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Review: The Green Dragon

Wimbledon Guardian: The quiz night is being held at The Green Dragon in Croydon

9:00am Friday 21st June 2013

Pubspy runs the rule over a town-centre stalwart.

PUBSPY: Old Bank, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY: Old Bank, Sutton

5:21pm Monday 25th June 2012

Pubs next to stations tend to be rather grotty affairs on the whole.

PUBSPY: Pratts and Payne, Streatham

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY: Pratts and Payne, Streatham

10:00am Sunday 13th May 2012

Away from the cash converters and fried chicken shops of Streatham High Road, a new drinking hole is bringing a little bit of class to an area which has been otherwise neglected.

PUBSPY: Bounce, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: Bounce opened in Sutton recently

9:30am Tuesday 8th May 2012

Sutton's newest boozer is a prime example of not judging a book by its cover.

PUBSPY: The Grapes, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: PubSpy: The Grapes, Sutton

9:30am Saturday 5th May 2012

I don’t know about you, but all this business about Chelsea making the Champions League final is enough to turn me to drink.

PUBSPY: The County Arms, Wandsworth

Wimbledon Guardian: The County Arms in Trinity Road, Wandsworth

8:40am Thursday 3rd May 2012

Given its proximity to HMP Wandsworth, Pubspy entered the County Arms half expecting to find some ex-cons celebrating their first taste of freedom.

PUBSPY: The Sun, Carshalton

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY - The Sun, Carshalton

11:40am Wednesday 11th April 2012

PubSpy went on a pub crawl around Carshalton about six years ago scoping out the village’s watering holes.

PUBSPY: The Antelope, Tooting

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY: The Antelope, Tooting

12:34pm Thursday 5th April 2012

The recent snap of warm weather meant Pubspy was hankering for a cold glass of something in a beer garden not too far away from home.

PUBSPY: The Woodman, Carshalton

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY: The Woodman, Carshalton

9:00am Wednesday 28th March 2012

When I was a young man, planning a big night out would be a complex process...

PUBSPY: Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

9:47am Wednesday 21st March 2012

After a hard day with your nose to the grindstone sometimes the only way to wind down and cheer up is with an ice cold, amber glass of lager.

PUBSPY: The Woodstock, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY: The Woodstock, Sutton

11:20am Thursday 15th March 2012

On my pubgoing travels, the Woodstock pub has not had the best reputation in the borough.

Pub Spy: Bad Apple, Croydon

1:51pm Thursday 23rd February 2012

For fans of comic legend Alan Moore and author HG Wells, the word Steampunk does not conjure images of a ripped denim and safety pin wearing, mohicaned 1970s reject in a rage.

PUBSPY: O'Neill's, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: O'Neill's in Sutton was pretty much out of beer...

2:44pm Monday 6th February 2012

I, like many fellow members of the beer appreciation society, would be loathe to include any 'chain pub' in my top ten...

PUBSPY: Sutton Arms, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: PUBSPY: Sutton Arms, Sutton

4:30pm Wednesday 18th January 2012

Has a revamp brought the bright side of Sutton out to play?

Pubspy: The Lord Palmerston, Carshalton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Lord Palmerston, Carshalton

9:46am Friday 24th June 2011

Pubspy: The Lord Palmerston, Carshalton

Pubspy: The Moon Under Water, Balham

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Moon Under Water, Balham

9:31am Friday 24th June 2011

Pubspy: The Moon Under Water, Balham

Pubspy: Tiger Tiger, Croydon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: Tiger Tiger, Croydon

9:21am Friday 24th June 2011

Pubspy: Tiger Tiger, Croydon

Pubspy: The Paxton Arms, Crystal Palace

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Paxton Arms, Crystal Palace

10:06am Friday 17th June 2011

Pubspy: The Paxton Arms, Crystal Palace

Pubspy: The Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh

9:42am Friday 17th June 2011

Pubspy: The Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh

Pubspy: The Duke's Head, Wallington

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Duke's Head, Wallington

3:15pm Thursday 9th June 2011

Did you know that the average bra size in the UK has increased from 34B to 36C since 1992? No, neither did I until I saw this fascinating fact written on a chalkboard in the Duke’s Head last week.

Pubspy: The Antelope, Surbiton

Wimbledon Guardian: The Antelope, Surbiton

2:56pm Thursday 9th June 2011

I felt like I didn’t quite fit in when I walked through the double doors at the Antelope, in Surbition. Not because it is an unwelcoming or a particularly quirky pub, but because I was dressed in fluorescent cycling gear.

Pubspy: The White Hart, Crystal Palace

Wimbledon Guardian: The White Hart, Crystal Palace

2:48pm Thursday 9th June 2011

Tucked away on a corner of the Crystal Palace triangle is a pub with a big reputation – The White Hart.

Pubspy: All Bar One, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: All Bar One, Sutton

11:51am Friday 3rd June 2011

Like most creatures of the night who are of a certain vintage, my natural habitat is a darkened corner of a boozer with a glass of ale as my only friend.

Pubspy: The Swan, Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Swan, Wimbledon

11:20am Friday 3rd June 2011

Like pubs? Like summer? Like watching football on a big screen? I have three words for you, my humble brethren – outdoor television screen.

Pubspy: Surbiton Flyer, Surbiton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: Surbiton Flyer, Surbiton

9:49am Friday 3rd June 2011

The most satisfying things in life are often the most simple. Being presented with an ale in a proper dimpled beer jug by a polite barman wearing an apron is just one example. Drinking the ale is another. I suppose I’d have preferred a barmaid, but we can’t have it all.

