Draft House

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Quality over quantity is the watchword at this beer-centric boozer. With associate pubs across the city, the branch in Battersea Rise benefits from its Smoke Poke menu, which includes chicken wings, chili dogs and other brewski-friendly American nosh. The endlessly rotating list of guest ales means you’re unlikely to find a beer lover who can’t find something new to relish each week.

Extremely knowledgeable staff keep the patter relaxed amid an unpretentious décor – album-cover art, old ads, neon signs. The vibe is lad-lite: it’s a good place for low-impact chat, or to watch the rugby without having to resort to pointless pints of Carling. Drinks are served in thirds, two-thirds or straight-up pint measurements, giving affordable access to imports or unusual microbrews. And staff are very liberal with their samples. The playlist sounds like it was put together by Don Henley – but in a good way.

Venue name: Draft House
Address: 74-76 Battersea Bridge Road
SW11 3AG
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun
Transport: Clapham Junction rail
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Vicky T

This pub is one of the best choices in the area when it comes to both the variety of beers (and let's not forget the nibs) as well as the atmosphere - cool deco with posters and neon lights. The stuff is mostly young chilled people always happy to help and even apologise for the slow service of food that happens sometimes. The wait is usually worth it though, as the food is definitely above average pub food - the smoked pulled pork bun, the shake n'bake (for the really hungry ones) or the mac'n'cheese are just a few of the options offered apart from the classic burgers and fish and chips - even the most demanding could find something!

Neil R

Great Day! Honest service from real people, and great beers to boot. Hotdogs were a bit meh but the burgers are top notch! would come again!!