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I first frequented this pub when I was 16 and I was warmly welcomed in. Okay that's an exaggeration but it's relatively easy to get into this pub if you are underaged and look old enough. The highlights of this pub like any other Wetherspoons is its cheap prices for deer and other alcohol (e.g. £1.79 for a pint of fosters). This pub always has a nice friendly atmosphere and everyone tends to get along and I've only ever witnessed one minor skirmish. For the men, the barmaids always seem to be pretty and are up for a bit of flirting, although this is always lighthearted. The downside to this pub in my opinion is the lack of young people in the place. This pub could be seen as a 'old peoples pub', but as I said everyones friendly enough so you won't feel uncomfortable. There is only a few amount of comfortable cushioned chairs and the rest are hard chairs and stools,but this is not really a problem. Also there is an extensive range of beers such as Carling, Fosters, Kronenburg, Guinness, John Smiths and Stella which at £2.05 is the most expensive. There are numerous Bitters and guest ales.
For update...see bottom of op... I originally logged on to tell all you dooyoo readers all about this amazing little pub I just found. It's gorgeous, idyllic and quite a well kept secret. Just the place you'd want to go to make friends or take a romantic interest. I thought while I was on the site, I'd pick up a few more insider tips of where to go for a really traditional night out in one of those little known watering holes you only find after three years of living around the corner from it. But I was just a bit dissapointed to find the only listing in my part of town were either blank or badly rated as 'an avoid like the plague' opinion. so, I'm afraid, unless everyone else promises to spill the beans - i'm withholding this treasured information until further notice! Sorry but that's the deal! well, here's the update. I've had heaps of comments to this rather mean article and I can feel myself buckling to public pressure... If you do live in the south of london and Rotherhythe/Surrey Quays are a stones throw away, you really should try the Mayflower (behind Rotherhythe station - right on the river) for a quiet beer-clinking evening of banter. Or, if you can find it - (few can) the Wibbly Wobbly on the docks near tesco is set on a boat moored to the side. I just love it. Due to the nature of the venue, all feelings of unsteadiness are amplified - so you won't need as many drinks! can be romantic or a knees up depending on day, time and of course weather! P.S If I get more than fifty reads of this - I'm taking it off - there'll never be enough room for all of us to go!
The Falcon in Clapham North (33 Bedford Rd, 020 7274 2428)is the kind of summer pub where a quick pint turns into five or six. Its striking yellow front overlooks roadside tables and chairs (with heaters for Winter) and there is a great and large beer garden at the back. If you get hungry, they offer a Thai menu, with over 50 dishes for around a fiver. The clientele is almost exclusively a relaxed twenty-something professional crowd, which makes for an atmosphere that's trendy without being intimidating. The one drawback is the unpredictable staff - friendly one minute, stroppy the next, and managed by a strange John-Denver lookalike. Ignore them, and enjoy one of the best pubs in Clapham.