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.