Unfortunately around Northcote Road doesn't seem to be the best place (as far as I know) for pubs with kids.
Having a drink in early evenings with my husband and the kids is really something we cheer and we know both Clapham and Wandsworth (Earlsfield) areas. I don't know any places stricly around Northcote Road but if you are prepared to go a little further, I'd recommend:
- The Bread and Roses on Clapham Manor Street (very children friendly, very informal, nice outside space (not huge) but kids can run around and you don't have the feeling of disturbing other customers - even inside)
- The Stonehouse (Clapham Common), smarter with lovely little beer garden (however kids would have to sit down not run around)
- The Leather Bottle in Earlsfield: the BEST outside space I have ever seen in a pub; it is huge, with grass, many tables, and very family friendly; absolutely a Must-try in the summer
- Mel's in Earsfield: smaller but lovely, both inside and outside, really worth a try with kids
These are my "usuals" but I'd be happy to see other recommendations; I think I'll try the Fox and Hounds...