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The Black Dog, SE11

112 Vauxhall Walk
SE11 5ER
Phone: 02077354440

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Malden man left this review about The Black Dog

An attractive exterior with lower walls tiled brown, high up on the squint end wall is a painted black dog and a striped awning over some outdoor benches gives a bit of a continental feel. Inside a rectangular room has a distressed boarded floor, reclaimed dining tables with carefully mismatched chairs, circular stripped back cast iron columns supporting a high beamed ceiling. The bar runs along a side wall and has an open to view food servery adjoining. Decor includes framed dog pictures, caricatures, cigarette cards and a high shelf contains various old radios. Christmas decs were going up already.
Four handpumps, Dark Star Hophead, dear at £4.40, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Wychwood Ruby plus apparently brewed for the pub, English Pale Ale, provenance unknown. Clearly they do food but I failed to note anything from a menu. 60s and 70s soundtrack at low volume.
Quite a pleasant spot, enjoyed my short stay here.

On 22nd November 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Black Dog

Attractive gastro-pub (of the open kitchen variety) at the north end of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. High ceilings and large windows help counteract the generally dark furniture and decor inside. Mind you, on a hot summer afternoon, most of the customers were out on the rear patio, sitting at the front picnic benches or just on the grass on the park (where plastic 'glasses' are required). Four handpumps on the counter, offering the 'house' English Pale Ale, Jennings Golden Host, West Berkshire Screaming Eagle APA (£4.20) and Rosie's Pig cider.

On 10th September 2016 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Black Dog

Very busy gastopub with open kitchen.Lots of seating outside to front and rear.Nice interior. Two cask beers on Twickenham -mosaic pale and London beer factory -session ipa.

On 8th August 2015 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Lavender

Black (lacquered?) floor; hard wooden chairs; solid robust tables; fish & chips at £9 a throw; kitchen visible behind the bar – bistro cum gastropub? They had Flowers IPA and Bombardier on handpump. I had the Bombardier; which was actually pretty good – but not cheap at £3.20 a pint. But why would I expect the beer not to be expensive in a place that charges £9 for fish and chips? This sort of price is fast becoming the norm for London.
They were doing a brisk trade at 4.30 on a Thursday afternoon, so they must be doing something right. As is usual with this sort of place, the lack of carpets and soft furnishings makes the conversation louder and raises the noise levels, which in a somewhat perverse way makes the place seem more exciting and vibrant. But it's not the sort of place I would rush back to.

On 23rd July 2009 - rating: 4
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