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New Look at The Bedford – Balham

The Bedford in Balham has been a much-loved pub and cultural hub for as long as most can remember. Last year it was taken over by the Three Cheers Pub Co – a small chain of well-known pubs in south London, including the Rosendale (West Dulwich), the Tommyfield (Kennington) and the Avalon (Balham). The previous […]

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The Half Moon, Herne Hill – Re-opened

It’s more than three and a half years since Herne Hill was devastated by a flood caused by a burst water main. Businesses took months to recover, in some cases years, while others simply never re-appeared (see our article of December 2013). The Half Moon Pub was probably the worst affected of all and it […]

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Brick & Liquor – Tooting’s New Bar

Last Friday we went to Brick & Liquor in Tooting. It’s a small cocktail bar set up by two guys who have a history of running successful bars/restaurants in central London. After some deliberation about where to open their very own bar, they landed on the up and coming area of Tooting, as they felt […]

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Buster Mantis – Deptford

Underneath the railway arches by Deptford station lies Buster Mantis, the latest in a growing number of bar/cafes popping up around Deptford station. Named after the first Jamaican Prime Minister Sir Alexander Bustamante (one to remember for the obscure general knowledge pub quiz round), everything from the comprehensive cocktail list to the bar snacks is […]

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Aquum Clapham – Relaunched

At the start of October, Aquum on Clapham High Street re-launched following an extensive refurbishment. Now, as well as being a destination for drinks and dancing, Aquum has a foody focus too, with a dedicated restaurant offering. Head Chef Anastasios Tologlou has been appointed, having previously been at Medlar and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Greek […]

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The Horniman at Hays Pub – London Bridge

The name ‘Horniman’ resonates with south Londoners mainly because of the much-loved museum in Forest Hill. In fact Frederick Horniman, who founded the museum, and his father John, were tea merchants in the Victorian era, setting up their business in London at Hays Wharf, near London Bridge. The ‘Horniman at Hays‘ pub is on the […]

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Top 5 Bars in Waterloo

I love the Waterloo area, and in particular The Cut. You get a real mix of people here in the evenings, from the after-workers, the locals, the guests at the numerous hotels in the area, to the pre and post-theatre crowd. Having worked in the area for some time, I’ve personally road-tested anywhere that’s worth […]

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The Signal – Forest Hill

What – New pub in Forest Hill, formerly the Hob. Where – Conveniently located opposite Forest Hill Station on Devonshire Road Any Good? – Great actually.  Although I’d never been in its previous incarnation, I have heard it was in need of a bit of a revamp. Hippo Inns, the company behind the pub, have […]

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Independent Breweries in South London

Local breweries are one trend it’s been hard to miss and they really are springing up all over the place, there’s even a microbrewery beer mile in Bermondsey, although I’ve chosen to focus on a more eclectic selection here; Canopy Beer Co Arch 1127 Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9AJ I recently found […]

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Burgers & Bottomless Bubbles

Where – Grand Union have 8 bars across London with 4 south of the river in Wandsworth, Brixton, Kennington and Camberwell. What – Burger (or salad) with bottomless Prosecco £25 Why Go – Hello did you not just read the above, burger and bottomless fizz for £25, #winning. But seriously we went along to the […]

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