Effra Social

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Effra Social is taking you back to the 20th century in workings men club style! With a feeling of a village hall yet with modern touches and an entertainment programme to rival any Shoreditch bar, Effra Social is taking things retro. Housed in a large Georgian Townhouse in Brixton, you can relax in the large beer garden out front or come to eat and drink in the large bar area. The bar is cheap and the kitchen serves up modern European dishes. Bands hit the stage at the weekend which gets the place rocking and the have quizzes, bingo and dance nights on throughout the week.  


May vary depending on event
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££


Day Open Close Notes
16:00 23:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 00:00
16:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 23:00


Effra Social
89 Effra Road, London, SW2 1DF

South London

Nearest station:
Brixton (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.80
Pint of Real Ale £3.30
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.95
Bottle of House Wine £14.75
Bottle of Champagne £38.00


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Sunday Roast Menu Download
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This venue serves Burgers, Bar Snacks and International food.

A word from the chef:
The dishes here are all made fresh on sight and present a mixture of flavours, from ravioli of fig to traditional fish pie, there is something for everyone.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Churchill Lounge Private Room 50 £200 returnable deposit £1000 £1000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The guys at the Effra Social are great. Helpful, professional, friendly - you can't ask for more from an event host. Super chilled but always get the job done. Our event attendees often tell us how great the staff are and we agree wholeheartedly. Couldn't recommend more highly. visited Effra Social on 13 Jul 2017
15 Jul 2017 by

Absolutely brilliant venue and wonderful, easy going and helpful staff. I would definitely recommend. Brilliant outdoor vibes, outdoor food, then inside - great party atmosphere with good DJ. Effort Social is awesome! Natalia visited Effra Social on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by

Great night, friendly and cool staff but the menu needs a complete overhaul. Lovely surroundings.! visited Effra Social on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by

Booked a table for my birthday drinks, excellent space, amazing food and great prices on the bar i thought. A great time was had by all. I thought the gent who called me to help me book it all in was excellent as well. The only negative was that I requested a song from the DJ in the evening and he was so rude to me it spoiled the mood a little! Totally unnecessary, especially with the amount of money we all spent there on Saturday. visited Effra Social on 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by

Fantastic veggie Sunday roast and very nice staff. Well done everyone at the Effra! Ian visited Effra Social on 18 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017 by

Booked a large area for my birthday and the table was set up well, staff were really nice and the selection of beers and ciders is really good. Been coming here a lot and I highly recommend visited Effra Social on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by

Very nice food the stake was lovely. visited Effra Social on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by

Great place, fab night, top class entertainment! Was made very welcome, and Tommy McTrivia was superb. I was driving so didn't have the chance to try the load of interesting beers, but there was plenty of soft drink choices and the food menu was quality! Totally recommended night out. 👠👓🍻🏏🎉 visited Effra Social on 30 May 2017
01 Jun 2017 by

bloody lovely! thanks very much visited Effra Social on 23 May 2017
25 May 2017 by

Nice venue and good pub quiz visited Effra Social on 16 May 2017
18 May 2017 by

We went for a Sunday roast and it is superb! Great value for money. visited Effra Social on 07 May 2017
09 May 2017 by

Good value meal. Surprised the restaurant wasn't busier but we enjoyed ourselves. visited Effra Social on 08 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by

Fun venue, good staff, good night :) visited Effra Social on 24 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by

Brilliant, charismatic venue. Lovely staff. Couldn't have been better!! visited Effra Social on 24 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by

A member of staff had gone into labour so they were understaffed - but the issue was with the girl serving who made us feel like we were a nuisance every time we ordered a drink. Cheer up love and treat your customers better! Otherwise I love the feel of this place, working mens club circa 1970! visited Effra Social on 19 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017 by

Always a good night at the quiz! Thanks guys! visited Effra Social on 14 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017 by

Always good going to the Effra Social - staff are warm, friendly and make you feel welcome visited Effra Social on 14 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017 by

My local, and it's great. Delicious food, great staff, brilliant selection of drinks and the most fiendish quiz in London. Just GO! visited Effra Social on 07 Mar 2017
09 Mar 2017 by

Great food and a fine range of beers visited Effra Social on 26 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 by

good with very friendly staff visited Effra Social on 25 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by

I have been to Effra many times before and loved it but on Friday 24th we experienced extremely rude bar staff, a DJ that wasn't playing the set that was advertised (my party of 20 travelled from Kings Cross especially for it so you can imagine our disappointment) the food was average and the bouncers were overly rough. visited Effra Social on 24 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by

Great night and a brilliant quiz! Really delicious food and cheap drinks too. We will definitely be back! visited Effra Social on 21 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017 by

