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Irish pubs in south london

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by ska invita, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Sadly an endangered species...numbers are dwindling

    I can think of
    Blythe Hill Tavern - South circ Catford
    Joiners Arms - opposite the police station in Lewisham
    Marquis of Granby - New Cross
    Skehans - back street Nunhead
    ....all wonderful pubs in my mind

    Any more?
     
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  2. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Gipsy Hill Tavern
    White Swan, Deptford
    Green Room, Lewisham
     
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  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Has Gipsy HIll Tavern always been an Irish pub? Its a decade since i was last in there, and I never made that association. I did hear it had new ownership?

    Have never gone in to the White Swan - good shout

    Which reminds me, The Swan in Stockwell :eek:
     
  4. The Castle , East Dulwich
     
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i swear ive seen england flags on that pub :hmm:
     
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  6. I have not been in for years TBH but it used to be well irish
     
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  7. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    No, got that wrong...definitley Irish ... nice usual deserter style write up Publove: The Castle, East Dulwich...still the same landlord...it has had a new coat of paint recently
     
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    saw you added/edited Green Room...is that definitely open?
     
  9. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Didn't know it had closed? I was there once a few years ago. As for the Gipsy I was in it a couple of weeks ago to watch some GAA, it still sells Tayto and does the best pint of stout this side of the Blythe.
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    no idea...it may be there...ive just never seen it
     
  11. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    There is also one called The Little Crown on New Cross Road, never been in.
     
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  12. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    Green room shut a couple of years ago.
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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    now

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    should be illegal
     
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  14. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Jolly Farmers - Lewisham High Street
    Would you count The Toucan?
    The Old Dispensary in Camberwell
    The Hermits Cave in Camberwell I count as Irish as the landlord is, but its not a very Oirish pub
    The Red Lion on Walworth Road
     
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  15. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Theres another one between New Cross and Deptford I've never been in...The Little Crown I think
     
  16. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Is The White Swan any good? It doesn't look great
     
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Is Jolly Farmers Irish? I never got that impression...not been in since the name change
    Toucan in Covent Garden? Is there another?
    Red Lion ... dont get to Walworth much these days, but glad its still there
     
  18. flypanam

    flypanam Slip the leash and the chain

    Been in it a couple of times. I tend to drop in on a Saturday afternoon if I'm in the area and my OH is not with me. I like it.
     
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  19. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    The Royal Oak in Vauxhall
     
  20. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    Nah, I just forgot about the South London bit of the question.
     
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  21. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    so actually still a good few irish pubs still around :)
     
  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Is the Antigallican still open in Charlton??
    Proper Irish!
    Used to work there
     
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  23. Thaw

    Thaw Aye like, so it is.

    The Greyhound in Peckham shows GAA and I think the landlord was Irish last time I was in
     
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  24. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Crown and Cushion, Waterloo
     
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  25. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    The Two Towers
    The Colby Arms

    Both Gypsy Hill. Neither even remotely salubrious.

    Edit- not sure how explicitly Irish the Colby is, but it shares a lot of the local London Irish family clientele as the Towers.
     
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  26. TruXta

    TruXta Prawn Bokers

    Where's the Two Towers?
     
  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Google Maps
     
  28. TruXta

    TruXta Prawn Bokers

  29. 8den

    8den No I'm pretty sure that was 8ball...

    I've watched the all Ireland in an Irish pub in Morden, does that count?
     
  30. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    Up until last August ,it was my local for 10 years. Jenny was the landlady for a long time, at least since 2006 when I moved a stones throw from The Castle. She barred all the wankers who wold get coked up and fight and turned it around from a fairly troublesome back street boozer to a genuinely good proper pub, without gastropubbing it and still maintaining drinks at a decent price. Guinness was 2.50 a pint during the day for many years.

    Then, last spring, she was moved to another pub and a new landlady brought in. Loads of pubco politics involved, apparently. I left the area shortly after (unrelated :D ) so no idea how it's going, but it was/is definitely an 'Irish' pub. Loads of Irish sports shown, a fair number of Irish regulars, monthly live Irish musicians, Irish memorabilia dotted aorund the place (not the corny stuff, but more county related bits and bobs). Throughout the ten years I lived nearby I saw a lot of the old boys pass on and really felt the loss of characters to the area.
    It was an asset to the neighbourhood. I felt safe my wife coming home late at night knowing there were regulars dotted around, regularly passing in the street and saying hello. Jenny would take in parcels for us which was the perfect opportunity to nip over for a swift Guinness. The Castle and the choice of parks in the area are the only things I miss about East Dulwich. The area and people in it have changed beyond recognition in the last decade.
     

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