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Watson's General Telegraph, East Dulwich, SE22

108 Forest Hill Road
SE22 0RS
Phone: 02086933838
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john gray left this review about The Rose

Now the Watson,s General Telegraph.Large interesting interior to this one room bar. Distressed painted walls and odd school room tables and chairs and wooden floorboards make it shabby chic. This is a Laines pub.5 handpumps with beer from Laines,Crate,Darkstar and Caveman.8 craft keg with a superb Outlaw -weekender 3.0 on.What Laines do really well is the outside space.Great outside covered space which was more comfortable than inside.

On 5th March 2016 - rating: 8
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M Mk left this review about The Rose

Surly staff. One knocked over my drink and despite promising to replace it failed to. The manager refused also. Won't be returning. Recommend people find somewhere with a better service and attitude.

On 19th June 2014 - rating: 1
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Rex Rattus left this review about Forest Hill Tavern

This is an old Truman’s pub, with a lot of the original signage still in place outside. But the pub is now painted black, which is a shame as it is undoubtedly covering some of the original Truman’s tiling. The pub sign is now the minimalist and very uninspiring white “FHT” against a dark grey background. It’s yet another pub given a so-called modern makeover. Inside it’s bare-boarded of course, with furnishings including high stools and tables, sofas and low tables, etc, etc. But there is a pool table on the left, and the wood panelling on the walls looks to be original. There is a good amount of outside seating at the side and to the rear of the pub, to which all the apparent regulars decanted at one stage, presumably to enjoy a smoke.
I spoke to the manager, who said he was committed to having a couple of real ales on the go, which is all he can currently accommodate in the face of the dedicated lager drinkers who form the core of his clientele. His plan is to have less usually seen ales on, and when I was in he had on two Nelson Brewery ales – Temptress (4.0% ABV), and Friggin’ in the Riggin’ (4.7% ABV). The Temptress was pretty good (£3.20 a pint). I don’t normally like these black painted pubs that someone tries to convert into some sort of minimalist and anonymous upmarket joint, but I was impressed by the manager’s enthusiasm and friendly welcome I received (including unsolicited tasters of the two Nelson ales on offer). I would be happy to drop in for another pint if I was in the area.

On 17th August 2010 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Honor Oak Park, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Crofton Park, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Forest Hill, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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21st Mar 2018, 16:57
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21st Mar 2018, 16:57
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 03 May 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 17 August 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 August 2010 by hondo .
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