A disappointingly rainy Sunday seems the perfect time to do some retrospective reviewing, noticeable The Fox and Hounds at the main crossroads by the station, seeing as it recently underwent a large renovation.
The pub prior to this was a fairly average, Wetherspoons-esque pub with a normal selection of beers and so on and some so-so food and seems to be the most sport-orientated pub in Putney, with anything from gold to football to cricket on the TVs. It had a fairly mundane appearance, hardly eye-catching, but nothing horrendous, and was just there going about its business.
The work now, though, sees it looking somewhat faux-Dickensian, with ominous and dark arches across the front and silvery white lines drawn in to its panels and over the door to create the illusion of pillars. Makes you wonder if the owners are trying to catch the eye of more people as they leave the station as the first place they pop in to for a pint before a Fulham game or of an evening post-work.
Furthermore, the funny sun cartoon on the side of the building is gone, replaced by a rather good drawing of a Fox posing as a masthead to a pub to escape the hounds, of which The Putney Paper is a big fan of, it must be said. As for the quality of the food and drink instead, that’s to be discovered, as it seems unlikely much has changed, but we’ll certainly endeavour to pop in and try it out, to bring you our thoughts.
In the mean time, if you’ve been and have your own thoughts, let us know below, and if we get some interesting thoughts, on this post or any others, we’ll start to collate them to on a new page on the site.