Norbiton, KT2 6PW
- 020 8546 1951
- 16 Clifton Road, KT2 6PW
- Mon-Thu: noon-11pm; Fri-Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-10:30pm
It was previously known as the Norbiton & Dragon, but according to the June/July 2017 London Drinker magazine it had a change of management and name in April 2017. We haven't visited since the change of management, so some of the below may be out of date.
The interior is dominated by the central bar photo, with seating and a narrow strip of standing space all around. Due to the size of the bar, it's not quite as spacious as one might expect from outside. Much of it is lit by the tall windows that wrap half the space, though there are a couple of darker, cosier areas around towards the back of the bar. Flatscreens are mounted at opposite ends of the room.
The floor is bare boards, and seating is a mix of low stools, high chairs, and padded benches. A separate dining area, ready laid with wine glasses and cutlery, looks out past several more tables on the exterior decking onto the beer garden at the back.
Kake and Shuri visited on a Wednesday late lunchtime in March 2016. There were half a dozen other people in when we arrived around 1:30pm, and music was playing quietly. Snooker was showing on one of the flatscreens and a news channel was on the other, both with the sound off.
The six handpumps on the bar were clipped for Sharp's Doom Bar, London Pride, Twickenham Naked Ladies, and Fuller's ESB. A pint and a half of lime and soda came to £2.40.
Accessibility: A large step at one entrance, and a smaller step at the other. Doorways are a bit narrow.