The Falcon Pub

They’re back! For weeks I’ve ignore my weekly pub reviews, but if I want to visit all the pubs in London, I need to get serious. Last weekend, whilst wandering through Clapham we discovered The Falcon. I didn’t know this until after my visit, but it has the longest bar counter in the United Kingdom, according to the Guinness Book of Records. If I knew that I would have tried to get a better shot of the bar.


Even though I didn’t realize that the bar was so long, I was impressed by their selection of ales. Many pubs only have a few. This had more than a few and it took me some time to finally decide on my choice: Anthem by Bath Ales. In the past I’ve loved the beers by this brewery. I wouldn’t say I hated this one, but it wasn’t my favorite by Bath Ales. The Better Half sampled the Chocolate Stout. This was a superb beer and my hand was swatted away when I tried to switch glasses. It was worth a try.

We visited on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t overly crowded, but we had a difficult time finding a seat. We ended up sitting on a bench by the front door. While I enjoyed the interior of this pub, we didn’t linger long, so I am unable to review the food. However, during out brief stay I was impressed and I would go back. I give this pub 4 out of 5 stars. If I do end up there again and sample the food, I’ll let you know. As of now, there are many more pubs for me to visit. My work is never done.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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33 Responses to The Falcon Pub

  1. I admire you so much for the sacrifices you are making for all of us by blogging about every put in London. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it right?? LOL 🙂

  2. Used to pop in there quite often as Clapham Junction was an old “stamping ground”!

    • TBM says:

      Do you suggest any other pubs in the area?

      • It you carry on one stop on the train to Wandsworth Common from Victoria there’s The Hope just across the road from the station on the Common side, or if you come out of the station the other side and walk up Nightingale Lane for about 10 mins (uphill!, but down on the way back!) is The Nightingale. Also, there’s The Windmill on Clapham Common but haven’t been there for years….used to go there at the same point in my youuth when I was playing hockey on the common (not at the same time, clearly!).

      • TBM says:

        Excellent! I’m starting to keep tabs of suggestions so I can visit more. And thank goodness the Nightingale is downhill on the way back!

      • You’re’s been a wee while since I’ve been to The Nightinglae too, it’s tiny and used ot be full of local characters…it was my “local” before I left home and is only a few minutes walk from my parents home 🙂

      • TBM says:

        I do like local characters!

  3. bulldog says:

    Oh the cores of the wicked.. to visit pubs so we know how they are and which beer or ale is the best must be a terrible job… my heart goes out to your back breaking efforts to keep us informed… shame I really feel for you, specially when a job is never finished…

  4. You are right somebody has to do it…might as well be you!.

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Cheers to your work in this series never being done. Reminds me that one of my favorite burgers here is made with chocolate stout!

  6. What a cool bar. Love that architecture!

  7. nrlymrtl says:

    Chocolate stout is worthy and I can understand why your better half didn’t want to share. Gives a good reason to return.

  8. All those people pulling your legs about your “serious occupation of visiting pubs and writing about them” is quite hilarious.
    My son writes a food blog called “chennai soru”
    This is exactly how we tease him when he takes on the onus duty of “eating at various restaurants and writing about them.

  9. poppytump says:

    A proper old pub . Cheers TBM 😉

  10. lynnsbooksl says:

    Your work here is complete! LOL
    Lynn 😀

  11. Mmmm, chocolate stout…I would fight for that one. 😉

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    Yes, visiting pubs is a very important and serious activity. 🙂
    Wow, Guinness Book of Records! That is very cool!

  13. seems like a book in the making to me. i’d buy it.

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