The Goose is something of a well-kept secret for young Fulhamites. A traditional old-man boozer, it offers the cheapest drinks in the area and perhaps the cheapest food, too. Once inside, the pub offers a sparse, spacious interior with TVs. Everyone’s friendly and down-to-earth – there are no airs and graces here. A paved garden out the back means there’s somewhere to hang in the summer.
Don’t go here if you’re on a diet, as it’s so decently priced, you can’t help but tuck in to more food than usual. The menu is extensive – everything from an all-day breakfast and a host of bloomers to burgers, curries and fish are on offer. Vegetarians are also catered for. It’s not fine dining by any stretch, but wholesome, hearty pub fare that lines your stomach for all the cheap beer you’ll drink. Don’t leave it too late to order or you’ll go hungry – and get too drunk.
Behind the bar
There’s all the usual suspects – Carlsberg, Kronerburg, and an ever-shifting range of ales. Wine and cocktails, too. Bill please Ales from £1.99; pints for £2.39; wine from £6.95 per bottle, £2.50 a glass; spirits: four bombs for £8; cocktails: two pitchers for £13 every Friday after 5pm. You’ll be fed for well under a tenner.
This is the place to go with a big group of friends who all will be keen to fill their stomachs without emptying their wallets.
248 North End Road, SW6 1NL
Tube: West Brompton
Words: Jahn Vannisselroy