Spread Eagle, SW18 2PT
- 020 8877 9809
- 71 Wandsworth High Street, SW18 2PT
- 11am-midnight Mon-Sat; 11am-11pm Sun
A Young's pub in Wandsworth.
Inside it's like stepping back in time, as the pub has hardly seen any refurbishment in years. There are three rooms on the ground floor (and a grand staircase leading up from the front, though there's no indication that the upstairs is in use). The main room is carpeted with tables and attractive leather bench seating stretching quite far back into the building.
The other two rooms are separated by Victorian glass partitions, and both have bare floors. At the front is a room with a pool table and some benches for seating, and at the rear is the 'dining lounge' (no longer used as such it seems), which has a few tables and some large couches on a raised seating area.
The bar has eight handpulls in the main room, and four more in the front pool room, offering only Young's ordinary (£2.70) and Special, as well as Kew. There's a basic lager selection, including Amstel, as well.
Food is served noon-3pm Monday to Saturday, and weekday evenings, from a fairly basic menu.
On a Tuesday evening, the place is pretty quiet with only four or five people in total; the lady behind the bar amuses herself on the quiz machine for a bit and by reading a paper while perched at the end of the long bar. A couple of very small TV screens are showing horse racing, and the sound is down low. No one is in the pool room or the lounge at all.
Accessibility: No steps to get in, and toilets are on the same level (gents at the front, ladies at the back).