Leafy Wimbledon in south west London is a great place for a day out. Whether you’re shopping the boutiques, walking on the Common or visiting the world famous tennis Championships, here’s a guide to some favourite Wimbledon pubs and bars, written by a local.
Wimbledon town and village are poised between central London and the Surrey countryside. And the Wimbledon pubs and bars reflect this town and country vibe. So you’ll find both urban hangouts and traditional country pubs in Wimbledon.
In this round up of favourite Wimbledon pubs and bars I’ve included social media links so you can really get a flavour of what each has to offer. I live in Wimbledon so I can confirm that whether you’re searching for cosy nooks or big screens, real ale or Sunday roasts there’s a watering hole in SW19 to suit every mood and occasion!
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Pubs and bars in Wimbledon Village
A ten minute walk up the hill from the railway station, the Village has up-scale boutiques, delis, a riding stables and 1000 acres of Wimbledon Common on its doorstep. Although you’ll find some country-cosy Wimbledon pubs here the atmosphere definitely isn’t sleepy. The Village has some lively pubs and bars, especially during The Championships, the famous Grand Slam grass court tennis tournament that’s held in Wimbledon in July.
Rose and Crown
A friendly traditional Wimbledon pub with rooms, the pretty Rose and Crown was a coaching inn in the 17th century. Today it still offers hotel accommodation for visitors. Of all the Wimbledon pubs this is the one that gets really dressed up for The Championships. The tennis theme decor carries on into the courtyard garden which is extended for the Fortnight with a marquee. The Rose and Crown is popular with the tournament fraternity and screens the matches live on indoor and outdoor screens during tennis fortnight. It’s a great spot to keep an eye on play while relaxing with a rosé, some bubbles or a local ale.
- Village pub with rooms
- Traditional decor with beamed ceilings and open fire
- Local beers including Young’s, Wimbledon Brewery and Sambrooks
- Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Courtyard garden
- Dog friendly pub, landlady Nicky’s labrador lives here too
- 13 ensuite bedrooms
Open: 8am (Sat, Sun 9am) to 11pm. Check website for kitchen hours.
How to get there: 55 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 12 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 10 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
This popular pub and restaurant on the Ridgway, formerly The Swan, had a stylish facelift in 2022. It’s retained its friendly and traditional air – and regular pub quizzes – and has a good seasonal gastro pub menu including bar snacks, brunches and Sunday roasts. It’s surprisingly competitively priced too. The Rushmere stocks local suppliers like Wimbledon Brewery ales (with a pop-up outdoor bar during The Championships) and their Garden gin. And the barman mixes a lovely Pimm’s!
- Pub and restaurant
- Comfy, spacious
- Dog friendly
- Indoor screens plus a 72 inch outdoor screen for scheduled live sports events
- Spacious outside/inside terrace
Open: 12pm to 11pm (Sun 10pm) Check website for kitchen hours.
How to get there: 89 Ridgway, Wimbledon Village. Approx 20 min walk from Wimbledon station or from The Championships.
Dog and Fox
An inn was standing on the site of the Dog and Fox back in the reign of Henry VIII. Now, 400 years later, this lively, spacious Wimbledon Village pub is a fun meeting place for locals and visitors. It has 25 hotel rooms, a restaurant and a large events space, but it’s still a pub at heart.
The Championships are a big occasion for the Dog and Fox, which is in the heart of Wimbledon Village on the route from the station to the tournament. Matches are shown on indoor and outdoor screens and an extra bar is set up to serve through the open windows to the buzzing outdoor terrace. There’s a party vibe at this Young’s pub with après tennis live music too.
- Village pub with rooms
- 2 outdoor terraces
- Serves food all day: pub classics with a modern twist
- Dog friendly throughout
- 25 bedrooms
Open 7 days a week: 7am (Sat, Sun 8am) – 11pm. See website for kitchen hours.
