King & Co

100 Clapham Park Road
Clapham, Greater London England SW4 7BZ

Mon-Wed 5pm-11pm, Thur 5pm-12pm, Fri Sat 5pm-1am

Mayor: EdKing (1) | Taps: 18 |
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
berniebing  (37) , | August 18, 2015
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
EdKing  (160) London, England | July 23, 2012| Updated September 14, 2014
So this is a complete re-rate. Formerly The King’s Head, then briefly ’Off With His Head’ this has now re-opened as a fully fledged craft beer venue with a smart side food counter serving Basque inspired tapas and burgers. The decor has gone more minimal with tabled dining areas replacing the cluttered wooden tables, sofas and random nick nacks previously on display. The line up now consists of 6 cask hand pumps, and about 12 keg beers which include several regulars. According to the menu these will include Founders All Day IPA, Titanic Stout, and a Beavertown dedicated keg tap. On the night I was in they also had Crate Lager, Siren QIPA, and on cask Wild Beer Co Bibble, Siren Red Rya IPA, Rooster Stars and Stripes amongst others. 5 of the 6 cask pumps were in use. So all in all a real change for the good overall. My only note of caution at this stage is condition, a factor that has dogged this pub over the last couple of years. Tastings were offered before buying when I was in. One of the cask beers was flat and stale despite the place only being open two days. A couple of the others weren’t great and the kegged Crate Lager had a charcoal taste to it. They really need to get a cask manager into this pub if they are going to deal with all this beer, otherwise they would be wise to limit the cask line up to two beers and just focus on keeping them fresh. A lot times earlier this year I moved on to the Craft Beer Co Clapham because of poor beer condition here. Rating shifts fro 72 up to 76, and I’ll be hoping to upgrade that again if they shape up with the condition of their beers.

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