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Blithe Spirit, Balham - pub details

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Address: 157, Balham High Road, London, SW12 9AU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7134) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Balham (0.1 miles), Clapham South (0.7 miles), Tooting Bec (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Balham (0 miles), Wandsworth Common (0.6 miles), Streatham Hill (1.2 miles)

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Please, please, please don't chuck me out. I will do anything if you let me stay. I worked so hard to make this place a success. I will do anything. Anything. I will even, gulp, shave off my sideburns. PLEEAAASSSEEE.
GarbuttTheSquatter - 25 Apr 2013 16:54
I had heard good things about this place. There was a real buzz on Facebook and Twitter about The Blithe Spirit so i thought i would finally pay a visit. But as Chairman of the Comedy Sideburn Spotters Club i have to say i came away very disappointed. There had been loads of Tweets about an amazing set of Comedy Sideburns on show in this establishment but i didnt see any. Where have they gone? I wont be recommending this place to anyone in my club. Overall it was a bad night as Chelsea won too. And the pub is crap.
CSSClub - 23 Feb 2011 13:33
i think this is a lovely pub, the bar staff are always nice to me! just ask for your pint with a smile and i am sure they would be happy to help! say thanks!
sugarplum - 16 Dec 2010 19:45
Surprise surprise another complaint about the bar staff. Do they not go through some sort of vetting or get any customer service training.

I reckon the interview goes like this.

Garbett - Do you like my cool funky sideburns?
Potential Barmaid - (Biting tongue) Yes, they are, err, great.
Garbett - The jobs yours.
Barmaid - Thanks.
DesmondTwoTwo - 1 Sep 2010 15:23
Went here to watch the football this weekend and had the misfortune of seeing the 3 girls behind the bar ridicule a customer because of his accent. They performed mocking impressions of him then looked to us for some kind of sick confirmation that we thought they should be doing that. Made us feel very uncomfortable and the guy seemed genuinely embarrassed.

Really horrible place, the staff should be sacked.

Asides from the staff being utterly unpleasant, the beer was very poor. One of the pints seemed flat and murky which it really shouldn't have been.

The audio on the football was devastatingly loud too, so much so that when the ads came on you could see people visually recoil at the volume. We ended up having to sit outside.

I can't think of a single redeeming factor of this place. Never again.
superjohn - 23 Aug 2010 16:26

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