Clapham Junction’s Northcote Road, a bustling hub of socialising, is awash with trendy bars and restaurants. On the corner of Battersea rise and the Northcote Road, just a couple of minutes from Clapham Junction station, The Northcote attracts a crowd of local young clientele.

The wise words, ‘No great story ever started with “I was sober and well prepared”’, blazoned across a chalk board are fitting for a pub noted for its extensive real ale selection. With Sharp’s Doombar, Adnams and Hogs Back to name a few, you’ll be hard pushed to make a decision and will always end up staying for more than one! The Northcote, aiming to please all, also boasts an impressive wine list (£5.50- £9.40 per glass) so this is the perfect place for both the ale drinkers and the winos to indulge in their favourite tipples!

This pub is always buzzing and I’m yet to see an evening when post-work drinkers aren’t spilling out onto the pavements. If you want to test out The Northcote’s food, I would therefore definitely recommend picking your time carefully as this isn’t always the place to sit and spaciously enjoy a meal! However, food is served all day at the weekends and between 12:00 and 15:00 and 18:00 and 22:00 during the week.

This is perfect food for a lazy Sunday!

The Northcote’s menu does change regularly, so if you have your heart set on something in particular; it’s worth giving them a call first to check for the latest update! Example dishes include crispy fried white bait with tartare sauce (£6) rare roast beef, onion chutney and creamed horseradish sandwich (£6.50)- a mug of soup can be added (£1.50)- and all the classic pub favourites; Cumberland sausages and mash, char-grilled burger, beer battered cod and slow-roasted Kilvarock pork belly. The deserts are an assortment of winter favourites such as apple and berry crumble, white chocolate cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. This is perfect food for a lazy Sunday!

If you fancy The Northcote for more of a private affair, the upstairs Club Room is available to hire for gastronomic feasts, stylish drinks parties, screenings and serious meetings.  The Northcote really does cater for all needs. Priding themselves on showing all huge sporting events on a big screen, holding weekly quizzes, beer and wine tastings and, of course, providing plenty of board games, The Northcote really is the answer to all your free-time desires!

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