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Pubs in Camberwell, Greater London*

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  • Silver Bullet (Bad smells) The Jouiners (French Bar) Jack's Beard (Snug)
  • the sun and doves cafe bar gallery
  • The joiners arms is the only boozer with pool table left in trendified camberwell. friendly and their MESSY friday nights rock...
  • check out the JOINERS ARMS next to the pesh flower shop for a taste of camberwell's ONLY non over-priced and un-trendified drinkery. locals drink here and it has the only pool table in the area (believe). Messy Dj.s on a friday night tear the place up as well.
  • The Castle: not bad, not bad at all. Good oysters and nice funky music of a weekend [bit loud over dinner though]
  • The Hampton Court Palace in the elephant must beat most of those in Camberwell itself.
  • The Cambria (It's my local its lovely just behind Ruskin Park off Herne Hill Road) Sun and Doves, Funky Munkey,The Castle,Bar Room Bar (top pizza's) Blake House
  • The Hermits Cave is pretty decent. Steer clear of the castle. Overpriced hell.
  • The bickleigh, supposedly scabby old man pub in vestry road is probably best place to drink in camberwell: run by crazy irishman obsessed with collecting wooden parrots, they don't mind you taking a couple of hours after closing to finish your drinks and if you're not done let you take the glasses home. plus they have an amazing pin ball machine.
  • Blakes is so good; but if it served beer as good as that at Hermits it would be the best.
  • The George Canning , Grove Lane is amazing
  • The Sun and Doves on Coldaharbour Lane was the first bar in Camberwell to go modern, in 1995, and it's still going strong, still showing art on the walls, great cocktails and wine list as well as the usual beers and really good value food if you compare the prices and quality against other places that opened locally more recently. And Ed does a mean cappuccino. Hear they're due for a major refurbishment in 2004. Can't wait!
  • What once was the Grove House Tavern on camberwell grove has been a BRB the last couple of years, a lovely bar attracting quite a trendy, young crowd. Nice little patio outside as well, and good dance music.
  • The Nags Head on Camberwell Road has a little outside courtyard at the back. It's not beautiful but a nice place to sit in summer.
  • The Cambria, in Cambia Road off Coldharbour lane is friendly and families are welcomed.
  • Blakes Bar (formerly The Kerfield) is an excellent bar where the music is not too loud but still lively enough before you go on to one of the late bars on Camberwell Church Street to head blown off! (Soon to have a restaurant upstairs serving mediteraean nosh
  • The Prince of Wales on Knatchbull Road is a friendly sort of place.
  • Pacific Bar is no more - indeed it is no more a Babushka either as it is now The Snug Bar. Funky Munky still rocks on a Friday and Saturday night though with a rotation of DJs. And the Phoenix & Firkin at Denmark Hill Railway Station is now an O'Neills!!
  • Sun and Doves
  • Funky Monkey along Camberwell Church Street is good if you like it young and trendy
  • The Pacific bar in Camberwell has turned into Baboushka's, vodka bar. It is still quite nice, with music and sofas and late licence.
  • Rumour has it that the Phoenix and Firkin by Denmark Hill station is being turned into an Irish theme pub !!
  • Isn't the Silver Buckle the naffest pub around!!!!!!
  • Hermits Cave - The Best Beer in Camberwell - just along from The Green Pacific Bar - Trendy young things hangout Sun & Doves - award winning public house abd restaurant - frequently changing exibitions of art & crafts Funky Munky - new comer trying to emulate other Camberwell successes all these pubs are on Church Street SE5
  • Sun and Doves, Pacific Bar.
  • Pacific Bar, Hermits Cave
  • The Phoenix and Firkin, in what used to be Denmark Hill station.
  • the Grove House Tavern on Camberwell Grove is a bit of a barn. The Kerfield on Grove Road is pretty unpretentious. The spangly one on Camberwell Church St is the unofficial student bar of Camberwell Art College and has entertaining decorations

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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