The Old Sergeant is a small public house, typical of the local in many parts of London. It’s situated on Garratt Lane which in the 18th and 19th centuries was an exit road to the south. It is known to have existed under the same name in 1785 when John Nash held the licence. It was later owned by Earl Spencer and purchased by Henry Young in 1857 and became tied to Youngs Brewery. The Old Sergeant personifies the word local and is a home away from home for all of our customers whether they come in every day, once a week or are just passing by.
We have an extremely diverse clientele and the minute you walk in, you get a sense of the community spirit where everyone knows each other.
Our friendly team prides itself on creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere for our customers. We are all like family who enjoy what we do and love creating that experience for our customers.
We have a fantastic, newly refurbished garden which is great for a few drinks or a meal with friends or family in the warm sunshine. We have a pull down canopy as well as heating for when the weather is not so kind to us as well as our cute “Love Shack” where customers can have a bit of piece and quiet away from the crowds.
We have an outdoor dartboard and also offer a great selection of traditional board games which can be played inside or outside.
We are an extremely dog friendly pub and have won numerous awards for our canine hospitality and this is also a great spot for them to feel safe and comfortable in.
In keeping with our community spirit, we've teamed up with one of our good customers Gary Churchward to showcase some of the best up and coming artists.
Gary, an art dealer, has picked some of the best pieces from his online gallery, including pieces by Sarah Pope, Chloe Rox and Clive Sefton to decorate our newly refurbished pub. All of the art is available to buy via his website with many more pieces and artists available to view. Why not pop in for a drink or two to view these beautiful pieces or visit www.thechurchwardgallery.com