Owned by the boys behind Renaissance Pubs, Mark Reynolds, Nick Fox and Tom Peake, The Avalon has a rich history.
Avalon was first mentioned 900 years ago, as a mythical 'blessed island' famed for its beautiful apples. Occupying a unique position in English folklore, lying at the heart of two iconic legends, King Arthur retired to Avalon after his last battle. This is where his sword Excalibur was forged. In the legend of the Holy Grail, the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper was carried by Joseph of Arimathea to Avalon and we can spot Avalon again in William Blake’s ‘And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time’, which became ‘Jerusalem’, England’s greatest hymn.
Contemporary references can be found widely, from the cult classic ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail' to the ‘The Battle of Evermore’ from the album ‘Led Zeppelin IV’. With such a wealth of history behind the name, it’s no wonder the Avalon pub, located in Clapham, is so special.
After completely refurbishing the entire building, Mark, Nick and Tom made sure that The Avalon was not only a comfortable and relaxed place to meet, eat and drink but that it is also an elegant destination venue for a fantastic night out, made possible by a late licence and weekend DJs.
The Avalon offers a British menu of bold rustic dishes. Its Blue Room, available for anything from private parties to sporting lunches, is decadent indulgence at its finest.
For more details please visit http://www.theavalonlondon.com/.