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The Hope (Bar)

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1 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, Wandsworth, London, SW17 7EG
Cuisine: Pub
Tel: 0208 672 8717 | Transport: Balham | Write review

The Hope Review

Top 10 things you need to know about The Hope pub, Wandsworth:

1) Dead battery, no 3G, or just generally terrible at directions? Relax. Lost cats use this place as a reference point it’s that easy to find. Hop off at Wandsworth Common station (park side) and you’ll see it standing tall opposite the beautifully fresh grass of the common.

2) At the end of 2015 they nailed the new refurb: exposed brick, rustic wooden walls, and great seating areas for decent sized gatherings or one-to-ones utilising the modern lighting spreading a cosy, orange glow across the room.

3) Weeknights you’ll likely be surrounded by locals. Not your red faced, I’ve-been-sitting-at-the-bar-too-long kind of locals, but a Wandsworth Common kind of local, with well-groomed dogs and nice shoes. Yes, they’re dog friendly.

4) If you can leg it out of work early and arrive before 7pm (Mon-Weds), try their craft cocktails for a fiver; worth getting the order in before your date turns up.

5) If it’s mates not dates, let them sort you out with a homemade burger and a beer for under a tenner every Wednesday. Nice to see that trusty duo still kicking about in the London boroughs.

6) Their sourdough bread is an incredibly tasty opener to an even tastier menu. If you’re being indecisive or on a budget, go for 3 small plates for £13. NB; 3 dishes for one person is punchy. They’re big.

7) The confit duck with chutney & toasted bread is brilliantly flavoursome and their squid is cooked perfectly - none of those rubbery-stringy-greasy attempts here.

8) They’ve got the pub classics covered with bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd’s pie as larger dishes, all at decent prices but a cut above your usual pub standards.

9) If you’ve never understood the hype about sticky toffee pudding, that ends here. Order it. It’s insane. It definitely deserves a whole point on this list for praise. Don’t order one to share. You need your own, entirely.

10) A younger crowd descends at the weekend, particularly during the summer months thanks to a strong spread of outside seating. Despite the road, it’s a pretty dreamy destination next to the open span of the common. Fresh air, great food and lovely staff; a first-rate find. more

Customer Reviews for The Hope

Average (based on 2 votes): 2 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

The following customer reviews are not endorsed by Fluid London and are simply those of users who wish to publish their independent experiences of The Hope.

“Appalling service on a hot Sunday last week. The couple of staff on duty just couldn't cope - long queues at the bar, all glasses hot straight from the washer, grumpy staff attitude. All in all an awful experience - never again. ”
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Ian Freeman, London (14 years 9 months 11 days ago)

“I have been going to The Hope for 2 years now and to be honest I havent found anything wrong with it. The food is excellent, the bar staff are friendly and hard working, the atmosphere is good to relax in on a Sunday, or have a heavy one on a Friday. The roast dinners are great, but because of popularity you can sometimes be waiting a while for your food. But well worth the wait. I recently had to move house due to a break up with a partner, and decided to stay in the are due to The Hope! Posssibly not a good sign, but worth it.”
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Ben Francis, Wandsworth (15 years 5 months 1 days ago)

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