Wow! This theatre is pretty damn amazing!
A friend of the other half told us about a performance going on here. His wife was starring in it. And it was a musical! And less than £20! We decided it would make for a fun (and cheaper night out than a West End show). Following Lizzie's review, I would categorize this as "off-off-West End" as there are very few seats and quite a small stage.
It creates a very intimate setting to watch a play. We saw "A Winter's Tale", a new musical based on the Shakespeare play (which I knew absolutely nothing about). The play was edgy and quirky and funny in different places. It's definitely a place I would go back to see other plays. Reminds me a bit of when I was in Santa Cruz going to some of the smaller shows!!
This whole "theatre pub" thing is something I can really get behind.
Step 1: Buy booze
Step 2: Buy ticket for under a tenner
Step 3: Drink booze while watching up and coming actors do their thing
A pub for pub's sake is a beautiful thing in itself. Add a theatre in the attic and you've got yourself a cheap date and a four star experience, right there! (And for once, I'm not talking about your Mom...)
Highly recommended. (That time I was.)
This pub is not what it seems from the outside. It's situated on a quiet, run-down little road just 5-10 minutes walk from Clapham North tube station. The pub just looks like any old old man's pub in London but you get a completely different feel once you step inside.
I love the decor - heavy wooden furniture, dim lighting and candles, with tables placed around the bar make it feel really traditional and cosy.
The theatre is upstairs and hosts and array of amateur plays and comedy nights. My friend used to run a comedy night on Sundays here and it was really great and inexpensive.
This place is not only a brilliant pub but there's something for theatre buffs too - it's built it's reputation as a sold theatre/pub - great.
Don't be put of by the exterior here. As I walked towards the place I initially thought it was closedthen I saw the pool table (I'm not a big fan of a prominent pool table). Actually this is quite a spacious pub, with a few screens for the sport..and the aforementioned pool table is located off to the side.
The décor theme is 'on a ship'. Various seafaring paraphernalia hangs from the ceiling, including a hammock (love that word!)
Served 3 ales plus 1 guest ale.something I've never heard of called Golden Garden. At least that was the name on the piece of paper that had been taped over the Old Speckled Hen clip. It wasn't that good to be honest, but having not had it before I do not know if this was due to its condition or whether it is just not especially nice to begin with.
I'm no Colombo, but the name leads me to suspect that there is a theatre in here somewhere. I didn't see it (and wouldn't be that bothered anyway).
I think this pub probably can be a lot better than I thought it was, because when we were there, there were about 3 other people. Which would be OK in a small pub, but this one is huge!
It has a canoe on the ceiling, and a quiz machine, and the ale was a bit dodgy.
Always bustling, big screen for games, good selection of drinks, decent prices, awesome back garden, and usually friendly staff. Pool table and board games if you're feeling playful too!
2 for 1 burger night is a great deal for tasty burgers and I hear the rest of their food is quite good. Especially the Sunday roast!
I lived pretty much opposite (and in) The Landor for about 3 years. Good old man's pub with pool tables, where you can always get a seat and some decent pub grub. Has a huge beer garden that is inexplicably neglected in favour of the packed Falcon and it even has its own theatre which recently showed the critically acclaimed Stockwell.
The roasts are perhaps not as good as somewhere like the Calf but its still a chilled out comfy place for a quiet pint.
Great pub recently refurbished, with hard to beat delicious £4.95 lunch menu. Super nice staff
Will come back.
So I know this lovely chap called Danny who is an "actor", I say "actor" and not actor because he spends most of his time doing other stuff to make a living (sorry Danny if you're reading this - you know I think you're fab!). So he actually got a part in a play and refered to it as 'off West End' which I thought would be pretty cool as I'd actually get to see a little indy theatre. Now I saw the invite and headed off to the Landor Theatre just a hop skip and a jump from Clapham North and arrived at... a pub! Thinking this was some sort of joke I peered through the window and the Saf London locals to see a sign at the back saying Box Office. A sigh of releif gushes through me as I realise that he's just sent me here to pick up my tickets. That is until I look up and see the name of the pub, "Landor Theatre" above the door. A little confused Laura and I wonder on through to find that actually it's quite a cute little pub and actually if you go up the stairs there is a little theatre that probably seats around 30 people. So what... I can get drunk and watch some class acts at the same time? Cool! Really cool!
Landor Theatre is actually a pub, and it's also a theatre: You can see a whole host of homegrown talent just waiting to be discovered here. It's a proper London night out like you are stepping back in time to when you'd see little pop up plays all over London.
Don't expect comfy chairs, programmes of a red velvet curtain, it's a fab night out with a nice little boozer underneath.
Oh and as for Danny, he was fab in the lead role, Eastenders here he comes!
Great pub in Clapham. A short walk from the bars at the North end of Clapham High Street, this is a proper pub, with lots of different beers, great food in the evening, and Sunday roasts.
At first glance a person walking past would chalk this up as a cosy neighbourhood local - but when it comes to The Landor there is definitely 'more than meets the eye'. The Landor, is home to the Landor Theatre - one of London's top pub theatres, and also hides one of South Londons best beer gardens. Filled with random bric a brac and mismatched furniture, the atmosphere is relaxed and jovial, the food is home made and surprising good, and come a game night, the place positively hums. Good pool table too.
A very nice neighbourhood pub. I've not been to the theatre but it's a good place for a drink and a chat, plus there's a pool table and football on the TV (although some annoying reflections off those Victorian-style hanging lamps!)
Really nice pub - great for a quiet drink. They have a small theatre, a pool table and a fun quiz night the first Sunday of every month. Drinks are reasonable, food seems a bit half hearted.
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