Avalon16 Balham Hill
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Two hundred yards down the hill from Clapham South tube, once a coaching inn and probably the oldest pub in the area though little of historical/architectural interest remains. Renamed by new leaseholder Renaissance Pubs (now Three Cheers Pub Co), after comprehensive refurbishment in November 2008, into an attractive gastropub, retaining a traditional bar with front lounge but transforming the rear sports bar into a sumptuous restaurant area. Back garden and enclosed pavement seating. Formerly the George.