Named after the mythical isle of Arthurian legend, the attractions of this Balham member of the Renaissance Group of south London pubs are far from fairytale. For example, there’s a three-tiered rear garden that comes alive on summer days, the bar stocks Timothy Taylor Landlord and Mortimers cider, and the wine list offers many by the glass. On top of that, house policy is to serve beef aged in-house, sustainable fish from English waters, and free-range pork and chicken from the group’s own farm. Bar meals include meze platter; Welsh rarebit; fish and chips; and croque monsieur.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-3.30, Saturday 12-4, Sunday 12-9
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-10.30, Sunday 12-9
Food and drink
Real ales available: Timothy Taylor Landlord, guest ales