Draft House

  • Bars and pubs
  • Gastropubs
8 Love It

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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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!!