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mod

A modernist
In October I'm moving into my new flat on Avonley Road, New Cross.

I know the area a little as I've lived up the road in East Dulwich for years but would be good to get a few tip from locals about decent places to go. Which pubs should I try out and avoid. Decent restaurants (indian and Thai especially). Or any other local gems.

I know and love The Royal Albert but thats about it really.
 

Orang Utan

knows how to use the three shells
The 99p shop on Deptford High Street is a palace of wonders
The Deptford Film Club is brilliant.
The Egg Shop is good. If you like eggs. Only open on Saturdays.
Haven't found a pub I like yet, but I'm too poor to visit them regularly and am not a big fan of them anyway.
Deptford Market on Wednesday and Saturdays is worth a visit, especially if you are a fan of half-used toothpaste tubes and ancient remote controls.
 

mod

A modernist
The 99p shop on Deptford High Street is a palace of wonders
The Deptford Film Club is brilliant.
The Egg Shop is good. If you like eggs. Only open on Saturdays.
Haven't found a pub I like yet, but I'm too poor to visit them regularly and am not a big fan of them anyway.
Deptford Market on Wednesday and Saturdays is worth a visit, especially if you are a fan of half-used toothpaste tubes and ancient remote controls.
Didnt know about that, cheers

http://www.deptfordfilmclub.org/
 

nagapie

Well-Known Member
Uncle Wrinkle is my favourite Chinese in London and run by the nicest people. Inbetween New Cross and New Cross Gate Stations on the same side of the road.
 
The excellent Transpontine does a blog concentrating on South London news, history, culture etc, with an emphasis on New Cross. He is also on Twitter.

http://transpont.blogspot.co.uk/
I'll second that

Posts here occasionally and is an all round nice fella, went on his New Cross/Deptford radical history walk in the summer.
So did I...

*wonders who you were*

There's links on Transpontine to quite a few other Deptford type sites that are worth a look.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UIcnijZrLZs/TaxGzQCqAuI/AAAAAAAAApg/xCh25qZT6Ss/s1600/newcross_pubmap_low-res.gif

heres the text from that map

The White Hart Hotel
This boozer is frequented by a mixed bag of locals but has lately acquired something of a seedy reputation. Beware also the Millwall hardnuts who swarm in on match days! (4/10)

The Five Bells
Slotting seamlessly in amongst bookies and takeways, this rather intimidatingly blokey retreat has plenty of space for the mainly elderly patrons to rattle around in. (4/10)

The New Cross Inn
Its opulent exterior masks a dingy and ragged interior reminiscent of a grubby student union bar. Hosts regular indie gig nights and quizzes but otherwise, it’s rather unlively. (5/10)

The Marquis of Granby
A no-nonsense, perfectly adequate Irish-themed hangout for various natives. Features Sky Sports, a decent jukebox and pool tables. (8/10)

The Walpole
Appears youthful and edgy on the outside, but inside it’s another story! Offers Thai cuisine and a
student discount, but look out for sozzled old-timers hogging the bar. (6/10)

The Amersham Arms
The best-known and hippest pub in SE14. Features a cosy front bar area, grubby weekend nightclub at the rear and great value roasts and a jumble sale upstairs on Sundays. Comedy nights are most Mondays. (9/10)

The Royal Albert
Hugely popular among local creative types and students, this pub ticks all the right boxes: spacious, comfy interior, chintzy decor, welcoming vibe, good quality food and best of all, its quiz nights on Mondays. (10/10)

Royal George
A great little alternative to the more fashionable pubs in the area, this old-school drinking hole with a charming nautical theme sits hidden among quiet side-streets and serves cheap, quality Samuel Smiths on tap. (8/10)

Goldsmiths Tavern
Beloved of local students, it has been through several incarnations over the years but has lately been a shadow of its former offbeat self. Its new owners will soon relaunch it as the ‘New Cross House’, its original name. (6/10)

The Hobgoblin
Best known locally for its huge beer garden, Thai food and barbecue and its good selection of ales. The clientele is mostly youthful thanks to the student discount, but the atmosphere tends to be hit-and-miss. (7/10)

The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby
Opened in 2009 in a quiet residential area in place of a former dive, this has quickly become a hit with locals who appreciate the smart, spacious new interior and the good selection of continental beers on tap. (9/10)

Skehan’s
Slightly isolated at the fringe of the Telegraph Hill conservation area, this pub is renowned locally for its friendly atmosphere, beer garden and the quality Thai cuisine served in the adjoining restaurant. (8/10)

The Montague Arms
An endearingly ramshackle and eccentric gem with owners who could be your grandparents. Decor is a bewildering blend of taxidermy and nauticalia, the bar sells cheap Samuel Smiths beer and the stage hosts quirky music acts and cabaret. (9/10)
 

co-op

Free the rhubarb crumble!
The Montague Arms is, alas, no more :(
This really is a loss. Maddest pub ever really. I've been told the landlord died. I went there a few times in the 80s and had a vague memory of how crackers it was and then didn't go again for 15 years and when I went back it was still exactly the same. The tremelo on the organ, over a cheap roast dinner and a pint of sam smiths, moved me fair to tears it did. :(
 

ska invita

back on the other side
bit of a racist map as the two pubs with predominantly black clientelle, the flower of kent and malt and hops/albertines arent on there
both have pool tables and occassionally have a bit of reggae on.
i dont really drink (do anything) in new x anymore but when albertines was the malt and hops i used to go there a fair bit as my mate lived next door...many a pool game in there.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
Deptford Market on Wednesday and Saturdays is worth a visit, especially if you are a fan of half-used toothpaste tubes and ancient remote controls.
ha - putting the flea into flea market - it is dirt cheap there though - there are some good things to be found if you dig deep enough
 
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