Whether you are a cricket lover spending the day at the Oval or not, the locals at the Fentiman agree that this is the only pub in the area with a homely feel, superb food and friendly faces. Perfectly situated just a short stroll from the famous cricket ground, the pub features a wild garden where the team cooks up a great barbecue in the summer, accompanied by bottles of rosé for you to enjoy. And with cosy soft seats, lounging areas, upholstered bench seating, rows of bookcases, a log fire and variety of amazing lamps, it is also the perfect place for a great winter meal. On top of this, the wonderful first floor private room features its own bar and is perfect for hosting board meetings, drinks parties, dinners, or even a lavish lunch to enjoy whilst watching the Six Nations on a large TV.
Venue Details & Map
The Fentiman Arms
64 Fentiman RoadVauxhallLondonSW8 1LA
- +44 (0)20 7793 9796
- Public transport:
- Oval, Underground
A charming pub very close to the Oval cricket ground. Especially cosy in the winter.
Food was OK but not worth the price (especially the side dishes). Desserts were very disappointing!
Excellent service from the friendly staff.more
Had a lovely dinner here on the new patio. It's a great neighbourhood pub, and the warm service really makes it worth a return. Crowd is generally 20s-30s and lively. I've been a big fan of the Geronimo Inns pubs and this one is no exception - homey and quirky decor (like the nook wallpapered with Penguin book covers), friendly service, excellent wine list and fantastic food. The food isn't...more
I can't comment on the food but the ale is very poorly kept. My pint of Youngs bitter was sooty in taste and the sample of Doom bar - a ubiquitous ale that should have the distinct refreshing clear taste typical of Cornish ale - recoil-worthy. Seriously Fentiman Arms, go for quality (ideally get Cask Marque accreditation) over quantity if you can't do both.
A couple of pluses are the space...more
I have died and gone to pub food heaven! This is an all-around fantastic gastro pub. Having trouble finding a place for drinks on a Friday night in Vauxhall, my friends and I wondered a bit further away and decided on this place.
The pub is in a residential area so on the exterior, it looks rather dull. On the inside, however, it's packed and tastefully decorated. It was a rugby night, so...more
I work in Vauxhall and always seem go forget about this lovely pub, until someone suggests we go there for a nice lunch or leaving do!
The decor and atmosphere is really lovely. It's quite quirky without being in your face weird, combined with being a bit more upmarket looking than your average pub.
My favourite area to sit in is a section with penguin book cover wallpaper!
There is a good...more