Restaurant: Coach & Horses – Clapham Park Road, London

Eggcetera – Smoked crispy bacon, free range baked eggs, spinach and fiery chilli – £11.50 – Jessica

This Easter Sunday we made our way south to Clapham, as we were again privileged enough to be invited along to a new restaurant, this time, it was Coach & Horses. It’s a beautifully refurbished pub, specialising in great beers, stone baked pizzas, and doughnuts for dessert – so something a little different from your classic pub burgers and pies!

Before we had even set foot in the pub we, well I, James had delight wiped across my face as the Liverpool match was showing, and we got there just as they were kicking off! The screen that is big enough to to be seen across the whole pub shows just about all the sport that is worth watching, but it only began to get busy in there as we were leaving – Chelsea were on next. 

Garlic flat bread plus hummus, guacamole and baba ganoush – £7.50

We were warmly welcomed and we found our seat in front of the screen. After opting for simple Diet Cokes to begin with, we knew we couldn’t leave without having a good beer with our pizzas later on. With them having a wide selection, most of which we hadn’t heard of before, never mind tasted, we were allowed to test a few before deciding. 

We both went for IPA’s, mine a bottle of Brixton, and Jessica a third pint of Magic Six. Both were quite strong at 6.5%, but both very light and paired well with our pizzas. 

Nduja – Hot calabrian salami, roasted and smashed marinated cherry tomatoes, roasted fennel and rocket – £10.50 – James

On to the food, and with planning to stay for the duration of the football, we also had the bar board starter which included garlic flatbread with healthy servings of three different dips. Of course, guacamole was the stand out but the baba ganoush and hummus, which we’re both not normally massive fans of, were also great! The bread held together well and had a crunch. It was just what was needed – the last thing you would want would be for it to crumble under the weight of the dips.

We felt the starter could’ve easily served 3 or 4, but we came with great appetites and we’re excited for the pizzas to arrive! I went for my favourite nduja, but Jessica went for something that would be new for us, and that is having a baked egg on the pizza (it was Easter after all!)

Mine was perfectly spicy and Jessica’s egg was perfectly cooked so it didn’t run too much and ruin the base. The fiery chilli flakes gave it the needed added kick and of course the bacon complimented everything else so well. So far, we couldn’t find anything to fault at all, but yet, the best part was still yet to come! Bring on dessert…

It’s not often that restaurants serve doughnuts for dessert, so regardless of where we were, we probably would’ve gone for them anyway. But doughnuts are actually the only dessert item on the menu here. We imagined to have more doughnut balls with pouring nutella, so it was a great surprise when these beauties landed on our table (we’re just glad we shared!) 

3 Doughnuts + Melted Nutella – £4.50

They were so messy – especially for me who is quite an erratic eater at the best of times! It did require a wash of the hands afterwards but they were so worth it! The covering of Nutella and cinnamon was enough for the doughnuts themselves to be plain on the inside as every mouthful was so tasty.

Overall we fully recommend Coach & Horses for anyone in South London (or further) if you fancy seriously good pizza and beer. Although the sports screen is a bonus for people like me, it by no means dominates the atmosphere – Jessica commented she would be more than happy to come here to enjoy a good lunch with the sport on in the background.

Top pizza + top beers + Liverpool win = fantastic start to Easter Sunday! Thank you so much to Coach & Horses for having us along.

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★

Atmosphere: ★★★

Toilets: 

Disclaimer: we were given complimentrary meals in exchange for a review, but as always, all photos and options are our own.

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28 Comments

  1. Llinos Thomas
    April 18, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Oh my gosh the pizza and donuts look unbelievable, having to stop myself from drooling!

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Omg they were soooo drool worthy!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Joelle
    April 18, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Slightly doubtful of having eggs on a pizza!Think it's one of those things I'll just have to try at least once. The restaurant looks great though, super laid backed. Joelle xwww.justjoelle.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      This was my first time having it and it wa super good! You should so try it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. abbeylouisarose
    April 18, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Oh no, how unfortunate that the restaurant happened to be showing the football haha! James you poor thing 😉 This place sounds great – good on you Jess for trying something new! I've never seen baked egg on a pizza before but I'd be intrigued to try it!Abbey 💓 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      April 18, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      I know right, poor James hahaha it wasn't all bad, I learnt so much about football that day!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Lifethrough Tsg
    April 19, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Oh my gosh your posts always make me so hungry! Those doughnuts look HEAVENLY and now I'm craving pizza 😂 Great review guys!Love,Hayley X

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Pizza and beer, was such a treat!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Charlotte Clark
    April 19, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Why do you always make me so hungry?!! I've just eaten and you've made me want to eat again! That bread looks so GOOD and those doughnuts… oh my god. Wish I lived in the vicinity of this place!

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Those doughnuts were the BEST!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Vicki Louise
    April 20, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I'm drooling over that garlic bread and those doughnuts, my stomach is rumbling!!Vicki xhttp://neverlandvicki.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      The garlic bread was so so good and the dips were even better!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Breanna Catharina
    April 20, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Yuuuuum! That eggcetera pizza looks so yummy, and the bread is totally up my alley. I would love to eat at this place. Those donuts though. I'd probably be silly and try to eat them with a utensil because I haaaate getting my hands sticky! I'm glad you twobhad such a good time! xxBreanna Catharinatoocuteforlife.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Hahaha omg I started with a knife, but then I ended using my hands, it had to be done!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. sophieannetaylor
    April 20, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I'm glad you had such a good meal! All of it looks divine, would really love those donuts especially for the price <3 nice to have the television as an addition for sports too!sophieannetaylor.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      For the price, we should have gotten more but we were too stuffed!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Abigail West
    April 20, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Everything sounds delicious, especially those doughnuts YUM! And all at decent prices…it couldn't get better. I'll definitely have to try this place out when I'm next in London! Abs xhttps://afababulouslife.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Yes pls do! So worth the trip!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  10. kayleigh Zara
    April 20, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Everything sounds amazing and the flatbread looks so delicious and this doughnuts look to die for x

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      The doughnuts was the cheery on top!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  11. Kirsty
    April 20, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Oh my those pizzas look so so good! And the pub seems like a nice place too :D-Kwww.corinneandkirsty.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      It was such a lovely place, not like your typical pub!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  12. Cora Linn
    April 20, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    The thought of egg on pizza makes me feel sick, but that food looks amazing. And I'd be happy with just those donuts I think, they look delish!Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Really!?!? Why?!!? It was so tasty!! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  13. Bronagh Ready
    April 24, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    All of this food looks amazing!The donuts for dessert look so lovely! I wish I could try them!Bronaghwww.BronaghLoves.com

    • Food and Baker
      April 27, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      You should visit and try them!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  14. Geet Singh
    April 29, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I am drooling!! I want pizza. Yummy post 🙂

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      This pizza was seriously so good!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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