Coach & Horses, Barnes
Given its relative size, this is more a beer garden with an attached pub rather than the other way round. Still, we stuck to the smallish bar, stocked with all the usual Young's ales, and had a chat with the cheery staff and friendly locals. Built on the site of an old coaching inn, there's still an element of period charm to the place (well, the toilets are in a separate building to the pub). Don't get us wrong, it's still mostly a traditional pub and we like it that way. With the steady increase in Barnes of old pubs scrambling to appeal cool and trendy, it's nice to see this one remaining true to itself.
31 Dec 2012
I popped in for a pint with a couple of mates on Saturday and found the place to be very welcoming and back to the standard I remembered of it, some 10 years ago. The landlord was very pleasant and enthusiastic about the pub, informing us of the planned renovations to the garden, which is excellent in the Summer, especially for your families. The inside of the pub is very traditional. I initially looks quite small but there are deceptively a lot of places to sit, which gives the place a warm welcoming atmosphere. Beer is well kept and the food we had was very good, with home-made bar snacks which were superb. I am pleased to say that the Coach looks to be doing very well and hopefully will remain with us for some time to come! and provides a nice balance to The Sun, Brown Dog, and White Hart which are also 3/4 pinters.
08 Jul 2010
I went to this pub with my Dad and my wife for fathers day. We ordered three meals and drinks. All three meals were cold, and we sent them back. To be fair, the barman gave us our money back for the meals AND the drinks (which we were happy with.) However, this experience does fit with the persistent rumour I hear around Barnes that this pub is being run down so that the large and wonderful beer garden can be used for flats...
27 Barnes High Street, Barnes, London, SW13 9LW
020 8876 2695
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