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185 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 4EZ
- Kennington Station (0.4 km)
- Oval Station (0.9 km)
- Vauxhall Station (1.0 km)
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Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 0:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 1:00
Sun: 11:00 - 22:30
19 reviews of The Tommyfield in English
The beer was delicious. A golden beer called Cavelier from Two Cocks Brewery (chuckles). You saw me enjoying two cocks at the weekend? Yes you did, that was me.
I'm not going to comment on the Battle of the Sexes. I think far too much has been said of that event already. And, besides, this review is meant to focus on the venue, so focus, I will.
I've never been to Kennington before this event. I didn't really know what to expect, but walking past the little park where people were chilling out and playing boules was certainly a nice introduction to the area.
The Tommyfield itself was really cool. It was certainly far bigger than I expected. I don't really know about the main drinking area, but the upstairs private room was nice, bright and big. There was a nicely-staffed bar with friendly service staff and decently strong drinks. The nibbles provided - mini-burgers, fish & chips, etc. - were really good as well.
I'll admit that seeing as it's been a few weeks since I visited the Tommyfield, I can't really remember what else caught my attention, so I'll just end off by noting that the ladies' restrooms were nice and clean.
I'm sorry. It's been a while, and I drank quite a few!
A generally nice pub. We came here in a big group on Thursday and got pretty drunk so I didn't get an odinary punters point of view (our group pretty much dominated for the period we were there) but it was spacious and had comfy seats and tables. Food menu looked interesting - just written on a blackboard on the wall under generic headings ("Pies", "Grills", etc) but we didn't try any
Really great venue this is... Attended the Qype Battle of the Sexes and had a great time. I must say that it really wasn't so much of a battle, and the judges kept helping the girls team, but hey it was all fun n games. Blokes still won! TBH that was a lie, the judges were FAIR....
The bar itself is definately worth a visit, the food that was served was delic'.. Mini burgers n mini fish n chips and they were very tasty indeed, but even the the fine foods and great drinks that were on offer weren't enough to take the bitterness from the losing side! Boys 1 - Girls 0
I was lucky enough to attend the Qype Battle of the Sexes event here and was really pleased with everything (besides the corruption of the male judge... cough, cough). The Tommyfield fits the comfortable and nice standards of all the other Renaissance Pubs in decor and food, with better service than I've received at others.
Fried Halloumi and chips was greasy cheesy heaven and better than the fish n chips. Enormous sausage roll adaptation was quite tasty and fun, and the mini-burgers were pretty good, too. I regrettable skipped out on the cheese on toast, which everyone else seems to rave about (shucks)!
The private room was really lovely and great for big groups with its own little bar, but unforts no balcony access. Am definitely keen to go back and check out the restaurant in full.
I was at the Tommyfield last week to attend the Qype birthday event “Battle of the Sexes” quiz!
The Tommyfield is based in Newington, is a great Pub let’s say, with a ground floor where they serve drinks and diner and a private room upstairs where the quiz was held. It’s a great place to hold a private party & they have a terrace but you can’t access it (I’ve been kicked out of there ☺ but by a very kind waiter) but it still make the room look nicer!
This event was absolutely wonderful thanks to our brilliant speakers Jane & Eamon who have driven with lots of fun this 50 people ‘battle’!!!! We’ve done weird stuff, laugh a lot and the ‘palm d’or’ is going to Rachelle who had to eat a whole spoon of Marmite & other horrible food… or perhaps to the lady that down a pint of beer in something like 5-second lol!
The Tommyfield staff also deserves a big thanks for their warm welcome & also for offering us their best nibbles, some mini British food that was looking so nice, mini burgers, mini fish & chips and halloumi & chips… & everything was really good and tasty!
I'd never been to Kennington before last week's event pitting Qypers against each other in an epic Battle of the Sexes. But now I know how close to Waterloo it is, and downright cracking it is at The Tommyfield, I'm sure it won't be long before I'm back.
The Master Room is ideal for private parties; whether you're intending on raucous shenanigans, a civilised drinks and canapés reception or a sit-down meal, they can do the lot, and the room is flexible enough to suit all sorts of occasions. With comfy leather sofas, chandeliers, an outside balcony and its very own well-stocked bar, everything you could wish for is close to hand.
And then there's the staff. An absolute credit to Renaissance Pubs, they were warm, friendly and patient - through Zoolander-style walk-offs, improvised renditions of Abba and Lady Gaga and drinking competitions, they never once lost their cool.
Like Alex, I want to know the secret to their cheese on toast, because it was the tastiest I've had in ages. And although I managed to miss out on the legendary halloumi, the mini burgers went down a treat. (No, you didn't see me wolfing down three in quick succession in the interval. You definitely didn't. Shut up...)
Great space in Kennington! The room upstairs is really cool if you are planning a party with friends - there is even a balcony! And the noise doesn't interfere downstairs (or vice-versa). Friendly bar people. :-) Food was good, and I really liked the battered halumi cheese substituting the fish - cheese and chips? Well worth a try! :-)
I visited yesterday the Tommyfield to attend the funny Qype Birthday Event: Battle of the Sexes. It was held in the upstairs private room, which has its own bar and lots of space, chairs and some armchairs and couches. The staff was really friendly and patient, given that we were very loud and were doing very strange things (like putting make up on people and make them to do the catwalk, shouting "cat", "cupcake", "police car" or "cup of tea" as part of the memory game or feeding 2 random people with chillies). It's a lovely place to host a private party.
