Crown And Sceptre, SW2 4AH
- 020 8671 0843
- 2a Streatham Hill, SW2 4AH
- Mon-Thu: 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-midnight; Sun: 8am-11pm
It's a large space, but broken up with pillars and etched-glass dividers to give plenty of hideaway corners. The ceiling is low and painted a deep burgundy, but windows all around the exterior wall provide enough natural light to avoid any hint of gloominess. Decor is traditional, with a patterned carpet, varnished dark wood tables and chairs, and padded banquettes. Fruit machines flash silently here and there.
Kake visited on a Friday morning in September 2018. There were quite a few people in when I arrived around 11am, but still plenty of spare tables. No music was playing, as is usual for Wetherspoons.
The handpumps were clipped for Upham Autumn Leaves, Dorset Brewing Company Durdle Door, Woodforde's Red Admiral, Sharp's Doom Bar, Marston's Old Empire IPA, Greene King Abbot Ale, and Ruddles Best (all priced between £1.99 and £2.49/pint), as well as two real ciders: Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon and Westons Old Rosie (£3.15 and £3.19/pint, respectively). A pint of lime and soda was 80p.
Accessibility: A large step to get in. Some of the seating is on a dais, up three steps. No further steps to the ladies', but three steps to the gents'.