Its proximity to Price’s candle factory presumably inspired the name for this welcoming new warehouse-style neighbourhood pub – a boon for Battersea's still largely un-gentrified, backwater High Street. The jolly interior’s stylistic mishmash incorporates everything from an old suit of armour via 70s suburban kitsch to artwork of Battersea Power Station as a giant birthday cake (its four chimney stacks imagined as candles, appropriately). Handpumps dispense ales from Redemption, Laine’s and fledgling Essex microbrewery Elephant School alongside continental lagers such as Sagres and a fair selection of wines, while the menu focuses on comfort food: Scotch eggs, ham hock pie, sausages from Franconian of Southwark, beer-battered fish and chips, pasta, pulled pork and fish-finger sandwiches, and a pud of the day. Cute ‘outdoor rooms’ will appeal to smokers.
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