The Horse and Groom

60 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 1DA
Call: 020 87 69 8895

A haven on a busy thoroughfare

The Horse and Groom fronts the bustling Streatham High Road in leafy south west London, just five miles from London city centre. Even as far back as the 17th century, the thoroughfare upon which the pub stands was much used, as it served as the main coach road to destinations including Croydon, East Grinstead and Newhaven. The constant stream of coach traffic that would have passed along the route gave rise to the pub’s equestrian-inspired name. These days, Streatham High Road is part of the heavily-trafficked A23, which connects the capital to Brighton in the south east.

Records suggest a pub by this name has stood at this address since as early as 1852, though the current structure was most likely the result of a later rebuild. With its twin entrances and dormer windows, the Horse and Groom’s façade is decidedly old-world in style. Inside, the recently refurbished interior presents an updated twist on traditional pub décor. A beer garden provides a spot for al fresco drinking and dining, a particularly popular pursuit on summer weekends.

Over the years, Streatham has seen much change. Once known as the ‘West End of South London’ due to its ballroom, ice rink and high concentration of bingo halls and cinemas, the suburb later fell into decline, before being hit with a wave of regeneration, which saw new cafés, bars, restaurants and residents flock to the neighbourhood. A range of craft beers keep the growing population of urban professional locals happy, while TV screens showing football matches please the sport-loving contingent. Every other Saturday, a live band performs at the pub.

Celebrate with friends and colleagues

Accessible via an internal staircase, the pub’s upstairs function room offers a secluded spot for small to medium-sized family functions and work gatherings. The room can host up to 42 people seated or up to 60 standing, and comes with its own private toilets and bar, so your guests never need leave the event, nor queue with the public, when buying a drink.

Explore this trendy inner suburb

Many immigrants fleeing Nazi occupation in the years leading up to and during World War II settled here in Streatham, adding to the eclectic, multicultural makeup of the community. In recent years, it has become one of south west London’s most desirable suburbs, with city professionals and young families moving in to the elegant Victorian houses, and a new wave of cool cafés, hip restaurants and shops sprouting up. With its old-fashioned pub exterior and smart updated interior, the Horse and Groom manages to straddle the line between the old and new, offering as much for traditionalists as it does for those seeking modern comforts and an exciting selection of drinks.

Thanks to its location in a well-connected London suburb, getting to the Horse and Groom is easy. Streatham Hill Station is just a few hundred yards away. London Victoria is less than 20 minutes away by train, while London Bridge can be reached in just 30 minutes. Several bus routes serving central London also run up and down Streatham High Road.

Function Room Information - The Stable Room
Capacity 60 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Coffee Machine, Disabled Access, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, Hot Water Flasks, Outdoor BBQ, Private Bar, Sky TV/BT Sport, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Restaurants, Tour Groups, Weddings,

The nearest Train Station to The Horse and Groom is Streatham Hill Station