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Crown and Greyhound, Dulwich

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user reviews of the Crown and Greyhound, Dulwich

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A once-great pub that never fails to disappoint these days. Staff hopeless, beer mediocre, clientele lamentable.
catbert - 22 Feb 2011 01:20
Super place. Highly recommended.
WILLIAMSTEW - 29 Sep 2008 00:38
Excellent pub especially when there's a good guest beer on tap.
bertramr - 24 Jan 2008 20:53
being a northerner im always a little biased when it comes to ale houses "darn sarf" but this is a gem, the ale is well keptt, the staff are polite and helpful and its one of those places you could persuade yourself to stay in for "one more"
thetwococks - 1 May 2007 17:43

This is a top old pub with a very welcome feel. The beers good, foods great and the staff are friendly. Sunday roast is the best value for money if you can get a table! I've always found a nice friendly mix of people drinking in the Dog too..
anonymous - 9 Apr 2007 20:47
Busy over the last few days, but staff always working hard to get everyone served in the correct order. The only bad thing I can say about the pub is certain dulwich people who are think they are3 it and do not know how to behave in pubs, such as going backwards and forwards to place their order, instead of doing it at the same time.

P.S. Has anyone seen Mad Dave lately?
anonymous - 3 Apr 2007 12:35
This pub has excellent food and beer and very nice environs. The staff were efficient and friendly. This Pub i remember as my favourite, when i had a bout of visiting the London main entries in the good pub guide in 2005. Unfortunately i am too far away at the moment to visit , but i will make the Crown and Greyhound one of my first to visit on my return.
glenferriepope - 19 Mar 2007 09:08
Visited on a wet thursday lunchtime after a look round the Dulwich picture gallery. It was great good choice of beers and not as I had expected over priced.
anonymous - 1 Mar 2007 21:46
Waited nearly half an hour for a steak pie when there were only about six other people in the pub. Excuse was that there was something wrong with the printer!
Was offered a free pint in compensation that I did'nt really want, but accepted anyway!
I was surprised and very pleased to find that they were selling Harvey's Best.
Pistol - 23 Feb 2007 10:08
Closed for refurbishbent at the moment, but a whole range of beers coming on draught including belle Vie kreek, can not wait.
tomario - 7 Feb 2007 11:03
Winter beer festival being held this weekend in the pub. List of beers appearing are unusual.
tomario - 27 Nov 2006 16:58
Everards sunchaser.

Good work fellas
anonymous - 21 Aug 2006 15:07
Had a quality pint of hopback odessy with the captain last night. Nice atmosphere, and i think it is a massive improvement having seats in front of the pub so that you can watch the world go by.
tomario - 13 Jul 2006 13:03
I agree, the staff are hard working and friendly, and its great having the games on the small bar, as its quite a nice little atmosphere in there.
anonymous - 25 Jun 2006 14:14
Had a great time there yesterday, in fact I've only just surfaced. The place was rocking with atmosphere, great game on television and open till late. had quite a few pints of red barrell, great to see it back. Staff were wonderful as usual, table service and chatty. I had to remind them severall times that they were on duty. Just one suggestion,would it be possible to have a television out the front as I am missing out on the sunshine. Also it would be nice for passers by to stop and check the score, have a few words and maybe buy me yet another red barrell. Great team effort by all!
captainpeacock - 23 Jun 2006 14:40
It's a pity that the current obsession with football has taken over. Why can't fans get their beers in Sainsburys and watch it at home. Then we could return the pub to a place of peace,relaxation,contemplation and steady consumption. Mind you, I am looking forward to my first pint of Adnam's "We've lost" bitter
bertramr - 23 Jun 2006 14:29
It's good to back after my travels. I'm delighted with the current range of soft drinks, all so reasonably priced. Many thanks to all.
bertramr - 14 Jun 2006 17:28
what are you guys talking about i don't think any of you visit this pub regulary. first of all the food in here is great its better then the local 'restaurants' and very cheap as well. you can have a taod in the hole for under £10 and you don't have to eat for the rest of the day. as for the staff having an atitude i don't think thats fair on the staff they do get a bit stressed when its busy but they are very good at their job and its the staff that gives this place its personality i think. you just need to get to them and start chatting to them.

