One of the nicest London pubs I've actually ever been in - though maybe Christmas helped that be the case. It was warm, had super helpful and friendly bar staff, and smelled like Christmas. Add to this that the food was amongst the best I've ever had in an actual pub and it's easy to see why it's so popular - which apparently it is; It was my first visit there, but I've had friends telling me about it for years and honestly it didn't let me down.
Drinks, food, ambiance, all first class!
There's a great outdoor seating area in the back of this pub that offers a good conversational atmosphere. The menu and bar had some decent choices to offer as well from beers to wine and food to share. We went on a Sunday evening and service seemed a bit slow, though the place was pretty nicely packed for a Sunday with a lot of groups and couples from the twenty something professional crowd.
They do have a dog-friendly policy, which seemed to bother some people more than others, but I wouldn't think it would matter if your pet is fine around other people.
Overall, it's a very welcoming pub with comfortable wooden furniture as well as current newspapers and even board games to offer.
It's a great location for this area and the easiest way to get here is by Clapham Junction, though it's not a bad walk either from Battersea Park.
New manager/supervisor? Used to come here quite a lot - bit more chilled out than some of the other pubs on the same road (especially on a match day I'm looking at you, Latchmere!).
However, I don't expect to be told off within minutes of arriving for leaving a door open, and I hadn't expected my tiny(!) portion of chips to be entirely hidden from view by an small/average-sized piece of fish (£13 + £10 for a glass of wine + one pint).
The barman wearing the red t-shirt last night (looked like the supervisor) was just rude I've got no idea why he'd choose to work in hospitality.
Perhaps we caught them on a bad day, though judging by some of the more recent reviews here, I suspect otherwise.
Bottom line is we won't be going back there are far better options just around the corner (I won't mention them by name, so I hopefully won't be accused of being a competitor!).
Great pub, one of my favourites. I used to come here in the summer every week because of the garden, but in the winter there is charm too. The atmosphere is very cozy, lots of wooden furniture and paintings. The food is average but the service is good. Charming pub, give it a try.
Love the sandwiches here. Every now and them I try to find myself in this area and have something to eat here. Great job, guys.
First visit and will definitely be back. We had the burger and the steak sandwich. Both perfect with great chips. Crumble to follow was lovely. All served in a relaxed and friendly style.
I really miss the Lighthouse. I was first attracted to the strings of Christmas lights in the window-- and then to the menu. My first time there, I watched a couple read their books and paper on a rainy afternoon, then share a dish of rhubarb crumble with a pot of cream poured over it. My favorite dish on their menu was the grilled steak sandwich, but I never had any meal that wasn't good. The scallops were also divine. Love the outdoor patio. Sometimes the service could be a little slow, but it does get crowded-- and it gets crowded for a reason. Good food. Good atmosphere. Pretty people. And once the bartenders know you you're in.
This place is truly magical. I fell in love with it as soon as I walked in for the first time. It has a really good vibe about it- gorgeous décor, nice low lighting and a stunning outside patio. It is so welcoming you could sit here for hours. The seating is nicely spread out so lots of room for everyone and the staff are so friendly. The lovely French bar man was the most cheerful person I'd come across in long time and really put a smile on my face after a long hard day at work!
A lovely pub. I ventured in for a glass of red after a walk in Battersea park with my boyfriend one chilly Sunday afternoon. It was very inviting, with twinkling fairy lights in the window and long wooden tables and sofas in the bar area. We ended up spending the afternoon in there playing scrabble and drinking lots of wine.
The Lighthouse a local pub to us and a wonderful retreat from the madness of outside. The plus about this venue is that you can eat in the beer garden on tables which are big & solid, no wobble legs to deal with. Not bad selection of beers and the food is very good. Book in advance, this place gets really busy on Sundays. Staff, well they come and go but generally good, we only had one problem before and that was resolved on the spot. It's a as good in the winter as it is in the summer months, and there are a selection of board games if you and others are in the mood. A very enjoyable gastro pub.
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