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Wandle

4.3
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72 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
We have so much to offer at The Wandle. We were previously known as the Puzzle and have transformed ourselves into a truly independent pub in Earlsfield. We lead with great food, eclectic and exciting drinks, not to mention our dazzling personality, fantastic service and beautiful beer garden. Here at the Wandle, named after our famous newly cleaned, fish breeding river, we endeavour to help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, surrounding you in comfort where you can truly kick back and relax!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeorgieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I usually absolutely love the Wandle but have to leave my feedback after this visit. We ordered a vegan burger and a meat one arrived, luckily it wasn't bitten into before they came to tell us their mistake (only because she started on the chips and thought the burger smelt like meat) but there was little apology and no compensation offered. We had a table booked at half 7 but weren't seated until 7:44. We were made to leave at 9.45 even though other tables remained seated.

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LolaP
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere in the outdoor beer garden. Warm and cosy, especially for an outdoor space.

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NatalieH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Super lovely and helpful staff in this weird time!

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SophieB
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

They've done a great job of turning the outside into a socially distant place to drink: separate tables, heaters, etc

My chicken wings were good, as were sweet potato fries. my freind didnt rate her squash curry ...food is decent enough. but do order early as kitchen closes due to curfew etc. Staff were ace, super friendly and helpful

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LindaT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is perfect for outdoor seating at the moment! Really nice outdoor space. Very friendly staff

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katieh
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We were sat in a corner outside without any heaters and it was freezing! Totally appreciate it was busy but we got moved to a freezing spot so we could watch the football even though there were loads of spaces inside and we had pre booked asking to be sad near a tv. I usually love this pub but this was a bit annoying

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KirstVict
London
23 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always great service in these interesting times

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Patricia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Buzzy place. Bit noisy.
Food and service nice. You have to order on your phone.

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vipAdamG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, especially outside, with heated tables.

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Willf
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good vibe and good service. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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LadyLou
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Staff were particularly patronising - shame because I like this pub. Food was ok.

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Mazza
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space! Food was also great and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food & service!

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Pubgoer
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

OTT covid restrictions make for an unpleasant experience.

I get that every pub has to do certain things to make themselves safe, but this was by far the strictest place I've been. Forcing people to use a different tracking system is very irritating. Being forced to use an online website to order and not being given menus was very annoying. Oh, and my signal inside was poor so this wasn't an overly easy experience. Basically, by the time you order you're worn out and any attempt to relax is gone.

The food when it came was fine at best. I had the burger, and it was two thin burgers rather than one proper burger. Pretty average. The accompanying fries weren't overly good either. Not bad, just fine.

I've marked service low due to the OTT covid restrictions, staff themselves were pleasant although no one noticed we were struggling to order.

The Wandle has always been a loud venue, but I think the barriers between seating areas might actually be increasing the noise.

All that being said, the Wandle is still a pleasant pub and in normal times worth a visit. I mean the above as constructive criticism, not being mean for the sake of it. Just relaxing the ordering system slightly would make for a nicer experience.

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Simon
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pub well organised and food good. Would recommend

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JessP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good, just not much on the menu at the moment which is understandable. Some more main options would be good

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Tcsv
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just all in all a bit meh. The online ordering system isn’t great - our special requests weren’t processed. They tried to seat us on a high stool table which is fine for drinks but not really what you expect when you’ve booked Sunday lunch. Plus they’d run out of ketchup (and tried to pass off chipotle sauce as ketchup!) which is a bit shoddy when you consider menu of burger and chips, fish and chips etc. - can’t understand why they didn’t just run to the Tesco across the road and get more for the weekend!

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Luked
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Covid friendly pub I have experienced yet. The guy who checked us in at the start was great, attentive and helpful, and the pub felt safe without feeling sterile which is a very hard balance to find. Well done The Wandle!

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AnnaC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handling COVID-19 very well, they have strict on measures in place and there was a security guard at the door making sure that the rules were followed. Felt safer than I have at a lot of pubs, and the atmosphere was great too! Will definitely be going there again.

