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Woodies Freehouse

Thetford Road, New Malden KT3 5DX, England
+44 20 8949 5824
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
“nachos” (2 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
Bar, British, Pub
Thetford Road, New Malden KT3 5DX, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Woodies Freehouse is a slightly quirky place with a nice atmosphere which on a Sunday can get quite busy, so I would recommend that you book before hand. I would also recommend sitting in the dinning/ enclosed outside section. The beef I had was very...More

Thank Ken .
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A great change from the likes of Wetherspoon's menus. Great battered plaice and chips with a large sized portion of peas. All four of us agreed, the other meal of hotpie had loads of cheese on the top of the potato.A different beer which they...More

Thank jonthetoon
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We have been popping in to Woodies for over 15 years and was so embarrassed by yesterday’s reception when wanting to order food. We were told quite abruptly we have no bread or chips as we have had a very busy lunchtime. No apologies or...More

3  Thank Jeankat1
Steve G, Manager at Woodies Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

I'm sorry you experienced that last Tuesday. We were a victim of our own success in that we were so busy we ran out of fresh bread and chips. I had driven to the shop to buy chips so that was just a temporary problem....More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lovely place to unwind. Old fashioned decor and decent pint. Attached to Sports ground and old fashioned pictures adorning walls

Thank Ian H
Steve G, Manager at Woodies Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 28 June 2018

It's my second time reviewing as I've not been here for a while. Had lunch with my dad, uncle and grandfather. We all enjoyed our food and the guy who served us was very friendly and chatty. It was a lovely lunch and I'm sure...More

Thank cee021
Steve G, Manager at Woodies Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you all soon.

Reviewed 10 June 2018

I visited Woodies today for Sunday lunch. We were a party of 10 + a baby. We had a lovely lunch. All the food we ordered was good, from the roasts, to fish and chips, to salads and puddings. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank JFNM59
Steve G, Manager at Woodies Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to serve you and hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Good choice of beers and Cider but they food not up to scratch had a burger and chips. To be fair the chips were good what there was of them, not many. Burger cooked to death flavour not good and dried out. Wife had egg...More

3  Thank Nigel C
Steve G, Manager at Woodies Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

i'm very sorry to read your review. Our Head Chef was off that day and it appears that his deputy let you and us down. I have spoken with him and will ensure that this doesn't happen again.

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

A friend had recommended this place to me a while ago now and I finally got round to checking it out. Really odd location for a pub is the first thing I thought. Pub itself is quirky, great atmosphere and top beer selection. Barman went...More

Thank Bman1986
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We visited on a very hot day and enjoyed sitting in a shady spot outside. The food was good . My chicken burger consisted of a generous piece of chicken but I'm not a fan of the sweet bap for burgers. The Caesar salad looked...More

Thank whereamI2day
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times now as its effectively 'my local'...and if really like a local but it's not this place. Atmosphere is grim, dark, very sour faced service, the memorabilia looks like it could disintegrate if you brushed against it. Yeah I get that...More

1  Thank The_Gastro_Gnome
Steve G, Manager at Woodies Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Sorry you don't like the decor. Now the sun is shining you must come and enjoy our outside seating area which is quirk free!!

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28 August 2017|
Response from Paula L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, after 6pm
26 January 2017|
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Response from Callum M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, well behaved dogs are permitted in certain parts of the pub.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thetford Road, New Malden KT3 5DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  New Malden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8949 5824
  • E-mail
Woodies' Freehouse is known amongst regulars as New Malden's 'best kept secret'. Tucked away off the main road, we are ideally set next to a King's College sports field and the nearby hogsmill. Here at Woodies', we pride ourselves on our large selection of real ales, our freshly homemade food and top-quality service. We like to make our customers feel at home and ensure they have a memorable stay! We also regularly host live music and other community events, most famously our highly regarded August annual Beer Festival. For more information regarding Woodies' Freehouse, don't hesitate to contact us via phone, email or visit our website. To stay updated on all our events, current beers and more, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
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