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Thank you so much for providing great service and really well cooked food & superb venue for Jim McCarthy’s wake.

Myself, partner and family would like to say a big thank you for understanding and your sweet smile Jasmine so friendly it helped us get through it. x x

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..”Thank [you] all at The Telegraph and especially you for all the help, support and hard work in making the day unforgettable…

…You made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble.  We felt very much at home.

The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed it very much.  A special mention must be made of the dauphinoise potatoes which were to die for!

We had many comments on how good the service and location were from ‘the place is a real gem’ to ‘what an inspiration The Telegraph is’

We cannot thank you enough for all your kindness and attention to making Jonathan and Jimena’s special day a memorable one”

 

December 2015

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“I had to organise a Christmas Party for 26 adults. I phoned ahead to book my reservation…

…On arrival our table was laid out with Christmas Crackers and was very festive. The staff were incredibly friendly. They used the spreadsheet I sent and called out the names to each person. They did not get one order wrong and everyone was incredibly happy with the service and the food. I would recommend this place for parties as well as just general eating.”

 

December 2015

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“…We so enjoyed our evening; I was struck by the kind and attentive manner of the staff (a man and a lady, both quite young), who were so polite and attentive, and seemed to really enjoy what they did, yet were not overbearing at all; just right…

 

…The food was absolutely wonderful, and came up at just the right time; we had a break of about 20 minutes between courses, which was perfect.

I would definitely go back, and will recommend The Telegraph to everyone-10/10, couldn’t be improved upon!

Thank you for a wonderful evening”

December 2015

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“…Finally and most importantly, on behalf of my sister… and myself, I would again like to thank you for the understanding and help that you personally provided us at a difficult time…

 

… in the planning and making the arrangements for the [wake] and also, to all your colleagues who provided what was such a wonderful spread of food and drinks at your superb venue. The service that you all provided was excellent and produced what was a very memorable wonderful afternoon to celebrate and commemorate [his life].

 

Very many thanks to all who were involved at The Telegraph.”

November 2015

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“Thank you so much for my 14th November party. All my guests enjoyed it and said food/drinks were very good. Also thanks to your staff for providing very efficient service.”

 

November 2015

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“On behalf of Tanen and myself I would like to thank you for the part you and your team played in making our wedding a very special day…”

…Your whole team were very helpful and friendly and contributed to what was a very enjoyable day for both us and our guests. The food provided was also excellent and exactly as we requested, with the quantity and portions provided being more than sufficient.

I have also had positive feedback from many of the guests since then and all have commented on the excellent venue, friendly staff and delicious food.

Finally a big thank you to you personally for all that you did in the weeks and months leading up to the big day. You were always available to answer our questions and very accommodating to all our requests. All in all your efforts contributed greatly to ensuring that everything ran smoothly on the day, thus enabling Tanen and I to enjoy the day.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending The Telegraph as a venue to anyone who is looking to arrange a function or wedding.

Many thanks,

Mark & Tanen Irving

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“Lured by the thought of a “country pub in London”, four friends set off to The Telegraph Pub set in Putney Heath for lunch and we were not disappointed…”

…Both the bar and restaurant were sporting a welcoming log fire with tables set spaciously apart. We settled in with a bottle of 2005 Petit Chablis from Domaine Jean Goulley & Fils priced under £24 and turned our attention to the menu.

There was a wide range of choices and sizes depending upon the appetite and culinary peculiarities – we had gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, a vegetarian and, yes, one “normal eater” – but the kitchen was not stumped! Our starters ranged from Pumpkin soup and a Crayfish & Sundried Tomato Salad whilst two people shared a gigantic platter of charcuterie, all priced in the range £6 – £7.50 per head.

Main courses were generous – even the “light bites” – and everyone enjoyed their choices: Mint & Lamb Kofta with toasted pita and Tzatzki, Emmental Cheese Ravioli in a rich creamy mushroom sauce with Parmesan crisp and the Telegraph Lamb & Beef Burger. Prices range from £9 for a Caesar Salad to £17 for a Rib Eye Steak. (Light bites are priced from £6 – £8.50).

The home made desserts escaped us as we could only manage to share a Warm Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla ice cream between us but there were 5 to choose from… perhaps next time?

We left happy and full with plans to return again – a summer lunch in the garden with your family, dog or friends after or before a walk on the Heath or over on Wimbledon Common looks very attractive.

