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The Stonhouse

Clapham European, British £££ +100
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About The Stonhouse

Fusing the best of European brasserie and British garden pub traditions, The Stonhouse is famed for its gastropub fare. This is all thanks to Three Cheers Pub Co., a group who have been deftly refurbishing some of London’s most characterful pubs with the utmost sensitivity for the values enshrined by the classic British pub – a great range of drinks and reasonably priced, unpretentious food, all served in a lively, down-home atmosphere. It’s an ethos that has largely faded from prominence with the recent glut of cookie-cutter gastropubs – thankfully this spot down Clapham High Street is a bold redeemer of the British pub ideal.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30
The Stonhouse, 165 Stonhouse Street, Clapham, SW4 6BJ London

Further Information

Being nestled off to one side of busy Clapham High Street hasn’t stopped Londoners desperate for the authentic British pub vibe from flocking to The Stonhouse to ride a new wave in the London gastropub scene. The Stonhouse is a refurbished heritage building housing an incredibly well-stocked bar and a tranquil garden for relaxing out of doors, all decorated with a modestly-phrased taste for the finer things in life. The whole place can be hired out for private parties, but most dive right in for an unparalleled, sociable atmosphere that recalls the golden age of the British pub. The Stonhouse has verve, elegance, and an unfussy simplicity all rolled into one.

The Stonhouse’s superb wine list is a top attraction for many London punters pushing to the bar amidst the convivial atmosphere down Clapham High Street, while hopheads can sample a diverse range of cask, keg, and bottled beers before what we consider The Stonhouse’s truly main attraction. Turning to the menus, you can’t go past The Stonhouse’s famed steaks, which are aged in-house. Keeping the locally-sourced ethos firmly alive, The Stonhouse’s chef’s are blessed not only with deft knife-hands, but by chicken, lamb, and pork produced on The Stonhouse’s parent company Three Cheers Pub Co.’s very own Hampshire farm. The fish, too – fish and chips with your pint, anyone? – is carefully selected from English day fishing fleets based off the south coast, meaning anything and everything you order is as fresh as the daisy’s in the courtyard outside.

CHEF'S CHOICE

278 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 278 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 6
16.03.2017 08:28

Excellent... I would just suggest that the roast potatoes be a little bit fluffier! However the service and food were excellent and great value. Thank you!

1 review so far 6
03.03.2017 09:25

Excellent food with a really creative menus in a great setting and the best customer service I've see in a very long time. Super friendly, attentive. Just what you're looking for if you want to step back from the hustle and bustle of the high street.

1 review so far 6
23.02.2017 22:16

Great ambiance. Good wine and friendly service. Asked to change table and was told it would be no trouble. It is definitely one of the more popular places to eat off Clapham high Street mid week.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 15:16

Great Saturday lunchtime spot. Tucked away with the kids so we could all enjoy excellent pub food which was just a little different to the norm. My chicken with spicy lentils was so tasty that the kids ate it, leaving their burger to me - and that was just fine as it was very good too!

3 reviews so far 5
22.01.2016 23:53

A busy Friday evening at the Stonhouse, but never over-crowded or rowdy, just a lovely buzz. and despite the place being full, table service was fast and efficient throughout, and predominantly smiley! The starter was a little underwhelming, I tend to think a combo of squid and chorizo is one work making a little bit of a statement about, rather than plonking a few bits on some rocket and serving - it came out very quickly, no prizes for guessing it didn't take much prep. the sea bream, however, was terrific - generous, tasty, perfectly cooked, on a bed of crisy and flavourful veggies. we both chose the same dishes, so sadly not able to comment on any other menu items! there was a small issue when the bill came and my friend had been charged for doubles on her drinks when she had specifically ordered singles, and this was rather grudgingly amended by the waitress. otherwise, a lovely atmosphere, friendly folks lovely food, ideal Friday.

2 reviews so far 5
05.07.2016 08:14

The Stonhouse does great steaks and did not fail this time, all diners in my party had steak with fries and Bearnaise Sauce. The wine is reasonably priced and wide-ranging. We enjoyed a Rioja with the steak, perfect to stand up to those robust flavours. I like the atmosphere but it odes get busy and noise levels can rise. If you want intimacy ask for a table away from the bar. If the wetaher had been good we could even have eaten outside.

