At The Bridge live music, open mic nights and pub quizzes feature on the schedule with much frequency; the quiz actually draws a full crowd on a weekly basis. Ales and lagers available are fairly standard and the wine list features old and new world bottles. The restaurant dishes up classic pub grub and features all the likely suspects, though none will blow your socks off. The beer garden out back is large and will see a bar and BBQ installed in 2016, which should make for nice summer activity. Keep your eyes peeled inside for Howard - the mystical 94 year old drops in around 6pm every day and has been boozing at The Bridge for nigh on 60 years.
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The Brown Dog
The Brown Dog veers more to the culinary side of the gastropub scale, serving up simple, seasonal dishes in a cosy setting: you can expect a fire crackling away through the winter here to add to the British pub experience. Cask ales come from local breweries, while the wine list is curated to compliment the food offerings. The menu is short and sweet, which means, unfortunately, that vegetarian options are not extensive. Still, we reckon one could do worse than a seared yellow fin tuna loin nicoise salad, or a chicken and chorizo pie with mash and french beans for that matter.
The Sun Inn
One of the few Barnes boozers without a riverside plot, The Sun Inn makes up for this with a lovely beer garden and bowling green to boot. BBQs out back are very much on the cards when the sun's out, while local cask ales and bottles of Belgian brews will keep you well hydrated, come rain or shine. Food offerings come in the guise of classic pub grub - pies, steaks and burgers - and feature seasonal ingredients. We won’t act like the sound of a steak, pancetta and porter ale pie doesn’t tickle us somewhat. Get down here for the quiz on a Monday or 'Tappy Tuesdays' (all pints coming a quid cheaper than usual).
***Permanently Closed*** We’re big fans of the decor here, with exposed brick fireplaces, tables embracing their inner tree and fairy lights all over the garden (well romantic). Aside from your typical boozing and belly-filling, The Treehouse hosts life-drawing classes and a monthly quiz. Looking for a reason to smile mid-week? Get involved in The Treehouse’s Mussel Wednesdays, where you can nab yourself a bowl of moules mariniere, fries and a bottle of beer - or glass of wine, for 10 bob (£). Carrying on with the underwater theme, the seafood bucatini jumps off the menu: prawns, clams and squid in a spicy tomato sauce - yum.
The London Welsh Centre
So... this place isn't the coolest of the cool. But, if you don't mind carpets, it's a great place to try a whole array of Welsh beers from lagers on tap to bottled craft ale and snacks. The bar, which looks like an enjoyably twee village hall, also hosts various events such as gigs, comedy nights and quiz nights.