Hand In Hand

The Hand in Hand is a traditional Young's pub on the edge of Wimbledon Common. They are a dog friendly pub who offer a feel of a village life in the heart of London

The Hand in Hand | Young's pub in Wimbledon Common


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We had the most wonderful waitress called Ewelina who really took her time to tell us about the menu choices, the wines that would compliment the dishes we were choosing and also about her favorite cocktails, which were just incredible.

This was a nice touch to the beginning of our evening and went down lovely with our cocktails of choice: the Suicide Blonde (Vodka with elderflower and lime, topped up with prosecco) and the Vanilla and Apricot Sour (Vodka, cream de apricot, lime, egg white and sugar syrup bitter).

It was wonderful and again, cooked beautifully, surrounded by bone marrow, green salsa, red wine and shallot sauce.

If you haven’t heard about what the icebar is, it’s a cocktail bar made of pure ice.

The walls are ice, the bar is ice, the glasses you drink from are pure ice and the artwork/decor in the venue, again, solid ice.

Hand in Hand Wimbledon | London Pub Reviews | DesignMyNight

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The Hand in Hand on the edge of Wimbledon Common is a London pub with a more village-like feel.

This cottage pub dates back to 1835 originally an old bakery and greets visitors through a courtyard of trees into a warm, welcoming atmosphere complete with candles and a fireplace.

Ideal for families and people of all ages wanting to enjoy a drink or traditional pub food.

There is a smorgasbord of special events held at the pub including poker on Monday night, quiz Tuesday night and acoustic music the last Sunday of the month, Meet the Brewers throughout the year and their annual mince pie eating competition Man vs Santa.

The Common Room is available for private hire for special events and meals.

The Hand in Hand, Wimbledon, London | Life and style | The Guardian

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The Hand in Hand feels like a brilliant country pub in the suburbs of the country's largest city, thanks to its low beams and ban on piped-music.

The pub manages to feel like a best-kept secret even though the fantastic garden-cum-green outside is a temporary home for 200-300 people during summer.

On the refreshments front, the pub has a real Camra feel about it, despite being a brewery boozer.

You can expect to find six real ales on offer (£2.80-£3), although the hand-pulled Addlestones cider (£3.80) is a cloudy treat.

The pub was originally a bakery and was taken over by one of the ancestors of the Watneys brewing dynasty.