If you wish to feed your need for a Quiz the nearby Prince of Wales has a fabulous one hosted by the long standing Landlord on a Thursday evening.
32 The Pavement, Clapham, London SW4 0JE
- Clapham Common Tube Station (0.2 km)
- Clapham South Station (0.7 km)
- Clapham High Street Station (0.6 km)
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020 7622 5230
13-15 Bollo Lane, Chiswick, London W4 5LR
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20 reviews of The Frog in English
What have they done to a pub, that was the nearest thing I had to a local 7-8 years ago?
The whole place has been modernised in the worst way! At the back there are more TVs in a small space than I have seen outside a sports bar or electronics store.
What I simply couldn’t believe though was that at the front there was happening a children’s party…..
My absolute favourite place to drink in Clapham. Awesome, friendly service from all of the staff, great cocktail knowledge, impressive food menu and they have a terrace so the place has an amazing atmosphere in the summer.
Well, I was extremely disappointed as the location is listed as having pool/snookers tables and I’ve lost half an hour traveling to this pub but there are no pool tables.
I think is qyipe’s fault and I think I’m gonna uninstall it, the pub looked alright but nothing special.
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I’d have to agree with tink1980. It was not a good experience for me either. The refurbished place deffo looks great but the service is really poor. We came in for a few drinks, waited to be seated as per the big sign and were told off by a very unfriendly chap because we were standing in the alley (in front of the sign to be precise). Then we were forced to open a tab before even ordering. When asked ‘what if I didn’t have my card today?‘, the answer was ’company policy’. A few weeks back, we were asked for our IDs and refused entry…trust me, my friends and I look nothing like 18…unfortunately. Not a place I’ll go back to. Instead of investing ££ in re-designing the place, they should spend money on customer service training!
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I used to go here every tuesday for the Pub quiz and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the Thai food they served. I went back for the first time a few weeks ago and i was surprised at the makeover…it looks great. Very trendy…no more old mans pub. I enoyed the food but what was dissapointing was the attitudes of the staff…especially the small spanish woman….who when i asked for extra bread made me feel like i was asking for the world on a plate. When i asked the staff for something else, it seemed they all had to ask another member of staff and then double check with the kitchen, like it was a real hassle…then making you wish that you hadn’t asked at all.
I’m sure for lots of people its a definite improvement. The new Frog fits the template of the All Bar Ones and Slug & Lettuce’s that Clapham has in abbundance…..i think i prefer the old mans pub to be honest.
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alex42, 19 December 2011:
I've been here for hangover breakfast and rugby night, both equally ace times. The eggs benedict is absolutely amazing, and their bloody marys aren't too shabby.
For a sport night, definitely book a table ahead of time to ensure you get a seat, and there are tons of screens all around for prime viewing. Service here is fantastic, the fish n chips went great with a few pints, and the DJ post-game was a great way to start the night out. The Frog is a fab go-to.
Now it's had a facelift this place is great in the summer, when you can enjoy a view over the Common from the roof terrace and watch football on the bigscreen they winch out for the occasion.
In winter, when you have to sit inside, it can be a bit less enjoyable - especially when it's very busy, when the accoustics are awful. The food (moderate price for London) is very tasty, there's a good range of beers and the staff are always friendly. The chips are highly recommended.
UPDATE 11/06/10 - So The Frog is now open for business and i've got to say, they've completely transformed this place. The food is excellent (i can highly recommend the open face steak and egg sandwich) and the staff seem sharp and on top of it even though they are only a week or 2 in. There was a slight kerfuffle with my food order, but it was well dealt with and i was even offered my money back.
The big sell for The Frog is the revamped balcony upstairs (complete with 52" waterproof plasma for the world cup). This is going to be awesome for the summer!
UPDATE - The Frog and Forget me not in Clapham is currently closed for refurbishment. There is some pretty serious work being undertaken, so i imagine it won't be complete until June 2010.
The Frog and Forget-Me-Not is a cool little pub on the edge of clapham common. It's a great place to go after playing sport or lounging around in the park.
Inside is a bit dated but the roof terrace overlooking the common is lovely. A shame they don't do table service as it's a bit of a trek down to the bar every 20 mins! The Thai food here is also very nice and orders always seem to come very, very quickly (I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing!).
this place is Clapham's best kept secret for all the major sporting events.
it is really close to the common and is a great venue with big screens and a roof terrace.
i think they used to serve Thai food but now they do great English food - the sandwiches are huge, the roasts are delish and a brunch always clears away the cobwebs of the night before.
This is a pub I go to about once a month after playing football on Clapham Common. Personally I’m actually a bit of a fan; it has a really good atmosphere, beer selection and Thai food. A few years ago it used to be ridiculously popular but now it has quietened down a bit which for me is only a good thing - for example, it was very comfortable for watch the rugby internationals, crowds but not suffocation. This and The Sun are the two best pubs in the area, both serving a different need.
The Frog is a relaxed pub near Clapham Old Town that attracts a mismatched crowd of Clapham locals venturing to explore the Old Town, and part-of-the-furniture regulars. Slightly down at heel, the mismatched chairs and tables gives this pub a fun, quirky feel and in summer the outside deck is perfect for soaking in the rays. The pub does a great quiz night, and the food (Thai) is value for money.
I’m not sure why this place has such a high rating, I’ve been here to play pool and watch football. It’s good in the summer, but it’s in need of a facelift, all I really remember from the place was student-types lazying around on dirty sofas huddling around cheap beers and tap water.
The screens are difficult to see, wouldn’t recommend watching any sport here.
Last time i popped in here they still had the Bar Billiards table, which is great fun if you’re with someone that understands the rules!
Also, as mentioned by the other reviewers, the roof terrace is great too, and you can look out over Clapham Common when the sun is shining.
We have borrowed board games there before on lazy Sundays (Jenga, i think) and the Sunday roast was always pretty good too. Add to that a normal pool table and a TV with the sport, and most would be happy!
The frog and forget me not is not bad, but it’s not great. has a definite grunge/student vibe to it. I wouldn’t choose it as a place just to go and drink as it is a bit past it. However, one excellent reason to go is the quiz night on a Tuesday. It is really good fun. It gets completely packed - and people reserve seats, so you will need to get there - or at least send in a scout at around 6.45 if there is a group of you. There is no limit to the amount of people you can have in your team which means very large groups of people with perculiar specialist subjects between them usually win, however, all is not lost as the big money is in the raffle/pick a box comp at the end which accumulates as the weeks go on. I actually saw a girl win a grand - well worth the quid on the raffle ticket, eh?
This, in my opinion, is the place to go in Clapham for summer drinking and eating. The best-kept secret in Clapham old town is the roof terrace in this place, which is plant-lined and an amazing sun-trap.
With a great selection of beers and a really good fist at thai cuisine, the frog is well worth a visit if you’re lazing on the common and fancy cooling down.
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