Catford Constitutional Club

Bars and pubs Catford
5 out of 5 stars
(18user reviews)
Catford Constitutional Club

When it comes to finding a good hang-out in Catford, there's not contest, it has to be Catford Constitutional Club. Located down an unassuming alleyway off Catford Broadway, this charming old gentlemen’s club has become the new home of the Catford Bridge Tavern, which burnt down in 2013. There are vaulted ceilings, original parquet floors and the rotating selection of ciders and beers is sourced from all over the country. Plus it hosts monthly comedy and film nights, and a Tuesday quiz.

Find out more about the best bits of Catford.

Venue name: Catford Constitutional Club
Address: Catford Broadway
Transport: Catford/Catford Bridge rail
Do you own this business?
Static map showing venue location

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:14
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

Really sweet corner of south London! I never knew it existed till this year. Highly recommended

Awesome. Loved the Catford Bridge Tavern and thought it couldn't be replaced. But the CCC is even better!

I count myself lucky to have this on my doorstep. Sunday lunch is fantastic, family friendly and plenty for the night owls. This historic building had been left to rot but is now the beating heart in Catford. Love it.

Huge pub with good selection of drinks and food. Good for drinks or a sit down dinner. Also have a good space for hiring.

To say this is my favourite venue is an understatement. The Catford Constitutional Club's [CCC] relocation here has been a wonderful accident by design and all of my friends who come here, ponder the dark alleyway wondering what the hell I'm doing bringing them to the bowels of Catford...until they step inside the majestic grandeur of the atmospheric CCC and revel in its ambience. The clandestine entry opens the portal to a surprising alcove with split rooms and a main dining area. Staff are local and Catford gentilly effervesces naturally from their etiquette, unlike the snobby overpriced restaurants in Clapham or other noisy beer sodden city restaurants. This is unique - a hidden sphere of culinary influence, serving their own gourmet french fries à la Catford dressing. I love the ingredients of origin and the chef in the CCC is an understated master of cooking without trying too hard to impress. Their Christmas menu was a delightful stunner and seasonal favourites including fish and meat take a delightful turn in savoury mouthfuls. Their local and estate beer and ales are no mean selection and the clientele have always been impeccably behaved. Definitely the most outstanding venue in Catford which should win the award, bearing in mind, the short-term lease of the venue. The modest chef and team at the CCC deserve this accolade for becoming the new delicious face of Catford dining.

Kind regards,


Great pub, great food and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful quirky place! Love it!


What a quirky, neat place. The decour is something else: 19th and early 20th century prints abound, faded and peeling paint on the doors, other knick knacks all around and overstuffed couches. The space is huge, split between one very large room and a smaller room that must have been a parlour in its past life. We got the burger (for him) and the veggie risotto (for me). We agreed the food was decent. Also got the cider on tap, a mild, sweet flavour. We were here Saturday afternoon around 2pm and it was super chill; dunno how it would be later. I wish we had something like this on Finchley Road though!

This was a derelict building in catford they have not only great food and atmosphere, the team are brilliant and the place is so welcoming

An old constitutional club that has bags of character and writes the rulebook on 'Shabby Chic.' Knowledgeable staff, varied and changing beers and a fantastic selection of fresh bar snacks and full meals in its kitchen. Large outdoor suntrap space.

Staff Writer

Crikey, I'm the first person to review this pub. That's exciting. So, it used to be a constitutional club (the clue's in the name) and now it's a pub. It has the whole shabby chic thing going on, but not in an overbearing (overshabby? overchic?) way. Shabby or not, it's a great ol' place - good beer selection, a nice eating area, very good food and it's also quite near the giant Catford plastic cat, which I think increases the value of a property. Hell, even if it weren't neat the giant Catford plastic cat I'd still go out of my way to visit. That's how much I like it.

Snap up exclusive discounts in London

Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...