Fentiman Arms, Vauxhall
Stepping out from Vauxhall station into the grim urban chaos which greets you, you'd never think you were only ten minutes or so walk from a smart gastropub. Though once you start passing the large Victorian houses of Fentiman Street you realise Geronimo Inns did their homework and that there are enough local takers for their brand of loungey pub-bars. Even the most hard-bitten fan of the traditional pub experience has to admit that this place does what it does effectively (you sense there's as much thought been put into the décor as into the food and drink). There were still real ales the hand pumps, and the food was decent enough. All-in-all it's a pretty relaxed place. The split-level beer garden is a handy feature for smokers and warmer days, even if the use of decking makes you wonder if Titchmarsh and Dimmock have just passed by.
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64 Fentiman Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1LA
020 7793 9796
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How to find the Fentiman Arms pub
From Vauxhall tube, take the exit for the bus stops onto South Lambeth Road. Head down this road, away from the station. After passing Vauxhall Park, turn left down Fentiman Road. Keep walking and you'll see the pub on your left.