We got to try some tasty nibbles along with the drinks at the bar. I really liked the fried Halloumi (which I totally mistook for fish!) and the sausage roll. The mini hamburgers were very nice as well. But since I was the luckiest person that night and I won a 3-course meal for 2 people, I will update my review as soon as I get to enjoy my prize! But it the food in the menu is as good as the nibbles, I think the 5 stars will still be right.
Accusations abound that I was biased in favour of the fellas at last week's Battle of the Sexes quiz, but none of them are true. The venue of the Master Room is spacious, there were between 40-50 of us, and has its own little bar in the far corner, and that The Tommyfield dealt so slickly with our rambunctious rabble is to their great credit, the staff went professionally about their business serving us drinks throughout and distributing heaps of delicious food in the interval. They were unfazed by the screaming, shouting and kerfuffles breaking out all over their fine and regal private room and even when our throngs encroached onto the outside balcony, they just politely reminded us to come back inside sans drama.
The food we were served was bang on: little cones of sustainable fish and chips (one of their in-house specials) and the supreme slices of sausage roll were the standout items for me and it definitely makes a full-on lunch and dinner experience all the more appealing and firmly etched on the to-do list.
A resounding success.
I was lucky enough to go to Qypes Battle of the sexes event to celebrate their 5th birthday which they held in the master room upstairs.
This place is a little gem in kennington, it certainly doesnt look like your run of the mill pub from the outside or inside. If you have seen my review on The Avalon in Clapham you will know i was really impressed, well this bar belongs to the same family. They served up some very tasty nibbles, a cone filled with deep fried Halloumi and chips (had a me a little confused as i thougt it was fish and chips lol), after there were these cute little burgers which were excellent quality real gourmet patties. There were some platters of cheese on toast and cones of fish and chips and finally slices of sausage roll (which were more sausage plait size). The staff were friendly and very quick. I looked at some of the meals on the way out that others were eating and they looked lovely and smelt great. I think this is a definete must if you happen to be in the area to stop in for good food and a drink. A true gourmets delight
Last night I headed on down to the Qype boys vs girls quiz at The Tommyfield. I was expecting a traditional pub quiz (How many strings on a Oud, 1974 FA cup winners etc.) however it seemed a lot more like the last day of term in a failing, boozy school. Which was much better.
Quite how the staff managed to remain professional as the upstairs Master Room played host to insult hurling, pint downing, chilli eating make up applying challenges was a mystery, but they did - serving up drinks fast and friedly as could be.
Drinks on offer were the usual suspects for a better than average pub-with-food - but they do have a special treat behind the bar - Sipsmith Vodka - amazing stuff - any pub that stocks anything made by Sipsmith gets a big copper- stilled thumbs up from me.
We were treated to some ace, and very British mini canapés (fish and chips, sausage roll slices, cheese on toast etc.) that I wolfed down at a frantic pace - lovely to have some 'proper food' canapés rather than salmon puffs that are made from air and fish odour and nothing more, that you usually get.
So I'd imagine the food here would be served in slabs, designed to punch you with flavour and leave you feeling full. Perfect for pub.
So, a great big spacious pub with big food and great drinks, staffed by people who don't mind you shouting about celebrities having their way with family members and downing pints.
The Tommyfield hosted an excellent Qype birthday event for a number of Qypers in their upstairs Master Room last night, which showed what a great venue this space can be. Billed as The Battle of The Sexes, about forty people were comfortably catered for in a somewhat regal setting.
There is a small bar with efficient and helpful bar staff. The catering we sampled could be described as bar snacks - it was certainly tasty indicating that the food from the main menu would also be worth a try.
As with all venues it is the hosts who actually make for a memorable event. Last night The Tommyfield staff played their part along with Qype to host a great evening - it certainly worth considering as a venue if you want to organise an event for yourself.
I visited The Tommyfield last night for the #Qypebattle of the sexes. The girls might have lost (just!) but the pub itself was full of win. The battle took place upstairs in the master room, an intimate, contemporary room with a rustic charm. The bar staff were friendly and served us quickly - always a good thing.
The food later in the night was adorable, with mini pizzas, cones of fish and chips (really yummy fish actually) and mini burgers on the menu. Mini food always wins points (you can eat twice as much as it's bitesize, right?).
Overall, I'd definitely consider going to The Tommyfield again, particularly as I'm a Tastecard holder so it's 50% off.
For me Sunday lunch conjures up images of crispy roast potatoes with a hint of rosemary and garlic, rich hot gravy, freshly risen Yorkshire puds and a nice warm and cozy atmosphere. If it's the same for you AVOID the Tommyfield. We had to send the first plates back as all aspects of the food were stone cold. What we had instead was no better, it seemed the meat had been taken off the plate and the rest put in the microwave. Cooks (Trades Description Act prevents me from calling them chefs) from catering college these days seem to attend the 'How to Overprice Food' class and the 'Stack the Food like a tower for presentation' lecture but must still be in the Sunday all-nighter for the 9am Monday morning lecture on basic cooking skills. They did take 25% off the final bill but so thankful that I didn't take my mother there, god forbid, she'd think all London eateries were like this.. Surprising really that the place was busy with the yummy mummy brigade but I suppose with the hectic lives they lead having anything cooked for them, no matter how badly, is a godsend..
This place is just opened and has seriously good food but unfortunately when it's buisy the NOISE level is excrutiating. Have been here in previous incarnations and it has always been thus. So the obvious solution is to go for a week day lunch when the crowd should be small and the food, classy brit food, good steak, lovely scallops, fabulous greens, will be a total treat.
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