Food was well cooked service friendly enjjoyed the bar before eating liked the knitting club meets every Wednesday plus the knitting pattens in the mens toilet very enjoable evening plus proper soul music whilst eating visited Effra Social on 15 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 by

Lovely venue, great staff, and just a generally all round good evening. We will definitely be back. visited Effra Social on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by

Pub quiz is great ! thanks visited Effra Social on 07 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017 by

Barnstorming is the only way I could describe it visited Effra Social on 07 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017 by

Amazing quiz master! Great fun, affordable drinks. Will definitely be coming back to win that jackpot! visited Effra Social on 07 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017 by

I thought it was awesome. I loved the quiz man, he took no shit. Myrah's Bitches will definitely be there again! visited Effra Social on 24 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017 by

Such a nice mood and feel for having a pint. visited Effra Social on 23 Jan 2017
25 Jan 2017 by

I had a great birthday! Happy about accommodating a roast dinner for 20 people! Just a shame they ran out of prosecco! visited Effra Social on 22 Jan 2017
24 Jan 2017 by

We had one of our all time favourite nights celebrating our engagement in the Churchill room! Relaxed, friendly bar staff were great, drinks were reasonably priced (which encouraged everyone to drink more!), and the music was brilliant all night. The perfect, unpretentious atmosphere to celebrate with friends. Thanks Effra Social! visited Effra Social on 20 Jan 2017
22 Jan 2017 by

Lambeth Green Party meet at the Effra social every month and for good reasons. The staff, food, drink and atmosphere are always 5 stars! Thank you! visited Effra Social on 04 Jan 2017
06 Jan 2017 by

We spent a great New Year at the Effra Social. We had a fantastic meal - highlights were the ravioli and the pork. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and super cute too! We then danced the night away in the packed dance hall. visited Effra Social on 31 Dec 2016
02 Jan 2017 by

Great quiz. Packed. Hope it doesn't become too popular so I cant get a table booked. visited Effra Social on 13 Dec 2016
15 Dec 2016 by

Great food, excellent service. Had a really fun Christmas meal here with 12 people and it was reasonably priced too visited Effra Social on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by

I brought my team here for a Christmas staff night out and everyone LOVED it. Nice food, great service, and the DJ playing 80's electronic music was fabulous - we didn't stop dancing. Highly recommend! Rachel visited Effra Social on 09 Dec 2016
11 Dec 2016 by

Loved Effra Social, great old school vibes, good food friendly staff. All good, and very happy to recommend! visited Effra Social on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

It was OK, spacious. Helpful and friendly staff. visited Effra Social on 02 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016 by

Great food, really friendly staff, lovely wine, it was perfect for our group of 9 people who had not seen each other for a while - would definitely come again, thank you visited Effra Social on 26 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by

Quiz was good fun as always. Nice beer too. visited Effra Social on 22 Nov 2016
24 Nov 2016 by

WE WON THE QUIZ WOOOOIII visited Effra Social on 22 Nov 2016
24 Nov 2016 by

Great, hidden venue and will certainly be back. Love the decor and the atmosphere. I went as a group of 7 for Sunday roast at 3pm and although the guy on the phone said we wouldn't have to rep-order, they were out of the two most popular choices and we had the last of the beef, meaning most of us had to have third choice. I'll definitely pre-book next time. visited Effra Social on 20 Nov 2016
23 Nov 2016 by

Really great Sunday roast and fabulous atmosphere! visited Effra Social on 20 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by

Enjoyed ourselves but not the Quiz. Left after the first 3hrs as there was seemingly no end in sight. visited Effra Social on 15 Nov 2016
17 Nov 2016 by

Great atmosphere - tough pub quiz questions! visited Effra Social on 08 Nov 2016
10 Nov 2016 by

Really lovely atmosphere and a great hosted quiz visited Effra Social on 01 Nov 2016
03 Nov 2016 by

Horrible. I will never come back, I worked 7 years in hospitality and I can understand that sometimes something can go wrong... but this was just incredible. They didn't have our reservation, of the 4 mains, there was just one option available and other two one of each, one white wine of the 10 options left but it took 2 orders to find out, rude, incompetent and slow waiter. We got our mains before our drinks and we ordered our drinks way before our mains. They never asked us about desserts, the waiter never came back to our table after the mains. We came from far to this place and it was incredibly disappointing. The worst place I have ever been visited Effra Social on 29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by

Fantastic night!! Thanks so much to Effra social who made it so easy to make the booking and were very accommodating on the night. The music was so much fun and the drinks were well priced. I have a great birthday celebration so thank you. Rosie visited Effra Social on 22 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by

Fun night dancing to 80s soul and funk visited Effra Social on 22 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by

Really relaxed and friendly atmosphere here. very reasonably priced too.
10 Jun 2013 by

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