1 review so far 6
18.01.2016 07:37

The Stonhouse is the perfect place to go for so many different reasons... with friends, with your partner, for a drink or for food - the service is always good and the food is magnificent! Love the setting as well, off the beaten track & with a (heated) outside area.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2015 09:14

We had a great evening at the Stonhouse. We were a large group and running late for our original reservation time. When we did finally arrive it wasn't an issue at all and we only had to wait a few minutes for a table. The staff were warm and welcoming and super accommodating of ours needs; we had a three month old in our group and the staff were very helpful storing the pram and making sure we had everything we needed. And the food was delicious! Couldn't recommend it more!

1 review so far 5
02.11.2015 07:02

An enjoyable Sunday lunch at The Stonhouse , we were a party of 5 and all were satisfied with the choice we made from the menu. A couple of us felt that we could have done with the food being a little hotter. Prices OK.

1 review so far 5
13.04.2016 09:56

We booked for a large table of 14 people, which The Stonhouse were happy to accommodate. I realise a large table is quite difficult to serve well, but we were all very happy with the level of service and the food was excellent as always!

3 reviews so far 6
19.01.2016 10:18

I love The Stonhouse, it a quiet cosy country-style pub in a corner of Clapham just off the bustling Venn Street. The food is exceptional and great value - the BBQ beef brisket is an absolute must!!!

1 review so far 5
14.01.2017 15:56

The Stonhouse was a really nice pub - a warm, cosy setting, with great food and drink. Service was good too. Would definitely go back or check out some of the other pubs in the chain.

7 reviews so far 5
10.05.2016 23:48

Nice little pub. Staff were polite not but not exactly a 'laugh a minute' so to speak. I had the burger and unfortunately the bun was stale- but the burger itself was nice Couple of friends had the chateaubriand which was apparently amazing (also looked amazing).and another had fish and chips (heard no complaints so must have been yummy). I would defiantly come back here, nice atmosphere, nice food and nice staff.

2 reviews so far 6
20.01.2017 10:24

Delightful gastropub tucked away down a quiet street in Clapham. Great atmosphere for a relaxed dinner with friends or a romantic date. Service was friendly and efficient without being over attentive. Food was delicious with light tasty starters and hearty full flavoured mains. Portion size was very generous too, and 50% off in January made it a bargain!

5 reviews so far 4
07.05.2016 10:41

We were very pleased as ever with the charming service and the relaxed atmosphere, but the steak and chips fell well below the norm: cold soggy chips that had been hanging around, tough rather burnt steaks - the duck and lamb went down well though. We heard rumour that a new chef was in the kitchen that Tuesday night so let's hope he picks up a few tips from the usually excellent chef! The Puglia red wine was yummy.

1 review so far 5
17.01.2017 11:00

The Stonehouse is one of those quaint charming pubs, that line the side-streets of Edwardian housing developments. You can see that once it was a hive of decadence, spurned by the middle classes clutching on to the tattered remains of temperance whilst embraced by returning war veterans eager to forget the muck of slanders at the bottom of a pint glass.

1 review so far 5
03.11.2016 13:36

The service was very good. We ordered the roast but was later told that there was limited vegetables. I received one carrot and one very small piece of broccoli, although there was plenty of green beans and peas. However, there was much more meat on the plate than I had received previously which made up front the missing vegetables.

5 reviews so far 6
16.01.2016 10:29

We had a great early supper as part of the 50% off January offer. As usual juicy steak, good chips and friendly service. I like the Argentinian malbec and the side dish of swiss chard too, I tried the banofee air for the first time - delicious and substantial.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2015 09:02

We held a leaving party for a friend the service was good the menu was slightly lacking regarding vegetarian options we had three in our group. But I should add they came up with another meal option . Over all the food was lovely in a nice setting.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2015 12:19

Lovely ambiance and great menu. Only slight criticism is the seating at the back, my friend kept getting knocked everytime someone went to or left the table in the corner, perhaps something to reconsider.. Other than that it was a great night with truly excellent service.. Well done

3 reviews so far 6
27.01.2017 09:27

Love this pub! Friendly service and great food. Added bonus of 50% off in January! I went for my birthday last year with 16 others, and it impressed us then. We were tucked away in the corner this time which was actually really nice. I'd always go back...

