The Brown Dog

4.5
66 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
An independently owned pub and dining room tucked away in the back streets of Barnes in South West London.

Our menu changes with the seasons and evolves daily ensuring the ingredients are of the freshest quality and at the weekends you can also come and enjoy one of our famous Sunday lunches. We source our cask ales from local brewers and design our wine list to compliment our food.

We are a dog and child friendly pub situated near the River Thames and a short distance from Richmond Park. Lunch and dinner bookings are strongly advised.
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CS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal, nice food, catered for kids well! Will visit again.

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TS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friendly and inviting village style pub with a great selection of beers and wine and an excellent menu

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MS
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my daughter and husband for their 3rd wedding anniversary meal to The Brown Dog and we were all delighted by the service, food and the kind manager. A bonus was I could take my chocolate lab!

Thank you very much.


Mike and Homer from Swansea

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RM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy the Brown Dog. Service is great and the food never lets you down. Top spot.

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i
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

We really love the Brown Dog - always a warm welcome and a relaxing and cool vibe. Sadly the food quality seems to be on the wane and that will stop us craving a visit there if not addressed. The night we were there two very large parties were getting quite aggressively drunk and extremely noisy. Still worth going there for the home from home luxury.

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food, it was amazing!!!
We definitely will be back soon.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic, we will definitely be back, so nice to go for dinner with our dog and to get such good food. Can't wait for next time.

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k
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptionally friendly staff, a lovely pub and wonderful food. A true 5 star experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

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p
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always a treat at the BD!! Great food, great sunny garden, great staff.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, good drinks and friendly place
would recommend the brown dog to friends and famiiy and will certainly go again

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KT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly service especially very child friendly. The food was of good quality too.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food with friendly service and good atmosphere. Vegetarian option very tasty but there was only one choice.

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C
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We used to go to the Brown Dog when we lived in Putney, so as we were down for the Boat Race we decided to come back for dinner and wasn't disappointed. Lovely pub, great food and atmosphere.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been to the Brown Dog several times over the last few years. The food, drink and service has always been brilliant, and this time was no exception. Everything here is delicious, with friendly, informal service...and they’re great with dietary requirements too. My favourite place for a special meal out in the Putney/Barnes/Fulham area.

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AA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Competent cooking, good ingredients. Good fish.

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AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it - magnificent Sunday roast with other tasty options on the menu too. Lovely service and great place with a real family feel - very child and dog friendly

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fabulous food dog friendly and brilliant service. will definitely go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb food and lovely atmosphere, includes a great terrace for when it’s sunny too.

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JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food fabulous, service exceptional. Staff very friendly, welcoming and on a busy rugby day all done with a smile. A fabulous venue that you should all visit regularly.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere! We'll definitely be back.

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Professional friendly staff, not deterred by kids or dog! Very welcoming and brilliant food as always!! Definitely a firm favourite of ours!

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i
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Not the place to go for a quiet weekend afternoon lunch, but if you're ok with kids being a little noisy, the food and service is great.

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great pub, better food than a few other pubs. Had venison pie and burger which was great. Good wine selection as well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite local eatery - amazing food and wonderfully relaxed & friendly

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JC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding in all respects. Superb food and drink at reasonable prices. Friendly and yet very professional. A perfect local!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic pub - amazing Sunday roast, lovely service and great atmosphere. A real hidden gem in the back streets of Barnes

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SM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As ever the Brown Dog delivered. Good food, good service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Slow service

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Booked last minute through the web site, when we arrived, waiter seemed annoyed saying they need 24 hour notice, not a welcoming start

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was really really good and the pub is great. The staff are really nice and helpful however it was busy and they had run out of a few dishes and the food was a bit slow in coming. If it weren’t for this it would have been a 5 star review.

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food and great service - bit disappointing that a few items on the menu weren't available

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GF
London
57 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very good service, very pleasant and attentive. Food decent, good selection, timely service and well cooked.

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VS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely evening with a friend. Excellent food & service. Such a great place. Would highly recommend!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely friendly atmosphere, great rustic backstreet setting!
Staff were very friendly, fast and efficient.

Food was lovely, well presented, seasoned with good flavour.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, cosy corners as well as a busy bar scene. Staff very friendly but Basil the brown dog steals the show if he's in.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful pub. Really friendly helpful staff. Delicious food and great wine list.

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F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday lunch here. Really good food, and very dog friendly

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DB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It wasn’t my first time but it was just as good - that’s why I keep coming back!

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All round great night

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MF
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is always very good and the atmosphere relaxed. I love it that your 4 legged friends are so welcome too.

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