The Four Thieves, Battersea

Pritesh Mody |

Four Thieves, Battersea

Located in a Victorian music hall previously the site of the original Jongleurs comedy club, The Four Thieves in Battersea brews its own ale and distil its own gin onsite while hosting accessible leftfield entertainment from comedians to alternative cabaret stars and vintage DJs.

The pub is made up of a main bar, split over two levels, the Boat House, which will host much of the entertainment, and a gin yard perfect for autumnal evenings (complete with a lavender roof, the harvest of which will be used to make the house gin). The food menu includes an eclectic range of street food, European and pan Asian cuisine with dishes ranging from braised BBQ ribs and ceviche of yellowfin tuna to a Laines beer battered haddock and chips. The décor includes weird and wonderful artefacts and furnishings from throughout the pubs history, with elements of Victorian music hall, masonic symbolism, 60s kitsch, which all combine to create an eclectic environment. The pub also give nods to the darkness of the Four Thieves legend that saw the Black Death corpse robbers spared their own lives to reveal the secret that made them immune to the plague. The Four Thieves 51 Lavender Gardens London
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