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Alleyns Head SE21

The Alleyns Head, London SE21.

The Alleyns Head, SE21.

London’s Best Beer, and Bars updates
Southeast London: Camberwell, Dulwich and Peckham

(/Mitchells & Butlers)
Park Hall Road SE21 8BW
T 020 8670 6540 w www.emberpubanddining.co.uk/thealleynsheadwestdulwich
Open 1000-2400. Children welcome if dining.
Cask beer 7-8 (Timothy Taylor, Wells & Young’s, up to 6 guests) Cask Marque, Other beer 2 bottles, Also A few wines.
Food Breakfasts, enhanced pub grub menu, Outdoor Large front terrace, Wifi. Disabled toilet.
Tue/Sun quiz, occasional live music, seasonal events, food promotions.

The refurbishment of this huge old red brick pub on the not so leafy edge of leafy Dulwich Village in June 2011 contributed significantly to widening beer choice in a surprisingly underpubbed area. It’s been rejigged as part of Mitchells & Butlers’ Ember Inns chain of pub-restaurants, with a focus on an extensive menu of traditional comfort food, but the success that has greeted the widening of the beer range in other parts of the M&B estate (witness the number of Nicholson’s and Castle pubs mentioned in these listings) is clearly rubbing off, and the availability of up to ten real ales is proudly announced at the door.

Six to eight is more typical – besides Landlord and Young’s Bitter you might find St Austell Nicholson’s Pale Ale, local beers from Sambrook’s and guests from Purity, RCH, Wadworth and the like from a changing printed guest list. Decor is a little in the furniture catalogue category, but the big front terrace is a particularly attractive feature, and besides a large area with neatly set tables there is plenty of room for drinkers.

Insider tip. Sample all the real ales for only £2.50 a pint at the Monday night ale club.

National Rail West Dulwich Bus Ildersly Grove (3 West Dulwich, Crystal Palace) Cycling Link to LCN+ 23 Walking Link to Green Chain Walk

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