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Address: 97, Nightingale Lane, London, SW12 8NX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5309) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Clapham South (0.5 miles), Balham (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Wandsworth Common (0.4 miles), Balham (0.6 miles), Clapham Junction (1.3 miles)

Brewery: Young's

Pub facilities/features:

General information: - Weekly events: Pie Tuesdays, Wednesdays Pub quiz, Burger Thursdays - A part of the Nightingale Walk since 1979 - Traditional pub setting - Friendly staff

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 87 users)
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user reviews of the Nightingale, Balham

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It's the only proper pub in Balham.
Extropunk - 23 Sep 2012 23:25
Agree with earlydrinker (below) that this must be about the last pub in Youngs estate which they haven't yet wrecked. Lovely external appearance with quality brickwork and proper windows, and inside, although sadly all knocked through, the front area still feels like a proper public bar, like all Youngs pubs had 20-25 years ago. Beer prices very high, but then they have to fund all those bonuses and refurbs, don't they!?
Beerwulf - 18 Sep 2012 20:37
One of the better pubs I sampled in Southwest London on Monday night. This one had a little character and also had enough customers to create a reasonable atmosphere. In addition to Youngs Ordinary & Special & Wells Bombardier, they also had 2 guests - Sambrooks Wandle & Adnams Sole Star. As the previous reviewer states, they also have Meantime keg options. The beer garden is tree-lined and runs up the side of a narrow street. There were a fair few people out there enjoying a reasonably mild early Autumn evening. Worth a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Sep 2012 21:16
OK, I'm a local of 2 years and this is my local so I'm a bit biased, but having tried all the others in the area, this is by far my favourite pub. George the manager has made some real in-roads over the the last year in putting in a new pump and providing a more diverse (and very welcome) selection of beers and ales - including Meantime on tap and in bottle. Alongside this, the food standard and variety has improved as well. Keep up the great work!
fontsnbeer - 9 Sep 2012 16:49
It's still escaped Youngs' determination to ruin all their once great pubs, and turn them into soulless eateries. The Nightingale's still a real pub - and has been said before, a damn fine one too.
earlydrinker - 2 Oct 2011 19:30

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