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The Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich Village, SE21

73 Dulwich Village
SE21
SE21 7BJ
Phone: 02082994976
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Malden man left this review about The Crown & Greyhound

This is a splendid building with some fantastic preserved internal features, before entering, look up at the symmetrical gables where there are depictions of a crown and greyhound each side, once inside there are multiple rooms, some still divided by dark wood and leaded glass screens, etched glass around the entrance, the bar counter is curved with a decorative stained glass canopy over. The ceiling is amazingly ornate but someone for some reason has decided to paint it silver. A back room has loads of framed pictures of flora and fauna, especially butterflies. Lots of Victoriana on the walls all around and some decent chandeliers.
A great building but it isn't a great pub. Fairly busy, most people were sitting either on the front terrace or the large rear garden, not that many inside although some sort of function, birthday or something, was going on in a side area, also served by the bar which runs through. There was an absolute scrum around the curved bar in the entrance room, the bar was by no means understaffed in number but they were generally clueless. Slow, unable to add up, unable to count coins, no concept of "next" and no idea of having staff work zones to cover everyone Is it really necessary to have three people emptying the dishwasher and stacking glasses?
Four handpumps, Old Speckled Hen, Pride, London Brew Co Skyline (hand written clip) and Jaipur. "Pint of Jaipur please".... "it's off" grunted the person behind the bar, I suggested they turn the clip but it didn't happen. Opted for the Skyline, mediocre and at the astonishing price of £5.05. If I was slightly grumpy already then the grumpy slide bar now slid rapidly along to the 100% end point. Further illustration, Fish & chips are £14.95.....plus another £2.95 for "large". A medium sized pork pie or a bowl of pork scratchings are £4.95.
I'm sorry but over the top prices and perfunctory service are not a great combination for me, lovely building spoiled by poor management and useless staff.

On 16th April 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Crown & Greyhound

Set in the upmarket area of an upmarket area, this is a beautiful building housing a huge pub retaining a large amount of splendid internal decor and divisions. Apparently it was once two premises - one for the gentry and one for the labourers. There are fantastic moulded ceilings, floor to ceiling wood and glass room dividers and lots of varnished wood. Rather food focussed; turn left to scope out a seat, though many tables I noted being occupied by upper middle class couples hogging the space like an extension their living room. Five pumps with four on; Doom Bar, Pride, Hobgoblin Gold and Purity Gold (very good nick) and outrageously priced at £5.05 a pint. I really enjoyed the heritage factor here, but the thought of paying over a fiver for a mid-range ale is enough to put this one down as a ‘glad I did it once but that will do’ place. 7.5

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 7
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Nick Davies left this review about The Crown & Greyhound

A huge unbranded M&B outlet which forms a centrepiece of Dulwich Village and well described below. Its one of M&B's better efforts, more Nicholson's than one of their Ember Inns abortions. Thanks to its landmark status it attracts custom from far and wide as well as the well heeled local community so it can get a bit ya-ya at times: avoid Sunday lunch. It's well worth a look and you might just get a pint of something that isn't Pride /Ordinary/GKIPA - though Harvey's Best is on the outer limits of this.

On 6th February 2013 - rating: 7
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  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 February 2018 by Quinno _
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