the beers are good and now they have started doing BBQ every weekend( which cannot be beaten by any around south london)

and for the record i live in east dulwich and don't work at all (retired 4 years ago) so stop complaining who ever you people are! :-)
mo_ - 13 Jun 2006 02:13
perfectly legit criticism, tomario old pal. i'm saying i rate this boozer but the staff have a bit of an attitude problem and the food ain't all that you might expect it to be. and for the record i don't live in dulwich.
tanderson7 - 12 Jun 2006 11:18
Good constructive critism tanderson. The place gets rammed, but I think the staff do an ok job, especially with the attitude of some customers who have the attitude 'Don't you know who i am, I live in Dulwich?' Yes the staff are not perfect, but they always up for a laugh, and is the only pub for miles around that does a decent pint of real beer.

And no I don't work there, just a regular customer
tomario - 10 Jun 2006 12:13
had my wedding do here, in the large room upstairs. We also had food in the downstairs conservatory area beforehand - both were great - I'd highly recommend! - perfect place for a sunny day
anonymous - 7 Jun 2006 10:48
a sizeable and mainly decent boozer this, but answer me this: why do the staff, who are doing us all a favour by just being there apparently, insist on giving service only along a 30-inch stretch of the bar? cocks. barbecues in the summer, though my mate rumbles said they didn't compare favourably with the barbies he's used to in germany. salads were disappointing too.
tanderson7 - 5 Jun 2006 12:11
i agree with the last comment. was there last night and tried all of the five beers they had on. caledonian IPA it my favourite but they have it on other days so gave that one a miss. the navigator was to die for. i was suprised to see they had St Georges brewed by Youngs. i've visited many youngs pubs and never seen in there. the guys at the crown and greyhound have really done a good job with this beer festival. can't wait for the next one

paul
anonymous - 17 Apr 2006 12:27
Some really nice beers on yesterday, including Adnams explorer and ringwood old thumper, with some more on the way. Nice atmosphere.
anonymous - 15 Apr 2006 12:29
Spoke to the manager last night and he informed me that he's having mini beer festival during Easter Weekend from beers all over the country (about 25 of them i was told) something for everyone.

There will be 8 or 9 different beers (ales) on at any one time. you are guaranteed to find new ones either during that same day or on the next day.

If you like real beer then visit this pub at least once during the weekend. you wont be disappointed.

from a regular
mo_ - 12 Apr 2006 12:38
Cracking pint of sussex last night.
tomario - 22 Dec 2005 11:18
I really love this pub. It's huge inside with big old rooms and wooden seating and has one of the best beer gardens in London. The roast is good (though it took AGES to get served last time) and the pistachios are nice to nibble on over a few pints.

On hot sunny days I must admit that there are too many children running around BUT perhaps I too will be one of those annoying parents who let their kids do that so I'll keep mostly quiet on that... Drink to blur out their screams is my advice.
Delski - 16 Nov 2005 13:35
Its a lovely pub, little pricey, but what do you expect? good range of beers, both real ales and bottled continental ones (aswell as your usual lager muck) - the staff are friendly and the food is good and its got a nice outside area.... when im in the area im always there!
bensonby - 4 Nov 2005 21:07
Went in for the first time in a year or so and was pleased to find it still has a friendly atmosphere - bit of an odd food ordering system, but a great range of meals to suit all budgets and appetites.
farmergiles - 31 Oct 2005 19:00
Well said mo_!
I always enjoy the food I consume in this pub. I have often thought to my self 'what a lovely fish cake I am eating here'.
As for the bar staff, the only one that comes to mind is that 118 guy... and he always looks to be joking with the customers.
I can only imagine that this anonymous poster was already having a bad day when he visited.
D10 - 5 Sep 2005 01:00
i have to disagree with the last comment that was posted here. i have been visiting the dog for the last 5 years and i remember the food they did. Sandra's home made dishes at lunch tiem were delicious but there wasn't a great deal of choice and we English demand freedom to choose. the evening menu which didn't start till 6pm (now food is all day) was too simple. the menu now can rival that of the restaurants in dulwich village.

