The downside to this trendy Battersea boozer? It’s impossible to describe to your mates without it sounding like some kind of wanky hipster hangout. They’ve got their own micro-brewery. They distill their own gin. They keep an escape game in the basement. There’s even a retro gaming room upstairs that lets you project ‘Street Fighter 2’ across an entire wall. ‘Jesus Christ!’ your pals will probably exclaim: ‘What’s it called? “The Artisanal Sourdough?”’
It is, however, a brilliantly down-to-earth place to spend a night. It’s a beautifully refurbed Victorian palace that’s full of wall-mounted taxidermy, scuffed wooden floors and pretty vintage tiling. Aside from their own-distilled gin, the 45 gins they offer – alongside a range of more exotic tonics than a Chinese medicine shop – means there’s plenty for spirit hounds to explore.
And the games room? We defy you to find a more fun night out in Balham. It’s packed with ping-pong, table football, old arcade games and a totally nutso racing game. Booze and racing? Jeremy Clarkson would approve. Don’t let that put you off, though.
|Venue name:||Four Thieves||Contact:|
51 Lavender Gardens
|Transport:||Tube: Clapham Junction|
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Average User Rating
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Great beers - they brew them right there in the bar - plus loads of quirky entertainment (a games room upstairs and their quiz is like no other). Really interesting place, we never get bored.
Large drinks selection, outside area and a games floor upstairs. Also has a great vibe. Everything you'd want.
Beautiful garden, spacious venue and an awesome games room for those who need to do more than just sit and drink.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, drinks are reasonably priced and there is a different theme each night - we're very lucky to call it our local.
Love having this as our local, gin garden in summer is great plus late night opening at the weekend for a bit of a boogie always a fun night!
Every day is different here. Every day is happy here. London's finest gin selection, superb food and more fun than you can shake a ping-pong bat at.
Great food, beers, inside outside garden area, cool decor, whacky events, regular surprise oddities (the Gin Butler?), large capacity, friendly staff and a huge retro gaming room! BEST PUB EVER! Random Dave