The Regent Balham
Even after the requisite updating, this is still a proper pub-lover’s pub. Drop in to meet up with friends around one of the large reclaimed tables or snuggle up in a cosy booth. In good weather you can always get some sunshine in the hidden outdoor terrace. It’s a brilliant place for sports fans without a ticket for the big game with big screens showing all the important matches (they will happily keep the commentary off so that the other customers can converse). The food offering is fairly workaday with burgers, steaks and hotdogs ruling the roost, but nachos, fish and chips, handmade pasta and hearty Sunday roasts also feature.