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10 of the Best Pubs in Clapham

Top 10 Clapham Pubs

Whether you’re up for a pint or something more fancy, here’s the ultimate selection of the best pubs in Clapham…

Tucked-away cosy enclaves, sport on big screens, hearty British meals, a crazy selection of taps and fabulous cocktails – here are the very best pubs Clapham has to offer.

1 The Bobbin 

1-3 Lillieshall Rd, London SW4 0LN

First on the list, dog-friendly The Bobbin boasts its signature deep blue colour and mouthwatering Mediterranean-influenced menu filled with fresh seasonal ingredients, such as San Marzano tomatoes, trofie pasta and Sicilian aubergine. Don’t forget to pop into their beer garden – a perfect spot for sun-kissed dining on lovely rustic wooden tables. They serve a great Sunday Roast, too, with tender cuts of lamb and beef. 

2 The Rose & Crown 

2 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG

A quintessential British pub on the ground floor, a refined dining room above, and a sun-drenched terrace, The Rose & Crown offers delish tipples, beers, brunches and dinners. Established in 1870, it has been a firm favourite among locals for the past 150 years. And fairly so – their Sunday Roast is famous for being amazing (and beautifully served), plus the menu features many pleasantly unexpected veggie options, such as pearl barley & pumpkin seed nut roast, and asparagus with pecorino & black truffle foam. 

3 The Old Town Tavern 

29 North St, London SW4 0HJ

A sweet modern tavern with friendly service and delish Mexican food prepared by authentic Mexican chefs (think salsa and chips, chilli pie, spiced roast chicken, nachos tray and mouthwatering burritos), The Old Town Tavern is your go-to neighbourhood no-booking-required pub. Plus, they boast about having twenty taps so they’re sure to have a pint for every connoisseur.  

4 The Clapham North

 409 Clapham Rd, London SW9 9BT

Having recently undergone refurbishment, the Clapham North is back and better than ever. Perfect for a post-work drink with friends, it’s located just a stone’s throw from the tube station and a two-minute walk from the high street. If you’re an avid sports-watcher, this pub’s the perfect one to go to, with screens always showing the latest games, and a huge turnout on rugby and football weekends.

5 The Windmill Clapham

Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DE

Elegant and refined with light-filled spaces and beautiful décor, The Windmill welcomes both you and your furry friends. It uses local ingredients whenever possible and the menu features an impressive selection of delicacies, including beetroot cured Scottish trout, prime steaks from local butcher Ginger Pig and puy lentil fritters. And it’s located right on the Common, so you can always pop in for a roast after a leisurely Sunday stroll.

6 The Abbeville

67-69 Abbeville Rd, London SW4 9JW

“Rustic yet refined”, The Abbeville serves both quintessential British cuisine and creative twists on popular dishes, such as confit duck leg with pomegranate pesto and spring pea & shallot ravioli. Regulars adore its lovely ambience and great service – and if sports are your thing, The Abbeville is another great spot to catch some action at its screens.

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7 The Clapham Tap

128 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6ED

With a wide selection of craft beers and ciders, The Clapham Tap is one to go for if you’re looking for something a little more chic. Lined with bookshelves and charming armchairs inside, boasting an impressive garden complete with ping pong tables outside, they’re truly decked out. The atmosphere is always warm, relaxed and fun, and their specialty pizzas are to die for.

8 The Railway Tavern 

18 Clapham High St, Greater, London SW4 7UR

Boasting slightly vintage interiors and a contemporary bar, The Railway Tavern offers a vibrant mix of the modern and the traditional. It’s a lovely cosy getaway from the hustle and bustle of this part of London, especially when you fancy a bite to eat: they serve up great fish and chips, halloumi fries and sausage and mash.

9 The Saxon

50 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UL

Seasonal menus and frequent DJ music make The Saxon a special pub to visit. Nestled on a corner of Clapham High Street, the pub is easy to navigate to and very near to the epicentre of Clapham night life. All this plus happy hours Tuesday to Friday and live DJ sets on the weekend mean it’s a great one if you’re looking for something a little more exciting.

  10 The Landor 

70 Landor Rd, London SW9 9PH

The Landor is more than just a pub – they also host some fab theatre productions, many of them in cooperation with the neighbouring Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. If sports are your thing more so than the theatre, you won’t get bored either: they show all the important events on their two HD projectors, two inside TVs and four TVs in the garden. Plus, the weekly pub quiz keeps people coming back!