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

Mama Funki (Feb 2023) 
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR 
Owners: Sergio & Anna
The Story
Premium Cocktails & Natural Wines.
Open: Tues-Sat evenings.
Sister: Funkidory (SE15) 


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

Little Cellars (due 2023)
75 Camberwell Church Street, 
Owners: Helen Hall, Luke West-Whylie & Ben McVeigh
The Story
Wine Bar & Bottle Shop
Sister: Peckham Cellars                            
Replaces Andrews & Robertson Auctioneers.
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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 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 Denmark Hill
Grove Lane

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

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

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

Kemerton Road

Windsor Walk


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The Cambria
40 Kemerton Road
SE5 9AR map
020 7326 0426
Manager: Hugo                               
Owners: Prospect Pubs (Dan Shotton and Mark Draper)
Neighbourhood pub with classic pub food, small plates & a range of drinks. 
Dog friendly (close to Ruskin Park).   

The Phoenix
Windsor Walk map 
020 7703 8767
Owner: Mitchell's & Butlers 
Open: 7 days a week from mid-day.
The pub is located in Denmark Hill station (1866). 
After a fire in 1980 the station was restored in 1984 including a pub (Phoenix & Firkin).

The Bear (due 2019)
The Cambria
Fox on Hill

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