The Bobbin

1-3 Lillieshall Road , London, SW4 0LN

1 reviews

36 Gastropub Clapham

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SquareMeal Review of The Bobbin

Recently given the new-generation gastropub treatment, this diminutive venue is filled with 1940s' & 1950s' pastiche, alongside classic gastropubbery. It’s cute in a retro-chic way. The food is definitely worth a try: all freshly cooked, on a daily changing menu. Find a table at the back for full-blown meals of top charcuterie platters, good roasts & lemon pies. For something more casual, the old-fashioned wood-lined bar is where to head; there are classy bar snacks to soak up the real ale. Including the wine list, it’s all ‘remarkably good value’ – & ‘rather fun’ to boot. Local mums make use of the conservatory & garden during the day, allowing their tots to roam while they catch up with friends. At night, Bobbin becomes a much more romantic spot.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Wandsworth Road Station 541m

Clapham Common Tube Station 662m


Address: 1-3 Lillieshall Road , London SW4 0LN

Area: Clapham

Opening times

Mon-Thurs 4-11pm Fri-Sun 12N-12M (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Clapham Common 447m

Clapham Picture House 544m


Telephone: 020 7738 8953


Cuisine: Gastropub


Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 6.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Kate O. 23 March 2012

This is a characterful pub away from the hustle and bustle of Clapham common. It has a cosy feel with the restaurant area somewhat separate to the bar and further dining tables in the conservatory out the back. With an open fire in winter and a nice beer garden that gets lots of sun on summer days, this is a lovely relaxing option throughout the year. The emphasis here is more on the food than the bar. The menu offers all the gastropub favourites but they are done well with nice presentation. The vegetarian options are the old reliables. On my last visit, a spinach and feta pie with filo pastry promised much but didn't really deliver. It was dry and somewhat bland. My dining partner enjoyed his roast chicken dinner which came with all the usual trimmings and a tasty gravey. The service is efficient, the staff are friendly and the prices fair.