Purl at The Bedford

77 Bedford Hill , London, SW12 9HD

SquareMeal Review of Purl at The Bedford

Uptown cocktails at downtown prices are promised as the 'molecular mixologists' from Purl move into this landmark music pub's self-contained back bar. The residency is scheduled to run until April 2014 – longer, if Balhamites go bonkers for arcana such as bubblegum martini (grape bubblegum-infused vodka, egg white and popping candy) or green fairy – a Dalmore 10 sazerac caressed by a wispy cloud of absinthe air. The owners also aim to reprise some 'forgotten classics' (no longer on the menu at the Marylebone HQ), as voted for on Twitter. With a little TLC and some imagination, this could shape up as Balham's sauciest speakeasy – although they need to fix the gloomy lighting and the retro decor, which is currently more 1930s social club than The Great Gatsby. Beavertown beers are on the bill and bar snacks are in the pipeline.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Balham Tube Station 148m

Balham Station 148m


Address: 77 Bedford Hill , London SW12 9HD

Area: Balham

Opening times

Mon-Thurs 3pm-12M Fri 2pm-2am Sat 11am-2am Sun 12N-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Wandsworth Common 961m

Odeon Cinema Streatham 1km


Telephone: 020 8682 8940


Cuisine: Bars

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