Crystal Palace Tavern London

Crystal Palace Tavern London

5 1 Reviews

Pubs in London - East Dulwich
193 Crystal Palace Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 9EP
+44 (0) 20 8693 4968

Set slightly off the beaten Track on the corner of Whately Road and Crystal Palace Road, the CPT as it's more commonly known in the area is one of the few local pubs that has resisted the general gastro-gentrification of the area, although the bright exterior and the addition of a large screen TV (rolled away when not in use) and a plasma screen above the bar in the front room does give a casual nod in that direction.
Tags: friendly, local, quiz night, sky sports tv

Crystal Palace Tavern London Reviews

London's Friendliest Pub - or CPT as it is more often known. Probably the friendliest pub in London, set a few streets back from the gastro-glamour of Lordship Lane it seems to draw a mostly local crowd from a wide surrounding area. The friendly, chatty, bar staff greet you with genuine warmth as if you're a long lost friend, nothing's too much trouble including switching the TV over to something you'd like to watch (unless someone else has a previous request in force) Remarkably for London it seems natural to strike up a conversation at the bar with complete strangers, where normally you would just get strange looks. The feeling is if you're there you must be one of us and you're ok - I've made a few good friends, and have even been adopted into someone's Birthday celebrations of a night, along with my companions and invited on to the next venue which happened to be The Black Cherry. There's a good selection of beers on tap including Old Speckled Hen, Adnam's Broadside, and most bottled beers and spirits.

The back room retains a very traditional members lounge feel with cosy corners, vintage photo's of the area on the walls, comfy antique furniture and period style wallpaper & carpeting, while the front room is bright and airy with wooden floors, high ceilings with big picture windows and a number of tables and chairs scattered around. Round the front and side there's a patio area with oxagonal wooden tables and picnic bench style seating to take advantage of good weather. Fairly standard pub food is available, and they do a great pub quiz evening on Wednesdays

Not really one for pub quiz evenings, I went along one Wednesday, and had a hoot, mostly down to the great atmosphere and friendly clientele. Great fun!  
Tags: friendly, local, quiz night, sky sports TV

Rating  5

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