The Candlemaker

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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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The Candlemaker

136 Battersea High Street ,London SW11 3JR

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Great, fresh food, not your usual pub fare.

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Oct 2014

This pub has recently acquired a new chef and was recommended to me as being a great place to eat. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is really nice - I don't know what it's like in the evenings, as I was there for lunch, but the decor is pleasing, there's a good selection of areas to sit in, particularly as they have some nice outside covered area for smokers, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The menu is particularly eclectic, without the usual pub staples sourced from...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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The Candlemaker

136 Battersea High Street ,London SW11 3JR

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Great, fresh food, not your usual pub fare.

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Oct 2014

This pub has recently acquired a new chef and was recommended to me as being a great place to eat. I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is really nice - I don't know what it's like in the evenings, as I was there for lunch, but the decor is pleasing, there's a good selection of areas to sit in, particularly as they have some nice outside covered area for smokers, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The menu is particularly eclectic, without the usual pub staples sourced from...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 7

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The Candlemaker

136 Battersea High Street ,London SW11 3JR

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The Candlemaker, Battersea, SW11

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Mar 2013

The Candlemaker has a lot going for it 1) it's a 5 minute walk from my flat 2) the decor is really well done – I love the pictures and the 60's feel and the log burning fire 3) the bar staff are really friendly – less appealing is the food – the battered cod and chip was extremely greasy and gave me indigestion for what felt like a week and the clientele has fast become the posh, braying and Jack Wills wearing Northcote Road/Battersea Rise overspill, who have sought pastures new – but ignoring that,...

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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The Candlemaker

136 Battersea High Street ,London SW11 3JR

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New favourite

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Feb 2013

The Candlemaker has quickly become my favourite pub in battersea since it opened last November! It's a great place to have a good time, especially the pub quiz on a Monday and DJs at the weekend which boasts a lively atmosphere, with the bar staff providing the fun element (they're not afraid of a shot or 2!). Equally if you want somewhere to chill on a Sunday with a delicious roast, log fire, ale and board game it's the perfect spot – this place is my top tip for this summer, I'll be sat in the...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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  • Address: 136 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3JR
  • Telephone: 020 7223 6532
  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12N-12M (Fri -1am) Sat-Sun 10am-10pm (Sat -1am)

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