London, Wandsworth   Distance 2miles  walk time 45min

At the time of the Domesday Book (1086), the manor of Wandsworth was held partly by William, son of Ansculfy, and partly by St Wandrille's Abbey. Its Domesday assets were 12 hides, with 5½ ploughs and 22 acres (89,000 m2) of meadow. It rendered £9. Since at least the early 16th century, Wandsworth has offered accommodation to consecutive waves of immigration, from Protestant Dutch metalworkers fleeing persecution in the 1590s to recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

Between Wandsworth town centre and the river is the site of Young & Co's Ram Brewery. Traditional draught beer was produced on the site for 425 years starting from 1581, making the Ram Brewery the oldest site in Britain at which beer had been brewed continuously. Whilst brewing by Young's stopped in September 2006 when Young & Co merged its operations with Charles Wells of Bedford, brewing does continue on the site by a master brewer in small amounts. A planning application to redevelop the site for residential and shopping/leisure "mixed use" was submitted in 2012. Our starting point is next to Wandsworth Town mainline station.

Alma Wandsworth
at the Alma. 499 Old York Rd,  SW18 1TF
Open all day 11-Midnight Mon-Fri; 10-Midnight Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Food Monday-Friday 7am - 10pm, Saturday 8am - 10:30pm, Sunday 8am - 9pm
Young's Bitter, Young's Special, 1 changing beer.

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From the Alma, turn left and shortly at the end of the road, left again into Fairfield Street. The Grapes will be on your right.

The Grapes

Grapes Wandsworth

39 Fairfield St, SW18 1DX  Open 12-Midnight Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Weekday Lunches.  Young's Bitter, Young's Special, 1 changing beer.
Always friendly and welcoming, the well decorated bar offers unobtrusive TV sport and there is both a heated patio for smokers and a suntrap secret garden for everyone.

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Turn down the road at the side of the Grapes (Barchard Street)and turn left at the end into Ram Street. Walk down to the High Street and cross at the crossing to the Spread Eagle.

The Spread Eagle

Spread Eagle Wandsworth
71 Wandsworth High St, SW18 2PT   11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Young's - seasonal, Young's Bitter, Young's Special.
Wonderfully ornate traditional Victorian pub in the heart of Wandsworth High Street. Two big screens and 2 smaller TVs show all the major sporting events. The Spread Eagle is a great example of a late-Victorian town centre pub and still has its original iron canopy above the entrance, plus wood panelling and etched glasswork inside. 

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Turn left out of the front of the pub and cross Garratt Lane to walk on the High Street. Turn right when you reach Putney Bridge Road.  Stay on Putney Bridge Road until you reach Point Pleasant on your right.

The Cats Back

Cats Back Wandsworth

The Cats Back.
86-88 Point Pleasant, SW18 1NN
  Open12-10 Mon; 12-Midnight Tue-Sat; 12-10 Sun
Harveys Sussex Best Bitter, 3 changing beers. Food lunch and evening
Fantastic Sunday roast, great music, excellent beers, and top-notch service.
Free Wifi,  Dog Friendly,  Pub Garden

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Retrace your steps and take the first left into Osiers Road. Turn left onto Enterprise Way,
Turn right towards Smugglers Way, Turn left onto Smugglers Way, Turn left towards Jews Row,
Turn right onto Jews Row, Turn left to stay on Jews Row, The Ship will be on left.

Ship Wandsworth

The Ship
41 Jews Row, SW18 1TB         
Busy riverside pub to the west of Wandsworth Bridge, originally founded in 1786 as Thames Watermen's Inn. The bars are linked to a conservatory and dining room at the back; there is an emphasis on food  but there is a public bar to the left for non eaters.
Open 11-11 Mon-Wed; 11-Midnight Thu-Sat; 11-11 Sun
Food 12-4, 6-10; 12-5, 7-10 Sun
Sambrook's Junction Ale, Young's Bitter, 1 changing beer.

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Turn right out of the Ship. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit, Turn left towards Podmore Rd. then right towards Podmore Rd. Turn right into Podmore Rd.,Turn left into Ballantine St.

Royal Standard Wandsworth

The Royal Standard.
1 Ballantine Street, SW18 1AL
Friendly back street locals pub.  1 changing beer.
4-11 Mon-Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Attractive exterior features pretty stained glass top lights. Wifi available as well as board games and glossy magazines. Takeaway menus, plates and cutlery provided for customers to order food to eat in the pub.

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Customer review: JUST SWELL. MARK HARRISON 10/10

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