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The Abbeville, Clapham Common, SW4

67-69 Abbeville Road
Phone: 02086752201
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Abbeville

The Abbeville has an entry in the latest (2021) Good Beer Guide. It serves a couple of real ales, but then do many hundreds of other pubs in London. I'm a little surprised to see this one in there, when there are many better.

Nevertheless, I arrived shortly before midday on a weekday for my maiden visit. The pub does have the advantage of opening at 11am.

Service was swift and I quickly had a Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter. The other ale was Timothy Taylor Landlord.

As the previous review says, you enter up some steps and can pass through the bar area to some further downward steps. However, I decided to take residence in the small bench seating area next to the front windows, from where we could see the goings on in the street. A radiator was blasting away on the wall, reminding me why outdoor drinking is still not particularly welcome at this time of the year in England.

Food appears to be popular here, but we didn't indulge. Fairly middle of the road sort of place that wouldn't be a destination pub for me.

On 24th May 2021 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Abbeville

They still have that strange layout whereby as you enter you go up a few stairs to access the bar counter on the left, and then immediately down a few stairs to the seating areas at the back, involving more stairs. It really is an up and down place. There were a few tables outside on the pavement, most of which were occupied on yet another warm and fine October afternoon. Clearly it’s a shop conversion (two shops by the look of it). It’s got the look of a food led gastro bar, although the presence of two ales – Timothy Taylor Landlord and Sambrook’s Wandle (£3.50 a pint) – is encouraging. The bar counter had those big glass jars of olives, nuts, etc, that you tend to find in gastropubs. They had food available when I was in on Monday afternoon, and although I didn’t get to see a menu I did see a couple tucking into some decent looking nosh.
Obviously it wasn’t very busy on a Monday afternoon, but I suspect that the bar counter would get congested at busier times, although perhaps most customers opt for table service. This is a decent enough little pub even if it is gastro orientated, but not really special enough to warrant making a great effort to seek out.

On 11th October 2011 - rating: 6
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Philip Carter left this review about The Abbeville

Very confusing place. Has a small entrance up a few stairs to the bar then down again at the end to the seating area, then pass through and up a few more stairs to another small bar & seating area. Then a choice of up 5 more stairs to a seating area or down 5 to another seating area, which leads on to the final seating area down 3 more stairs. Does sell real ale. Does have a front garden which catches the sun. Worth a visit just check out the stair count. Sells food.

On 8th March 2007 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Clapham High Street, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Balham, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 1.35 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Abbeville, SW4
24th May 2021, 15:23
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
10th Mar 2015, 19:18
Pub map correction submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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