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The Rosendale, SE21

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
65 Rosendale Road
West Dulwich
Postal town: SE21
SE21 8EZ
Phone: 02087619008
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Punch Taverns

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Rosendale

Imposing building with a porticoed entrance leading to a high-ceilinged, slightly split-level, staple-shaped interior that is almost entirely set aside for dining (and busy with those eating on a Sunday lunchtime so quite difficult to find a spot to sit as there are no stools by the relatively compact bar counter). Quite light inside due to the substantial window area although some of the furniture and paintwork is almost black. Additional seating is available on the front and side patio for the better weather. Two South London real ales on handpump: Brixton Effra and Wimbledon XXK winter ale (£2.20, half).

On 29th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Rosendale

This pub has an imposing entrance with a pillared portico, making it stand out from the surrounding buildings, which is exactly what the architects of these old Victorian pubs intended. Inside it’s been completely modernised, with the main business of this establishment – i.e. the restaurant – being conducted on a raised area at the back to the left of the bar counter. I didn’t get to look at the menu. To be fair though, about half of the available space is devoted to a bar area to the front of the counter. All of the gastropub features are there – charcoal/indigo painted walls, sofas, armchairs and tall tables/stools, wine rack in the bar back, etc. But there are no fruit or games machines on the plus side. There’s a bit of outside seating.
On the whole I think they’ve done a reasonable job on this pub, but I suppose it helps to have such a large area to work with. A couple of decorative features warrant a mention – framed butterflies on a wall at the back end of the restaurant, and a complete wall in the bar area taken by a contemporary depiction of London in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. I ought to mention the ales. There were two on – Harvey’s Best and the rarely seen Brakspear’s Bitter (£3.30 a pint). As gastropubs go this one is OK, as they’ve been able to separate the dining and drinking areas.

On 9th December 2011 - rating: 6
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West Dulwich, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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29th Jan 2018, 23:37
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29th Jan 2018, 23:37
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 December 2011 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 December 2011 by Will Larter
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