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Located on Wimbledon Hill, the Hand and Racquet is a bustling pub that offers a variety of meals and British fare. It is also ideally located close to all the action of Wimbledon tennis tournaments.

Ranked #1306 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri and Sat 11.00-00:00
Sun 12:00-22.30

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Hand and Racquet reviews

By Del C.

Food was terrible and the service was very bad and slow, the place was 3/4 empty. We got served burnet bread with burgers and completely overly fried chips. We informed the staff there, but no apology or replacement was given. This used to be a good place, but not anymore.


The pub has now had A refurb and looks great A really warm female friendly atmosphere the female manageress is welcoming and chatty(makes A nice change) very clean and the new menu is fantastic and well worth A Visit. No more sky sports just A great atmosphere good service and great beer well done greene king you have got I right at last!

By Grant L.

Unfortunately they recently had a make over and got rid of the informed, helpful and polite staff. They also got rid of 5 of the 6 screens. So not much left going for it, it has a roof and it serves beer (eventually). Hopefully they'll rectify these mistakes soon.

By Lee W.

The staff in the Hand & Racquet are informed, helpful and polite. The beer is standard largers, real ales changing periodically at affordable prices. Six screens show a mixture of mainly football and rugby or whatever is required if no major events of this nature are on. There is a small covered, heated smoking area at the rear. The menu is reasonaby pried for the area and offers simple rustic food with a few good deals during the week. It can get busy on Fridays and Saturdays but the staff cope admirably. Only one fairly small loo but a good place to hang out.

By Samantha J.

Wimbledon is well known for its sport, especially during the inevitable rainy season that beckons in every year around the famous tennis tournament. The Hand and Racquet plays perfectly on its sporting theme, offering live sport all year round and decent Wimbledon coverage in pleasant surroundings accompanied by a great choice of cheap pints.

The Venue
With six widescreen TVs showing live events, this is definitely the venue for sports fans. However, the Hand and Racquet also beckons long-suffering partners to join in the fun - with plenty of places to sit courtesy of the big squashy leather sofas and tables tucked away in discreet nooks and crannies, this is also the perfect place for a clandestine date. Trendy black and white prints and an attractive rustic fireplace add to the eclectic decor.

The Atmosphere
Busy during the week with workers and at the weekend with shoppers and locals this pub has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. This atmosphere is at its best during big sporting games, with rugby, football and, of course, tennis showing on the many well placed screens. It’s also sure to be a very popular spot for those not lucky to get courtside tickets during Wimbledon season so be sure to grab a seat early. The staff are helpful and friendly, making you feel like a regular after your first visit.

The Food
Expect traditional pub grub with none of the added schmooze that is so common in the ever changing pub market. This is hearty fare with decent deals including an offer of two meals for £8 Monday-Friday on selected dishes. There’s also an impressive burger menu with an international influence that strikes a unique chord. Light bites and sharers start at around £3.65 and desserts are from £1.95 if you fancy something sweet and sticky.

The Drink
As part of the Green King chain, the prices are reasonable with plenty of choice for lager and ale drinkers. There aren’t many pubs in London that can boast a pint for under 3 quid. The choice for lager lovers includes Heineken, Carling, Stella, Fosters and Kronenberg. Ale drinkers are also well catered for with a choice that spans Green King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abotts, Old Trip and seasonal guest ales.

The wine list is varied, starting at £2.95 for a glass of Zinfandel (white, Californian) or £10.45 for a bottle of Merlot. A glass of Pinot Grigio Frizzant Blush is £3.10, whilst a bottle of Bollinger will set you back £43.00.

The Last Word
A good, honest pub offering a decent pint, hearty grub and plenty of live sport. Well worth a visit.

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