Best Camberwell bars

Camberwell Church Street
Camberwell Church Street
Camberwell Church Street
Here is an 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 Feb 2014)
65 Camberwell Church Street
(no phone number)
Part of the Anchor & Hope/Canton Arms family.
Restaurants downstairs (as usual no bookings) & bar upstairs
Website (minimal at present)




Camberwell Green Camberwell Grove
Camberwell New Road
Camberwell New Road

The Tiger
18 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AA
T: 020 7703 5246
Historic (predating the arrival of the railway) and traditional style (think Hermit's Cave) in the middle of Camberwell selling real ales (Doom Bar), lagers, fine wines and classic pub grub. managed ably by David and his staff and open Mon-Fri from 4pm onwards and Sat & Sun from mid-day, Al fresco seating and Sport TV.
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Grand Union
26 Camberwell Grove,
020 7703 45
Bar & Grill. Youngs pub now operated by Grand Union
Wines & spirits Lunch & dinner menu.
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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.


The Bear (UNM 2016)
296a Camberwell New Road, 
07903 088 009 
Manager: Eileen
Opening times
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 23:30
Thurs 16:00-00:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
Sun 12:00 - 23:30
16 craft beers. 2 ciders
Kitchen open for lunch & dinner
Sunday Roast
Wi Fi. Pub Quiz
Irish Traditional Music evenings
Owner: Joseph
Sister Pub: White Hart


Camberwell New Road
Coldharbour Lane
Denmark Hill
Grove Lane

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

The Sun (reopened Nov 2012)
61-63 Coldharbour Lane, 
020 7733 1525 


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

Crooked Well
16 Grove Lane, 020 7252 7798
New gastropub that opened in June 2011 serving British and continental food. Be sure to try the Sunday roast, Operated by ex- Hotel Du Vin staff. Located just off Camberwell Church Street.

Grove Lane
Kemerton Road
Windsor Walk
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George Canning (Enterprise)
123 Grove Lane
T: 020 7207 1465
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The Cambria
40 Kemerton Road
020 7737 3676
By Ruskin Park
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Windsor Walk
T: 020
Located n Denmark Hill Station
Rea; ales + Belgian beers.
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