The Long Room Bar and Hotel, located in Tooting, opened in 2007. Not only do they serve food and drinks, but they have 14 hotel rooms available so if you imbibed too much, why not stay the night. We’ve been to this establishment on three occasions now. Once for drinks and twice for lunch, plus drinks.
This is a large bar and has a little something for everyone. There are televisions for sports fans and a small movie theater in the back where they screen films on Monday. Also, I think they have live music on occasion. In addition to serving beer and cider, they have an extensive cocktail menu and have a happy hour every night from 5-8 p.m.
The first time we had lunch there we were in a hurry. However we thought we had plenty of time for a sit down meal instead of hopping into a fast food joint. Unfortunately our meals took 40 minutes to appear. I ordered Pad Kai Pow, a spicy chicken stir fry, and I inhaled it as soon as the food hit the table. It was one of the better meals I’ve had in a pub in many months. Luckily we still made our appointment but it was a close call. Why is it when you’re in a hurry, things tend to take three times as long as normal?
I found myself craving the stir fry a few weeks later and when we had the chance we went back. This time the food arrived much sooner and was just as tasty.
They have a lot of seating outside and I’m hoping if the rain ever stops and it warms up enough we can take Miles for a visit. Stay tuned. I give this pub 4 out of 5 stars.