Clapham gastroboozer The Avalon may be “huge and hectic” but it’s “great for families or large groups”. And it just got a little bit better as a drink and dining hangout this summer with the launch of its newly renovated beer garden.
The Avalon is the largest of the seven pubs owned by Three Cheers Pub Co. which was set up in 2003 by childhood friends Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox. The revamped outside space can seat up to 180 people, with a further 70 standing.
As is de rigueur these days many of the materials used to create the new beer garden are reclaimed or sustainably sourced – like native-grown wood, industrial metal and ex-distillery oak barrels. The garden also has a bar and an outdoor kitchen complete with Josper grill and roasting spit – just in time for National BBQ week (25-31 May).