Pubspy: Westow House, Crystal Palace

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: Westow House, Crystal Palace

9:32am Friday 3rd June 2011

Pubspy has spent many a boozy Friday night dragged out by thirsty chums to The Westow House, Crystal Palace, and, preferring a quieter drink to a hell-raising night out, it’s been hard to work out what all the fuss is about.

Pubspy: The Plough, Beddington

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubsoy: The Plough, Beddington

3:08pm Thursday 2nd June 2011

I have driven past the Plough, in Beddington, many times without ever really being tempted to pop in.

Pubspy: The Black Lion, Surbiton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Black Lion, Surbiton

12:04pm Friday 20th May 2011

Pubspy: The Black Lion, Surbiton

Pubspy: The Glamorgan, Croydon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Glamorgan, Croydon

11:02am Friday 20th May 2011

Pubspy: The Glamorgan, Croydon

Pubspy: The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

10:53am Friday 20th May 2011

Pubspy: The Moon on the Hill, Sutton

Pubspy: The Waterfront, Streatham

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Waterfront, Streatham

9:41am Friday 20th May 2011

Pubspy: The Waterfront, Streatham

Pubspy: Skylark, Croydon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: Skylark, Croydon

9:34am Friday 20th May 2011

Pubspy: Skylark

Pubspy: The Dolphin, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Dolphin, Sutton

9:23am Friday 13th May 2011

When I think of dolphins my mind immediately conjures up images of crystal blue waters in which those playful creatures dance through the waves created by the bow of my yacht which I bought after striking it rich on the EuroMillions.

Pubspy: The Fountain, New Malden

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Fountain, New Malden

2:16pm Thursday 12th May 2011

The recent spell of good weather has meant I have been able to make the most of one of those simple pleasures in life – the beer garden.

Pubspy: Cento, Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: Cento, Wimbledon

1:58pm Thursday 12th May 2011

There are two entities in Wimbledon that would, in my opinion, not look out of place in the middle of the West End.

Pubspy: The Butterchurn, Sutton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Butterchurn, Sutton

10:02am Friday 15th April 2011

It was difficult to tell which was shining brighter when I popped into The Butterchurn the other day, the sun or the sovs.

Pubspy: Bar Malden, New Malden

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: Bar Malden, New Malden

9:50am Friday 15th April 2011

Tucked away in one corner of St George’s Square, just a stone’s throw from New Malden railway station, you’ll find the imaginatively named Bar Malden.

Pubspy: The Blithe Spirit, Balham

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Blithe Spirit, Balham

9:37am Friday 15th April 2011

One word screams out at you when entering Balham’s Blithe Spirit pub – functional. Don’t get me wrong, this is not necessarily a bad thing. The Blithe Spirit serves a purpose.

Pubspy: The Sir Julian Huxley

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Sir Julian Huxley

9:24am Friday 15th April 2011

It’s not everyday you get to experience something new at a Wetherspoon’s pub. The cheap-as-chips chain is renowned for its easy on the pocket drinks and even easier on the pocket meals if you opt for one of the array of deals that bombard you from behind the bar or at your table.

Pubspy: The Woodman, Woodmansterne

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Woodman, Woodmansterne

3:25pm Thursday 7th April 2011

Hound Dog; a classic track by Elvis from 1956 and also the annoying mobile phone ringtone of choice for one punter at The Woodman in Woodmansterne last week.

Pubspy: The Terrace, Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Terrace, Wimbledon

3:00pm Thursday 7th April 2011

Now that spring is in the air, and the evenings are getting lighter, enjoying a few bevvies outdoors is back on everyone’s agenda. And, if beer gardens are not your kind of action, then you can do a lot worse than polish the froth off a couple on a custom-built terrace at a boozer known as, er, The Terrace.

Pubspy: The Windsor Castle, Carshalton

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Windsor Castle, Carshalton

12:25pm Friday 1st April 2011

Pubspy: The Windsor Castle, Carshalton

Pubspy: The Crooked Billett, Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Crooked Billett, Wimbledon Common

11:17am Friday 1st April 2011

Pubspy: The Crooked Billett, Wimbledon Common

Pubspy: The King's Arms, Tooting

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The King's Arms, Tooting

10:59am Friday 1st April 2011

Pubspy: The King's Arms, Tooting

Pubspy: The Railway, Streatham Common

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Railway, Streatham Common

10:50am Friday 1st April 2011

Pubspy: The Railway, Streatham Common

Pubspy: The Grey Horse, Kingston

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Grey Horse, Kingston

4:51pm Thursday 31st March 2011

Pubspy: The Grey Horse, Kingston

Pubspy: The Hand in Hand, Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Hand in Hand, Wimbledon Common

4:06pm Thursday 31st March 2011

Pubspy: The Hand in Hand, Wimbledon Common

Pubspy: The Slug, Wimbledon

Wimbledon Guardian: Pubspy: The Slug, Wimbledon

11:07am Friday 25th March 2011

Pubspy: The Slug, Wimbledon

Pubspy: The Sandrock, Shirley

Wimbledon Guardian: The Sandrock, Shirley

2:20pm Thursday 24th March 2011

You wouldn’t think it but Pubspy is actually quite houseproud.

Pubspy's Boat Race odyssey

Wimbledon Guardian: Putney's Star and Grter pub

11:40am Thursday 24th March 2011

Never one to shirk a challenge, Pubspy heads to Putney in search of the best places to watch the Boat Race.








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