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Canton Arms
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Address: 177, South Lambeth Rd, South Lambeth, London, SW8 1XP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1420) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Stockwell (0.3 miles), Oval (0.6 miles), Vauxhall (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Vauxhall (0.7 miles), Wandsworth Road (0.8 miles), Clapham High Street (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 62 users)
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Pretentious dump, both sides of the bar. Service rubbish,. Great feelto the pub when you enter, ruined by having to wait for the local henry's to be served their cocktails
Wilson_MacDonald - 13 Nov 2016 18:05
This pub must now be rivalling the Priory Arms as the best pub in South Lambeth. Typical of many of the pubs I visited in this part of London, it has an intentionally worn interior and seems to appeal to the local trendsetters. The bar stocks a good range of ales. There is plenty of seating at the front for drinkers and a dining area at the rear. The dining area looked empty, with most people at the dark front bar to watch the rugby. I preferred the rough and ready interior to the modern feel in the Priory Arms. But I'm not sure the beers were better - Skinners Betty Stogs, Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter, Hogsback Snout & Timothy Taylor Golden Best. Once again, the staff seemed to lack basic customer service skills. Nevertheless, a fairly good pub.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Feb 2014 10:49
I had heard some great reports of this place but the result was a huge disappointment.

We visited on the day the Ashes was rained off at the Oval and this obviously meant there was more custom than they anticipated. However -
- the forecast for rain had been clear 5 days beforehand. Plenty of time to get more staff in.
- The few staff they had were brusque and rude. Worst of all was the lady we took to be the owner
- Approx one third of items on the menu were not available
- At 5pm we were asked to move , despite the fact that we had and were spending a good amount of money with them. We were told they needed to set up for dinner. Apparently first booking was for 7pm - two whole hours later
- When we reasonably made out various concerns clear to the staff, they made it very obvious they had no interest in our opinions.

I will never go back and I would urge anyone in pursuit of good food and polite staff, to do the same.
nmhammond - 25 Aug 2013 15:59
South Lambeth Road is blessed by the positioning of such a wonderful Beer palace as "The Cantons" in it's midst; betwick Old South Lambeth and Stockwell.
A clean, friendly, large pub, with good music, good staff, fine food, colourful and charming customers and especially well kept, and presented beer.
As a smoker, it's a dream place to sit outside, sup beer and puff on your cigar, whilst watching the world go by; no hassle;happiness. Oft when I'm late in town, I have no problem being served late, with a warm welcome and a friendly smile and comment. I highly recommended it to all. Enjoy!
Limehouselover - 10 Aug 2012 21:52
I go there most Monday nights after 5-a-side. The pub splits into 2, a full blown restaurant and a normal bar and they are quite seperate. Never been in the restaurant but the pub bit is good. Always have four real ales, normally all in good nick. Prices are standard. must be popular as the bar does good business on a Monday. Staff are fine.

leeborders - 27 Sep 2011 14:45

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