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The Palmerston, East Dulwich, SE22

91 Lordship Lane
SE22 8EP
Phone: 02086931629
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Palmerston

This is really a pub of two halves. The main bar area as you enter is still a pub of sorts. It retains its probably Victorian (but possibly Edwardian) bar back although the blue-tiled counter front is new. Furnishings consist of some upholstered bench seating, tall tables/tall stools with some normal tables and chairs as well. Standard pub issue these days of course. Past some panelled screening at the back takes you into the dining area, with all tables laid for diners of course. The most striking feature in this room is the mosaic flooring, but the bar counter looks original although it looks to have been shortened at some stage. The bar back has a cornice that looks to be brass featuring images of gryphons. Below the cornice is some post-war Watney's signage, with the original longer name of the pub - i.e. Lord Palmerston - which would have been illuminated. I saw a sign to a dining room upstairs, but didn't investigate.

There were a couple of ales on - Timothy Taylor Landlord, and Harvey's Best (£4.50 a pint). I didn't examine a menu, although food is clearly a major player here. It's good that several heritage features of this pub have survived. It's still a decent enough pub, although it's as much a restaurant these days.

On 1st March 2020 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The Palmerston

A corner Gastro pub, as you would expect most of the the tables inside were set for eating,although there is a little pubbiness retained. A street market in the adjacent side street added a little ambiance to the proceedings. The ale selection was a little pedestrian,Doom Bar, Landlord, and Harvey's Best along with Orchard Pig Explorer for the apple minded amongst us, the Harveys was in good form, there was a small but reasonable craft selection.
Worth a look if passing, which you would likely do if on a crawl of the area.

On 9th April 2017 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Palmerston

Nice gastro-pub with the usual brown furniture. Lots of tables set for dining. Two cask beers on Wainwrights and Landlord but they did have the rarely seen Cotswold-wheat beer on keg which was good.Nice relaxing feel.

On 11th September 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
East Dulwich, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
North Dulwich, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Peckham Rye, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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1st Mar 2020, 11:39
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  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2013 by hondo .
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