The Wheatsheaf in Tooting is a Victorian gem from the Antic pub company in its south London stronghold. You’ve probably been to Antic pubs like The Balham Bowls Club, The Antelope or Totting Tram and Social nearby. If not, this will serve as a good initiation into the Antic collective.
You’ll find the Wheatsheaf opposite Tooting Bec Station, making it a great meeting place for those local to it or traversing the Northern Line for a night out. A mix of original Victorian features and trademark Antic pub company décor makes for a comfortable blend of chesterfields and vintage furnishings. A little more restrained than some of the brand's other pubs, but no less enjoyable.
The Wheatsheaf is a long-established Tooting watering hole and for some has had a bit of a reputation for hard drinking. There’s plenty of drinking to be had, but not in the spit and sawdust sense of this pub’s past. Instead, there’s a laid-back feel, with a mix of locals and professional residents new to the area.
A variety of pub classics bolster The Wheatsheaf menu. You’ll find value and choice here with meals starting at around £7.50. Think sausage and mash and burgers and chips with a bit of creative culinary flair. There’s the obligatory Sunday roast too, and essential pub snacks like Scotch eggs.
For big name lagers, you’ve got an extensive choice of Amstel, Carling and Grolsch, with Guinness and Blue Moon also on tap. For the ale drinker, dependable Timothy Taylor Landlord makes an appearance, with both Mad Goose and Ubu from Purity as well as Harveys Sussex Best. The Wheatsheaf has a wide bottled beer and cider choice as well as wines and spirits.
The Last Word
This Tooting pub is a great meeting place on the Northern Line for those looking for good atmosphere, food and drink that won’t break the bank.