1 review so far 4
14.12.2016 07:34

Usually this place is great but I'm not sure if they've had a big change in staff recently or something. I had to send the steak back as it was overcooked and when my friend asked for Parmesan on her tortollini she was told it would be extra, and then the minutest little bowl of parmesan chunks arrived.I'll as opposed to have some Parmesan grated on top for you.

5 reviews so far 4
15.09.2015 14:22

Went to the Stonhouse for a Sunday Lunch. We got there at 1:45pm and as it was busy, were informed it was an hour wait for food. When the Sunday lunch came, it was slightly lacklustre with a very oily yorkshire pudding and the chicken on the bone, which was a bit fiddly to eat. Love the Stonhouse but definitely not the best Sunday lunch I've had in London...

1 review so far 6
08.01.2016 10:03

All round nice gastropub, a mix of casual and elegant ambience that works, interesting menu, good quality of food and drinks, very friendly and attentive staff and good value for money. The fireplace adds to the appeal of the place, I would definitely go back.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 17:39

We ate in the pub, and the food wasn't as nice as when we had previously eaten in the restaurant section (but prices are also a lot less, so this is to be expected). We were moved due to a large party coming in, but the waitress very kindly gave us free drinks.

1 review so far 6
23.01.2016 09:49

The Stonehouse is my favourite pub in Clapham. I have been going there for over three years very frequently. Home made tasting food, especially the specials, generous portions, lovely staff and great atmosphere. Definitely great for a date, family diner or just with friends.

2 reviews so far 5
30.06.2016 07:46

We had a most enjoyable evening. Excellent friendly staff, good range of food catering for all tastes. 2 of us chose the daily specials, risotto and baked cod, which were delicious. The puddings are notably good, especially the posset. It was lovely to see guests with their dogs in the bar area.

1 review so far 2
04.09.2016 17:20

Service was good, but the Sunday roast we had was totally undercooked! Meat, veg, and potatoes were all hard and even inedible in some cases. The meat wasn't such an issue, as it was beef and we both enjoy it rare, but even then some parts of it were totally raw. The veg was a problem - the roast potatoes were anaemic and hard in the middle, and the green vegetables were really hard. You couldn't slice through some of them with a knife. Apart from that, the service was relatively good, and the pub is nice, but it was full of screaming children and the whole atmosphere was very loud (there are probably too many tables in too small a space). All in all, definitely one to avoid.

2 reviews so far 4
26.02.2017 15:34

We went for a Sunday roast. You can tell they seemed a bit rushed off their feet, the meat was very tasty the vegs was a bit bland as they seem to have just been steamed cooked, I had the belly pork with very little crackling which was a bit disappointing however the gravy was very tasty! I prefer their sister branch "the abbeville".

2 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 13:31

Great food, and especially great service. I have to eat gluten free for a month and the waiter was excellent, helping to inform us of what we could and could not have, and suggesting alternatives. Above and beyond the call of duty.

1 review so far 5
10.10.2016 09:19

Very friendly and fast service and tasty food (I had the roast beef dinner). They lost one point because I'm not a fan of having dogs in places where food is served (unless they're assistance/service dogs), and one man had a large dog with him that occasionally barked quite loudly.

2 reviews so far 5
19.07.2016 13:09

The Stonhouse has a nice atmosphere and good food (yummy fishcakes with chips and salad). The service is good with friendly, helpful staff. All fine!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 08:26

Love the Stonhouse- best pub food in Clapham. Generous Sunday roast portions, great service, and good atmosphere. Yummy sticky toffee pudding too. A good pub to take your parents to if they're visiting London, but also perfect for drinks with friends.

5 reviews so far 6
01.06.2015 11:33

Friendly service, a good varied menu and wine list and comfy English pub atmosphere. Excellent steak and great real chips. We like the late lunch service until 3.30pm then you can linger with your wine or coffee. Book at busy times.

2 reviews so far 6
03.01.2016 18:38

Busy gastropub with a good menu & efficient staff. My sunday lunch of Pork belly was very good, & my friend enjoyed her battered cod. It's a little tucked away but easy to get to & obviously populars with the locals.

