Bedford77 Bedford Hill
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Built for Watney in 1931 and now Grade II-listed, this remarkable community pub and performance venue no longer has a separate public bar but includes a round theatre with a gallery as well as spacious function rooms on two upper floors. For six years it has hosted the London Folkfest in June, followed in 2016 by the Balham Literary Festival. The Balham Comedy Festival in July is now in its fifth year. The pub was acquired in May 2017 by Three Cheers Pub Co (formerly Renaissance Pubs) as their eighth South London venue, and part of a new Six Cheers 'managed expert' partnership with Enterprise, retaining its emphasis on live music and comedy. It reopened after major refurbishment late in 2018.