as you can read for the previous comments the staff are very polite and tentative and always up for converstation and this still hasn't changed there is however a high turn over on bar staff so new staff will be uncertain at first but they always feel more confortable after a few weeks.

as for the kids/children you can also read the comments below by other punters who visit this pub. i have a 9 year old son and i was told a while back by duncan (the manager) that the pub didn't have a childrens licence so kids aren't really allowed inside by law but because the dog is such a family friendly pub (well what do you expect from a pub in the middle of the village) he has designated secial areas for kids.

you need more than one bad visit to say anything bad about any shop/pub don't you think???
mo_ - 8 Aug 2005 13:38
i have to say, since barney left the food got worse, the service worse, the bar staff got more...interesting lets say and the attitude towards children got snooty.

No offence but, they might aswell have turned it into a JD wetherspoons or a harvester!
anonymous - 7 Aug 2005 22:06
nice pub but food is a let down. over priced and why serve wedges with everything? what is wrong with some chips? also not happy about only serving pistacheos and kettle crisps. what happen to the rest of the snack list? guess they have a deal with someone restricting them to this. maybe that is why only wedges are served. i wish there were another pub in dulwich village to give a bit of competition to this one.
elm8 - 4 Jul 2005 17:35
Jolly good news about the basin worktop, one thing though, the worktop won't last. Chipboard must be sealed on all edges otherwise it becomes damp and swells leading to rapid deterioration, exactly what happened to the last one. Hmm. Any chance of some forced ventilation in the gents. While examing the worktop I was almost overcome.
Capt.Mannering - 22 Apr 2005 13:02
Basin unit in gents has now been repaired. This work took a while but has at last been completed. Wonderful news. Congratulations to all those who campaigned tirelessly on this website. It is gratifying to know that it is so effective. The next step is to renew the drains so that the bogs stop flooding, which would enable customers to use them without wearing wellingtons.
bertramr - 18 Apr 2005 11:35
Come on, let's be fair. The basin unit that Mannering mentioned has just been repaired. The repair consists of a plastic tray taped over the basin.Basin closed, Job done!!! I wish one could upload photos on this site.
pilot - 14 Apr 2005 00:08
The dog was my local for years before I moved away, and was shocked to return back to the pub for a few beers over Easter.

First I was pleased that they have still maintained the Real Ale in the place, unfortunately not all of the staff new what to do with it. Shame that they are still employing people who could not pour water in a teapot correctly, let alone a real beer.

Secondly I notice that there is an Ignorant Bar person who does not seem to understand Customer Relations and Care. The first time I experience it I thought that it was just catching them at a bad moment, after being served by them a few times you release that the person shouldnít be left behind a broom let alone a Bar dealing with customers.
I wondered if it was just me? But after talking to a few of the existing locals it seems that the person is regularly like this.
It makes me wonder if itís the new brewery policy is to drive the customers away with load music and an insult behind the bar.

Thirdly I would like to add to the comments that the toilets are still the same old smelly stinking rooms that I left behind before. Its unfortunate that the brewery spend its time and money making the place look trendy and modern, but donít seem to care that the toilets are not fit to be used. Its sad that people I spending Money on expensive drinks and food, and then cant evening provide a 3rd rate Toilet facility. Even a Fast food Burger bar provide better.

To be honest I am glad that I donít have to drink regularly in this place, as it seems like many breweries, they seem to cater for everyone but regulars and locals.

