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The Windmill on the Common, Clapham Common - pub details

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Address: Windmill Drive, Clapham Common Southside, London, SW4 9DE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2292) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Clapham South (0.4 miles), Clapham Common (0.4 miles), Clapham North (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Clapham High Street (0.8 miles), Wandsworth Road (1.1 miles), Balham (1.1 miles)

Brewery: Young's

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> Current user rating: 3.4/10 (rated by 57 users)
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user reviews of the Windmill on the Common, Clapham Common

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currently has microbrewery Meantime equipment in bar area. Very much aimed at the middle-class trade. As of most of the Young's pubs the food is expensive. Used to do Coronation Chicken sandwiches - sorely missed as were delicious and I'm not the only one who went there just for them and the Crayfish and prawn. Now it tries too hard to be 'international' with a bagel, a wrap, a BLT, a flatbread etc

No dogs seen inside but Saturdays it can be like a kindergarten.

Service is efficient but impersonal - more bar than a pub - the modern distance - but the interior and exterior is pleasant enough.
Not brilliant for parking as it is metered and its Lambeth which is pretty much 4 pounds an hour.

Debzoid - 15 Aug 2013 14:09
If this place wasn't on the only pub directly on the Common it would have closed down years ago. Badly served terrible food, just about average beer, nasty decor and seemingly constantly soaring prices make this place one to avoid.
theoneandonlyjoe - 12 Apr 2011 18:17
I visited The Windmill to eat twice last year and I thought it was fine for somewhere to eat. I'm surprised to see every recent comment about the food below is negative - the roast dinner I had the first time was nice - admittedly 14 is top-whack for a pub roast. No-one I was with on either occasion had any complaints about the 2/3 courses they had anyway. On a Sunday afternoon without a booking they did say they needed us done by a certain time (90 minutes or so away) so they could reserve it for someone else - this was fine for us at the time but I this could have been inconvenient in some situations.

The beer was certainly expensive and on both visits was constantly being sent back to be topped up (whether at the bar or in the restaurant) - I wondered whether this was a deliberate ploy to squeeze a few extra pennies out of people who they guess don't notice or care?

It's certainly not aiming to catering for the traditional ale drinker - but luckily there are other Young's pubs in the area that still do (The Nightingale, The Grove).
Whale_Jnr - 1 Mar 2011 13:45
No dogs allowed ???????????????
Right next to the common ?

GVF - 22 Feb 2011 19:02
Friday night it was pretty empty, totally overpriced drinks, 20 8oz steak was as tough as the sole of my shoe, terrible waiting staff, our server nipped out for a fag between serving our courses, I had to go outside to find her to complain! AVOID at all costs - and judging by the amount of people there on a friday night you already have!
Gordie1973 - 29 Nov 2010 10:15

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