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The Falcon (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best BitterExceptional1
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - My Darlin' LemontimeExcellent1
Harviestoun - Old Engine OilExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter CalifornianExcellent3
Truman's - Tom Ditto IPAExcellent1
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedGood1
Moles - Mole CatcherGood1
Truman's - RunnerGood1
Itchen Valley - DanaGood1
Fuller's / Steel City Collaboration - SteelGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Nethergate Growler - Petersfield PorterGood1
St Austell - TributePoor1
Exmoor - GoldPoor1
Navigation - TraditionalUndrinkable1
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleUndrinkable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Robinsons - UnicornNot Tried0
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Bath Ales - SPANot Tried0
Wold Top - BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldNot Tried0
Thwaites - Nutty BlackNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlondeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London PorterNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Silver DollarNot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Navigation - Pale AleNot Tried0
Revolutions - Atomic BlondeNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk GoldNot Tried0
Brains - Captain CatNot Tried0
Leeds - MonsoonNot Tried0
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Yorkshire LagerNot Tried0
Hilden - Scullion's Irish AleNot Tried0
Great Heck - Yakima IPANot Tried0
Mordue - A'l Cherry PetNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - Shark Head Friesian PilsenerNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Frosted JackNot Tried0
Portobello - WhiteNot Tried0
Lancaster - Blueberry AleNot Tried0
Vale - LongitudeNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk HawkerNot Tried0
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)Not Tried0
Broughton - Hopopotamus Not Tried0
Camerons - TontineNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - CaliforniaNot Tried0
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Abbeydale - Burning GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London
Picture 2. The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London
Picture 3. The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

25 Feb 2016 (HSB)
16:30 First visit here for my mate. He was impressed. Reasonably busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Runner4.00Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Broughton - Hopopotamus 3.80Not Tried
Camerons - Tontine4.10Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - California4.40Not Tried
Thwaites (brewed at Banks's) - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Abbeydale - Burning Gold4.10Not Tried
29 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
I popped in here for a quick one on the way to Clapham Junction station. Not so busy and I was able to sit briefly in an armchair in the middle bar very nice. I did not note the wide range of beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - My Darlin' Lemontime4.00ExcellentGlamorgan Brewing Co. is the new name for the brewing operation formerly known as Kite. Pale and sharp and very, very lemony. Perfect antidote to a grim beer drunk elsewhere just before.
09 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A brief early-evening visit. Quite busy. I think the refurbishment has made the interior even more lovely than before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Tom Ditto IPA5.00ExcellentA full-bodied IPA in good condition.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Hawker4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)4.30Not Tried
25 Feb 2014 (HSB)
16:31 Changed trains at Clapham seemed rude not to go in. Sat round the back of the bar in an armchair. Very comfortable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's / Steel City Collaboration - Steel3.50GoodPerfect nick but boring.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Frosted Jack4.30Not Tried
Portobello - White4.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Blueberry Ale4.30Not Tried
Vale - Longitude4.90Not Tried
29 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A walking real ale disaster area in the pub's Nicholson's beer festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSo very variable - this was extremely bitter and other recent examples have been much more floral sweet
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable2nd one flat as a proverbial pancake
Exmoor - Gold4.50PoorAnother customer sought my help to get his beer exchanged for significant haziness. Swapped out but still left on sale
St Austell - Tribute4.20PoorToo cold, scummy head, hazy, perhaps too fresh but anyway tasted too gassy leading to a CO2 metallic taste
Navigation - Traditional3.80UndrinkableAs sour as your old hat Sarson'sually speaking. Barmaid acknowledged with a significantly turned up nose when she tried it but left it on sale despite swapping out mine
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00UndrinkableAsked for taster. It tasted like a Cadbury's Caramel bar. The barmaid wondered if an incorrect cask had been connected up but left it on sale. But Cadbury doesn't brew to my knowledge!
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Hilden - Scullion's Irish Ale4.60Not Tried
Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil4.50Not Tried
Great Heck - Yakima IPA7.40Not Tried
Mordue - A'l Cherry Pet4.10Not Tried
Sunny Republic - Shark Head Friesian Pilsener4.40Not Tried
07 Mar 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. A place oft recommended to me and it did not displease. Massive beer range and very friendly and knowledgeable bar staff and chatty locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best Bitter4.60Exceptional5* exceptional in every way - temperature, head and taste
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Good
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.10Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Silver Dollar4.90Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brains - Captain Cat4.20Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Yorkshire Lager4.20Not Tried
26 Feb 2013 (HSB)
On another ride around the Overground circle. Opportunity for another visit to the Falcon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter Californian4.50Excellent
Itchen Valley - Dana3.80Good
12 Feb 2013 (HSB)
Mid journey stop on our Overground tour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter Californian4.50Excellent
12 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Always a good bet for a decent choice of good beers, we sat at one end of the front bar, and had some good conversation with the bar staff. The beer was so good that we missed our train and had to have another one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter Californian4.50ExcellentHoppy bitterness all the way through the pint.
Nethergate Growler - Petersfield Porter5.00Good
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Brains - Captain Cat4.20Not Tried
Leeds - Monsoon4.50Not Tried
06 Feb 2013 (Pedro)
Evening, popped in after Battersea Beer festival for a swift one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil4.50Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Bath Ales - SPA3.70Not Tried
Wold Top - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.10Not Tried
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best Bitter4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - London Porter5.00Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Silver Dollar4.90Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Bitter Californian4.50Not Tried
Navigation - Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Revolutions - Atomic Blonde4.50Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Petersfield Porter5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Gold4.30Not Tried
Brains - Captain Cat4.20Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Dana3.80Not Tried
Leeds - Monsoon4.50Not Tried
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Yorkshire Lager4.20Not Tried

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About The Falcon

The pub sign. The Falcon, Battersea, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent18
Good12
Acceptable15
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Battersea, Greater London, SW11 1RU.

Located right by the main entrance of Clapham Junction railway station. Large Victorian corner pub that is on CAMRA's National Inventory of historic pub interiors. Dark wood interior with a mixture of many rooms and wooden partitions. Up to 15 Real Ales served here including many off the M&B guest list. A total of 22 handpumps exists in banks of 6, 6 and 10. Local brews also feature such as Sambrook's. Refurbishment in early 2014 changed little. Reputedly the longest bar counter in the UK at 125 feet measured round its outer perimeter.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 118 different beers and tried 46 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW11 1RU