The Surrey Arms

Still standing

By Carol Smiles

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Surrey Arms' page

Image by Roger Button Monday, 28th December 2009

Photo:The Wandle Trail,

The Wandle Trail,

Unlike The Rose or the St Helier Arms, the Surrey Arms is still standing and advertises itself as an attractive pub, proud of its large selection of traditional beers and wines. On Saturday nights the public house serves live music with its ales.

The River Wandle flows north from Croydon and Carshalton to join the Thames at Wandsworth. The Surrey Arms is situated 0.6 miles from central Morden close to Morden Hall Park and the river, and as a result, it has become a popular pub for walkers following the Wandle Trail.

The website, ‘My Pub Guide’ comments on the area where a pub is based. It states that, ‘The employment situation might be unfortunate. Health is agreeable. The educational stance is bad. Moreover, the environment itself is outstandingly lacking. Housing seems to be defective. One might interpret the situation on reported crime as deprived. Meanwhile, income appears to be very impaired. On another note, the postal area is outstandingly residential.'(myPUBGUIDE 2009,

The pub has had its fair share of criticism over the years. Criminal activity has been a problem at times. Yet it has been described by one of its regulars as a ‘very friendly old-fashioned boozer with a touch of the old Irish about it.'









This page was added by Carol Smiles on 11/09/2010.
Comments about this page

Was such a lovely pub in the 1980's.. Haven't been in there in years.. Always looks clean and tidy from the outside...

By Jackie Weight
On 12/06/2012

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