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Black Sheep Bar, Crystal Palace

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user reviews of the Black Sheep Bar, Crystal Palace

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Now boarded up and seems to have been like that for some time.
lezford - 8 May 2014 14:30
I used to like the Black Sheep, had a few good nights in here.

Haven't been for a few years and came passed on Saturday to notice it has now changed hands and name.

Rating based on when it was the Black Sheep
lezford - 2 May 2013 13:38
All I can say is noooo! bad service, Bad staff, bad management, Bad owner, Bad atmosphere ,Bad smell , Bad drinks , Bad prices, Bad garden ,Bad.....
crystalFUN - 12 Mar 2011 04:54
If you used to love a pikey then head on down. Like most bars south of the river the atmosphere would be better with a midget friend!
bubbaganoosh - 4 Jun 2010 14:50
Average bar, but better than some of the ones around it. Beer seemed in reasonably good condition. Worth popping in if you are nearlby but wouldnt go out of my way to go here.
sideshowbob - 24 Jan 2009 20:00
I didn't expect to like it (being a grumpy old woman) but I did! The staff and so lovely and welcoming, and are knowledgeable about drink. I don't much like the decor inside but the garden is getting better - they could still plant more here though, and improve the seatings and create a view: the view could be fabulous!
It had a lovely atmosphere - nice to see young people having a good time.
spincat - 5 Oct 2007 19:48
Great bar staff really friendly atmosphere cool. Definitley best bar in crystal and mates love it..
SteveA - 7 Sep 2007 23:04
This place used to be better. Maybe a Saturday night isn't a good night to go in here. Went last night with a group of friends as a late drink and it was dreadful. The staff are lovely and ought to get medals for the kinds of people they have deal with. Some people were rude, loud, sick, really drunk. The number of times that a track on the CD didn't make it to to more than 20 seconds was massive. I sound like a grumpy sod, but we were really dissapointed. This place could be really good and it has been in the past. But for some reason it was rubbish last night. Other than that, the seats are comfy, drinks mid range price, music diabolical, toilets were good etc.
petekez - 24 Jun 2007 11:19
An OK bar in the vein of those sleek and sexy joints around Clerkenwell, except less comfortable and less sophisticated (and less sleek and sexy if it comes to it!). It's got lounge bar pretentions with a pub style atmosphere and clientele. I'd imagine that the local Estate Agents drink here. The food is standard finger food stuff and the seating is arranged so that if a few groups come in then everyone else is standing. The outdoor space at the back has awesome views. Over-priced, but in that way that CP has become of late... There aren't many better bars in CP for this style of drinking but that's more a critiscism of CP than a recommendation for the Black Sheep. Go in a group and you'll enjoy it.
SilverBullet - 24 May 2007 00:35
I'm another person who will like this bar more when the smoking ban is enforced. Smoke in pubs doesn't usually bother me too much but there's something about the layout or the flow of air which means that if you're eating something, there will be smoke drifting over your food. The food itself isn't bad at all so will taste all the better soon. Service good and friendly, the only other thing they could improve is the range of beers which aren't very imaginative. Good choice of wine/cocktails though.
elleme - 9 Mar 2007 15:03
If it wasn’t for the heavily smoky atmosphere I would have rated this pub higher. Thankfully the crowd of the Puzzle did not shift to the Black Sheep, leaving it immune from a more substantial “downgrade”.
The service is friendly and the atmosphere is nice, though I’d rather be able to speak to the other person standing in front of me rather than shout!
This combined with the passive smoke was a fatal mix for my throat. It took me 2 days to recover to full power!
I believe they will benefit from the smoke ban!

rugbyboy - 2 Feb 2007 15:24
Not bad, quite young crowd. Only prob for me was lack of real ales and lack of comfortable furniture (only sofas and very very low tables).
anonymous - 25 Nov 2006 01:55
Nice place, if a little like an airport lounge when its quiet. Great cocktails! Decent atmos on a weekend, and excellent service.
misterwoppit - 6 Apr 2006 11:56
The Black Sheep is a great place. The staff are all really friendly as are the clientele. Good menu and varied range of cocktails and the atmosphere is highly pleasant. Would recommend to anyone.
stevokinevo - 5 Jan 2006 12:38

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