The Alma

Location London

Postcode SW18 1TF

Telephone 02088702537


Why we love it...

Laidback and friendly

The Place

Built in 1866 and named to commemorate the Crimean Battle of Alma in 1854, shiny green tiles and a domed roof mark this place out as an example of the London pub boom of the 19th century. Young’s, the brewer landlord, who took over The Alma some years ago, turned four pokey ground-floor rooms into one impressive one, with a circular bar in the centre. A fine white plasterwork frieze was revealed during conversion, as were the solid mahogany staircase, woodwork and fin de siècle mosaics.

The Alma is more than just a friendly, local pub, now with a restaurant as well, adjacent to the bar. You’ll find all sorts: chaps in pinstripes propping up the bar, pint-in-hand rugby fanatics watching the match, and locals enjoying a bite to eat. Food is served in the dining room by busy waitresses from a kitchen open to view and a country-style pine table that doubles as a work station. Bar and dining spaces interact well; in either room everyone is happy.

The 23 bedrooms are well equipped, with armchairs, desks and the latest technology. The decoration is lively, and some have floor to ceiling windows. A laidback option for those who don’t want the prices or chic formality of central London.

Check out The Alma’s sister locations: Pheasant Inn in Hungerford, and Coach & Horses in Kew.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 23
Food Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities Bar, restaurant, WiFi,
Children Welcome
Accessibility Adapted rooms available
Pets Dog friendly rooms available (£15 per dog per night)

To Book

Call 02088702537

Good To Know

Address The Alma , 499 Old York Road, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TF

The Location

Find this place: Directly opposite Wandsworth station, just 15 minutes by train from Waterloo

What's nearby: Short bus ride across Wandsworth bridge to Parsons Green or Fulham, short train ride to Richmond and Kew Gardens

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