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The Actress, East Dulwich, SE22

90 Crystal Palace Road
SE22
SE22 9EY
Phone: 02086932130

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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Moby Duck left this review about The Actress

Another large corner pub, modernised inside,the decor was light and bright,Pizza was the main thrust of menu and there was an open kitchen complete with pizza oven to one side of the pub, families with children are welcomed but restricted to the slightly more foody half of the pub,leaving the rest to the drinkers. Very busy on a sunny saturday afternoon the atmosphere was vibrant.The cask ales on were nothing to write home about, Greene King IPA and Southwark Bermondsey Best but there was a decent selection of craft keg options, my Beavertown Neck Oil was perfect on a very warm afternoon.Another pub that did it for me on the day.

On 9th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Actress

The four ales on in here were Triple fff Moondance, GK IPA, Truman's Swift, and London Beer Factory Chelsea Blond (£2 a half). Menus were attached to clipboards on the tables - "Flat iron steak, fries, watercress & chimmucurri" (?) is £16, and the "roasted cod, romescu (?) and parmigiano" is £13. There was plenty of stuff on the menus I looked at today that I didn't recognise as food I knew. Perhaps I should eat out more, but it probably wouldn't help as I tend to avoid food that I've never heard of.

The pub itself has been extremely gastrofied. Indigo is seen all over the place; there are too many tall tables, tall stools and tall benches around the sides; there are plastic covered banquettes; and some norml tables with brightly coloured chairs. A sign on the door says that children are welcome on the left hand side of the room, which is where all the tables are laid for diners. There's no decor to speak of, except an enormous mural of a woman's face on the back wall (who looks a bit like Lily Allen). Who would want someone who looks like Lily Allen pouting down at them while they're trying to enjoy a quiet pint?

To be honest I found little of interest in here, except the LBF Chelsea Blond, which was in excellent condition.

On 22nd September 2015 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Actress

The Actress is a corner pub that has now got the battleship grey look on the outside.
Once inside there was a large L shaped room with the bar facing,there was a tall leather bench seat facing the bar which was comfortable enough but the stools opposite were far too low for the tables,there was normal bench seating and chairs to the far right and rear left which looked more comfortable.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Trumans Runner which was a decent drink,the other beers were Weasle bitter and GK St Edmunds.
The pub was very busy and noisy on my Saturday afternoon visit.

Pub visited 25/1/2014

On 25th January 2014 - rating: 7
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