Moon On The Hill, SM1 1DZ
- 020 8643 1202
- 5-9 Hill Road, SM1 1DZ
- 8am-11pm Mon-Thu; 8am-midnight Fri-Sat; 8am-11pm Sun
This large building stands just off Sutton High Street. According to the 2014 Good Beer Guide, it was previously the furniture section of a department store. Decor is fairly standard Wetherspoons, with a swirly patterned carpet on the floor, low ceilings, and lots of dark varnished wood.
Entry is into a large standing area in front of the bar, free of chairs and tables. Steps lead down to a seating area at one side, and more steps lead up to a raised seating area at the back, framed by some intriguing carved tree-like figures. The raised area has three or four spacious booths as well as plenty of normal seating. At the very back, patio doors lead to a small enclosed courtyard with a few good-sized picnic tables sheltered beneath large umbrellas.
Kake visited on a Friday morning in September 2013. There were a fair few people in when I arrived around 10:30am, some with children, some having a late breakfast.
There are two banks of handpumps on the bar, one for the usual "boring brown beers" that all Wetherspoons seem to carry (e.g. Ruddles) and another with more interesting choices; on our September 2013 visit these were clipped for Young's Special, Mordue Belma Red, Ringwood Fortyniner, Thornbridge Jaipur, and Twickenham Naked Ladies, all priced between £2.29 and £2.89. A pint of lime and soda was £1.25.
Like most Wetherspoons pubs, food is served all day from a standard menu.
Accessibility: There's a small ramp at the side of the entrance steps, but it's quite narrow and has a pull door at the top with very little space to open it. Once inside, there's step-free access to the bar, the accessible toilet, and a very small amount of normal-height seating (plus a bit more at high tables). The ladies' and gents' toilets are accessed from the raised seating area, which is up several steps with a sturdy handrail.