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The Coach & Horses, Clapham, SW4

173 Clapham Park Road
Phone: 02076223815
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john gray left this review about The Coach & Horses

No longer run down but smart,clean tidy one room pub with a central bar. No cask beer but 10 craft keg beers from Beavertown,Brixton,Mondo,Redchurch.Bbno Otley etc. Sunday night quiz on my visit.Couldnt understand the questions never mind answer them.

On 20th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Coach & Horses

Surprisingly run-down boozer with a scattering of basic furniture around the 'U'-shaped bar. Also has a fair-sized, partially covered, front patio terrace. An Irish sports channel was showing football on several TVs and a large screen. More interesting were the old black & white photographs showing the pub's staff and customers (and presumably the owners and their family) in days gone by. Given appearances, the 'cash only' sign was no surprise, as was the lack of real ale from the four apparently disused handpumps (although two did at least have reversed clips). Opted for the Meantime London Pale Ale (£3.90), the most inviting of the keg offerings. Definitely gone to the dogs, this one, but let's hope just temporarily...

On 13th September 2015 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Coach & Horses

Four handpumps on the bar – one unused apparently, one with a clip reversed and the others dispensing Sambrook’s Wandle and Otter Ale (£3.40 a pint). The Otter Ale is a really good brown bitter and was in superb condition here. I was in here on Sunday lunchtime and of course food was available. The Sunday roasts were £9.95 a go. Otherwise the menu didn’t really go in for pub grub – the nearest to it is the “chicken and mushroom pie served with parsley mash” at £8. There was a chalkboard on the wall advertising a few specials of the day – e.g. grilled salmon, rocket, and tomatoes for £7.95.
The exterior of the pub looks the part, retaining the attractive green tiled facing typical of the traditional pub. But there’s nothing traditional about the interior. It’s bare-boarded, with a central island bar having been completely opened up. The furnishings are a mixture of differing shape and size well worn tables, and a variety of different design chairs. No problem with that as far as I’m concerned, especially as there are no tall tables and sofas. As is usual with sort of madeover places, the wall decor is minimal with just three chalkboards giving the wine list, the forthcoming football matches to be screened, and the daily specials board. There are two large pull down screens on each side and to the rear of the bar counter, both showing the same (muted sports channel), and some jazz was being played not too loudly. Free wi-fi is advertised.
There’s nothing very special about this pub, but I enjoyed the (fairly) quiet hour or so I spent in here with my excellent pint of Otter Ale. I guess it’s something of a cross between a gastropub and a football pub - a strange combination but it seems to work here. I wouldn’t mind dropping in here for another pint sometime, but I imaging that it would get fairly noisy when it’s busy.

On 20th March 2012 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Clapham High Street, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Brixton, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Coach & Horses, SW4
20th Aug 2017, 21:44
Review submitted by john gray
13th Sep 2015, 11:34
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 March 2018 by Rex Rattus
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