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Now the Ox Wagon. Far more salubrious than when it was Zulu's, with prices to match.
djw - 8 Dec 2013 21:31
This Zulus on Fulham High has now closed. There is still a Zulus in Leytonstone.
firefishy - 4 Oct 2008 16:54
"Good rock venue my @ss" Yes you are an ass!It was a good place to see bands actually...
Prague - 22 Jan 2008 12:45
A pre-match drinking barn for the Fulham away game (the ground is about 10 mins walk away). It's fine for that, but not somewhere I'd go otherwise. The only pub I know with a grotty vending machine inside... Chocolate bars for 1!!
kingston_toon - 17 Dec 2007 11:21
Tacky, rubbish and unwelcoming. Imagine a Red Lion "English" pub in Ibiza and you're getting close.
ChrisBass - 30 Aug 2007 16:52
Tripe...can only hope it closes some time soon.
Prague - 10 Jul 2007 12:55
Utterly, utterly shite. The place seemed to be closed for the duration of the World Cup. Unforgivable.

Beer is the usual pissy fare for this class of venue, doormen are unfriendly. The whole place needs to be burned down so they can build something useful on the site.

The second-worst pub I have ever visited.
ye73812 - 18 Oct 2006 00:03
If I could help mrpant with some history:
The Zulus were like most other African tribes in the region ie. nomadic herders, who migrated in search of grazing for their cattle. Over the centuries the Nguni tribes of which the Zulu are part were on a general migration from the north. It is a misconception that Zulus or in fact Xhosas were indiginous to South Africa. The Khoi San (bushmen for those that don't know) occupied the region for far longer and are generally acknowledged to have been the "original" inhabitants...but it depends how far back you wanna go....the Nguni's drove the Khoi out of the region, so that today most are only found in the Kalahari area. Then the "honkey flotsam" arrived which I assume to be a reference to South African's of European decent. So the region evolved as has your beloved "King's Head", a generic traditional English pub with its grubby carpets, rude patrons and thick smelly atmosphere...
I think its good to have a variety of different pubs to choose from and having people from different parts of the world come to London and share some of their drinking culture with others...
A bored South African
Zorba - 3 Jun 2006 11:36
Drank in there occasionanlly before football and despite being the closest pub to Craven Cottage not very football friendly, or it wasn`t when we had had some 17stone Afrikaaner telling we couldn`t come in last year. Took a South Afican girl I was going out with in there and she quite loked it though
TSW - 21 Mar 2006 21:32
stinking cess-pit of New World dross. Faliraki-on-Thames.

utterly pathetic.

evers. - 29 Jan 2006 00:02
The place now looks like a atmosphere, slow service, what a shame.....
Flawed - 22 Dec 2005 10:58
Good rock venue my @ss. Was that in the eighties? A derilect no hope pub given a chance by a Zimbabwean owned "chain".
Steve_bond - 16 Dec 2005 14:29
Ummm. As I understand it the Zulu nation was comprised of indigenous South Africans and not the honkey flotsam that frequent this dive.

So why not get real and call it Naffs?

I remember when the place was called the Kings Head, famed for it's live music...'aint it a shame?
mrpant - 12 Nov 2005 11:30
Used to be a good rock venue, now a sleazy smally dump full of Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans. If you're Antipodean, you might enjoy it, otherwise avoid like the plague.
edwardx - 26 Sep 2005 12:47
Mad, mad pub. Full of our homesick southern hemisphere cousins. Beer is good though. Pretty lively and some very striking honey's in there.

Door staff are probably the best I've seen - willing to have a chat and laugh with punters. Makes all the difference.
Robbo73 - 27 Jul 2005 10:48
I have been here a few times. Mainly on a Fri/Sat. It is a taste of home and thats the problem. Full of steroid fuelled, testosterone driven knobs. You can wait upto 25 minutes to be served even though only 2 people were before you in the queue. Maybe if I had a pair of tits, that would help. There does seem to be a lack of decent management. Walking around with a bunch of keys in one hand and a bottle of Klippies in the other is not management.
One good thing is the chubby DJ downstairs on Sat nights. Well done, you make it just that little more bareable.
anonymous - 18 Jul 2005 18:33
Great pub, nice beer garden and freindly staff. haven't been there on the weekend but enjoy it for a quite beer after work
anonymous - 14 Jul 2005 12:17
not keen on this in the evenings... its very young or very aussie, but during the day its great. Paddling pool, vollyball in the gaden... big outside area... great in the summer. Dont drink the wine though... stick to beer and spirits.

stassy - 28 Jun 2005 18:20
dont seem to like english blokes much, my mates got a bit of a hard time from a load of south africans. Girls ok tho' as long as dont mind loads of slimy aussies and SAs.
anonymous - 14 Jun 2005 13:48
jp16 - 17 May 2005 18:28
A message for the miserable blonde barmaid who served me last night....If you have a problem with serving beer to English people then maybe working in a pub in England is the wrong career move..
geordieinlondon - 5 May 2005 14:25
Went a couple of weeks ago on a Friday. Place was full of safas. Drinks were cheap enough and the Hoegaarden was reasonable. Probably best avoided though unless you are a snakebite swilling safa.
irishsteve - 10 Mar 2005 13:52
Zulus is a home away from home for everyone, each time my friends and I go down to Zulus we have a fantastic time not only during the week but over weekends as they always have something on, whether it be drinks specials, pig on the spit or live music. Oh and they boys are amazing!!! Now they even have Karaoke on Sunday Hope to see you all down there.
Debbie - 9 Nov 2004 17:53
Hamish - if you ever read this again - I thought it wasn't owned by a brewery it was privately owned - it was up for sale at 1.5m - I think Zulus is also a private venture, although I do agree that we are loosing a good bit of rock culture in the process....
Onto the bar, it is mobbed on a Saturday night but reasonably quiet in the week - and yes, the toilets are much improved!
clare - 22 Sep 2004 14:43
This pub is now called "Zulus" - a great bar with regular live music and big -screen sporting fixtures with an authentic African theme. A huge beergarden with "braai/barbecues" on weekends, it's well worth a visit.
Chaka - 27 Jul 2004 12:32
Unfortunately this legendary rock venue has been closed. The greedy brewaries decided that they could make more money by converting it into a trendy wine bar.
Many a great night was spent at this pub by many people, and I wish John and all the crew all the best in where ever life takes you.
You didn't deserve to be treated so poorly, shame on you "Punch Pub Company", for you have removed an icon in the English Rock Culture!
Some times it's not about money...
Hamish Talbot - - 20 Apr 2004 22:36
omg id say every teenager from fulham and beyond has memories of goin 2 this place for some skool related gig or another....nearly gettin killed in the impromptu mosh pit...pullin the guy u fancied for ages (bonus points if he was in the band 2) and drinkin realy bad beer....awh this place rox
oratory_babe - 10 Nov 2003 20:26
Tatty decor, mismatched furniture and the grottiest toilets I have ever seen, but cheap beer, real crisps, a pool table and live music, what more could you ask for!
Clare - 30 Sep 2003 13:46
Brilliant atmosphere, tasty beers, very friendly staff, AMAZING gigs... A place where everyone shuld hang out !!!
Allie & Katie - - 18 Sep 2003 19:53

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