1 review so far 5
08.01.2016 08:21

Lovely pub, classy decor, open fire, good atmosphere. Food was great and service pretty good too. The 50% off food deal for Jan helped ensure the pub was really busy I think - a successful marketing as it tempted us to travel a little bit further than usual

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 08:52

Great food, great wine, great service, can't fault it. Will certainly be back. Liked the ambience and decor too, and it is nice and warm in winter, when many places in London seem to have open doors and draughts everywhere.

1 review so far 6
20.01.2016 22:51

It was not actually that busy. Attentive staff allowed me to move to a nicer table. Very agreable hosts checked on us frequently for drink top ups and food was very nice, tasty and suitably priced. Great mid-week meet up.

2 reviews so far 3
09.07.2016 09:20

Nice food but bad service tonight. We have been before and had great experiences but I think they were short staffed this time. Our starter salad (beetroot and goats cheese) was pitifully small with only 3 small squares of goats cheese! But the mains special of squid and prawns was really delicious and my partner enjoyed a nice steak too. It's not a cheap evening out and tainted by overstretched service tonight but a nice environment and popular local pub.

1 review so far 4
25.12.2015 17:30

Food was good, served as requested and in fair portion. Only thing detracting from the experience was that the Service whilst friendly a little too slow and in ptricular it took too long from asking for bill to actually being presented with card machine to pay and leave, despite the restaurant being over half empty by that stage.

1 review so far 5
03.11.2016 07:52

Lovely pub with delicious food. The only let down was the pudding - the treacle on the sticky toffee pudding was burnt, even when we asked for a new one. The staff were helpful though and the roast and Bloody Mary were great! Worth a visit.

2 reviews so far 5
12.03.2017 22:56

A cosy and warm evening by the fire in a great pub. A friend and I shared the Chateaubriand which was delicious. Unfortunately we were too full for pudding. Looking forward to going back in the Summer and being able to sit in the outside area.

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 09:21

Staff were really friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and was served quickly. We had the squid and sourdough bread to start and the sharing steak for main. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning soon!

1 review so far 6
10.02.2016 08:43

The stonhouse is a lovely pub with great food and a welcoming atmosphere. I was there with 8 of my friends to have lunch and watch the rugby and they were incredibly welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend!

9 reviews so far 2
16.03.2015 07:50

We're big fans on the Avalon and Abbeville, so thought we give the Stonhouse a try. We ate around 7pm on a Sunday. The roast chicken had obviously been kept warm since lunchtime as it was so dry it was impossible to swallow. Roast potatoes were barely cooked too and certainly not crispy from being cooked in the goose fat they promised. Desert wasn't much better, I ordered apple and rhubarb crumble. This consisted of fruit that had been stewed so much is was more like a purée. I'm pretty sure the crumble topping was crushed up biscuits, sprinkled over the top. All in all disappointing. Good point the Proseco was great.

5 reviews so far 4
26.04.2016 12:48

1st time visit although I am local. Had a saturday evening to myself so booked a table. Excellent friendly service. Typical gastro pub type dinner - place very popular and busy, very good drinks and plenty of choice. Food more limited in choice predictable, and possibly a bit unmemorable but reasonable quantity. Yes worth visiting.

2 reviews so far 5
01.01.2016 08:41

The food was very good. Service was good. The waitress was very good when I was asking questions related to some allergies I have. It was a bit loud but to be expected on a busy night during the holidays. Overall a good experience!

1 review so far 6
17.03.2015 10:16

One of the best pub in Clapham! Great service, the food is really good and they often change the menu. It's dog friendly and they will make your dog also feels very welcome. :-) Definitely recommended!

1 review so far 5
16.03.2015 11:23

Usual quality and good service. We had the roast beef, BBQ beef brisket (my favourite!) and fish and chips, everyone was happy with their choices and enjoyed the evening. Two beers were accidentally added to our bill but were removed again without fuss.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2015 11:44

Another great after movie dinner at the Stonhouse using our CPH members discount which makes it even better. Really juicy steaks, brilliant old-fashioned chips and a yummy Puglian wine. Good value and a friendly atmosphere with pleasant service. what's not to like!?