The Draft House Westbridge SW11

74-76 Battersea Bridge Road , London, SW11 3AG

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SquareMeal Review of The Draft House Westbridge SW11

For somewhere that takes everything it does so seriously, the Draft House is really rather a hoot. Beer drinkers can order third of a pint ‘samples’ at this self-styled ‘home of the third’, which lists hundreds of craft brews in bottle or on tap – all complemented by a range of ale-friendly food to have you drooling. The range of burgers with various toppings, char-pit ribs or chilli-cheese fries, could hail from a new-generation diner, while foot-long pork scratchings, Scotch eggs with curried mayonnaise, Fish & Chips, and sticky toffee pudding betray British leanings. But back to the beer: with such brilliantly named brews as Bitter & Twisted, Mongozo Coconut and Schremser Bio-Roggenbier on offer, how could you not be tempted? Vintage posters and rockin’ music complete the picture.


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9.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Stefan P. 23 September 2011

Expecting a traditional pub I was surprised to find it spacious and inviting; the large windows lighting up the pub draw an emphasis to the bar, which is the centre piece of this welcoming pub. The bar was arrayed with various beers on tap, dripping with the cold perspiration which speaks volumes to educated drinker on a hot summer’s day. The atmosphere was relaxed; soft blues music filtering through the speakers, accompanied by the general hum of conversation from various drinkers and groups of people seated at tables outside having a meal. Clean and pristine, the seating areas are upholstered in comfortable brown leather and the theatre style kitchen is also an excellent addition with the chefs “on display”. I was immediately acknowledged at the door and seated in a comfy booth. From the endless beers available I decided on the Oyster Stout listed on the Daily Guest Menu, and recommended by the barman. The food menu consists of British Cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. Specials boards are dotted around the pub. It was a tough choice between the Pork and Veal Meatballs and the Chilli Burger, but I finally decided on the latter. My food arrived in good time, well-presented, a good sized portion with fat chips and salad on the side. As chilli goes, there was just enough tingle in every bite to keep me wanting more. Perfect for a lazy afternoon meal or a big night out with friends, The Draft House appears capable of catering to all needs; the beer menu is varied enough to enjoy a single exotic pint or a lengthy afternoon of drinking, the food menu is well priced for the quality they serve and diverse enough to appeal to all customers, and the function rooms have enough space for party’s of up to 80, with a DJ booth, private bar and a dance floor. Don’t be too surprised to see one popping up in your local area soon… I hear they are looking to add another 5 to their portfolio by the end of next year.

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  • Hop Back Lounge
  • Hop Back Lounge
  • Hop Back Lounge
  • Hop Back Lounge

The Barrel Bar can seat up to 50 guests for a dinner party or cocktails and craft beer reception, with the downstairs beer garden is also available to use. Tutored Draft House beer tastings can also be included as part of your event.

Barrel Bar
Capacity: 50
Hop Back Bar
Capacity: 60