How to get there: 24 High Street, Wimbledon Village. 12 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 10 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
A relaxed Wimbledon bar and dining room, the Fire Stables offers a seasonal restaurant menu with light lunches, evening eats and Sunday roasts. The decor’s comfortable and informal with leather sofas and exposed brick walls. This is another pub from the Young’s family. During Wimbledon fortnight it opens its wonderful floor to ceiling doors early to serve breakfasts to passing tennis fans on Church Road.
- Bar and dining room
- Dog friendly
- Good list of wines by the glass
- Short hand-mixed cocktail menu
- Inside/outside tables at the windows
Open 7 days a week: 11am (Sat, Sun 10am) – 11pm (Sun 10.30pm)
How to get there: 27-29 Church Road, Wimbledon Village. 12 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 10 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Pubs on Wimbledon Common
A short walk across the Common from the village you’ll find three more Wimbledon pubs, all with a rural vibe. Bring a four legged friend for the complementary dog biscuits on the bars.
Hand in Hand
This is the Wimbledon Village pub with the most cottage’y rural charm. The Hand in Hand pub was a bakery back in the 1800s and you can still see the old oven area. These days it has a great selection of beers and real ales and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The landlord runs masterclasses about beer and the finishing process for the real ales in the cellar.
Food is of the comfort variety with pub classics and home cooked handmade pies on the menu. Outdoor space includes tables in the courtyard and on the pavement plus a green to spread out on in front of the pub. Screens come out for the tennis and other big sporting events.
- Local countryside pub
- Beams, low ceilings, cosy nooks
- Variety of well kept real ales
- Covered courtyard, outdoor seating
- Dog friendly
Open 7 days a week: 11am – 11pm. Check website for food service times.
How to get there: 6 – 9 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon. It’s a 10 min walk from the Village to the Hand in Hand, 20 mins from the pub to The Championships.
This homely traditional country pub on the corner of Wimbledon Common is just a stone’s throw from the Hand in Hand and is also a Young’s pub. The deckchairs on the green outside are a huge draw in warmer months. Sunday is the biggest day of the week at the Crooked Billet and you may need to book a couple of weeks in advance for Sunday lunch. During the Championships there’s a quieter vibe here than in the Village and regulars can still come in and get a seat.
- Country pub
- Family – and dog! – orientated
- Seasonal British food, lots of specials, Sunday roasts
- Screens for the big sporting occasions
- Cosy in winter, lots of room outside in summer
Open 7 days a week: 11 am – 11pm. Check website for food service times.
How to get there: 14 – 15 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon. As above for walking routes since the two pubs are side by side.
Fox and Grapes
The only independent pub in Wimbledon, the Fox and Grapes on the edge of Wimbledon Common is a true gastro pub with a focus on its food. Its Chef Director is Paul Merrett who works with the head chefs to produce modern British pub food dishes with an emphasis on quality. The Fox and Grapes has rooms too, though you’d need to book at least a year in advance for the Wimbledon fortnight. It’s busy during the Tournament with locals and visitors and matches are screened in one of the dining areas.
- Gastro pub with rooms
- Brewery ale, craft beers, hand mixed cocktails, good wine list
- 2 dining spaces and open kitchen
- dog friendly
- 3 ensuite air-conditioned bedrooms
Open 5 days a week: Wed to Sun 12pm to 9pm (Sun 7pm). See website for additional opening times during Wimbledon Tennis fortnight.
How to get there: 9 Camp Road, Wimbledon Common. As above for walking routes.
Wimbledon Pubs in the town centre
The busy town centre of Wimbledon grew up around the railway station and is linked to the Village by Wimbledon Hill Road. During the Championships, a steady stream of visitors arrive at the station and walk up to the Village on their way to the tournament.
‘The Alex’ is a lively community-minded pub on Wimbledon Hill Road. It has traditional bars and sports screens on the ground floor, some outdoor tables on St Marks Place, plus The Loft Bar, a first-floor roof terrace with twinkly lights, cocktails and craft beers. Another Young’s pub, The Alex enters into the party spirit during the Wimbledon Championships.
