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Top 10 Clapham Pubs

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 

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. 

1-3 Lillieshall Rd, London SW4 0LN 

2 The Rose & Crown 

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. 

2 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG 

3 The Old Town Tavern 

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.  

29 North St, London SW4 0HJ 

4 The Windmill Clapham 

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.  

Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 9DE 

5 The Abbeville 

“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.  

67-69 Abbeville Rd, London SW4 9JW 

6 The Alexandra 

Another one for sports fans – The Alexandra (not to be confused with The Alexandra in Wimbledon) is showing all the major football, rugby and cricket events. With over 150 years’ experience, it has really made a name for itself as one of the firm local favourites. And no wonder – with nostalgic vibes, classic cocktails and delish pizzas, locals love its friendly service and entertainment it provides (including darts!) 

14 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA 

7 The Railway Tavern 

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.  

18 Clapham High St, Greater, London SW4 7UR 

8 The Sun 

Sweet, jovial and candid, The Sun promises great food in a lovely atmosphere. Pop in for a delish roast – they serve sirloin of beef, pork belly and chicken, a grilled seabass fillet, roasted pumpkin as well as their great range of beers, cocktails and other tipples.  

47 Old Town, Greater, London SW4 0JL 

9 The King & Co 

Weekly quiz night, folk sessions and even a monthly mix tape night when they play all your favourite guilty pleasure, The King & Co is a small independent pub with a family feel. Their menu rotates every four to six weeks so you’ll be spoiled for choice.  

100 Clapham Park Rd, London SW4 7BZ 

10 The Landor 

A little closer to Battersea but still worth a mention: 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. The menu isn’t exactly sophisticated but customers praise the “perfect” Sunday Roast and a great selection of beers and ciders.  

70 Landor Rd, London SW9 9PH