a very modern one either. I like Mr Tim Taylor's brews (of which this pub serves the whole range) but was drawn to an excellent chocolate orange ale that tastedwell like a Jaffa cake actuallylovely.
My visit was not long after Christmas so the tree was still up and was the nicest pub tree I saw over the festive period. The service was very friendly too. This pub is well worth seeking out.
For my liking, this is the best inn in Putney and fits into a good pub crawl incorporating The White Horse in Parsons Green and The Cat's Back on the other side of Wandsworth Park.
No music but usually plenty of chatter in the evenings, this place can be near-silent at lunchtime apart from a warm welcome from the staff. Thankfully, this is just how I like to escape from a busy office.
A fairly spartan interior is backed up by interesting historic photos of the local area.
The full range of Timothy Taylor's is well-kept and the Sunday roasts are well worth the trip. The potato and leek soup is just the ticket for warming you up on a cold day.
Despite the rather forgettable pint I had in here, I do like the pub very much. It's got a cute beer garden, it's a nice place for a beer and the locals seem pleasant.
The landlady was friendly to me, although I'm not impressed with reports that she has attitude with a friend who didn't order a pint of ale (seriously, ale pubs need to stop with that righteous attitude and serve people what they want to drink).
I'm not sure I'd come out of my way for a beer here, and I'd likely only try it again if it was sunny and I could sit outside. But it's the kind of place you could lose a few hours, and it was perfect for avoiding all talk of the Royal Wedding and catching up with friends.
Having lived near this pub for several years, I avoided it like the plague - it had a bad reputation for drug dealers and dodgy deals from the 80s through the 90s. However, I needed a place for a small gathering following a funeral in December and couldn't think of a more convenient spot. What a surprise I had!
The pub has been taken over and is a free house. The landlady (Rebecca) was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for her. I therefore booked the pub with her.
We had about 40 people turn up and the pub was very quiet, being a Monday afternoon. That being said, there were 4 staff on duty plus the chef who was doing the buffet food for us. We had a wonderful spread, plus a tureen of freshly made soup and bread as it was a cold day. We paid for the bar and any drink was catered for. The staff were very friendly.
The pub was warm and welcoming with an open fire, lovely scrubbed pine tables and what looked like church pews. There was a fantastic big Christmas tree at the back.
To be honest, I really couldn't have wished for better. Everyone remarked on the quality of the food and drink, the friendliness of the staff and the cosy, welcoming atmosphere.
If you read this, thanks Rebecca - you did us proud!
What a cracking little find this pub is. Five types of Timothy Taylor on tap, plus a proper scrumpy cider, an old-school pub skittles game, friendly bar staff and tons of atmosphere from people just settling down with a pint.
There's really nothing else you could add to this pub. It serves great drinks and has no aim to be anything other than a superb local. I will be back - many times.
Great pub. Just - fabulous.
Very simple interior, friendly staff, great beer (real ales) and NO SPORT ON THE TV!
Also has a surprisingly nice beer garden given that it's in a residential area.
More than just Timothy Taylor beers, though that would be reason enough to stop in.
Has a local country pub feel, but it's right in the heart of Putney. Proprietor and staff are incredibly friendly. Just ask the fellow next to you at the bar, chances are he's a regular.
They won an award for "Greater London Pub of the Year 2009", but do not specify who bestowed the honour. Even if it's a self-given award it is merited.
Nice place with a good atmosphere. Friendly and welcoming. I live a few doors down and this has been my local for years. Love it.
A hidden gem! This pub had a great ambiance and decor. The drinks are well priced and delicious! The pub food/snacks are also very good. The staff are friendly and make you feel right at home. Love this place!
I always go to The Bricklayers for a couple of fine beers and some chatting with the folks there. Sometimes it tends to get a little crowded and there is a light lack of seats but who cares as long as there's plenty of ale and the staff is friendly. This place makes me forget about tomorrow and the worries that come along with it and just enjoy today.
Went there last night with some friends for a couple of beers and we had a great night out. The people are warm and friendly and we actually met two ladies who were having fun just like we did. Overall a really nice place.
A very nice pub. Service is great, the ale is good and the locals are very friendly people.
Great place to hang out with friends. The atmosphere is exhilarating and makes you forget your worries.
I am a real ale bod so this place as well as being fairly local is great nice mix of people too and I dont mind if being a little out of the way thats fine once youve found it.Pop in and buy me a pint!
Alone or with your mates, this place is the perfect end to a long day at work. They cater over 100 really real ales, to anyone's taste. Anyone fancy a pint?
This is the oldest pub in putney and has a great old english pub atmosphere. It offers a great range of Ales and the staff are fantastic a family feel. You can play a game of skittles which i must say is a lot harder than it looks (an old english pub game involving knocking down skittles with a small ball attached to a pole hard to describe but quite addictive). The food looks delicious though i havent tried it yet the Sunday roast is raved about.
Very nice old-style pub tucked away from the high street hustle and bustle. A perfect place to go for a quiet pint. They have a selection of quality ales, the best I've seen in Putney and with no loud music or sport on TV it makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Did not have the oppurtunity to try the food but the aroma coming from the kitchen smelled good!
Very nice pub, indeed.
Fantastic beer, got a bit dizzy, but it was nice.
I love the brick and the brick loves Big Dave. FACT.
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