The Avalon is endowed with an abundance of outside space. The wonderful Garden, rated by Time Out as one of London’s best, underwent a complete refurbishment in 2015 including brand new bar and kitchen. It’s a destination in it’s own right.

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

“Like the front terrace? You’ve seen nothing yet. How about the pretty side garden? Just wait. Through the back is not just the best pub garden in Balham, but one of the best in London.”


We re-launched our garden after a major renovation last year. It is certainly one of the largest pub gardens you will encounter in London, and features a fully stocked bar and kitchen including Josper grill.

It’s a secluded space with a stunning living wall, mature trees and beautiful planting. The main area is home to the bar serving draught beer, wine and cocktails, and various seating options including heated booths and a feasting.

The central area features numerous heated booths and smaller tables for more intimate drinking and dining, whilst the lounge area to the rear is ideally suited for groups large and small who simply want to relax with a drink. It’s easy to forget you’re in London and days can slip by rather too easily…


The Avalon Courtyard has just had a makeover in time for summer. It is an ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of London and relax with a drink and good company. Just off the main bar, well covered and heated.


The Terrace is the obvious place to meet friends, have a drink or bite to eat, and watch the world go by. It’s well covered unless the sun’s out, and heaters keep the drinkers and smokers comfortable all year round. Perfect for large groups on a night out.



“With enough plants, shrubs and decking to make Alan Titchmarsh go weak at the knees, it’s an idyllic place to enjoy top pub grub in the sun.”

Mr Hyde – May 2015

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