Beautiful pub close to Clapham Junction. Great interior with a very special bardisk that goes all around the pub. Quite ok cask-selection and decent service. Was just able to get a seat by a table on a Thursday afternoon.
Really useful pub as a meeting place. Right by the station and always a wide array of beers, real ales if not craft. Have to admit that the last time I was here I walked in through the right hand side door, walked the length of the bar, saw no ticks and then headed out of the left hand door, straight to Brewdog. However would have stayed for some drinks if I was with mates, keeps beer fans and Fosters fans happy. Can get absolutely rammed at peak times. Ate once and it was pretty uninspiring.
The Falcon is a fairly sizeable Nicholson’s pub which is well located right next to Clapham Junction Station (south side). Nice traditional character pub with a large island bar right in the middle. Boasts a fairly impressive selection of cask ales – some 16 hand pumps as well as some decent keg options and a few interesting bottles. Selection is unique to Nicholson’s pub chain with plenty of unusual stuff and the odd exclusive fest offering or two. I would say that the styles tend to be fairly safe i.e. hoppy blonde ales, stouts and bitters etc. It does however seem pretty busy most of the time when I visit. A well-located pub worth stopping past for a rate or two.
A sprawling Nicholson’s pub just a short walk from Clapham Junction station. In terms of beer, one can usually find something new on cask, and occasionally something quite interesting. Very little to offer on keg and in bottle. Attentive service. Average prices. I wouldn’t go out of my way to come here, but it would be a convenient spot to grab a beer before heading to the station.
Visited on 1st March 2016. It’s a lovely old pub with a little snug room with nice armchairs and plenty of seating around a central bar. Part of the pub is for dining only which is a frustration if it is busy with drinkers and no diners. Beer range wasn’t that exciting on this visit with a fairly bog standard range of cask beer. Interesting beer on keg advertised but had kicked 30 mins previously, it appears too much effort to remove the tag and wipe off the board. Beer I had was decent enough.
This used to be a really friendly pub but seems to have gone downhill in recent years. Not one I go too often any more which is a shame as it is a lovely old place.
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).
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.
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 that’s an exception and not the norm. I would come back to give it another shot at a quieter time, but wasn’t 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 it’s own.
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 "hasn’t 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 doesn’t make sense. Beer quality was not as good as in other Nichelsons pubs I’ve been in. It fitted into a pub crawl of Clapham quite well, but not worth going out of your way for as it stands.