The Avalon in Balham, London | Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants

The Avalon

16 Balham Hill
SW12 9EB
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  • Dog friendly pub in Balham, London
  • Public House with a stunning Garden
  • Warm inviting place for friends & family
  • Menu bursting with traditional dishes
  • Fine wines, ales & cocktails
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The Avalon
Dog friendly pub in Balham

The Avalon - Dog Friendly Pub in Balham, London

Named after the mythical island at the heart of the legend of King Arthur, The Avalon is a majestic public house and garden located in Clapham South.

Embracing our iconic English heritage, we are passionate about showcasing our country’s finest produce in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Our elegant dining room is perfect for leisurely lunches or sumptuous suppers, our busy bar comes alive in the evening, guaranteeing a great night out, whilst the Blue Room upstairs is magnificent for private parties. On a sunny day, there really isn’t anywhere better to be than one of our three fabulous gardens, voted London’s best by Time Out magazine.

We are proud to serve free-range pork, lamb and chicken from our farm, sustainable fish, sourced from our wonderful coastline and brilliant beef, all-aged in house.

Dog friendly pubs in London Dogs welcome

The Bar
Of course, being a proper pub, we take our drinks seriously at The Avalon.
Our wine list features a wide selection, some have been chosen especially to complement certain dishes but of course all can be enjoyed on their own.

The award-winning Timothy Taylor’s Landlord takes pride of place as our house ale and is joined by a regularly changing choice of regional ales.

Cocktails on our list lean towards the classics, with a number of our very own creations to tickle your fancy!

Dog Friendly

The Gardens
The Avalon is endowed with an abundance of outside space. The wonderful Summer Garden, rated by Time Out as one of London’s best, is open from spring until autumn and now has Wi-Fi throughout.

The Courtyard is a sheltered spot for a quiet drink or bite to eat, largely covered and heated, and is ideal for private al fresco parties. The front Terrace is busy all year round and attracts a diverse local crowd, making for a lively atmosphere.


“A welcome recent addition to the South London drinking/dining scene, with a big glossy beer garden and other terraces to boot. Food is good too - there's a rotisserie and a grill with changing offerings, from mergueuz hot dog to whole seabass with a lime salad. An ideal spot in which to catch a tan, eat good food and - of course - be merry.”

- City AM

“Enjoy rotisserie piglet and apple sauce in a bap at this newly landscaped sanctuary in Clapham. With table top parasols, a staoine fountain, ornate jardinieres (that's posh plant pots to you and me) and tumbling pansies, the pub's outside sapace looks like a scaled-down version of the garden's at Versailles. there are plenty of different seating areas, including some beautiful arm chairs in a secluded spot by the fountain - perfect for a secret rendezvous.”

- London Lite

“The Avalon's south-facing terraced garden is a much needed oasis in the heart of Balham. Set over three levels, there's plenty of space, lots of greenery and even a Roman-styled tiered fountain. From Thursday to Sunday there's a delicious Meditteranean grill.”

- London Evening Standard

“Look out folks, there's a hot new grill on the block. The lovely, newly landscaped garden at the back of The Avalon has it's own, dedicated 'garden menu' served 6-9pm Saturday and Sunday from a spanking-new, stainless steel barbeque. This includes a piping hot skewer of lamb souvlaki served on a round pitta bread with a greek-styled salad and bowl of tzatziki; the meat was nicely charred. The bap filled with shoulder of Middle White pork was also sensational. The salads being devoured at the next table almost had us ready to renounce the flesh; both the tabbouleh version and the Caesar looked great. Simpler snacks include chips (from the indoor kitchen), half pint of prawns and of course, ice cream - Jude's, in this case. Outside the weekend rush hours, the regular bar menu is served from the indoor kitchen. Table service makes it a very civilised affair, this is more of a jug-of-Pimm's joint than a packet-of-crisps-and-lager place.”

- Time Out London

“Flush with the success of The Bolingbroke, the Renaissance Pubs team have transformed the insalubrious The George to The Avalon creating a contemporary-meets-Victorian take on grand pub with dining room and enticing menu. My veggie son gave the wild mushroom risotto and selection of Jude’s sorbets a resounding thumbs up too.”

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