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Great Southern, SE19

79 Gipsy Hill
SE19 1QH

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Moby Duck left this review about The Gipsy Hill Tavern

Unfortunately closed with the windows whitewashed over on my early April visit, there was a notice in the window stating there is an application for minor change of use, my request to mark the pub as closed was not actioned for some reason, but who knows , it may well be back open by now.

On 27th May 2019 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Gipsy Hill Tavern

A lovely looking clearly old building in a prominent site next to Gipsy Hill station. Externally it looks in need of a bit of care, the pub sign is especially worn, inside was warm and tidy however. Central bar with the room wrapping around, the fire was lit and the football was on TV. I didn't spot the separate room to the rear as my stay was particularly brief, the handpumps have been removed and there is obviously now no real stuff to drink. So I took a quick look around and left without buying a beer. No rating consequently.

On 4th December 2016 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Gipsy Hill Tavern

The Gipsy Hill Tavern is a large imposing pub that is close to Gipsy Hill train station.
Once inside there is an inverted U shaped room with the bar facing inwards,the floor is tiled,the seating normal tables and chairs and a few tall ones and a leather settee with puff stools,there was a real fire on the go the left,there is a small raised area to the front right.
There was a TV to the rear left showing the Everton v Southampton game.
There were no real ales on the bar,so i had a drink of Heineken Lager which went down well.
This is a decent pub just a shame that it now lacks any real ales.

Pub visited 16/4/2016

On 22nd May 2016 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Gipsy Hill Tavern

I’ve mixed feelings about this pub. With only 15 minutes before my train, I reckoned a swift half of London Pride was called for. It turned out to be about the rankest beer I’ve had for some, but the barrel was changed and my dodgy half pint was replaced with a full pint. Now that is an excellent response to a returned glass of beer. Obviously I missed my train though, but no way was I not going to finish my pint. The other ale on was GKIPA, dispensed from one of those new “pseudo keg font” handpumps. There’s a separate room at the back with serried rows of chairs facing a large screen. It seems that this room is used for watching major sporting events, as well as doubling up as a cinema every other Thursday when it becomes the “Film for a Fiver” venue. At the back is a raised area, with tables and chairs on it when I was in, but is apparently used for live music occasionally. There was a log fire ablaze when I was in there, with some sofas surrounding it. It had the strangest flooring I’ve seen for a long time – patterned blocks of 16 tiles, each surrounded by wooden boards. The main room of the pub is very large, with plenty of open space, and I found it a bit barren.
The welcome and service was friendly, and in my opinion the bad beer episode was dealt with in an exemplary manner, but for some reason I didn’t think that it was a very comfortable pub. I’d probably give it another go if I was in the area, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit again.

On 28th November 2010 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Gipsy Hill Tavern

This pub is nice enough with a plasma screen that was showing football and I also heard some table tennis being played in the back room. There is a fire in the bar area with some sofas placed around it that would be good as the weather turns for winter. I was glad to find some covered seating in the nice sized beer garden out the back as it was raining heavily, although there were some die hards sitting in the pouring rain which confused me a little.

Pride was the only ale offering and there is only a standard draught selection, but my Guinness was on good form.

The only real let down of this pub was the rude barman, but apart from him I enjoyed my stay and I would return.

On 11th November 2009 - rating: 7
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