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“Excellent food, fantastic drink selection & knowledgable staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Draft House

The Draft House
94 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QW, England (Clapham / Battersea )
0208 166 3562
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Ranked #3,985 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: American, European, English
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Description: The Draft House is a small group of Public Houses which aims to do for beer what our culture has done for food and wine over the past twenty years. Namely, we take its provenance, cellaring and serving seriously. We celebrate choice and quality with an extraordinary range of strange and wonderful brews
London
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“Excellent food, fantastic drink selection & knowledgable staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have been going to the Draft House for several years now. I go mainly for its superb selection of Ales which has a regular selection of guest ales rotating aswell. The staff know their stuff too on the Ales which is a must for any bar, but is sadly lacking in many London places. Excellent outside seating makes this a perfect place to while away a lazy afternoon in the sun. The thirds they do for tasting is a brilliant idea. The food is great also - I would particularly recommend the burgers. Atmosphere is excellent & the location is Ideal if you are strolling along Northcote Road. Definitely make some time to check this place out!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Great food, drinks and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I've been here a couple of times now, and on both occasions I've had a great combination of tasty, gutsy food, a well-chosen selection of drinks and really friendly service.

The drinks list is particularly impressive - the amount of unique beers is huge! In fact, most dishes come with a recommended beer to go with it. There's also a really good selection of independent ciders and whiskeys. They also do a lot of wines, but I've yet to sample those.

The food isn't fancy - just decent plates of fish and chips, sausages, huge pieces of steak to share, and so on.

I've also found the service to be very smiley! The waiters and waitresses seem to know a lot about their drinks in particular, and advised us on whiskeys to sample.

Visited September 2012
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“Best burger EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Burger was delicious, they ask how you want it cooked which you don't get a lot in England, had mine rare, this is better than any burger in the world, including NY and Vegas. The 50's diner furniture, pictures and ghostbusters wall paper make this place even better. Will deffo be going back soon!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I went to the location by the tower bridge. The staff was great...even giving me their wifi code when I asked. Very knowledgable about the beer selections, and we're alloweing patrons to taste if they weren't sure what they wanted. I didnt try the food, but if I'm in London again I would definitely go back and try it out. Great place to watch sports too.

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“Enjoyable night with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Tried the meat bomb and scotch egg for starter. Very tasty.
If you are into real ales you will like this place.
I had a burger which as very good cost £8.25 this did not include chips £2.00 for chips. Bit pricey - London prices I suppose.
other people had pork schnitzel. Feedback from fish and chips nice but had better.
House wine good value.Service very good.

I would recommend this place to friends.

Toilets could be improved - does not give a good impression - dirty.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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