When a pal ushered me down a dingy alley off Catford Broadway I must admit, I panicked slightly.

But, to little Pubspy’s sheer delight, a large, cavernous building popped up at the end – Catford Constitutional Club is  literally the light at the end of the tunnel.

Twinkling with fairy lights, adorned with bunting, it was all I could do not to skip elfishly to across to a cosy wooden table in the dining area past a busy, buzzing bar.

A delightful waitress popped over and offered us menus, reading a number of delicious-sounding specials from a white board.

I settled on a spicy lamb and mint burger with chilli relish and fries (£10.50) while my companion opted for a Portobello mushroom and goats cheese burger (£9.50).

Both came, fittingly fancily, in brioche bun and were satisfyingly scrumptious and juicy.

We were left so contentedly stuffed by the end of the meal that I had to forgo tempting, slightly hipster-inspired, desserts such as Aperol and raspberry sorbet and Earl Grey tea pannacotta.

But, the unexpected highlight of the evening was … the toilets.

They were nicer that Pubspy’s house – huge and airey with a chaise longue for those wanting to hang-about in there (I assume).

On my journey, and this boozer is so big it is a full-blown journey, from the loo I found a number of adorable alcoves, perfect for an intimate date or a chat with your nan.

This place is cute, cosy and extra tasty – once I’ve grown the perfect handle-bar moustache, I’ll be back.

Catford Constitutional Club, Catford Broadway, London SE6 4SP

Décor ***** - Fairy lights and bunting – what more could you want.

Atmosphere **** Relaxed but busy – perfect for weekend or weeknight/

Staff ***** Really friendly

Price *** Quite pricey, but worth it

Drink *** Good selection of wine, ale and fruity ciders