Best Camberwell Bars & Pubs

Camberwell Church Street
Camberwell Church Street
Camberwell Church Street
Here is a regularly updated round-up of the best bars and pubs in Camberwell, London, SE5.
It is listed A-Z by street in the locality.  It is brought to you by The Camberwell Guide which has pages on the best local cafes, food Shops, restaurants, shops and more. The Guide is part of the South London Guide (est. 2003) which profiles the best independent businesses in SE & SW London.
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Hermit’s Cave
28 Camberwell Church Street
020 7703 3188
Considered best pub in SE5
Unfussy with Victorian fittings
Real ale beers. Perrys & ciders

Stormbird (est 2011)
25 Camberwell Church Street
Pub built in 1883 and was originally the Artichoke and recently the Funky Munky
Sister pub: Hermit’s Cave Cask beers: 20 including Redemption

Camberwell Arms (est. 2014)
65 Camberwell Church Street
020 7358 4364
Bar: Franks Upstairs (1st floor)
Owner: Frank Boxer
Chef: Michael davies



Bar Camberwell Green
Camberwell New Road
Camberwell New Road

The Pigeon (est. Oct 2018)
41 Camberwell Church Street 
020 3719 5736
Owners: Paul & Jack of Anspach & Hobday

The Tiger
18 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AA
T: 020 7703 5246
Historic pub (built 1826)
Craft beers
Real ales
Pub food
Owners: Antic
Open Mon-Fri from 4pm onwards and Sat & Sun from mid-day, Al fresco seating and Sport TV.
More info

The Bear
296a Camberwell New Road, 
Closed since 2018

The Kennington (est March 2012)
60 Camberwell New Road
020 7735 9990
Contacts: Steve & Lee
Open from midday Tues-Sun (from 17:00 Mon)
Sat: Steak &Wine night
Children welcome until 19:00.



Camberwell New Road
Camberwell Grove Coldharbour Lane
Denmark Hill

Old Dispensary
325 Camberwell New Road
020 7708 8831
Modern Irish Bar
Live music

Grove House Tavern
26 Camberwell Grove
Owners: Parched
Beers & wines
Spirits 7 cocktails
Lunch: Subs from Mondo Sando
Dinner: Cutie Pies

Junction (est. 2016)
171 Coldharbour Lnne
SE5 9PA map
020 3715 2762
Cafe/bar with a tapas menu .Live music bar & café featuring jazz, blues and acoustic in between Brixton and Camberwell run by musicians for musicians. Regular jam sessions.  

Joiner’s Arms
35 Denmark Hill
020 7703 4756
One of Camberwell’soldest pubs. Live music. Pool table. Some serious drinkers.

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Crooked Well (est. 2011)
16 Grove Lane
SE5 8SY map
020 7252 7798
Landlords: Hector, Matt & Jennifer
Dining menu
Al fresco

The Grove (Youngs)
Phoenix (M&B

The Bear (due 2019)
The Cambria
Fox on Hill

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