Falcon information

The Falcon is a popular venue that boasts a wide range of beers and wines and a delicious pub menu. If the weather is good they fire up the BBQ in the garden which uniquely has its own bar.

Ranked #499 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 01:00


11:00 - 01:00


11:00 - 00:00

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Falcon reviews

By Andrew M.

The Falcon is a great pub - excellent location, great outside space... all the markings for a good night out, with one major problem... the staff. I have NEVER in my life experienced such rude, arrogant, lazy and miserable employees in my life. The service at Falcon is AWFUL! I have witnessed the kind of attitude that would receive a smack in the mouth under normal circumstances if it wasn't for the fact that they hold all the beer pumps (so to speak)! Either the management really doesn't take care of them or the management really doesn't care about the customer... Not sure which is worse really! Avoid - there are other much better pubs around... It is Clapham after all!

By Tom B.

Most other review sum this place up well. Great beer garden but the rudest staff I have ever come across. Plenty of great bars nearby (with beer gardens too)

By Clyne C.

A good pub with nice decor and a good beer garden but there are a few troublesome staff members, particularly the management. For the past few months they continue to be rude to myself, my partner and friends for no apparent reason. I think it stems from an advertised offer they revoked 'during' the offer day, apparently they hadn't anticipated the amount of people asking for it and failed to honour their promise. This is quite frankly appalling marketing and what a way to treat your regulars. There are some really lovely pubs in Clapham, far better than this one, so this one can be avoided very easily. Try the Clapham North or The Sun in the old town, two great places with friendly staff.

By Laura R.

On its website the Falcon claims to be ‘a Clapham pub beaming with cheery charm,’ and would you know what? It may be a boastful statement, but it’s actually not all that far off.

The Venue
Tucked round the back of Clapham North station and Clapham High Street, The Falcon takes on an almost village pub feel, with its yellow, freestanding building masked by a front beer garden. It’s been a little neglected over the years and could use a bit of a spruce and perhaps some additional foliage, and with passing traffic, the front garden doesn’t take on the kind of charming appeal it may otherwise have. Luckily, a rear beer garden is much more welcoming, lit up prettily at night time with mood-enhancing, purple-hued fairy lights.

Indoors is a more muted and traditional affair, where moss coloured walls meet wooden floorboards, with a more formal dining area to the left complete with red leather and velvet banquette booths, while to the right of the bar and round to the back is a more relaxed table and chair arrangement for casual drinkers. The bar has an impressively large service area to allow for a big audience at peak times.

The Atmosphere
The crowd at the Falcon is predominantly at the more youthful end of the young professional scale, as you may expect for Clapham. They can make this quite the lively spot come evenings and weekends, but that doesn’t preclude a quiet catch-up in the corner with friends, if that’s what you’re after. Bar staff are pleasant enough, but not an exceptional example of that ‘cheery charm’.

The Food
Although the food offering here is nothing out of the ordinary, those of a simple pub grub disposition will enjoy tucking into fish and chips (£10), burgers (from £9.75) and sausage and mash (£9.50). Slightly more dainty options with a gastro lean include whole baked sea bream with lemon and herb butter (£13.50) and a warm lentil salad (£9.25). Starters can be bundled together into groups of three for £12.50, for group-friendly bar-snacking, while nachos (£8.50), a vegetarian board (£14) and a meat platter (£15) fulfil the same purpose.

The Drink
Ales and lagers are well represented at the Falcon’s bar, with Leffe, Erdinger and Sierra Nevada as well as Sharp’s Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute all making an appearance on draught. Wines are beyond the norm too – ask the bar staff for a dry white wine and you may be surprised with the list of options thrown back your way from Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand and Chile to oaked and unoaked Chardonnays.

The Last Word
For what is for all intents and purposes a station pub, Clapham’s Falcon has an inviting, community feel on the inside and although it has plenty of competition in the area, it definitely makes a good effort to stand up to other options.

By Corina H.

This place is a good place to go for a pint and be able to talk to your friends, instead of yelling over the music like most of the other offerings in Clapham.On a sunny day you're guaranteed the smell of a barbecue cooking in the back outdoor area, and fun until the small hours.The choices in beer and other drinks is great, and service seems to be getting better, but definitely not 5 (or 4) star service.The thing that REALLY lets them down is the food. I ordered a bowl of wedges, and being a pub I expected a loaded bowl (like the other pubs I've been to). I got SEVEN wedges, drizzed in salsa and sour cream. I thought the waitress had helped herself to a couple on the way to the table. £3.50 for SEVEN wedges seems to be a little bit extortionate!! The pub could really take off, but the price (and quantity) of food has tarnished it's rep. Next time I'll buy potatoes, make my own wedges (for under £1) and drink at home with my friends instead.

By Victoria G.

In response to the other reviews - they must have sorted out their staff issues. I went to the Falcon for the first time last weekend and fell in love with it. It was an unusually warm day for Oct and the amazing garden patio in the back was really busy. The bar staff told us when we ordered that they had a back up of orders in the kitchen but they were very kind and apologetic about it. We still ordered and recieved our food from smiling waiters sooner than i've recieved food from many other pubs in the past. I left thinking how great the staff there at been. I'll be back for sure!

By Elisa M.

Agree with the other reviews: they need to SORT OUT THE STAFF attitude. What are people like that doing working with the public, in a front of house position?!! one wonders... so miserable and so arrrogant. They need to remember they only work behind a bar after all.... drop the bad attitude. Or better: change jobs! apart from that, it is a nice pub but again, so many other places around that it's worth checking them out!

By Cassie E.

They used to do really nice thai food here. They have now changed the menu which i think was a big mistake. It has been updated since the first change but for a while there was no vegetarian option apart from one little sandwich.
Apart from that, it is a nice pub in the summer and mid-week- laid back atmosphere. Wish they would bring back the thai food though! Oh, and sort out the horrid toilets.

By G.

The Falcon is probably my favourite summertime bar in South London. The extensive garden bar at the back has a very good seating capacity and the Thai food served up is wide ranging and of decent quality. The crowd are a real mixture of low-key unpretentious folk, fashionistas and even the odd chippie or two. Not being much of a cocktail person, I couldn't comment really, but they do beer and tequila just fine. The staff vary from the exremely efficient and friendly, right down to lazy and a little too concerned with their newly grown moustache to move swiftly enough around the premises. Sometimes the wait can be painful due to the small bar size but in peak summer they open up a smaller annex in the garden bar to cope with demand. Overall, it's probably the best spot in Clapham for winding down on a sunny Saturday/Sunday or for wiping away those weekday blues after losing the company £1.2 million in 3 days.

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