Cheers! To The Bricklayers Arms In Putney

Local pub gets top place in CAMRA awards

The Bricklayers Arms in Putney has been named the South West London Pub of the Year by local members of the Campaign for Real Ale.

The pub (left), in Waterman Street, beat off the challenge of seven other pubs in Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Battersea and Balham.

The Bricklayers previously won the award in 2006 and 2008, and in 2007 and 2009 it was named the best CAMRA pub in Greater London.

Second place in the awards, voted for by 1,400 CAMRA members and announced at this year's Battersea Beer Festival, was the Eagle Ale House in Chatham Road, Battersea. Third place went to The Nightingale in Nightingale Lane, Balham.

There were two Wimbledon finalists - The Sultan, a Hop Back brewery pub in Norman Road, South Wimbledon, which was also a previous winner. The Hand in Hand, a Youngs brewery pub off Wimbledon Common, was also in the final. Both are pictured below.

The Wandsworth finalists were the Grapes (below left) in Fairfield Street and Le Gothique in the Royal Patriotic Building (below right) on John Archer Way.

February 15, 2011