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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (546) TromsÝ, Norway | December 22, 2015
A monumental well-kept Nicholsons pub almost next door to Clapham Junction. The oval island bar is most impressive, probably the longest bar in the UK. Seating all around the bar, included a separate cozy snug room. There were at least 16 hand-pumps, half of them on at our visit. We had beers from breweries like Truman, Adnams, Loch Lomond, Battersea, Navigation, Roosters, Nethergate, Exmoor, Nottingham and Ting. Soul, Tamla Motown and Waterboys music at our stay. Polite service and nice Christmas decoration (Good drinking session with Finn early on a Sunday, 29.11.2015).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Finn  (88) TromsÝ, Norway | December 6, 2015
Large, divided, cozy, good-looking corner pub with historical qualities. Small cozy snug.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Brugmansia  (514) Jylland, Denmark | November 23, 2015
Visited in august 2015. Large cornerpub, very cosy, as most Nicholsons pubs are. Very large center bar with lots of taps. Easy to find just next to the tube station. Beers served in good condition, ok selection and friendly staff. For sure worth a visit if in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs  (436) Toronto, Ontario | October 5, 2015
2015-09-22. Huge bar around the whole place, with a fairly traditional dark wood decor to it. I like the space but the sheer size and the crowd is a bit daunting today. Good range of casks on but not many are particularly exciting, and the ticks we chose are uninspired. It is absolutely packed at 7:00 on a Tuesday. I suspect this is at least partly due to the proximity to the train station. Decent number of casks but not much exciting today. Toilet is a disaster with busted seats and an empty mini-vodka bottle in the other. I hope thatís an exception and not the norm. I would come back to give it another shot at a quieter time, but wasnít overly thrilled today. Agree with the sentiment that it is worth a visit if you are in the neighbourhood but not worth a special trip on itís own.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil  (419) Tallinn, Estonia | September 22, 2015
Bank Holiday monday was not a good day to come here, many of the taps were out (something like 5HP and 3KK taps on, out of the supposed 24). It was also very understaffed, basically one guy doing everything. However, service was professional and friendly. Selection looked decent but "coming soon" on the pump clip seemed to map onto "hasnít even been delivered yet". Have they never heard of "stillage", and little things like yeast? Or maybe "coming soon" is on the clip for a whole week, in which case most of their pumps will be out of action at any point in time, not just on bank holidays. Either way doesnít make sense. Beer quality was not as good as in other Nichelsons pubs Iíve been in. It fitted into a pub crawl of Clapham quite well, but not worth going out of your way for as it stands.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey  (149) Richmond, England | September 3, 2014| Updated November 7, 2014
Visited here several times now. Nice interior - decorated glass, dark wood furniture. Very busy in the evenings, but you can get a seat around the back, decent cask selection. Good pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
EdKing  (160) London, England | February 17, 2014
Traditional pub 2 mins from Clapham Junction, that really feels like one of those inbetween places. Itís probably been here for decades, but most of the punters are commuters passing through. Nicholson Pub with a bigger range than most. Has about 12 on cask and then standard boring lager selection. Night I was in it had Sambrooks Junction, Elland Top of the Hops, Nicholsonís Pale Ale, London Pride, SA Brains, and several other regionals. Beer quality was decent. Itís a huge old place and on a Monday night felt a bit depressing, although itís heaving later in the week. Good place to stop if youíre passing through, and very decent range of beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1085) London, England | January 1, 2014
A nice, traditional pub almost opposite the old Arding and Hobbs department store and close to Clapham Junction station. It has a lot of character, having retained some impressive stained and etched glass as well as original wood panelling in the various little rooms and cubicles around the large central bar. It can get rather busy so you may find itís vertical drinking only but there are lots of places to stand, including alongside shelves built into the panelling for that very purpose. The beer range was pretty good when I visited. It was just prior to one of their festivals and the service was friendly but slightly chaotic as the staff had no clue as to what was on or which taps were which. (Visited 30 October 2013).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jjsint  (367) Stuntney, England | December 2, 2013
An above-average Nicholsonís pub, very convenient for Clapham Junction station. About 10-12 interesting real ales on, plus a smattering of decent bottles. Well worth a visit if youíre in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (879) Tourist Town (West), England | October 27, 2012
Visited at 9.30pm on Thursday 25th October. Traditional Victorian boozer with a long bar that vanishes around the corner. One of the friendly locals I was chatting to said it was once the longest bar in Europe ! (could be local folklore methinks but it is certainly impressive but is now sadly broken with a permanent gap!). Nicholsons had a festival on (presumably to coincide with JDW) so there were a good 14 or 15 cask ales available. Got to admit I didnít take too much notice as I had 10 or so minutes for my train and rated a quick half of Kelburn Cart Noir. I wouldnít reccomend anyone heading out here as a destination venue but if you are passing through CLJ or changing trains, well worth dropping in as itís literally a minutes walk from the station entrance.

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