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
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
Great food - a bit pricy overall for both food and booze but it is made up for in great atmopshere and a wonderful beer garden.
Service can be a little bit hit or miss when it is busy, but overall love going!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