Mark Reynolds bought The Stonhouse in 2015 and has taken it back to a free house after years of pub company ownership. Tucked discreetly away between Clapham's Old Town and its busy High Street, this impressively transformed corner local has an elegant bar where Sambrook’s Pumphouse Pale Ale vies for real ale drinkers' attention alongside Timothy Taylor Landlord. In the log-fire-warmed dining area, the brasserie-style menu is skewed towards modern British food, in particular steaks. The regularly changing menu could feature seared scallops, spiced lentils and crispy pancetta; or chargrilled rack of lamb, ratatouille, minted gravy.
Closed: 26 December
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-3.30, Saturday 11-4, Sunday 12-9
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-10.30, Sunday 12-9
Food and drink
Real ales available: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Sambrook's Pumphouse Pale Ale