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The Bread & Roses, Clapham, SW4

68 Clapham Manor Street
SW4
SW4 6DZ
Phone: 02074981779
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Bread & Roses

The interior consists of a large L shaped interior, with the bar facing you as you enter and a decent size stage area on the right. The seating consisted of brown smooth finished banquette seating along the left hand side. Walls were in white with a large collection of black and white photos of various musicians past and present. Three handpumps on the bar, with two in use, Sambrooks Wandle and London Pride. Service was slow from the two bar staff, even though the pub was quiet on our early Friday eve visit, so you wouldn't have a hope of being served when live music was playing and the place gets busy.

On 6th April 2017 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Bread & Roses

There was just the one real ale when I dropped in here on Wednesday afternoon – London Pride at £1.50 a half (£3 a pint?), plus another pump with a Doom Bar clip reversed. Food doesn’t seem to feature here (I didn't see any menus), although music most certainly does. There’s a large stage on the right, and just about everywhere there’s a photograph of musicians performing, including a montage of hundreds of photographs on the bar counter facing. That’s fair enough, but I could have done without the raucus pop music being played, but that’s just my opinion, as I suppose if you go to a music pub you can’t really expect a quiet drink.

There’s a beer garden at the back, past a little conservatory area where the pool table’s located. Free wi-fi is advertised. Furnishings are cheap looking black plastic covered banquettes, standard but very basic wooden chairs, and round pedestal tables. It’s all very Spartan, which I suppose is what those you visit music pubs want, or have come to expect. As a music venue it no doubt ticks the boxes, but as just a pub I wasn't overly impressed. This is not a pub that I expect to visit again.

On 20th September 2013 - rating: 4
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Malden man left this review about The Bread & Roses

The bar is straight ahead on entering, then the pub extends around to the left through an area with a few sofas and then on to a dining area at the rear with light wood furniture and finally to a rear garden/decked area. A modern interior, rather bohemian with black and white pictures of various iconic musicians, political statements and soundbites etc. There are a set of record decks in the front corner so I imagine this is a music venue some evenings. There is a small terrace to the front with a few benches under jumberellas. The original pub brown tiling and etched windows can be seen from here.
The unusual name I believe originates from a 1911 poem by James Oppenheim about a group of female factory workers striking in the USA. "Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread but give us roses."
Beers were Sharp's Doom Bar and Honey Spice Gold, plus Slater's Top Totty.
An amusing aside, the gents toilets have the chorus to The Police's "Don't Stand so Close to me" painted on the walls above the urinals.
An unusual but ok spot for a pint, my Top Totty was in good shape. Note the hours, 4:30 till 11 in the week and 12 to 11/12 weekends.

On 25th July 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Clapham High Street, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Queenstown Road (Battersea), 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bread & Roses, SW4
6th Apr 2017, 17:45
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray
 
20th Sep 2013, 10:26
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • 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
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 September 2013 by Rex Rattus
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday4pm - 11pm
Tuesday4pm - 11pm
Wednesday4pm - 11pm
Thursday4pm - 11pm
Friday4pm - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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