The Clarence

90-92 Balham High Road
London SW12 9AA
+44 (0) 20 8772 1155

3.5 out of 5.0

Based on 3 reviews

  • Neighbourhood: Balham
  • Type: Pubs
  • Keywords: pub, brunch, tv for sporting events, food
  • Nearest Transport: Balham (0.27 mi), Wandsworth Common (0.49 mi), Clapham South (0.6 mi)
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December 15, 2008

Went there yesterday and enjoyed it that much sat with Mrs Mullet and Drank 2 bottles of Malbec.
Good place Good music and from what I saw, very good food, this was obvious by the amount of people eating and the obvious enjoyment on their faces...I just wanted to Booze you see but I will be going back to try out there fabby looking roast.
The good thing also is the smoking yard,I believe that this is important for a pub to have, as I for one hate standing out in the middle of the street to have a puff and made to feel like I am doing something wrong and criminal....basically they have a courtyard which is very warm indeed as it is surrounded by the building itself so you are in a well is obvioulsy outside but they have their heaters working so you dont get cold...Defo going back

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February 25, 2008

I love the decor, I love the food, I love the fact it's five minutes from my house.
It's definitely a gastropub but it doesn't lack charm or soul like so many nouveau boozers do and it's a great place for late brunch on a saturday or sunday.

Keywords: brunch, pub

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February 18, 2008

The Clarence first popped out of the Balham woodwork a few years back and seemed to be an instant hit, being trendy without being impersonal and relaxed without feeling lazy.

I have never been there when it hasn't been busy, which may have something to do with the excellent table service (you needn't move all evening - bliss), tasty gastro pub grub and a good, constantly changing selection of beers behind the bar.

Although it can get crowded and noisy at the weekend (the music level can sometimes be a bit high) as long as you arrive relatively early and bag a table, the at-table service means that you'll never need to queue at the bar. Bonus!

There is a small outside space specifically for smokers and a terrace with tables for food and drink.

The first in a series of similar pub refurbishments (The Florence in Herne Hill is part of the same company), the Clarence remains a firm Balham favourite of mine.

Four out of five. It would get five if they turned down the music when it's so busy that you *already* need to raise your voice to be heard.

Keywords: Balham gastropub pub bar

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