If you’re visiting SW19 during the Wimbledon Championships 2017, soak up the atmosphere or watch all the tennis action at one of Wimbledon’s best pubs…
Lead image: The Crooked Billet (source: Facebook/The Crooked Billet)
1 The Old Frizzle
Showing Wimbledon on its giant sports screens, this spacious and stylish pub on The Broadway is a haven for sports fans. Food options include the usual nachos and the wonderfully named ‘dirty chips’ to share or a selection of tasty sounding mains. Wash it down with a cocktail, a beer or an Old Frizzle wine.
74-78 The Broadway SW19 1RQ; 020 3274 3056; theoldfrizzle.co.uk
2 The Alexandra
With its on ‘sports bar’ The Alexandra on Wimbledon Hill Road is a popular spot for football and rugby fans, and it’s bound to be teeming full of tennis fans while Wimbledon’s on too. Share a bowl of buffalo chicken wings, choose a sandwich (until 3pm) or tuck into burgers and steaks in the evenings. Even better, this year the Alexandra is teaming up with Love Wimbledon to host a slew of post-game activities including live musicians, street food and lounging out back in their spacious beer garden.
31-33 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19 7NE; 020 8947 7691; alexandrawimbledon.com
3 Hand in Hand
On the edge of Wimbledon Common you’ll find the Hand in Hand, a Young’s Brewery pub, which dates back to 1835. The Hand in Hand is proud of its heritage and is a popular haunt for Wimbledon residents looking to enjoy a drink with a view. Classic pub food here includes sausages & mash, horseshoe gammon steak and fish & chips.
Wimbledon Common SW19 4RQ; 020 8946 5720; youngs.co.uk/hand-in-hand
4 The Fox & Grapes
Chef Claude Bosi’s pub by Wimbledon Common is a Resident favourite for top quality British food in a pub setting. With a wine list in line with Bosi’s world famous Hibiscus restaurant in Mayfair, and a food menu prepared using ingredients from Hibiscus’s suppliers, you know you’re on to a good thing by choosing the Fox & Grapes. During the tournament, Fox & Grapes will be releasing special brunch and tea menus, so if you’re not lucky enough to be at Wimbledon itself, head over to Fox & Grapes to check out these new menus!
9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common SW19 4UN; 020 8619 1300; foxandgrapeswimbledon.co.uk
5 The Crooked Billet
One of Wimbledon’s finest drinking establishments is The Crooked Billet. On the corner of Wimbledon Common, and within walking distance of where the tennis action happens, it’s a hot destination for well kept ales, fine wines and hearty British pub grub. The Crooked Billet will be showing Wimbledon so enjoy a piece of the action away from the crowds. It’s also great for a Sunday roast.
14-15 Crooked Billet SW19 4RQ; 020 8946 4942; thecrookedbilletwimbledon.com
6 Fire Stables
There’s no better way to celebrate the Wimbledon Championships then with a nice glass of bubbly, and with the Fire Stables quite literally right around the corner, it’s the perfect place to do just that. Whether you’re craving a Champagne brunch on your way out to the courts or a half a dozen oysters after a day spent at the courts, Fire Stables has the vibes you’re looking for.
27-29 Church Road SW19 5DQ; 020 8946 3197; firestables.co.uk
7 The Rose and Crown
Located just down the street from courts one and two, The Rose and Crown is the ideal spot to go before or after spending your day watching the greats battle it out. Soak up the sun out on their back terrace or take cover from the hot sun under their pop-up marquee, enjoy a cold ‘SW19’ beer (a Wimbledon Brewery special), eat the infamous Young burger and fries, listen to live music and enjoy your day spent with friends and tennis.
55 High Street SW19 5BA; 020 8947 4713; roseandcrownwimbledon.co.uk
8 Dog & Fox
If there’s anyone who knows how to celebrate Wimbledon, it’s Dog and Fox. Located down the street with a warm and inviting atmosphere and delicious food, Dog and Fox is the place you’ll want to be to celebrate this year’s tournament. Definitely, make sure to stop by on either 6 July to catch Siboney and Andy perform, 8 July to see 2funk’ĭ or swing by on 13 July for Moody Will & The Roll!
24 High Street SW19 5EA; 020 8946 6565; dogandfoxwimbledon.co.uk
9 Prince of Wales
Conveniently located across the street from the Wimbledon station and with a history dating back to the 17th century, the Prince of Wales is a good choice for a pub no matter the time of year, but it’s a great choice during Wimbledon season. With a cosy environment, classic pub dishes to choose from and cold beers to enjoy, the Prince of Wales will be a great place to go to catch the Wimbledon action.
2 Hartfield Road SW19 3TA; 020 8946 5369; greeneking-pubs.co.uk/prince-of-wales
10 The Swan
Nestled in the heart of Wimbledon, the Swan is a great place to hang out during this year’s Wimbledon. Stop by and try something from their selection of classic pub dishes or kick back and sip on a cold pint of beer or cider. Either way, the Swan will be a the perfect spot to celebrate Wimbledon.
89 Ridgway SW19 4SU; 020 8946 1652; greeneking-pubs.co.uk/the-swan