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Words by Simon Difford on 17-Oct-2015
67-69 Abbeville Road, (btwn Narbonne Ave & Hambalt Rd), London, SW4 9JW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 8675 2201
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun 11am-10:30pm
Door: Open door
Style: Gastro pub
Recommended for: Sports screens
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Owned by: Three Cheers Pub Co.
Abbeville Road sits within a villagey, residential area that appears miles away from brash Clapham High Street nearby. The Abbeville rests at the heart of this virtual village, a true local's local that is also a gastro pub.
The space was created by knocking two shops together and was previously known as Flumps. In this incarnation, The Abbeville is a warren of small, interconnecting rooms with two bars and an open kitchen set at the very back were a skylight goes some way to stop this area feeling so gloomy during the day. Dark wood fitting and large TV screens showing sport help create a local's home from home feel.
On summer evenings drinkers spill out onto the pavement, where they stand and chat as if on the village green.
The drinks offering stretches to 23 wines by the glass with a couple of cask ales to choose from, including Timothy Taylor Landlord.