- Local Wimbledon pub
- Seasonal menu of trad pub food plus specials and Sunday roasts
- Air conditioning
- Inside/outside rooftop cocktail bar with table service
- Dog friendly ground floor bars
Open 7 days a week: 11am (Sun 12pm) to 11 pm (Fri, Sat 1am). See website for kitchen hours
How to get there: 33 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon. A few minutes walk from the station, 20 mins to the Championships.
The Old Frizzle
This lively independent pub on the Broadway is handy for the New Wimbledon Theatre. It features relaxed dining with an all day menu and Sunday roasts, plus lots of sport and entertainment.
- Independent Wimbledon pub
- Craft beers and beer flights, cocktails
- Happy hour cocktails, bottomless brunches
- Dog friendly inc a dog menu
- Open mic nights, live music, sports screens, quizzes
Open 7 days a week: 12pm (Sat, Sun 10am) to 11pm (Fri, Sat midnight, Sun 10.30pm)
Check the website for weekday happy hours and kitchen times
74 – 78 The Broadway, Wimbledon. It’s 5 mins walk from the station towards south Wimbledon.
The Garratt and Gauge
This spacious lively pub in the town centre has a modern industrial decor. It’s one for sports fans with plenty of live sport screenings including F1, cricket, football and rugby with hearty breakfasts, pizzas and burgers aplenty.
- Wimbledon town pub
- Pool table
- Screens showing live sports
- Pre-bookable bottomless brunches
- Pre-bookable ‘Crafternoon’ tea: bottomless beer or prosecco with savoury and sweet bites
- DJs and live music
Open 7 days a week: 11am to midnight (Mon, Tues, Wed 11pm). Check website for food service times.
How to get there: 18 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon. A few minutes walk from the station.
Cocktail Bars in Wimbledon
An independent cocktail bar in Wimbledon Village, Hemingways Lounge Bar has in and outdoor seating. Open for brunch Friday to Sunday, plus pizzas and nibbles on an all-day menu
- 2 for 1 happy hours
- cocktail and wine list
- occasional live music and DJs
- Outdoor pavement seating
Open 4pm (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am) to midnight (Thurs, Fri, Sat 1 am; Sun 11pm). Check website for happy hours.
How to get there: 57 Wimbledon High Street, Wimbledon Village. 12 mins walk up the hill from Wimbledon station. 10 mins walk down Church Road to the Championships.
Lively cocktail venue in the town centre, one of a small chain. Extensive cocktail menu, including, obviously, tequilas! Open til late at the weekends.
- Weekday 2 for 1 happy hours
- Cosy rooftop terrace
- Sourdough pizzas
Open 7 days a week: 5pm (Sat 4.30pm) to midnight (Thurs, Fri, Sat 2 am). See website for happy hour times.
How to get there: 82 The Broadway, Wimbledon. It’s 5 mins walk from the station towards south Wimbledon.
Map of Wimbledon Pubs and Bars
Please note that all visitor information here is for guidance only. Please check the relevant websites for the most up to date information eg. accommodation details, tickets, entrance requirements, opening times etc.
Pick a pub that’s within earshot of the roar of the crowd at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The historic Rose and Crown on the High Street of Wimbledon Village has large and small screens, indoors and out, all tuned in to the Championships. And it’s a favourite with the Tournament contingent.
The Rose and Crown in Wimbledon Village, south west London, dates back to a 1650s coaching inn known as the Sign of the Rose. After King Charles II came to the throne in 1661 the name was changed to the Rose and Crown. An inn also stood on the site of the Dog and Fox as early as 1617, although it was known by a different name at that time.
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About the author Nancy is a former women’s magazine editor and writer who lives in London and is mum to two 20-something boys. In Map&Family she shares info and inspiration for curious travellers: singles and couples as well as families travelling with teens and young adults.