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It's not called the Gordon Bennet anymore... Can't think what it's called now but it's a barn-sized nothing-special kinda place.
asnootyfox - 25 Aug 2007 19:52
stable in the week avoid the sat night crowd
westyw9 - 23 Feb 2007 17:25
First of all, ignore the smell. Second, ignore the dodgy paintwork. Third, ignore the lack of sexy barmaids. What have you got? Gorden Bennett!! Even Delboy would exclaim these words upon entering the ghetto paradise of this pub in Tooting.

However special mention to the charismatic barstaff (namely "Niv" and Richard) whose charms quell these shortfalls of the pub.

First of all, I don't go to a pub to admire the wallpaper. I don't care about the lack of barmaids (if you are looking for girls you do that in Leicester Square after a few vodkas. This is a PUB. A place for me to RELAX after a hard day of work and ****ing the receptionist.

Although you will meet some slim-shadys there (like 99% of London), rest assured that the gung-ho bouncers will boot them out as soon as they try anything.

So its a mighty fine pub. I rest my case.

PS: Please gimme $10 for a pint and to feed my starving children. Thank you
jermaine - 29 Sep 2006 22:26
In all fairness, nice bar. fairly decent staff, clean toilets. Good Dj there one friday night, nice range of seating dancefloor. 1 problem..you just do not get the crowd. Its a shame
1Boozer1 - 30 Jun 2006 21:58
Although vastly improved since it's refurb, I would still rather be gangraped by the Harlem Globetrotters than drink in here on a Friday night.
monkeyboysupreme - 29 Jun 2006 22:32
Soooooo much better now the place has been done up (now called The Royal Oak). The actual place hasn't changed a great deal, with only new lick of paint and new seating happening, but it's made a great difference.

They seem to have sorted out the 'scum locals' issue now and it feels much more relaxed in there. They have a few screens in there for football, though the main screen is quite low and the high tables just in front of it means only about 4 people get a good view of it. You'll often see a few people viewing that screen and half the pub looking at 28" plasma.

Good friendly staff, the most improved pub in the Tooting strip.

herbaltea - 15 Mar 2006 14:02
I worked in the pub next door to this, The Tramshed, for 18 months. The one time we had real trouble, the police sailed past our pub and dived into the Gordon Bennett, assuming - not unfairly - that it had kicked off in there once again. That's all you need to know.
Paul_W - 20 Jan 2006 18:55
OHH COME ON YOU LOT GORDON BENNETTS AINT THAT BAD, THERE R SOME DOGGY CUSTOMERS BUT AINT THAT IN ALL PUBS? CHEAP DRINKS WICKED MUSIC NICE STAFF AINT THAT ALL U NEED TO MAKE A GOOD PUB, AND I THOUGHT THE FOOD WAS GOOD! DONT JUDGE IT UNTILL U BEEN DOWN THERE ON A FRIDAY NITE BEST NITE IN AGES .
anonymous - 17 Oct 2005 14:34
gordon bennetts what have u done? where are your 2 sexy english bar maids gone. it was the only reason why we came in seeing them behind the bar with there beauitful smiles and poilite mannor, GET THEM BEAUTYS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anonymous - 17 Oct 2005 14:28
Although Tooting may not be the most pleasant of places, there seems to be a certain characteristic that would attract the individual to this ghastly, scummy place. Drinks are cheap, the bouncers are alert and the staff (male ones atleast) are friendly! Although not much can be said for the lack of hospitality exhumed from the stocky, bush haired woman! (Straightners and a slim fast woudlnt go amiss dear...).
However Richard (Pub manager) is charming and welcoming, though slightly flirtatious to the lucky individuals who are invited for a "late night drink" after closing hours. BUT, he is lovely and a definite perk to the pub... also some may consider him *tash looks at sian and winks enthusiastically* to be pretty "damn fine bitch"!

Why would someone rather minted, from Knightsbridge wearing a 4 piece tweed suit even be found in Tooting. Pub = Casual.
We agree it lacks a certain class (cheap argos jewellery and all...) but you do find the odd well mannered, pretty faced, socialble, humoured character.

Dont lets those arses cloud your judgement until you actually make the trip to the Gordon Bennett.
Tash_and_Sian - 3 Sep 2005 15:21
gotta hand it to samor. this really is one vile cesspit. never mind being threatened in there for wearing a suit -- i've been threatened for wearing a shirt. a no-go if you're wearing slip-on shoes.
tanderson7 - 23 Aug 2005 07:40
Oh dear, this place is not far off being a social experiment - walk past, keep walking and don't stop. Awful.
Olipugh - 15 Feb 2005 12:44
Why are all of these snobby gits allways having a pop at people from Mitcham, the way they go on you'd think Tooting was Knightsbridge! Stop looking down your noses and get on with your own life
fatshirt - 18 Jan 2005 08:09
One of the worst places to drink in london, let alone tooting. On a friday night, the whole of mitcham go in there to parade their overweight tatooed girlfriends and cheap argos gold. Avoid at all costs.
Tom - 11 Oct 2004 12:59
I have been in The Gordon Bennett, it's not that bad, good beer, friendly staff, ok a little rough around the edges, but never a dull moment and the best place to watch the footie. Better than that ponsey BAR TOO FAR,
Come on get a life!!!
Darren - 30 May 2004 20:32
A hive of villainy and scum. A gathering point for all those who are barred from similarly seedy boozers. Do not go anywhere near the food. Cheap for a reason.
Samor - 17 May 2004 14:40
An absolute toilet - dim, depressing drinking trough for down and outers. I wouldnt even nick the pint glasses in this place - yuk.
Aaron - 14 May 2004 03:49
Only worth a visit if you are desperate to use the toilet after going shopping in Sainsbury's around the corner. Inexplicably always full however so I guess there are plenty of people out there with weak bladders
Justin - 13 Feb 2004 12:54

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