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Away from the tumultuous High Street, The Stonhouse is part of a smart group of hostelries that includes The Abbeville & The Bolingbroke. In its early days, several readers took issue with the
service, but the problem seems to have been rectified, & praise has followed. This was borne out by a recent visit when the staff smiled & the cooking of classic gastropub dishes – salt
& pepper squid, pies, steaks & pork belly – was up to scratch. It’s an ideal place for local yummy-mummies, who turn up for a daytime chat (perhaps seated in the little back terrace) or
with the rest of the family at weekends. Dating couples find the soft lighting a boon in the evening. To drink, there’s Timothy Taylor on tap, plus cocktails & a varied wine list.
lapham covers a huge area, and within that area, a huge wealth of eating choices. However, for those looking for a more laid-back culinary experience, or a seamless fusion from eating to drinking, a gastropub is always a good option. While a lot of Clapham’s restaurants stand on busy thoroughfares such as the High Street or Northcote Road, The Stonhouse stands on a quiet side street off the High Street, just a few minutes walk from Clapham Common tube station. The Stonhouse includes a variety of tabled seating areas, long bar and an all-weather pub garden. I had booked a table for two for a Saturday night through...
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Four and a Half Forks-UpIn terms of dining options, the stretch of Clapham High Street heading north from Clapham Common tube has something for everyone – from Brazilian to Indian, Italian to Thai, a vast array of global cuisine is readily available. But conspicuously absent on the main drag is a good old Gastro pub. Wander down the right side street, however, and you might just stumble across The Stonhouse. A member of the Renaissance Pubs family, if it weren’t for the evidently Claphamite clientele The Stonhouse – with its dog friendly policy, old style wooden furnishings and crackling fireplaces – could almost...
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