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The Devonshire

39 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9AN.
Tel: (0208) 673 1363
The Devonshire

Reviews of The Devonshire


Staff (Averaging 2.8 from 433 reviews)
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15th Apr 2012 - Large opulent Young's pub in Balham. It's all chandeliers, glass and mirrors. My favourite element is the two seater 'booths' in the front bar, perfect for a date if you can get one. A booth that is, not a date. The place was immaculate and is clearly well looked after. On the Saturday afternoon I was there the clientele was largely local young middle class couples out for a spot of lunch. Most tables were reserved for people arriving later which was a tad annoying. A nice pub and definitely somewhere you could take the parents for a drink.
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15th Apr 2012 - The Devonshire is a nice pub with lot's to offer, with it's trendy looking bar and restaurant area, booth seats and massive lovely garden, but it still leaves me wanting more.
I wouldn't say I was hard to please but I feel there is something missing here.
Maybe it's the contrast from a norm looking young's pub to a trying to be posh restaurant that mainly offers the usual Young's Pub offerings of pate with toast, soup of the day, fish & chips and burgers.
The food is good, (I had a burger and chips) but thought it was slightly over priced.
The beer wasn't quite right either, a bit flat and lifeless and I think charging over £4 for a pint of Fosters is outrageous (lucky I don't drink it).

Things I like are, the garden & BBQ in the summer, separate dining and drinking areas, a decent burger, the booth seating and friendly manager.

Things i'd change are, making the restaurant slightly less posh, more bar staff = less waiting time at bar and cheaper better beer.

Over all a nice pub with some great added extras and one to bring the fam!
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BreweryYoung's


PubIt's a pub


GardenOutside seating


FoodFood available


Area for hireArea to hire


WifiFree wifi


Nearby pubs

The Bedford 0.33 mi


The Abbeville 0.68 mi


The Hope 0.74 mi


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The Kings Head 1.07 mi


Nearby Stations

Balham 0.3 miles


Clapham South 0.4 miles


Tooting Bec 0.9 miles


Streatham Hill 1.1 miles


Clapham Common 1.1 miles


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