This pub, on the bottom of Wimbledon Common, is a brisk 15 minutes' walk from the tennis, but at least there's parking. Actually, it's a place where, apart from the thoks from the TV in a small but crowded side room, you could pretend that there is no such thing as tennis. Dark, low-ceilinged, and done up with a faint arts-and-crafts theme - settles, stripped wood and hanging wall panels - this pub sells Youngs beer and has a surprisingly broad wine list. Don't be taken aback if the barman asks you if you want your drink 'in a glass': he is offering you a plastic beaker to take outside to the patch of grass at the front.

The Hand in Hand, Crooked Billet SW19.

Tomorrow: Annabel Patisserie, Wimbledon High St SW19.

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