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The Great North Wood, West Norwood, SE27

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3 Knights Hill
SE27
SE27 0HS
Phone: 02087660351
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Great North Wood

This is a good sized, opened out pub with a bit of a modern, almost gastro-pub feel to it, located on the main road through West Norwood, close to the station. The room has a scuffed floorboarded interior with large arch-shaped windows along the front and left walls, a mix of plain and bare brick walls and a chunky central servery. The bar has an interesting counter, with curved ends, red frontage and a thick top, with a island unit in the place of a traditional bar back, the original having presumably been lost when the pub was knocked through into one large room. A dumb waiter has been retained though and there’s a decent beer bottle collection next to it. Also of note here is the train departure board for West Norwood station, which is very handy if you’re heading off by train after your visit here. The left-hand side of the pub is nice and bright and has been opened out a lot, allowing plenty of tables and chairs to run along the end wall whilst leaving plenty of standing room nearer the bar. Further back, an exposed brick wall has a nice fireplace and shelves full of board games. The right-hand side of the pub has a lot less natural light, so feels darker and a little cosier as a result. Two tows of tables and chairs, a smart brick fireplace with a large mirror above and plants along the mantelpiece make it feel homely enough and the plants are complimented by fresh flowers on each table. TV screens were showing muted coverage of a cricket match on both sides of the pub and a soul and funk soundtrack played away quietly in the background. There’s a large beer garden to the rear of the pub with plenty of seating, whilst some punters had opted to drink along side the road on the numerous picnic benches along the front pavement.
I was a bit surprised to find three beers on handpull, all from the Sambrooks Brewery – Wandle, Session and White Gold – with a real cider making up the numbers. The White Gold was in decent enough shape, but not the most distinctive beer in recent memory. Plenty of punters were eating and I was a bit surprised to find quite a few children in here during the post-work hours.
This place has quite a nice contemporary feel to it and offers a few different spaces from which to enjoy your drinks. As this type of modern makeover goes, I thought things were done fairly well and I enjoyed my visit, despite the predominance of diners around much of the room. It’s a decent addition to the local pub scene, meriting a look if you’re in the area.

On 18th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Great North Wood

Substantial, corner pub with two attractive façades enlivened by some hanging baskets. The interior has been given a very thorough gastro-pub makeover, with a mix of traditional and modern furniture that seems to work quite well. With plenty of windows and a reasonably high ceiling, the 'U'-shaped bar feels quite airy. There is a further table-service seating area and a smart restaurant area at first floor level, and there are also a few small tables out on the pavement. Four real ales on handpump: Runner and Lazarus from Truman's, Brixton Effra Ale and Dark Star Partridge (£4.10).

On 5th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Great North Wood

The Great North Wood is a large and fairly grand looking pub that is very close to West Norwood Train station and just up from the Horns Tavern but on the opposite side of the road.
Once inside there is a single room which is wrapped around the bar on three sides,the room is bare boarded,the seating tall tables and stools to the front and mainly normal tables and chairs elsewhere plus a free standing wooden bench seat.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Harveys Sussex Wild Hop which went down well,the other beers were Sambrooks Pumpkin Pale Ale,Twickenham Naked Ladies and Twickenham Redhead.
The pub was very busy with yummy mummys and daddies and their young children.
Background music was playing.
This is a decent enough pub to do of on a pub crawl round the area like i was.

Pub visited 16/4/2016

On 21st May 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
West Norwood, 0.03 miles, 0 min walk (show)
Tulse Hill, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
West Dulwich, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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18th Nov 2019, 18:18
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
5th Aug 2017, 10:34
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 15% - last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 November 2019 by Pub SignMan
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