HOW DOES IT ALL WORK??!
Hi. Hello. Welcome to our FAQs. Let’s break it down for you.
So first and foremost we are a pub and microbrewery located in the heart of Battersea, near to Clapham Junction station.
We’re open everyday from 12pm (11am on Saturdays) serving food, our selection of house brews and craft beer, alongside our huge gin collection and extensive wine list.
Make your way to our Ginyard to sun yourself in summer or make use of our heaters in winter. We like to think our whole venue is cool but upstairs is where it gets really cool. This is where the Arcade is located. With Moonshine Raceway remote controlled car racing, Virtual Reality and a Plonk mini golf as well as table football, several retro arcade cabinets and pinball machines you will find yourself in a unique arcade environment. The arcade opens at 7pm during the week, 6pm on Fridays, 12pm Saturdays and 1pm-9pm on Sundays.
It doesn’t stop there! We are also home to Lady Chastity’s Reserve - 2 immersive game rooms hosted by Handmade Mysteries. This must be booked in advance over at handmademysteries.com.
We think we’re really fun and we hope you do too!
Can I come to the Arcade in the daytime?
Unfortunately, as the larger games in our Arcade are hosted by separate vendors it’s not possible to open the Arcade earlier than the stated opening times.
How old do I have to be?
Sunday to Wednesday, we operate a Challenge 25 policy, which means if you look under 25 we may ask you for ID to prove you are over the age of 18. Thursday to Saturday (our busier times) we still operate Challenge 25, but this time to prove you are 21 or over. Our over 21’s policy is strict and at times we may operate a no ID, no entry policy. Only valid, physical forms of ID will be accepted. We ID at the bar as well as at the door so please don’t take offence if you are asked several times.
Children are welcome every day until 8pm, but please note we stop admitting entry to those under 21 at 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. At times (especially Saturdays), under 21s may not be permitted earlier than 6pm - this is dependant on manager discretion.
Do you have a dress code?
Jeans and trainers are fine. Sadly, we don't allow fancy dress apart from special occasions such as Halloween, New Years Eve or the lead picture on this page. We also do not allow team sports colours or tracksuits - we are a sport free haven!
Do you cater for Stag or Hen parties?
Unfortunately, we don’t feel our venue caters for the specific needs of a Stag or Hen party. We do hope you enjoy your celebrations elsewhere and extend our best wishes to the happy couple!
Is there an entry fee?
No entry fee! Woo Hoo! Other than for our New Year’s Eve events… The Arcade is free entry too, you just have to pay for the games as you play.
PLEASE NOTE: AS PART OF THE FOUR THIEVES CHRISTMAS, THERE WILL BE A £3 ENTRY CHARGE INTO THE ARCADE MONDAY-FRIDAY BETWEEN THE 18TH NOVEMBER - 20TH DECEMBER. DUE TO THE ENTRY FEE, ALL COIN-OPERATED GAMES WILL BE FREE PLAY IN THIS PERIOD!
I’ve lost something at the pub, can you help?
Oh no, we hope we can help find it! Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a really good description and we’ll see if it’s turned up. Any lost property we have for two weeks or longer will be donated to charity as unfortunately we do not have the capacity for storage.
You’ve told me you’re fully booked, can I still come?
YES! Of course. We leave tables unreserved for walk-ins and we don’t take any bookings for our Gin Yard so all tables out there are available on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving early on a Saturday as we do get quite busy.
Can I privately hire a space in the pub?
We like to make sure that all areas of the pub are open to everyone! So, unfortunately we do not offer private hire of any spaces. This includes our Gin Yard, as it is our only outdoor location. We like to keep it open as a first come, first served basis for everyone to enjoy therefore we don’t reserve any tables out there.
Make a booking with us here! We want to see you!
Do I need to book?
Booking is not strictly necessary, you can just turn up! We do book tables in the venue, so if you would like a table reserved, please use the Design My Night booking form found on this website. We require a minimum of 15 person party of mixed genders for a booking. The latest available booking is 8.30pm. Our different booking types are as follows:
Drinks Table – If you have a group of 15 or more people, you’re not too worried about being formally seated and would like a table predominantly for drinks (ordering food at this type of table is of course fine too), book yourself in for a Drinks Table. This will be located in our Main Bar or Boathouse.
Arcade – Upstairs at The Four Thieves – If you want your table to be up in our Arcade, this is the booking type for you! Table space is extremely limited in the Arcade so while there may not be enough space to be seated, it will be a great area for your party to use as a base.
Boogaloo’s Bottomless Brunch – If you want your Saturday morning to start with bottomless Mimosas/Bloody Mary’s and Dirty Bingo hosted by the one and only Boogaloo Stu, get yourself booked in for Brunch! We tend to book up a few weeks in advance so be sure to get your enquiries in quick. If you would like to come and eat from the brunch menu without participating in bottomless, we have plenty of space for walk-ins.
Quiz – Our Big Quiffy Quiz can get pretty busy so be sure to book a table for your team on a Tuesday night to test your pub quiz skills.
Please note: booking does not guarantee entry, as ever right of admission is at the discretion of the management. Management’s decisions are final.
We operate bookings on a first come, first served basis in terms of the deposit. We send out forms to everyone who has made an enquiry providing we have space left. The quicker you send back the deposit, the more likely you are to get a space. Even if you do send your deposit form back, there is a chance someone may have pipped you to the post.
I have a party of less than 15, can I still book?
We leave plenty of tables for smaller groups to walk in, so apart from the quiz or brunch, unfortunately we do not book for parties that are less than 15 people.
Are Dogs allowed?
We absolutely love our furry friends here at The Four Thieves so please bring them along! It does get a bit loud and busy for dogs on Friday and Saturday nights so please bare in mind that there may be points when we stop letting doggos in because of how busy it is.
BOOKING / Terms and Conditions
· We ask for a £2 per head (or £25 minimum) holding deposit to secure your booking. This is done via a secure form from our booking partner Design My Night. This will not be debited from your account, unless you do not attend without giving us notice, or your numbers drop more than 25% of guests without giving us notice.
· Please arrive on time for your booking. We will try and hold your table for as long as possible but as you can imagine in a very busy pub it’s difficult to keep a table free if the time written on the reserved sign has already passed. If you are running late please let us know on 02072236927
· If you arrive within half an hour of your original booking time, you will get immediate entry, even if there is a queue. If you arrive later than half an hour after your original booking time, you may have to join the priority queue. The priority queue lasts until 10pm, so if you arrive after then you will have to join the normal queue.
· We operate a first come, first served policy on the basis of who returns the deposit first. We send out deposit forms if there is availability, however if someone else returns it first then you may miss out on the space.
· If you need to change or cancel your booking, please give us at least 48 hours notice. For special occasions such as Christmas we may ask for 7 days notice for alterations.
· Booking does not guarantee entry, as ever right of admission is at the discretion of the management. Management’s decisions are final.
here we are
How do I get there?
Our nearest train station is Clapham Junction. The nearest tube is Clapham Common (on the Northern Line), you can either then walk to us (20 minutes) or catch the 345 bus.