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A smartish pub that seems comfortable in its own skin, The Bolingbroke is well-used by Wandsworth denizens who drop in for a glass of wine, homemade elderflower cordial or locally brewed beer (the small pubco that owns the place even has its own label – Three Cheers Summer Pale Ale). Many punters pop by on their way home from work, and then meet friends and stay for the evening, grazing on bar snacks such as hummus, guacamole and flatbread, or a plate of charcuterie. Others book a table in the romantic conservatory-like dining room at the back: ideal for dates and special occasions. Cooking here is pitched towards the top end of the gastropub spectrum – check the blackboards for specials of the day, but expect the likes of homemade terrines with cornichons, lovely fresh salads, and seared scallops with spiced lentils. Chocolate pot with white chocolate sabayon makes a sweet finale.