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The Signal, Forest Hill, SE23

7 Devonshire Road
SE23
SE23 3HE
Phone: 02082912225
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Signal

The Signal is a decent sized pub with a slight curved frontage,the pub is right outside Forest Hill train station,so very handy for me after a cock up in my travel plans.
Once inside there is a single room which runs the width of the pub,the bar faces on entry,the room is bare boarded and the seating a mix of tall tables and chairs a few posher looking chairs and normal tables and chairs,the room is on two levels due to the slight hill it is on.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Brick Sir Thomas Gardyner which went down very well after a prolonged journey down here,the other beers were Doom Bar and Brixton Reliance Pale Ale.
There was some decent background music playing and the pub was fairly busy on my early Saturday dinner visit.
I thought this was a decent enough pub to start another South East London crawl.

Pub visited 14/5/2016

On 3rd June 2016 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Signal

There were three ales on in here - Clarkshaw's Gorgon's Alive! (£2 a half), Ringwood Razor Black, and Brixton Brewery APA. All worth a punt I reckon, but I went for the Gorgon's Alive! which was in great nick and possibly the only beer with an exclamation mark in its name. Bit like Westward Ho! perhaps. This is the sort of place that surely does food, but there were no menus on the tables in the downstairs bar area. I did spot a chalkboard outside advertising plaice as the special of the day, plus I guess the food operation must be upstairs as I saw a sign at the bottom of the stairs pointing up to Georgi's Bar Rotisserie & Grill. Not investigated obviously.

The bar area downstairs is a fairly large affair, obviously stretching along the length of the pub - the width of the pub can be judged by the photographs. There is a trio of armchairs surrounding the fireplace on the right, a couple of tall tables/tall stools in a corner, but furnishings are predominantly normal tables and chairs. There were a couple of old school desks posing as tables though. There was a table by the entrance bearing magazines and leaflets and the like; a piano; several large coloured glass jars on ledges as decorative features; and most unusual of all was a large wooden Pinochio puppet sitting atop the stillion. This is the sort of lounge-like place that wouldn't have any games machines or others of their ilk, but it did have a TV on showing a rolling news channel, but muted in favour of the 70s and 80s soul music being played.

This is the sort of place that's meant to look a bit different from the norm, and I reckon they achieve that. It's not the sort of traditional pub of the sort I favour, but all in all it's a reasonable enough place in which to stop off for a pint. The real ale selection was good even if there were only three on - none of the usual suspects were present. It has of course lost any original heritage features it would once have had, but it's still worth a visit. It was very quiet during my midweek lunchtime visit - just me and a lady with her child in there - but no doubt it gets busier in the evenings.

On 16th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Forest Hill, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Honor Oak Park, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Sydenham, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Signal, SE23
3rd Jun 2016, 15:21
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Yard to rear - last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by ROB Camra
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