Coach and Horses, Clapham North

The Coach and Horses is tucked away on a quiet sidestreet in between Brixton and Clapham. They have a nice outside area so if spring ever decides to return it would be a lovely place for a drink in the sunshine (live in hope eh!)

Looking forward to lunch with Amy @feedingfranklin @coachhorsessw4 ! @tastytoursldn @TastyComms #tastytours #tastycomms

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They’ve also revamped the inside with some comfy sofas and a short, everchanging list of cocktails. Short is good in my book as it means they do a few things but they do them well. At the time we were there these included a raspberry margarita (what’s not to like?!) and a very good espresso martini. J can vouch for the negroni and old fashioned too!

 

See Alex (General Manager, and professional mixologist) in action making an espresso martini:

 

They also do good, not your usual run of the mill pizza. Mine had spicy n’duja, balanced out by sweet roasted tomatoes, fennel and peppery rocket. J went for a gluten free option with artichoke, which was perfectly cooked and its delicate flavour was complemented by the sweeter notes from the ricotta cheese, a wonderful nutty warmth from the roasted garlic and the lemony/ citrusy notes from the sorrel.

 

 

We then got the Nutella doughnuts and I’m not sure why I thought these would be dainty mini ones. They were enormous beasts that were impossible to eat in a ladylike way but delicious.

 

If you want to have a carb fest this is your place! They also show sport on a big screen (I will leave it to you to decide if this is a plus or not!). Also, craft beers are their specialty such as ones from well known local breweries like Camden Town, Brixton, and Beavertown, or further afield including Sweden, Belgium and Czech Republic.

 

 

Thank you to Amy (Feeding Franklin) at Tasty Comms & Tasty Tours London for inviting us, and it was great to also meet fellow food blogger Lucy.

 

Twitter:

@CoachHorsesSW4 @FeedingFranklin @TastyToursLDN @TastyComms #Clapham #Brixton #London #foodbloggers @DeterminedDiner

@The_Foodie_Feed #food #restaurants #LondonIsOpen @ketelone @patron #patronxocafe #FrontierPubs

 

Website:

http://www.frontierpubs.co.uk/coachandhorses/

Address: 173-175 Clapham Park Rd, London SW4 7EX
Phone: 020 7498 6308
Coach and Horses special offers during the week:

o Kick the Monday blues with 2 for 1 on all our delicious pizzas, all evening

o Try something new with a paddle of any 3 of our delicious craft beers for a mere £4

o Brighten up that Sunday with our lively quiz night

o The Dough Club! Ask staff for a Dough Club card and your 10th pizza will be on us

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About goantolondon

International food and travel blog by London based British Goan duo: Jason and Chiara Pinto. Twitter: @goantolondon @jasonpinto100 @chiarapinto About Goa: Goa is a small state on the western coast of India. Though the smallest Indian state, Goa has played an influential role in Indian history. Goa was one of the major trade centers in India, thus it had always been attracting the influential dynasties, seafarers, merchants, traders, monks and missionaries since its earliest known history. Throughout its history Goa has undergone continual transformation, leaving an indelible impression on various aspects of its cultural and socio-economic development. History of Goa: The East-West symbiosis of Goa makes it different from other parts of India, more than the historical and social niche. The history of Goa is a sweet and sour story of colonial heritage, oppressive rulers, a glorious culture, and uneventful immediate past. As a land with the identity of its own, Goa was brought into focus when it was liberated of Portugal from its oppressive rule of around 450 hundred years in 1961. Goa was captured and annexed to the Portuguese in 1510 following the urges of trade and demand of spices and also cottons and indigo. But, Goa has a history that starts much before Portugal even thought of Goa being where it is. Goa was coveted and ruled by a great number of Indian kingdoms and dynasties from the 4th century onwards. The first kingdom to rule Goa and Konkan were Bhojas, who were the feudatories of Ashoka in 4th and 5th centuries AD. The city of Chandrapur (present Chandor) was founded by Prince Chandraditya, son of Chalukya King Pulakesin from 566 to 597 A.D. after this, Goa was ruled consecutively by Silahara Dynasty, Kadamba Danasty, and finally Hoysalas from 1022 to 1342 A.D. From the 14th century onwards, Goa became a great trading center on the west coast, especially in the vast trade of horses imported from the Middle East. This was the time for bigger empires to move in and Vijayanagar Empire conquered it in 1344. But there empire was not going to last too long and in 1347, Bahmani Sultans defeated Vijayanagara forces in 1347 and controlled Goa. Afterwards, it was a time of great prosperity and peace for Gpa, especially during the rules of Yusuf Adil Shah and Ismail Adil Shah. They created beautiful houses, fortified Goa, and encouraged local craftsmen. Their liberal and progressive rule was not going to last too long and situation changed in 1510 A.D. Goa for all purposes was not on the Portuguese Radar even after a long time of their presence in India. When the Portuguese nobleman Alfonso de Albuquerque and his cousin Francisco de Albuquerque were sent with a powerful fleet in 1503 on the orders of King Dom Manuel I, the purpose was to defend the cargoes of spices, mostly pepper, against Arab Muslim raiders. The center of spice trade was Calicut at that time and Portuguese had built forts in Cochin and Cannanore. It was in 1506-08 that an opportunistic pirate, Timoja, persuaded Albuquerque to attack Goa and acquire a better land base. This made Goa, Portugal's first real territorial acquisition in Asia. After a brief period of recapturing by the Muslims, Goa Albuquerque finally captured Goa in 1510. The inquisition of Goa in 1540 reversed the previous liberal policy of Albuquerque and imposed strict censorship of literature and new laws to forbade non-Christians from professions. Forced conversions took place continuously, censorship was established on literature, the temples were destroyed, and non-Christian priests, holy men, and teachers were evicted. This led to continuous fleeing of Hindus from Goa to other parts of India. It is not that the relationship with Portugal brought only destruction for the Goans. Portuguese also built great churches like the church of St. Cajetan and Bom Jesus basilica in Old Goa, which is a pilgrimage site for the Christians from around the world. But it is also true that pre-1961; Goa was a highly impoverished region very backward and primitive. It is after the liberation that Goa of today has emerged and it has surprised even the locals many of whom had left their homeland before its liberation. Portugal and India are today friends and Goa continues to be a fascinating blend of Latin and Oriental. Information sourced from: http://www.royalorienttrain.com/goa/goa-history.html
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