Brixton Pub Review – The Effra Hall Tavern

Written by on April 13, 2014 in Uncategorized - 3 Comments

The Space

Bright lighting and furnishings that feel familiar a2nd old fashioned, but not outdated. The Effra is a pub that announces itself boldly at the door. It’s usually easy to find a seat (especially if you’re prepared to share).

The Punters

The Effra welcomes locals to settle in for the night as well as stop-ins on their way up, or down the road for something a bit livelier. Unpretentious and non-judgmental, there’ll be no airs and graces here.

The Booze

With a few too many generic lagers on tap, maybe the menu could do with an update. But it’s a simple, straightforward list of wines, beers and spirits – and the best Guinness around – suits its surroundings to a tee. Recently though, they have added Brixton Brewery’s Effra Ale on draft.

The Grub

There aren’t enough pubs serving up honest Caribbean fare. The kitchen is kept busy.

4The Damage

At £3.60 for a Doom Bar, and around the same for a lager, you’re definitely getting one of the least pricy pints in town.

An Interesting Fact

It’s Jessie Ware’s favourite London pub.

The Highlights

It really does feel like a Tavern – local but not too local. Its lively atmosphere encourages interaction and behooves you to “get involved” so there’ll be no wallflowers or laptop-gazing here.

What else they got in the bag?

The live reggae and jazz on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights is probably what makes The Effra that little bit special. You can also catch the football.

1To sum it up…

The most Brixton of boozers.


Brixton Pub Review – The Effra Hall Tavern by Nick Christian

You’ll find the Effra Tavern at 38 Kellett Road, London, SW2 1EB




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3 Comments on "Brixton Pub Review – The Effra Hall Tavern"

  1. Andrew Myers June 1, 2014 at 10:33 am ·

    Live jazz every other Wednesday now as well! Just saying 🙂

  2. Tom April 26, 2014 at 7:31 pm ·

    It’s a great pub with a lovely atmosphere and a nice little garden. Unless it has changed though, I think the jazz (which is excellent) is on Sundays rather than Saturdays.

  3. Caroline christian April 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm ·

    its a shit pub, dont waste your money

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