10 of the best pubs to visit in Battersea
Whether you’re taking a Sunday stroll through Battersea Park or shopping at the Power Station, there’s always time to stop in for a tipple and a bite to eat at the local pubs. Here’s our guide to 10 of the best.
Pictured above: The Latchmere, credit Naomi Gabrielle
Duke of Cambridge
A well-decorated hub of gleaming wooden floors and leather armchairs, the Duke of Cambridge has a distinctly elegant yet welcoming atmosphere. With a menu featuring what has been hailed as the best Sunday roast in Battersea, it’s safe to say a trip to this pub is rarely disappointing. You can also enjoy their small plates of pan seared scallops or wild mushroom veloute, or tuck into a divine sharing plate of baked Somerset camembert with honey blossom drizzle.
Homely and comforting, The Lighthouse welcomes you into a warm, cosy interior full of plush red chairs and a crackling fire. With a perfect inside for the chilly winter months, and the perfect beer garden for the summer months, strung with cheery bunting and lined with benches, they’ve got all your bases covered. Their food menu ranges from yummy starters of honey and mustard glazed pigs in blankets and crispy squid to a scrumptious selection of mains and sharing boards of surf and turf.
Warm glows emanate from the long windows of The Latchmere, calling you in from the hustle and bustle. Inside, plush seating and an old-fashioned bar conjure a homely atmosphere. The a la carte menu serves up mouth-watering feasts, with starters like warm goat’s cheese with braised Puy lentils and roast butternut squash and mains like sea bream with cannellini bean and mussel stew. Their Sunday roasts, served every Sunday from 12pm until 9pm, are delectable, with a choice from roast topside beef, roast chicken with bread sauce, roast pork belly and chestnut Wellington, all served with roasties, seasonal veggies and gravy.
Image 1 + 3 credit: David Griffen
Image 2 credit: Naomi Gabrielle
The Mason’s Arms
Making its home in a 19th century Grade II listed building, a visit to the Mason’s Arms feels like a cultural experience alongside a pub trip. Located right next to Battersea Park, it’s the perfect spot to drop in for some drinks or a hearty lunch during a day out at the park. Plus, with 23 different beers on draught and cask, it’s definitely the place to head to if you’re a beer connoisseur.
The Prince Albert
Cosy, stylish seating with refined décor and an absolutely gorgeous garden make The Prince Albert a pretty special place to head to. The menu is stacked with some deliciously mouth-watering options: from starters of Brixham squid with chilli and scallions to mains of venison and pheasant sausages and Fowey mussels on toasted sourdough.
This Grade II listed pub has a rich history, tracing its roots all the way back to 1733 – and it’s likely that even before that, an inn stood in the building! It has also been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest counter bar in a public house. The stunning modern day interior was designed by artist MC Esher, and featured a gorgeous stained glass window overlooking the bar. In terms of food, The Falcon is famous for its pies, which are served with Cornish cottage cream mash, thyme-roasted carrots and rich gravy.
A nice and spacious inn with an eye-catching pale blue outdoor façade, The Woodman serves up home-cooked food alongside ales and fine wines. Oak barrel tables surround a centrepiece bar, and the menu features artisan pizza and regular steak nights. It’s dog-friendly too, so bring your pup in for a while.
Dating back to 1883, this cosy pub opposite the station features a gorgeous, flowery façade, stylish black-and-white tiled floors and a stunning garden full of foliage. The menu offers up the traditional pub grub with an American twist, including cheesy nachos and beef burgers.
The Fox and Hounds
A pretty, traditional pub serving delicious seasonal Mediterranean-inspired food, like pan roasted seabass fillet, slow roast veal shank and grilled Tuscan sausages with red onion marmalade. The atmosphere is intimate and cosy, and they often host beer festivals and brewery-led events.
The Four Thieves
This pub is one to go for if you’re looking for a more song and dance based evening. They often have events on, which range from karaoke to DJ evenings to the Big Quiffy Quiz every Tuesday, and there’s an arcade stacked with games. They do have a yummy range of pizzas on the menu too, so you can grab a bite to eat before getting your dance shoes on.