London’s pubs are always looking for new and innovative ways to pull in punters and The Lazy Fox is no different, wowing the crowds with their pretty unique beer wall. Being a beer lover I was obviously intrigued, so I decided to pay them a visit.
We were welcomed by a large bar area with good amounts of seating and standing room. I got a quick glimpse of the beer wall sitting enticingly beside the open fireplace before we were whisked into the more dimly lit dining area. The dining section of the pub goes is surprisingly large going back a fair way and although a little quiet on the night, is a great space and would be ideal for a meal with a group of friends or family, or even something a little more romantic.
The Clientele and Atmosphere
When we arrived there were a few small groups of after-work drinkers at the bar and some larger groups nestled in the leather couch areas to one side. Later in the evening the bar area got more lively and groups of friends created that audible buzz that all pubs love to have. Conversation was not drowned out however and even when seated in the bar area later in the evening my friend and I could hear each other talk and weren’t forced to shout. The background music was also a triumph, not too loud, and with some excellent choices that made me prick up my ears at various points during the evening.
The Food and Drink
I had mixed olives & rustic bread to start which was a nice pre-meal snack and my companion chose the King Prawn Tempura, and they looked stunning. If you want to be considered a top pub then you need to do a really good burger, it’s pretty much law; we opted for the lamb burger and venison burger respectively, and it’s safe to say neither of us were disappointed. The lamb was tender and was a nice change to your normal beef burger; the tzatziki was also fresh and overall it tasted like Greece in a bun. The venison looked great too and again was very well cooked, with a great sauce. Now onto the beer. We got a table practically under the drip tray and set up a tab (hand over your card at the bar, it’s that simple). My favourite was without doubt the Brooklyn Lager (light and flavourful) and my friend took an unlikely shining to the Konig Ludwig Dunkel (malty and punchy).
The Lazy Fox hit the spot with me; good food and good beer is the hallmark of a good pub and this Fulham Broadway gem certainly delivers those. The beer wall is a great novelty feature and my friend and I had a real laugh trying to pull the perfect pint (she thrashed me, sorry gents). Ultimately a really cool location for a beer and a meal with friends, but don’t just take my word for it, get down to The Lazy Fox and see for yourself.