This pub was chosen editorially by Londonist for inclusion.
Nik Kershaw wouldn't let this place go down on him. U2 were not the only ones staring at it. The Beatles saw it coming. Yes, The Sun is popular with musicians. It's also popular with the younger crowd of Clapham, with barely a stool to be eyeballed on a recent mid-afternoon Saturday visit. It didn't help that a sizeable pack of Aussie revellers turned up in action slacks, completing a nine-hole game of Pub Golf. Pity the fool whose round it was during that inundation.
Otherwise, this is a splendid, if by-the-book upmarket pub betwixt Old Town and High Street. Tables are crammed in, sparking a lively atmosphere that's the complete opposite of the 'cosy' vibe the pub's website would have you believe. It's a place to have fun, natter away with mates and tuck into the top-notch food and drink. The wine list is longer than your average pub, while the four draught ales stray close to being interesting (hint: the keg taps are a better bet if you want to try something different, plus there are plenty of other options by the bottle). There's a dedicated dining room upstairs, and a beer yard that's the perfect size to accommodate marauding Aussie pub crawlers.
Last updated March 2015.