Wanda has a swift drink in Putney

Wandsworth Guardian: The Swift, in Putney High Street The Swift, in Putney High Street

The trend for all things Americana has descended on Putney

London brewing chain Fuller’s has refurbished former pub the Whistle and Flute into a trendy US diner-style bar.
Visitors will find an industrial theme, with upcycled vintage lighting, rustic wooden tables and American street signs.

NYC-style burgers, hotdogs and pizza dominate the menu, though salad is available.

As usual it was the cocktails which caught my eye.

After a few minutes spent pondering the extensive list I went for my old favourite – a mojito, made up of Havana Club, lime, mint and apple juice.

It went down a treat, and at £5.95, it is hardly breaking the bank.

Some of the cocktails have been given a London twist, such as the Cockney Cosmo and the slightly repulsive sounding SW15 – a mix of Archers, Southern Comfort and London Pride.

I was not feeling adventurous to try it, but maybe next time.

There are also a variety of beers on tap including Fuller’s own Frontier lager.

Regular events include tasting Tuesdays in the cellar bar and happy hour 2-4-1 cocktails from 5pm to 8pm during the week.

The Swift; Putney High Street, Putney; visit theswiftputney.co.uk or call 020 8780 5437.

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