Old Bank, SM1 1HN
- 020 8661 7525
- 2 High Street, SM1 1HN
- 11am-11pm Mon-Thu; 11am-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Pub in Sutton, very near the station. It was previously a Smith & Jones pub (Bramwell Pub Company), but according to the August/September 2014 London Drinker, it was sold to the Stonegate Pub Company in November 2013. We haven't visited since the change of ownership, so some of the information below may be out of date.
Entry is into a fairly spacious bar area with high chairs and tables by the large front windows looking onto the High Street. Opposite the bar itself are several booths with comfy banquette seating, and further back are a couple more seating areas (one up a few steps) with normal chairs and tables. There's a beer garden, reached via the higher seating area.
Kake visited on a Friday morning in August 2012. Although I arrived mere minutes after the opening time of 11am, there was already one other customer in, and by 11:30am there were four more. Music was playing quietly.
Five of the six handpumps on the bar were clipped for Morland Original, Young's Bitter, Greene King IPA Gold, Greene King London Glory, and Abbot Ale; the other was marked "coming soon". There were also fonts for Aspall Suffolk Cyder and Magners Extra Cold Golden Draught. A pint of lime and soda was £1.05.
According to the 2007 Good Beer Guide, food is served noon-9pm every day.
Accessibility: A small step (kerb-height) to get in, and step-free to the bar and most of the seating once you're in. There's an accessible toilet on the ground floor, with a RADAR lock and a sign stating that a key can be obtained from behind the bar. Other toilets are down a narrow flight of steps with a sturdy handrail on one side.