Powder Keg Diplomacy

By Maeve
147 St John’s Hill, Clapham, SW11 1TH
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From £7 for a cocktail

It’s time to get yourself acquainted with a Victorian colonial era themed bar. This means glass decanters, dark wooden seating, beautiful ornate Victorian decor and chaps in braces behind the bar. Yes yes, it’s Clapham and if you can move past this it’s well worth it. Involving powerful homemade liqueurs and ginger beer, the cocktail list is fantastic and quirky, (run by ex Lost Society ‘winners of two Time Out ‘bar of the year’ accolades’ types this might not be too surprising) and on the menu, I’d be prepared to commit murder for the pork belly. Try the Grandad’s Allotment cocktail which comes with a fresh stick of rhubarb in it, and black treacle across the top. Order one, and take delight as you’re treated to a five-minute lesson in how a drink should really be made. / Claire Tayler