I'm 60, have lived in Balham for 24 years and consider the Devonshire to be easily the best pub in Balham. No sticky carpets and deafening din like the Bedford; no 18 year-olds necking alcopops like the Clarence; no hairy-****d sports 'fans' watching 60ft TV screens like the Jackdaw and 'Ruck'; and no down-and-outs drinking 15p pints like Wetherspoons! I do like the Nightingale too, though - traditional pub-going at its best.
3a Ramsden Road
97 Nightingale Lane
39 Oldridge Road
77 Bedford Hill
North Street, Chichester, West Sussex