The Sultan, Tulse Hill
Entering the Sultan is a bit like stepping back in time 30 years - the billowing cigarette smoke that greets you is very un-PC and the nicotine-yellow walls festooned with photos of regulars and newspaper clippings would give any Wetherspoon manager apoplexy. However, the slightly eccentric décor only adds to this pub's peculiar charm. While in most respects it is a fairly typical estate pub, the old-fashioned wooden bar boasts a small but well-kept range of beer and the atmosphere is not unfriendly. If you fancy a break from the anodyne, you could do a lot worse than come and have a pint here.
04 Sep 2008
Qiuet Tuesday night, ducked in for a Guinness. Guinness was good (GBP2.50). Customers seemed to be geezers, a tart or two, and rambling old drunks - which is fine (except when one tries to talk to, as one did, and you can't understand him or deal with his rotting teeth breath). The decor is definitely a throwback, the toilets are bit worse for wear, the circular shape of the bar may make getting served at busy times hard work, the floor creaks (which I like), and the barman knows whathe is doing (chatting with those who want a chat and keeping on his toes).
37 New Park Road, Tulse Hill, London, SW2 4DU
020 8671 3171
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