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Posted: 19 November 2013
Blog category: Pub of the Week
Wandsworth pub the Hop Pole, famed for its first-class real ales and lagers, has reopened after a £60,000 refurbishment by brewer Shepherd Neame.
A traditional community local overlooking the beautiful, grade II listed Wandsworth Park, the pub has been completely redecorated and updated. The pub now sports a new bar, wooden flooring, lighting and re-upholstered furniture as well as a new fireplace, which will make the pub cosy and welcoming in the coming winter months.
Licensee Colm Lynch, who has been at the pub for 17 years, has built-up a popular following for his classic real ale house, which serves award-winning ales and lagers as well as both traditional pub food and more exotic Thai dishes.
Said Colm, who originally hails from County Meath in Ireland: “We’ve a great regular crowd, who’ve been very positive about the new look pub. We screen all the big sporting events including GAA Gaelic games as well as live music events and like to think of ourselves as an authentic country local in the City.”
The pub’s TV screens show most major sporting events including football, rugby, cricket and Gaelic games. A heated and covered garden area is also available.
Shepherd Neame property and tenanted trade director George Barnes says: “The Hop Pole is a superb real ale pub with a unique entertainments offer, which really caters for the local community and offers a warm welcome to all.”
For more information, visit the Hop Pole online.