Looking like a pub taken fresh out of your retro living room, Balham Bowls Club is everything a traditional boozer should feel like. It's a favourite social with locals and pulls in punters with a spread of hearty nosh and top notch beers to choose from. Don't let this Balham pub fool you, she's a beauty with a rustic heart.
Pubs in Balham
Though drinking in zone three may not be the most enticing of prospects, Balham is definitely an exception, with its great selection of pubs. These boozers are cosy and friendly, and you never get overcrowded bars as you would do with some Central spots. Though there are not many pubs in the area, there are still some great places to drink in Balham, despite this.
This stunning example of Victorian architecture has stood as a haven from the hustle of Balham high road since 1877. The interior design is inspired by this decadent period when the scandalous Victorians lorded over the largest Empire in history and Balham was resident to many of London's most notable characters. Enjoy a craft ale & a pulled pork slider in the Cox's bar, a great pub in Balham.
The Regent, located on Chestnut Grove and just a stone's throw from Balham tube station is a home-away-from-home created to offer locals and visitors something a bit different. They offer a wide selection of drinks, cocktails and carefully sourced and prepared lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus, all served in newly refurbished and stylish surroundings.
A constant since way back in 1821, The Devonshire is still one of Balham's finest boozers thanks to its exceptional drinks, sunny beer garden and gastro fare that is a cut above your standard pub grub. Pick something out from their extensive range of ales, craft beers, spirits, wines and juices; well-matched with their signature smoked scotch eggs or something from their BBQ menu come the summer.
No list of Balham pubs would be complete without The Bedford. This local institution is a favourite among all, thanks to its central location, stunning interiors and fantastic selection of British grub. Whether you're looking for somewhere for a quick, cosy pint or a sit-down family feast, you're gonna want to hit up this place.
Hidden in the suburbs between Balham and Clapham North, The Nightingale is a top pub in London for casual afternoons and British plates. Join this favourite not only for affordable plates and the best of London beer, there's a garden and outdoor seating to boot.
Ok you caught us, this one's not technically a pub. But Lost & Found's live music programme, fun-time atmosphere and massive cocktail list wins it a worthy spot on the list. You're absolutely in the right place if cocktails are your thing, and there's a healthy choice of beers and wines to boot. The kind of space to drink your way deep into the evening.