King & Co

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© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski
© Kris Piotrowski

A pub in Clapham hosting residencies from street food traders and serving craft beers and more traditional ales.

Is this the future of the London pub? Craft brews alongside draft ales and real ciders, plus pop-up kitchen residencies by street food vans. If it is, we’ll drink to that, because it’s the sort of pub we’d like to see in every neighbourhood. 

The King & Co is an independent free house that can choose their own pours. The staff are enthusiastic and the interior is suitably quirky, with salvaged chairs and light fittings. 

The dozen taps for the kegs dispense a wonderful array of craft beers, such as Beavertown’s Neck Oil, a powerfully aromatic IPA from Tottenham (£2.80 for a half pint); or seldom-seen beers such as Hitachino Nest White Ale at £3.50 for a half pint of strong witbier. Yep, many beers here approach a fiver a pint, a few even more. But with alcoholic strengths approaching 5 percent – 5.5 percent in the case of that Japanese witbier – you can understand why they had to carry the emperor around in a litter. There’s also a fridgeful of esoteric bottles, and a very decent selection of wines by the glass. 

The pictures above show the first kitchen residency; these change regularly.

Grown up but fun, there’s something for hop-loving hipsters and Clapham Commoners alike at this laid-back beer bar. 

Venue name: King & Co
Address: 100 Clapham Park Road
Transport: Tube: Clapham Common

Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

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Katie F

I meant to come here when Zoe's Ghana Kitchen was in residence but now that it's moved along the road to Pop Brixton, I thought I'd come and sample the new pop-up cuisine from Squid Kitchen. King & Co is a normal pub in Clapham, set a little out of the way, with the difference that it has a selected pop-up food offering in residence. The pub is so-so. I had a few issues, the atmosphere and ambience is lack-lustre and neither the drink choice - craft beers, bloody marys and sours are the specialty - nor the surroundings - typical London gastropub - match the small tapas plates and Spanish flavour from the food. However the food is delicious, not the healthiest, but certainly true to Spain - salty padron peppers, meaty charcuteries of iberico ham, chorizo and other cured sausages, cheesy, gooey croquettes. This is delicious comfort food which really hits the spot. Definitely worth a visit if you can forget your surroudings and fully submerse yourself in the Spanish fiesta of flavour! Oh and I hear the pub quiz is good so I'll be back for that.

Emma S

I wish this was my local! Brilliant atmosphere, friendly staff (albeit with slightly dubious facial hair), and a great selection of craft beer on tap. The wine list is pleasant and well priced (although more variety would be nice, especially when the beer is so well represented), and the pop up kitchen is an interesting twist on the old gastro pub format. Yes the portions are small - there's a tapas twist after all - but if you fancy a nibble or two with your drinks, you will be presented with an innovative and every changing menu each month. It's just a little walk from Clapham Common tube. Pop down!

Leanne Tonetti


Really disappointing! Read up about this pub and liked the idea of the resident kitchen. Picked it for a bday lunch ... Service was bad, food was overpriced and the portions were tiny. Too trendy, with no substance - won't go back.

Mark D

Love this place! Has been totally re-doen and has new owners - the pub before was a bit hit or miss but we thought we would give the new place a try as we only live around the corner and we love it. Great service, real ales, nice wines, friendly efficient service and the food is TREMENDOUS! We have found our new local - challenge now is not to drop in every night.