Wandle
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hi Anna, Thanks for the review, we pride ourselves in the high level of safety we have implemented to safeguard our team and our guests. i'm glad you felt safe and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, - Team Wandle

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MattH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue and the service and people were a great help.
Enjoyed the day and recommend it to others

Wandle
Responded on 30 September 2020

Hi Matt. Thank you for the 5 star feedback. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks, Team Wandle

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GreatValueLocal
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service during Coronavirus + Eat Out to Help Out. The staff are fab as always & attention to the notes submitted via the ordering app really appreciated. A few items weren't shown on the app (coffee/hot drinks/shandy etc.), though didn't realise we could actually come to the bar to order those. Great work Team Wandle!

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AlysonM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little pub with delicious food. Socially distanced with full table service and fast delivery on a great app that is easy to follow and order from.

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CeriG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! All really well distanced/super clean.

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LondonFoodie
London
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting since distancing restrictions implemented, the process was well managed and staff were really helpful.

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WilliamY
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

not atmosphere, too expensive, no music would not go again

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Expensive food of not particularly good quality. Loud setting.

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AshK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was overall a good night out, but there were a few issues with food - kids menu entirely sold out so had to get adult portions for the kids which was costly. The burger bun was very very stale.

Most disappointingly, we were sat at a table next to a window where there were a group of people sat in the garden smoking and the smoke drifted in throughout our meal. If you have smoking tables outside, I would suggest they are not placed in a window leading to the dining room, and that if you can’t change that, do not sit families in that particular part of the pub. 3/4 of us at that table are asthmatics and it was overall very unpleasant.

Other than that, the meal was acceptable. Drinks were good and the kids were in awe of the giant brownies - although I’d suggest smaller brownies and more ice cream.

I’ll come for drinks again as you’re at the end of my new road, but there are nicer places to eat for a similar price in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was friendly and the Covid friendly ordering on your phone worked well. Interior is nice and the atmosphere isn’t spoilt by the busy crossroads just outside. We ordered the chicken pie and the fish pie. These both should have cost (we got the eat out help out discount) £15/16 each but tasted less good than a bog standard supermarket ready meal. The mash potato with the chicken pie was fairly unpleasant - lumpy and tasteless. The prawns in my fish pie still had some shell on. The staff were great and this seemed like a perfectly nice place to come for a drink, but don’t recommend coming here for the food.

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BronwynH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great atmosphere and good service overall. Would return.

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Kieran
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice to get back into the Wandle. The efforts that have been made to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 have been fantastic and whilst it's not the same atmosphere as before, it's still a great experience in these new normal times.

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PeterS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Beer Garden is attractive and spacious. The tables are well laid out and separated by see through screens which actually make the seating areas more cosy. On Sunday when we visited there was a guitarist between 3-5pm. Overall a very pleasant space to spend a few hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Robynne
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We all thought that the food was really tasteless.

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DMMM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Good service but kitchen closed at 9pm, tried to order at 9:02 and were told no, which was a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date with my wife :D

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KirstVict
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and well handled distancing - would recommend

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NiallQ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Booked for drinks primarily- booking was for inside but were able to switch to an outdoor table when arrived which was good.
Staff/service was very good. Had chosen the wandle for its beer selection but a lot of them on the normal drinks menu were out of stock that night which was disappointing. Food was nice and good offer

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FionaP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thier Covid solutions of at table ordering and partitions for the dining and garden areas are working really well. It was like being back in a normal pub but it felt like the risks of infection were being limited as much as possible. Loved the live music as well, thank you

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Tiimmmaaay
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pub. Well spaced seating, great staff and an appropriate response to C19 without feeling weird!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, good beer, good garden.... what’s not to like! Glad to see this Earlsfield pub back open!!

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vipScottD
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great location, beautiful big beer garden, all Covid Care rules followed which was amazing, ordered all our food and drinks through our phones which admittedly was a little fiddly but beats having to go inside and wait at the bar. Really good food, great service. Only let down is the outdoor area closed before we finished our drinks and had to actually leave before we were done because there was no tables available inside to move to.

FAQs

Wandle does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Wandle is rated 4.3 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.