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The Ivy House, Nunhead, SE15

40 Stuart Road
SE15
SE15 3BE
Phone: 02072778233
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Quinno _ left this review about The Ivy House

Ex-Truman multi-room heritage pub from the 1930’s. A bare boarded front room with impressive wood panelling, curved bar counter and rather jaded padded bench seating. A large rear room beyond a pair of impressive double doors with a stage hosting a children's party on our visit (tomorrow’s punters, I suppose). Four pumps in the main bar with a blackboard advising of further options in the kiddywinks bar. Listed were a good selection; Brockley Pale (very good), Siren Craft Undercurrent (fine), Dark Star Hophead and Creme Brulee, Truman's Runner, something from Cronx plus Suzie Wong's (who she?) cider. Also a good number of unusual bottled beers. A huge amount of classes and events were listed on exterior blackboards and it’s clearly putting itself squarely as the ‘community hub’ (upon reading the reviews below, I see it was the first ever pub listed as an ACV and saved from development). Quite a young demographic (sprogs excepted) means that this one is bucking the general trend a bit and is obviously quite successful. I enjoyed my couple of pints here and it’s well-worth putting on the ‘to-do’ list for London. They are doing a very good job. 8.5

On 10th December 2017 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Ivy House

Probably the pub of the day on my trip around Nunhead, a fascinating story of people power to save this pub from the greedy developers, the first ever ACV and now run as a co-operative. I had a good long chat with an enthusiastic American lady behind the bar about this, she was very informative. At the same time a group were in making a film about the decline of the British pub and the reasons, I was a bit camera shy about getting too involved but added my views to be considered.
The main room is on entering, the curve ended bar in a side corner, fireplace opposite. Some recycled school or church chairs in here with back pockets, the former Truman's name and products listed around a picture height timber rail. Decent wood panelling, a wall next to the bar has a plethora of posters for local events.
Through a door to the rear, the bar continues here, this is the old ballroom and function room with a stage set at the end which has featured some celebrated acts over the years in the 70s when as the Newlands Tavern the pub hosted the likes of Ian Dury and Dr Feelgood, posters remain on the walls.
Another room has a beamed ceiling with more wood panelling and some unusual heraldic style figures. There is a paved outdoor area beyond with some cover.
Three pumps in the front room but three more through the door to the ballroom so you might want to check but they are all listed on a board. Brockley Pale Ale, Truman's Runner, Dark Star Hophead, Pentonville Oyster Stout, Brick Brewery Kinsale and Franklin's American Amber were on. Hallet's Real cider also available. Additionally the main bar has a large fridge of unusual bottles.
This is an admirable venture which deserves support and is thriving thanks to people power. Some communities would benefit from the story here, well done to all and long may the place survive.

On 13th May 2017 - rating: 8
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john gray left this review about The Ivy House

What can I add to the last review other than on a very warm night they had beer to match the temperature.About 8 cask ales and the two I tried were Tonbridge -rustic and Bristol Beer Factory -junga.Shocking condition and on a night when you want a cool refreshing beer.They have saved the pub next step save the beer.

On 23rd July 2016 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Nunhead, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Crofton Park, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Honor Oak Park, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
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9th Jun 2018, 18:27
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13th Dec 2017, 23:44
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
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  • Child Friendly : Yes - very - last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Quinno _
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