There’s a beach in London Town. In a little nook of Earlsfield, South West, the Leather Bottle conceals one of the biggest beer gardens in the city and – new for this summer – a beach.

Leather BottleJason, Anna and their pub dog have got the deck chairs sorted, too – so pull up a seat, grab a beer and indulge in a burger from Tom’s (permanent!) BBQ – named after their very own pooch (grinning above). I went for the pulled pork burger, with a mountain of chips, summerslaw and all-important gherkins. But that’s only the beginning…

Are you feeling more than a bit peckish?

Go for whole a rotisserie chicken with salad and flat bread (or if you’re only one human being, and not four, perhaps a half is ok, got to leave beer space, right?).

Feeling hot, hot hot?

Turn up the heat a bit more with a piri piri chicken breast burger.

LB2Only fish at the seaside?

Grab the chargrilled tuna, summerslaw and potato salad.

Feeling hardcore?

Go for the hickory smoked king ribs, potato salad, and (you guessed it) summerslaw.

And when the weather becomes a little more British, flee to one of the five beach huts (with heaters), each named after a famous British beach, and while away a few hours… and if you’re ahead of the game, hire one out.

It’s not been named the Best Beer Garden in London by Cosmopolitan magazine for nothing.

LB3Psst… Look out for the LB Cider Festival coming soon (rearranged from 11-13 July due to the great British weather), where you can try 20 different ciders especially tried and tested by landlord Jason.

Leather Bottle | 538 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW17 0NY

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