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“After this place featured in the newsletter I was determined to find it, and it just so happened I stayed at a friends house yesterday in what seemed”

…like the middle of nowhere, and it was 10 minutes away from the pub!! Set in the Putney Heath it is every bit the country pub, but so nice. Over 2 levels there’s quirky art nouveau prints on the walls and flat screens telling you what’s on each night in cute montages interspersed with Charlie Chaplin skits.

As mentioned there’s a French chef, hence the snails. So my first snails were great! I’m sold, garlicky buttery, and with an attractive texture not unlike the best part of mussels, without the grittiness and beards. I’ve got some rather unflattering pixt’s of my very first one but you wont be seeing them, I think grimacing is the adjective(or verb?) for what my poor face was doing.

I also had the goats cheese salad, loved the caramelised red onion, but it needed a bit more salad as the there was a lot of cheese. Further on my entre tip (or as an indecisive little piggy) I ordered the fish soup as well, which wasn’t really to my liking, brown, medium consistency with unidentifiable ground fish but the pesto toasted fresh ciabata was beautiful. My darling lunch companion had what he described as the best battered fish he has ever tried, served as the traditional fish’n’cips with bright mushy peas and tartare sauce A big call, it was good, fresh and thick cooked to perfection.

The room we ate in was children friendly with a big open fire, they all seemed very well behaved and happy children, playing quietly and giggling, occasionally counting with their parents out loud. The room had a number of sofas and armchairs mixed in with table’s chairs and benches. The bar where you order the food was more bar-like (funnily enough) and upstairs seemed to be a more formal dining space again.

Lovely place, reasonable prices (compared with central) and smoke free, the garden must be stunning on sunny days and in summer, I can see my self sipping pimms there already, popping over to the clearing in the heath for a spot of social cricket.. what what?!

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“Having read the rave reviews about The Telegraph on TrustedPlaces I was very keen to check it out for myself as it is not too far to drive there from my place”

…I was intrigued by this “Country pub in London”, as it sounded like the perfect place for a relaxing Sunday lunch.

Well, last Sunday dawned sunny, so we were off to The Telegraph. We headed there early to ensure we got a seat out in the garden. We really loved the location – it is tucked away in the middle of Putney Heath and you really do feel like you are in the country. There was plenty of parking nearby, and you can also catch a bus there from Putney (Mon-Sat).

The front garden is filled with picnic tables, while the beautifully restored interior is filled with comfy leather lounges and mix-matched chairs and tables.

We nabbed the perfect table in the garden and I popped inside to order our drinks and lunch at the bar. The staff were very friendly. We both opted for the Sunday Roast – me the beef and he the lamb. Our meals were delivered incredibly fast, a little to fast as we barely had a chance to sip our pre-food beer. The quality of the food was exceptional, a hearty Roast.

We loved the setting and look of The Telegraph so will definitely return again. It is a great place to meet up with friends for a weekend lunch and is child and dog friendly too.

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“My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Telegraph. It was fantastic.”

…The staff were brilliant, so helpful, friendly and accomodating throughout the planning, preparation and the actual evening itself. We have had so many comments from friends and family saying what a perfect venue it was and lots of them have been back since. We love it!

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“Another thoroughly enjoyable day at The Telegraph – excellent Jennings Cumberland & Weltons Bitter in comfortable and convivial surroundings”

…Crayfish & sun dried tomatoes salad followed by beef carpacio with parmesan were delicious. Caring & friendly staff and management – manager is a real ale enthusiast which is reflected in the quality and selection of the beers.

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“Last Friday, the 12th, saw the opening night of the new season of Brook’s Blues Bar, in its luxurious new home in the upstairs function room at The Telegraph”

…Others have praised the new decor, and the quality of the beer, so all I have to say is I agree wholeheartedly, and move on to the music.

It was a cracking night.
The main attraction was the magnificent Giles Hedley, with his band, The Aviators, featuring Richard Sadler on upright bass and the legendary Sam Kelly on drums. Giles plays regular guitars, steel guitars, harmonicas, [sometimes two at once!] with tremendous energy and authenticity, but what really stands out is his voice. He is quite simply one of the very best blues singers in this country. He and the band had the joint rocking and the crowd were eating it up [even though many of them had already eaten the excellent Telegraph grub- greedy buggers!] The place was packed out with excited punters having the time of their lives, and possibly even losing a bit of weight: in spite of the rich diet, the music was hot enough to burn calories.

To eat well, drink well, and hear a band like that with your nearest and dearest has got to be the most pleasure you can have with your trousers on. Go there!

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