The Bobbin

4.6
618 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Bobbin pays equal attention to ‘gastro’ and ‘pub’.

Tucked away on Lillieshall Road, this red brick pub has an airy conservatory for the summer, wood fires for the winter, a Quiz Night on Wednesdays for the cerebral and a dart board at all times for the dextrous!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 618 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Claire
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great pub with great food, will definitely be back!

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Olivia
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic has meant that while we've been local to the area for ages, we've not been able to visit the Bobbin. Glad we finally could as it's a lovely pub with friendly regulars and excellent staff. And the drinks choice was excellent and delicious.

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Jess
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. When asking a waiter for something (for the third time) we were met with a gormless look and told that he was serving another table, which he did so very slowly. Very limited vegetarian and vegan options, two meals came with missing ingredients. Quite expensive for what it was, overall quite disappointed.

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HarrietW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal - great food and service! I had the chicken Caesar salad which was delicious

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Casbahdarling
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service as usual, thank you!

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AllieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, hidden gem. More quiet than others around Clapham and the garden is small but beautiful. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great pub with good beer selection, great food and amazing service

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vipSunlunch
London
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Bobbin and the staff there.

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nonickname
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was just all right and took forever. Service was forgetful at best but mostly absent. Inside seating was extremely loud and everyone was packed in so close together... it was already an extremely muggy evening and this didn't help matters. Even a few carefully placed fans would have made a huge difference but no effort made to do so. With so many great places in Clapham I don't think we will be back.

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HughA
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A solidly reliable pub with good food and good service. Perfect for a relaxed meal with a friend or two.

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LFish
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice pub, would say the food is a little over priced though.

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FleurC
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great lunch sitting in the sunny garden. And a great pint of Harveys. What's not to love.

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BENJAMINC
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have the sausage and mash - so good! The staff were fantastic, moved our table into the shade. Love The Bobbin!

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EdGreg
London
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great pub, situated nicely in Clapham but out of the busy areas. Food and service are very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!! 🤩

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really nice - staff kept checking on us and pretended they needed the table back in an attempt to boot us off. We did stay the whole evening, but we also ordered food and drink continuously. Was a bit off putting, especially as it was only a mildly busy Wednesday. And they checked on us about every 10/15 minutes. Everything else was lovely!

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Ariella
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, only problem was the gazebo which made the area we ate outside like a green house in the sunshine!

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AndrewC
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outside space is well protected

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Aree
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good roasted and good drinks. Service always good.

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

if we had known that the outdoor space had heaters and cover - that would have been our choice, the noise after a while made me leave.
nice evening overall

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MarthaB
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a really great roast, would recommend to anyone

MB
MaxB
London
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice cozy pub. Outside was fun and heaters felt good even on a rainy day. Friendly staff and good food.

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Hels
London
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service and great outside covering and heat

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vipEmBee
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Large group of loud Friday afternoon drinkers at two adjacent tables killed the conversation. Cheese board consisted of wafer-thin slices of cheese and apple rather than wedges, so poor value for money. However pea and saffron risotto pleasant and sticky toffee pudding light and comforting.

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Elle
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience and food, we will be back again!

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Lh07
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine as always! The staff are super friendly and helpful and we love the heated & covered outdoor seating which is dog friendly

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Mrose
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely birthday meal at the Bobbin last night. The staff were friendly and helpful, but not overbearing. The dishes was well presented and delicious. The covering and heaters allowed us to be comfortable outside for the entirety of our meal. Something that really stood out for me was the non alcoholic section of the menu. It was comforting to be accommodated for without having any awkwardness asking for options. Would recommend for a family affair!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner and the food was excellent, really good choice and very fast as well. Would recommend and will go back!

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Michael
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In difficult times the Bobbin yet again provided us with excellent food, drink and service. Very pleased to see that they maintain standards in what must be an incredibly difficult time to operate any kind of restaurant/bar, along with the friendly and efficient staff.
We had a very enjoyable evening, and will return!

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vipSKeay
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening had by all. We brought friends for the first time and they were very impressed. Delicious food and we found an amazing wine at a great price!

Loved it!

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BelB
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch outside. Felt very safe and well looked after, would highly recommend this lovely pub

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NickI
London
22 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A lovely way to exit lockdown. Good atmosphere, outdoor heating, nice menu, good service, and feels very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely time at The Bobbin on Sunday. The garden is gorgeous, really well laid out and covered with a plastic roof and heaters (the pictures on here don’t do it justice!) It was warm and cosy with a lovely atmosphere. Staff were attentive, the food arrived quickly and was delicious. The menu has lots of options for large meals, roasts and small bites. Extensive wine list. Would highly recommend

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was outstanding and staff were lovely and attentive

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GaryC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch arranged. Lovely covered seating area out the back. Sunny and warm. Food was good. Staff was good also

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Elise
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff and an all around great pub to go to!

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PhilR
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, accommodating service. A great outdoor setup too with heaters and covering. Thank you for a good evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall was a 7/10

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LauraF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great beer at our favourite local. Can’t recommend The Bobbin highly enough.

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TillyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection and lots of nice quality sharing nibbles for the table. Staff at the Bobbin were very accommodating to our group and good at maintaining COVID government regulations.

FAQs

The Bobbin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7738 8953.

The Bobbin is rated 4.6 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.