The Bobbin

The Bobbin

This pub was chosen for inclusion by Londonist's editorial team.

When the world was young and Londonist was a school child, the word 'Bobbins' meant 'of inferior quality; lacklustre; a bit shit'. "Noel's House Party?", we'd exclaim, "that's a bit bobbins". Happily, as each generation passes, words change meaning and we find the The Bobbin has the very opposite qualities of the show that launched Mr Blobby.

This laid-back bar is the bluest in Clapham — not in a saucy way, in a chromatic way. Every wall is painted in a soothing eggshell blue, while the outside sports a darker hue. To our left, a gasto-focused conservatory serves up seasonal favourites. To our right, things get more pubby with handful of drinking tables and, yes it really is, a dartboard. Here the fare is more likely to include one of the Bobbin's homemade pork pies or scotch eggs.

The ale selection isn't huge, though we did find a pint of Otter on tap...rare outside its native Devon. Wine drinkers are better served with well over a dozen of red or white.

Londonist's own pioneering '6-dart finish'.
Londonist's own pioneering '6-dart finish'.
A pint of molten wax and grit, please.
A pint of molten wax and grit, please.
Er, can't remember what this was. Or why we photographed it.
Er, can't remember what this was. Or why we photographed it.
Londonist's Jonn redefines the oche.
Londonist's Jonn redefines the oche.

Address: 1-3 Lillieshall Road SW4 0LN

Phone: 020 7738 8953

Email:
thebobbin@btconnect.com

Website:
http://www.thebobbinclapham.com/

Monday: 5-11pm

Tuesday: 5-11pm

Wednesday: 5-11pm

Thursday: 5-11pm

Friday: noon-midnight

Saturday: noon-midnight

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

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