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Crystal Palace Road
Crystal Palace Road

Crystal Palace Road

A regularly updated guide to the best East Dulwich bars and pubs. It is brought to you by The East Dulwich Guide which has pages on the best SE22 bars, cafes, restaurants and shops plus detailed local history & property guides, 

It is part of the South London Guide (est. 2003) which covers independent businesses from Bermondsey down to Bromley.

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Great Exhibition (est. March 2012)
193 Crystal Palace Road
020 8693 4968
Previously the Crystal Palace Tavern pub.
Real ales, fine wines and food
DJs at weekend

The Actress (est. 2010)
90 Crystal Palace Road
020 8693 2130
Previously the Uplands Tavern 
Beer & wine
Al fresco seating
Owners: Metropolitan Pub Co

The Castle
280 Crystal Palace Road
020 8693 1872
Old school pub



Forest Hill Road

Forest Hill Road

Grove Vale

Lordship Lane

The Herne Tavern
2 Forest Hill Road
(020) 8299 9521
Real ales
Craft beers
Beer Garden
Open: 7 days a week midday to midnight

Watson's General Telegraph (Est. 2016)
108 Forest Hill Road
SE22 0RS
020 8693 3838
20 beer tap wall
Beer garden
Live music
DJ night 
Chef: Dan Burrell (ex-Zest)
Previously the Rose/Forest Hill Tavern
Owners: Laine Pub Company

Cherry Tree Inn
31-33 Grove Vale
020 8693  9285
Food served all day
Sunday roasts. 
Locally brewed cask ales. 
Craft beer
Wines & Sprits. 
Sports TV
Large garden



1 Lordship Lane
020 8693 1316
• Busy pub overlooking Goose Green
• Originally East Dulwich Tavern.
• Part of Dog Star chain
• Comedy nights More info


Lordship Lane
Melbourne Terrace North Cross Road
Lordship Lane

The Bishop (2005)
25 Lordship Lane, 020 8693 3994
Sister pub to The Actress and The Village Inn and previously the infamous Foresters Arms. Usual range of quality wines, beers plus good food. Website

Drop Dulwich (est. 2022)
1-3 Melbourne Terrace, 
Melbourne Grove
SE22 8RE map 
Wine Bar
Wine shop
Home delivery

Kix Bar & Kitchen
57 North Cross Road
SE22 9ET map
07527 236 991
Owner: Matt
World Street Food. 
Cocktails. Wines. Beers. 
Juices. Smoothies. 
Lunch + Dinner.
Sunday roasts.
Private Dining + Events Hire.

91 Lordship Lane. 020 8693 1629
Bar and dining room since 2004
Beer: Adnams

Lordship Lane

Lordship Lane

Peckham Rye
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The Lordship Pub (Est. 2015)
211 Lordship Lane
020 8299 2068
Sister pub: Brown Dog, Barnes

The Plough
381 Lordship Lane
(020) 8299 9401
• Oldest pub in SE22.
• Large garden.
• Refurbished in 2007.
More info

Clock House (Est 1969)
Peckham Rye,
Contact: Edward
Under new management since summer 2010.
Beers: Youngs
Food: Classic pub meals Website

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