The Sun – Clapham Old Town

We were back in Clapham by lunchtime on our return from Berlin, and passed The Sun in Old Town.

Sorry, did I say passed?


Still in holiday mode and having been spoilt with lovely German (‘pure‘) beers this weekend, it seemed only right to balance things out with some other real ales today.

It was pleasingly empty this Monday afternoon. That is, you could easily get a table with comfy seats (they’re always taken on a weekend). It’s a large pub with a big beer garden but it’s testament to how good it is, that it’s usually packed. Bar staff were friendly and helpful, and nicely chatty.

We were already hungry and – a couple of Sierra Nevadas and Brooklyn Lagers down – the food menu displayed prominently on blackboards (see sample menu) was getting more and more appealing. You can get three bar snacks (choose from the likes of black pudding, calamari, sausage rolls, etc) for £12.

Salt + pepper squid with lime mayonnaise starter / bar snack

On this occasion we shared a plate of calamari as a starter, followed by burgers.

Cheeseburger with BBQ pulled pork topping

Cheeseburger with bacon + BBQ pulled pork topping

We both had a handmade British cheese burger with fries: K opted for bacon and BBQ pulled pork toppings @ £13.75 while I chose pulled pork @ £12.50.

It’s not exactly cheap here but you do get great quality food, good friendly service (when the bar’s not too rammed with customers, which it often is) and a good range of drinks from real ales to award-winning gins (including SW4 gin, made in Clapham).

More of the menu:
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Black pudding bar snack

The Sun bar area

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: British, pub
~ Address: 47 Old Town, Clapham, London
~ Postcode: SW4 0JL
~ Tel: 020 7622 4980
~ Nearest station: Clapham Common
~ Website + menus: The Sun website
~ Photos on flickr: images of The Sun food
~ facebook page: The Sun pub facebook page
~ Location: The Sun map


More nearby dining:

~ Bodean’s – BBQ smokehouse on Clapham High Street

~ Nancy Lam’s Enak Enak – *best* restaurant on Lavender Hill, serving Indonesian / SE Asian fusion food

~ Noiya – Indian restaurant on Lavender Hill

The Sun on Urbanspoon


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  1. […] serving Indonesian / SE Asian fusion food ~ Noiya – Indian restaurant on Lavender Hill ~ The Sun – Clapham Old Town – good pub […]

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