SquareMeal Review of
The County Arms
This Bavarian-style Victorian roadhouse once marked the border between London and Surrey – hence its name. Following a 2017 refurb by owners Young’s you can now kick back on chesterfields in the baronial drawing room: a more inviting proposition than the Edwardian-like blue-grey bar with its tiresome trompe l’oeil bookshelf wallpaper. Chilled Pinot Grigio from a list of two dozen £20-something wines hits the spot, though sipping classic cocktails and sharing cheese or charcuterie boards is pretty satisfying too. Further enticements include English pub food in the jolly, jumbly, sprawl of the dining room – lamb shank shepherd’s pie followed by pistachio-crumbed blackberry jam roly poly and custard, for instance. The smartly dressed beer garden is ideal for enjoying summertime pints of Wimbledon’s Common Pale Ale or Fourpure’s Flatiron; and the upstairs Trinity Room and bar caters for private functions. Still peckish? Don’t forget the County’s legendary two foot-long sausage roll.
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