The Woodman

3.7
15 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
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Just over the Thames from Chelsea, tucked away behind cobbled Battersea Square, The Woodman quietly epitomises the traditional English country pub whilst occupying a prime spot at the heart of one of London’s oldest and most diverse districts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Gastro Pub, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Thu: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7228 2968
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
£2.50per hour between 9am and 4:30pm, free on road parking after
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.4
food
3.7
service
3.9
ambience
3.3
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It is nice to see The Woodman back on form. Having been though a period of terrible management, the welcome was warm, the staff attentive and well trained and, most important of all, the food (Sunday Roast) was delicious.
I am looking forward to seeing how the newly refurbished Pizza oven is doing.
We will be back.

FX
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

As a regular Woodmanite, this meal was very disappointing. Being a local, I regularly eat here and have the same thing, a burger. This time the burger really did not taste up to scratch and the chunky chips tasted like they had been reheated one too many times. My friend ordered a steak pie and got a chicken one and not wanting to spoil our time together, eat that anyway. On the plus side, the ambience is good and the service friendly and great. I will go back at least one more time, so come on Woodman, raise your game.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go regularly. - food excellent - good value and people in the pub always welcoming and friendly.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great traditional local with ambient dining space. Went for Sunday lunch and the roast was extremely tasty and comes with our recommendation, while the service could have been a little better. Overall a very pleasant experience and, given its locale, we will be returning

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual - lovely meal and great service

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Although we booked weeks in advance and has been at our table for 30 minutes, the staff waited until they were actually taking our order before they told us that none of the 4 dishes that we wanted were available, in fact over half the menu was 'off' due to a busy night before and neither were they serving from their pizza menu.

FX
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food in a relaxed seating with friendly staff. Yummy fish pie, perfect comfort food for this time of year

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cosy and friendly pub, food was very nice and waiting time wasnt long. Very good pub with excellent service and tasty food.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We arrived for a Sunday roast.
As we sat down we were informed there was no roast beef or lamb, only turkey.
Instead I ordered a chicken, ham and leak pie off the normal menu to then be told 10 minutes later that this is also not available but they would put something together for me..
My meal came and it was grilled piece of chicken with peas and chips with a sauce.. not exactly what I had in mind!
The roast turkey that friends had came on a cold plate and also the turkey was cold!
Also there was a Spanish waiter who was extremely rude and forgot to bring water twice.. very basic stuff but a real shame as friends recommended this pub.

j
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

This is the first time I have been back to the Woodman since it has been under new management for 2 years.
The food is extremely disappointing compared to what it used to be. The chicken liver parfait was not good and the chicken wings greasy with slimy skin. Nice staff but I won’t be going back.

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table for 12 for dinner on a Saturday, the booking and confirmation from the Woodman was personal and organised, everything was ready when we got there, service was speedy and again personal. Pizzas from the outside pizza oven where outstanding as was all food! Love the woodman!!

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were so disappointed with the food, we expected a really good Sunday Roast and it wasn't even average.
We order beef and were told it would be medium/rare. It came out medium/well with no comment as to why. It comes with a mountain of carrot and a few green beans. The carrot was rock hard not even tender. The parsnip was so hard you couldn't cut it with a knife and the potatoes were under done. My friend actually spoke up and explained. If it was me and I was the manager I would be mortified at serving it, but they weren't.
We ordered two burgers instead, which were fine but really dry and over done.

All in all it was average at best, was expecting so much more from reviews and how it looks. A Sunday roast should be something done with pride.

VS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2017
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

A good pub that has sadly let the quality of its food slide. The menu has been rationalised, with far less choice than it previously offered.
Food is no longer of good quality and is poorly served. A real shame.

MT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive staff, food good and value for money. Authentic tasty pizzas. Good ambience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely horrendous. Food, service, atmosphere was just dreadful. Ran out of most meals and then lamb came and tasted disgusting. Friends meal was wrong and they didn't even apologise just gave it to her. Awful.