The Avalon, Balham

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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Conjuring up images of Arthurian legend - or perhaps Bryan Ferry in a white dinner jacket - this Balham pub's been spruced up by the people behind The Abbeville in Clapham and The White Hart in Kennington. So, dining room in; big screen, out. It seems to have convinced the locals and regulars, as it's still going strong as a gastro haven in the heart of Nappy Valley. It is a huge pub, with a huge dining room and even bigger beer garden out back with enough Calor gas at the ready to re-export back to Norway.
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27 Apr 2015
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unbelievably, twice in one visit they tried to serve me the slops:
The first time the bar maid tried to share a pre-barrel-change cloudy half pint of Landlord into a two post barrel change pints. I couldn't actually believe that I'd seen what I'd seen, and took the beer in astonishment - then thought better and demanded a fresh pair.
Then the same girl (bright coloured dyed hair) tried to do it again, surreptitiously pouring a half poured pint into two fresh ones. This time she knew I'd caught her and despite denying it initially, sheepishly poured fresh ones.
Astonished. In other was it's a nice pub with a good atmosphere - but I'm a local and I'm not going back.
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19 Jun 2009
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not a bad boozer. given location, not too many clapham tw@ts either. good food, althought not true stylee... am sure there's salad with basalmic dressing and all that jazz. that said, they've spent some cash on the garden (although you can't drink in there after 9.30pm), and do table service.

been there twice and always been packed, with some good viewing!

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14-16 Balham Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9EB
020 8675 8613

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