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Review of Walkabout

on 07 Sep 2011 11:36

Categorically NOT somewhere for the discerning drinker, but... football is reliably shown, you can generally get a decent view of a screen (though expect stand-room-only if you get in late-doors for a big match) and I've struck up a fair few interesting conversations with people here. Noisy and brash, but acceptably so if you've come for the footy.

Review of Morrison Lounge & Bar

on 07 Sep 2011 11:26

Very much Chelsea pub, with all that entails (i.e. 50% normal people, 20% landed gentry, 20% thugs, 10% Americans) with a very low tolerance for support of other clubs. But if you're a Blue, or can stay discreet, this is an atmospheric and football-focused venue. Beer's overpriced, but this is the King's Road.

Review of Tir Na Nog

on 06 Sep 2011 21:23

Proper Irish pub (i.e. nothing like O'Neill's) with bags of character, decent beers and interesting clientele...

Review of Leigham Arms

on 06 Sep 2011 21:18

A welcoming locals' pub with a great community feel and decent reasonably-priced beers. Show most Premier League games, though you may have to ask for the La Liga matches to be put on.

Review of Bavarian Beerhouse

on 06 Sep 2011 21:17

A pretty unusual drinking experience; the Bavarian Beerhouse is a German pub/restaurant that specialises in Teutonic food and drink, served by staff in traditional Bavarian dress. A great venue for watching international tournaments.

Review of Duke of York

on 06 Sep 2011 21:13

Used to be an iron horse of football watching for me when I worked around the corner; management seems to change fairly regularly though and last time I watched a couple of Sunday EPL games there they wouldn't leave the telly on for the Spanish football, stating that it wasn't 'policy' (even though the pub was practically empty). Irritating. Still, a perfectly decent place to watch a game, beer price and quality are OK for the area. Also functions as a cheeky refuge from the vicissitudes of Oxford Street on a Saturday.

Review of Old Thameside Inn

on 06 Sep 2011 18:08

Yet another touristland pub thatis only worth diving into to take refuge. Football is shown, but you might no get sound. Beer is pricey and there's no atmosphere.

Review of The Gunners

on 06 Sep 2011 17:59

As the name suggests, this is a 100% Arsenal pub. So you'll know what to expect - a pub dedicated to football, but not a place to head to if you've got a grudge against the gooners. I've been there a couple of times watching (non-Arsenal) matches. No aggro or anything, but even on non-matchdays I wouldn't go in wearing any non-Arse team colours.

Review of Coach & Horses

on 06 Sep 2011 17:55

Another sound pub that offers little special but does pretty much what you'd want - shows football and serves beer. It's not too expensive, the atmosphere is generally pretty good and if you get there in plenty of time there'll be a seat for you. N.B. this is not a spot to loudly proclaim your support for Chelsea.

Review of The Auld Shillelagh

on 06 Sep 2011 17:53

One of those Irish pubs that deserves the description - this is an authenically Irish spot that doesn't ram craic and blarney down your throat. So beyond the best-poured pint of stout in north-east London, what does it offer the sport fan? Well it's an oddly long pub that doesn't make for great sightlines, but the atmosphere is decent (and do remember you're in Arsenal territory here). However, Rugby is also big at this pub, so don't expect much footy during the World Cup/Six Nations.

Review of Cock and Lion

on 06 Sep 2011 17:47

Have ended up here a few times - never really somewhere I actively set out to visit, but when everywhere else is full you can often find a seat here. Pretty bland and identikit, but reliable enough, I suppose.

Review of Good Mixer

on 06 Sep 2011 17:32

The bastion of Britpop is still a favourite haunt of hipster kids and coke-addled musos - but they do show football and this can be an alright spot to catch an early kickoff match and have a game of pool. Do a runner when it starts to fill with mini-versions of the Horrors though. Beer prices are OK, but even if they offered food, I wouldn't touch it (the bogs are utter filth).

Review of The Sun Tavern

on 06 Sep 2011 17:27

Not a bad spot at a push, but arrive at half time and you'll be hard-pressed to get even a decent standing spot. Pleasant enough if you get there early enough to bag a decent seat, but otherwise nothing special.

Review of De Hems

on 06 Sep 2011 17:25

The only place in town for watching international Dutch games - an extraordinary experience. Not great for run-of-the-mill matches though. Great beer, and the dutch food is authentic (make of that what you will). Frankly, I would put this in Soho rather than Covent Garden though.

Review of The Alma

on 06 Sep 2011 17:22

N.B. - very much NOT in the vicinity of Clapham Junction! A pleasant (if slightly pricey) pub that gets busy for big matches. Football fans be warned - you're in rugbyland here, so footy will be bumped in favour of big-event egg-chasing.

Review of Falcon

on 06 Sep 2011 17:19

Generally a nice pub with good beer and food (and an antidote to the braying Claphamite hordes of Northcote Road), but not a fantastic place to watch football, mostly because of the unusual layout. Sightlines are a nightmare.

Review of Yucatan

on 06 Sep 2011 17:15

A perfectly sound, bog-standard pub in which to watch football. Get there early for a decent spot and you'll be fine - just don't expect anything special.

Review of The Duke of Edinburgh

on 06 Sep 2011 17:09

A fine old boozer, proper South London. Good for midweek kickoffs as doesn't get too busy, but not really a 'football pub' if you're seeking a big atmosphere. Beer selectino is fine (if quite expensive); try and visit on a sunny weekend to partake in the delicious barbeques!

Review of Sports Cafe (Closed)

on 06 Sep 2011 16:41

Not sure if this place is heaven or hell... On the one hand, it shows all manner of sporting events and you're pretty much guaranteed to be able to watch any football match that's on. You're hard pressed not to be able to see a screen either, as they're everywhere (including in front of your face in the urinals). On the other hand, the clientele can be pretty moronic, the beer's expensive pish, there's a perfume bloke in the bogs, the bouncers are unpleasant, the food is dire and the women staff have to wear creepily skimpy uniforms. Also, they weirdly play loud chart music over the analysis in big matches, only turning the TV sound on for the game itself. That said, a useful Place Of Last Resort if you can't find a pub showing your match.