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The Bobbin

#14,680 of 17,851 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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1-3 Lillieshall Road | Clapham, London SW4 0LN, England
+44 20 7738 8953
12:00 - 23:59
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:59
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

£18 is a lot to charge for a Sunday roast, but they made it worth it. Lovely, rare, pink roast beef, crispy yorkshire pud and a firey horseradish sauce... exactly what you want on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Staff were friendly and attentive, pub atmosphere was great. There are plenty of options in Clapham for a Sunday pub lunch, and... More 

Thank LondonConyers
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We ate in the conservatory - even though tables were available in the pub...we were told we couldn't sit there. We were the only table in the conservatory. No atmosphere and cold! The door leading to the outside seating / smoking area was constantly in use and SLAMMED every time anyone used it. We mentioned this to the waitress three... More 

Thank 362hannah
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Don't bother eating food at this place there are plenty more options that are far superior. I went there with my husband and two young children for Sunday lunch and was really disappointed. The menu said different to what was served and the food was soggy and bland. Even the chips were horrible. Poor. Will never go again.

Thank Rebecca B
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Gastropubs like The Bobbin are ten a penny in gentrified parts of London these days. As with a good number of street corner pubs that have recently experienced a makeover to meet new consumer demands, you find that while many aspects are perfectly OK, you rarely encounter anything providing that "wow factor". This is certainly the case here. Our first... More 

1 Thank Dan G
Fleet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were meeting with another couple and wanted a pub with a quiz - we looked up The Bobbin and the reviews were not the best. As it was geographically very well placed we decided to go for it anyway. We were so pleasantly surprised - the staff were nothing but very welcoming - we all ordered different meals and... More 

Thank Kathryn S
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere, good beers and decent wine list. Food wasn't terrible but the terrine was so cold it was tasteless and the risotto was a little undercooked. The place won't blow your head off but it's a fine place for a quick dinner with friends.

Thank oval1990
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Having lived in the immediate area for a long time, I've seen the fortunes of this pub ebb and flow. I can certainly say that it is dipping into another of the poor times. I don't go in there often enough to be able to say exactly why but from my experience it is certainly no surprise that it's happening.... More 

Thank Notioneer
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

There were no roasts left and the pasta dish I chose had run out too. The staff were apologetic but it was a lot of money for a very simple pasta dish. Very disappointing - will not be going back.

1 Thank A2017CFanne
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We've recently moved to the area and have been to the bobbin on several occasions and each time it's been great. Family lunch, couples dinner, drinks with friends, the bobbin offers it all. Every time we've been it's been great, staff attentive, lovely atmosphere and yummy food. It's got a lovely local pub feel which is so nice in an... More 

Thank lizzie a
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We used to eat at the bobbin loads before but we stopped after we had a really bad service experience. We decided to go back and give it a shot. We booked a table at 7pm, and we mentioned that we had a baby with us. Once there we got sat at the table with no menu and waited till... More 

Thank Nadia G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Lillieshall Road | Clapham, London SW4 0LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7738 8953
A local pub hidden down a quiet residential street just off Clapham Common, The Bobbin is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat the very best seasonal food.

We aim to to do justice to both the 'Gastro' and 'Pub' bits of the Gastropub! We hope you'll feel very welcome to come down for a quick pint as much as for a 3-course dinner.

We are open for Lunch on Fridays and the Weekend and Dinner every evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?