It’s not the drink, really, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to sit down. This is all just a little too perfect; the small horseshoe bar, the light refracted in the frosted glass of the windows, the beer pumps standing sentinel, the scrubbed floorboards awaiting the first splash of spilled drink. The deeply satisfying, almost Zen-like pleasure afforded by this arrangement of wood, glass and low ceiling is making me dizzy and I’ve not even raised a glass yet.
Michael Hodges – Financial Times
Adrian Tierney-Jones – Daily Telegraph
“A busy, successful pub. Newman offers cask beers from small breweries and stages beer festivals. Her greatest achievement has been to persuade football fans who use the pub after matches at Fulham FC to switch from lager to real ale.
Roger Protz – The Independent
The spacious pub, dominated by a horseshoe bar at the front, has bare brick and wood-panelled walls decorated with prints of the Thames and old Putney, two open fires and scrubbed wooden tables and seats.
On the back of stocking a completely English wine menu, the Bricklayer’s Arms has formed a wine club and holds tastings on Mondays, fitting in one visit a week to a new vineyard. “We’d already carved out a niche as a real ale pub and I thought it was time I turned my attention to the wines. We’ve got some fantastic English vineyards now and it’s a great way to decrease your carbon footprint as well as support home-grown talent”
Interview with landlady Becky, The Publican magazine