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The Dog House, SE11

293 Kennington Road
SE11
SE11 6BY
Phone: 02078209310
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Tris C left this review about The Dog House

The Doghouse (note, one word) dates from at least 1856, the date of 1894 is probably the date of rebuilding what was once the Roebuck.
The previous reviews still stand up. The place is a bit ‘Antic-lite’, in that parts are deliberately distressed. What is of unusual interest is the stone spittoon, which runs round the base of the bar, complete with footrail. Otherwise, the ceiling is red and there are knickknacks everywhere. There’s a very ornate column with obligatory gold Corinthian capital; pot plants complete the tableau. Customers were twentysomethings and in high spirits, music played at an acceptable level.
There were two unused pumps here, then Pride, ELB’s Cowcatcher, Tribute and Southwark Brewing’s Potters’ Fields Porter at £2.20 a half and although it smelled fine, it was a little sharp; I don’t know if it’s meant to taste like this.
This is quite a nice pub, one of the best in the area and certainly better the than the Tommyfield, opposite; worth a visit if in the area.

On 12th December 2021 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Dog House

There has been a change of management chain since the last reviews and the new lot seem to be running it as a better pub than before when comparing the previous reviews to my experience.
It was originally called The Roebuck before being changed to The Charlie Chaplin in recognition of the fact that it was one of the local pubs Charlie’s dad used to regularly get blotto in when they lived a few doors down Kennington road. Despite a further name change to its current one this Charlie Chaplin connection is still remembered with internal pictures and a statue of the wee comic genius. These add to the still quirky interior which seems to be basically unchanged by the new ownership from before And although unfortunately this still means the carpeted sections on the central bar are in place, it is certainly a preferable pub interior and a place of character compared to the Tommyfield across the junction.
But one important improvement that the new ownership has made is to improve the beer options and there are now six handpumps on the far side of the central bar as you enter from the front. Although these were mainly the fairly standard offerings of Black Sheep, London Pride, Doombar and CW Bombadier, we experienced decent pints of Harveys Sussex Best and Portobello Brewery Star and was one of the wider beer choices we found in the area on our mini crawl.
The pub also makes full use of the expansive pavement space to the front of its corner plot and there are several external bench seats under large green jumbrellas to the side and front pavement sections.
And another thing that enamoured me to the way this pub is now being run is that it is a member of the public loo scheme (as advertised by an arrow on the Victorian lamppost outside the pub) meaning that joe public can enter to use their toilets any time it is open.

On 16th August 2014 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Dog House

The Dog House is a large looking pub that is on opposite corner to the Tommyfield pub.
Once inside the main room is a decent size with the seating being mainly normal tables and chairs,the floor is bare boards painted black,for some strange reason the bar front was carpeted,there is also a small seperate room to the front right which also had normal tables and chairs.
There was some funky modern background music playing during my dinnertime visit.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Bombardier Gold which was a very nice drink,the other beers were Portobello Star,Doom Bar and London Pride.
There is an outside seating area to the front of the pub which was strangly surrounded by hay bales.
I was quite happy drinking in this pub.

Pub visited 2/8/2014

On 2nd August 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Elephant & Castle, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Dog House, SE11
12th Dec 2021, 19:32
Review submitted by Tris C
 
11th Dec 2021, 21:08
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 June 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Selective Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 June 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 December 2021 by Tris C
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