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Balham Bowls Club (also known as BBC Bar Restaurant) (Antic)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
By The Horns - Old SmokeExcellent1
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Excellent1
Volden - VIMGood1
Belleville - Thyme SquareAcceptable1
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Belleville - Northcote Blonde (superseded by 4% version)Not Tried0
Gipsy Hill - BeatnikNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Ryesing Tides IPANot Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Northern LightsNot Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Balham Bowls Club (also known as BBC Bar Restaurant), Balham, Greater London
Picture 2. Balham Bowls Club (also known as BBC Bar Restaurant), Balham, Greater London
Picture 3. Balham Bowls Club (also known as BBC Bar Restaurant), Balham, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

30 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Busy in the bars and restaurant. A superb venue well worth a visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Excellent
Siren Craft - Ryesing Tides IPA7.40Not Tried
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Northern Lights4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2015 (HSB)
16:30 Two of our party had gone to 'Spoons to eat and after our short visit to the Bedford we came here to wait for them. I really like this place, I suspect it may get busy later on but early doors it has a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. I took the opportunity to look at the upstairs function room, or Concert Hall, as it is described on the bell box. I couldn't get an answer as to the reason for the bathroom cabinet on the wall in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Old Smoke5.00ExcellentAn incredible beer. Brewed in collaboration Joe's Tea Co. Lightly smoked malt, and black tea spruced with bergamot oil.
Belleville - Thyme Square4.50AcceptableA rosemary flavoured saison, not as the name would suggest. Didn't really work for me.
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Volden - VIM3.80Not Tried
21 May 2015 (HSB)
17:25 8th pub. This place caught our eye on our last outing to Balham back in April but as it doesn't open until 16:00 we had to give it a miss. Definitely worth coming back for. Not too busy but I got the impression it would be heaving later on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - VIM3.80Good
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Belleville - Northcote Blonde (superseded by 4% version)4.20Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Beatnik3.80Not Tried

About the Balham Bowls Club (also known as BBC Bar Restaurant)

The pub sign. Balham Bowls Club (also known as BBC Bar Restaurant), Balham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Balham, Greater London, SW12 8QX.

Intriguing building, formally the club rooms of the Balham Bowling Club converted into a pub in 2006. Three panelled rooms plus a restaurant. Memorabilia from the former bowling club adorn the walls.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW12 8QX