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The Clarence, Balham - pub details

Used to be: the Balham Arms

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Address: 90-92, Balham High Rd, London, SW12 9AG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27989) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Balham (0.3 miles), Clapham South (0.5 miles), Tooting Bec (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Balham (0.3 miles), Wandsworth Common (0.6 miles), Streatham Hill (1.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.7/10 (rated by 77 users)
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user reviews of the Clarence, Balham

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Quite spacious and decently decorated, but unfortunately I just had some food here. I'm no fussy eater but the food was really bad. Tried to be fancy with hand cut chips but they weren't cooked and my fish had batter so thick I couldn't really find the fish. Disappointing
mlnc84 - 25 Sep 2012 19:45
I must agree with Joe. The Clarence has lost the awful mural. The staff are good. The beer is good. The pizza's are touch over priced but I'm cool with the Clarence again even if I preferred the previous incarnation more.
Extropunk - 23 Sep 2012 22:44
The recent refurbishment has made little to no difference to me except its a bit cleaner. I have not tried the new pizza oven option yet. I am still a fan of the Clarence due to its location to me and the beer garden outside as a smoker. The staff are always friendly and there is a good choice of beer on tap which makes this pub an ideal meeting place before perhaps moving onto livelier venues later on in the evening. A solid watering hole....
gumbo - 16 Aug 2011 13:47
Have been back since my last review and it's mollified me somewhat. The place is OK and I hope it survives as it's all right to go to. That said I'm still convinced that the new decor isn't as nice as the old style (no accounting for taste I guess) and still seems to be an attempt to solve a problem that wasn't there in the first place. The service and selection of beers are still good though so this will probably keep me coming back but where as it used to be first on the list or the place you want to close out the night in now it's just another one on the list or another stop on the road.

theoneandonlyjoe - 12 Apr 2011 17:28
oh and Extropunk the snooker tables in the BBC have moved upstairs if you'd missed these. Though I agree the loss of these downstairs hasn't helped the place.
theoneandonlyjoe - 23 Mar 2011 02:18

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