David
anonymous - 13 Apr 2005 12:13
Can only echo Mannering's thoughtful remarks. I feel sure that the toilet facilities are insufficient. Does anyone know if there are guidelines or possibly regulations covering toilet facilities in public houses. The disabled facilities are actually outside the pub and accessed through the garden.The owners of this pub are making a fortune but have never spent a penny on the toilets, prefering to waste money on sofas and the like.
pilot - 7 Apr 2005 13:07
Another thing, the latrines in here are not up to scratch. At weekends, awful,quite insufficient for the number of chaps. Basin unit has been collapsing for months, air quality terminal. If I see the Area Manager, he'll get a piece of my mind, pay enough for a beer, deserve decent conditions, what!
Capt.Mannering - 6 Apr 2005 15:53
Thought I might join the debate. I don't think this one is going to just go away in a hurry what.Too many changes to this place recently if you ask me, some are good like the beer, but most like the furniture, the prices and the music are unnecessary, to say the least. You can't buy popularity you know, it's got to be earned.Some of the chaps in here have been regulars for years, since pre Barney days, a lot of them. They're jolly cross at the way things have gone.The village needs another pub, then we all could vote with our feet.Doubt if those fogeys up at the College would allow that. Makes you wonder Eh ?
Capt.Mannering - 6 Apr 2005 15:43
Excellent idea Louise. I'm off to walk the dog now and will pop into the pub for a couple of Badgers if there's any left. The managers called Duncan, I believe. If he's around, I'll mention it to him.
bertramr - 6 Apr 2005 15:05
I can't believe Duncan said that to you about the conservatory being made the music free area.He must be having a bubble with you.
pilot - 6 Apr 2005 14:52
I've had another nice lunchtime in the public house today and am now back selling private houses. Poor Mr.Pilot is having a hard time with the piped music problem.I do think he has a point and it should be considered possibly by a referendum or something.Lots of the nice people that I've met agree with his view and would appreciate some sort of opinion poll on the matter.The suggestion that the only quiet area should be in the conservatory is a little heartless. Surely the people that dislike piped music are those that like to drink in traditional pub surroundings. They are often older people who would probably find the summer heat of the conservatory too much to endure. Who is the manager anyway? Wouldn't it be a good idea if he was introduced to this site and became involved in this debate?
louiseblake - 6 Apr 2005 14:09
In reply to a previous comment lets keep the bar for drinkers and create a conservatory of music (piped or otherwise) out the back.The manager should know better than to push older customers into the hothouse.
As for me, I am an accomplished player of the bagpipes and would be delighted to fill the pub with glorious pipe music.
bertramr - 6 Apr 2005 13:48
hello again. I don't get what Mr Pilot is trying to say? The music is never loud enough to disrupt people's conversations. As for having a separate area without music - its all been sorted. The manager informed me last night that the conservatory was a music free area which is a lovely place to have a pint in summer whether it is lunchtime or evenings.

i suggest that anyone interested in the Jazz band speak with the manager. he is a nice guy and i think will be happy to have a live Jazz band now and again.

how about you 'bertramr' do you play any instruments or do you have any special skills that the band can use: advertising, management, anything??
anonymous - 5 Apr 2005 15:00
Popped in here at lunchtime and for once the music was low. Everybody seemed quite happy I might add. maybe they've got the message. Just the two pints of Badgers best was quite pleasant
bertramr - 4 Apr 2005 18:14
That's not a very nice way for the staff to behave towards you Mr. Pilot, they should take notice of customers' request.My motto is "the customer is always right". I suppose maybe I was lucky to speak to the right member of staff but that shouldn't be necessary really, all staff should be equally polite, don't you think Mr. Pilot. I have to check with the manager the next time I go there.
louiseblake - 4 Apr 2005 16:57
You're lucky Louise, he never lowers the music when I ask him, that's why we are trying to get people to complain about it. At weekends it's quite unbearable.
pilot - 4 Apr 2005 16:30
I have just been reading some of the comments here,very interesting I must say. There seems to be quite a few potential musicians around. I play the flute quite well and would love to join a local band if we can organise it. As for the pub music,it is a bit annoying, isn't it. Today it was quite loud and I asked the nice man behind the bar to lower the volume and he did,the sweetie.
louiseblake - 4 Apr 2005 16:17
This is such a lovely pub. My friends and i have just had such a gorgeous lunch here and would you believe we found it by chance. maybe my luck is changing for the better.The staff were so helpful, polite and really quite charming at times.We have decided to make the place a regular lunchtime spot, excellent food too. as for myself I am tempted to try an evening visit with a friend or two. Are the regulars friendly?
louiseblake - 4 Apr 2005 16:11
Well. What can I say! The beer was Terrefic and the stattv wre vondervul. The wionderfcl guy from the antipodios had a day orrrf. whoo am (n to Komplame)
pilot - 3 Apr 2005 00:26
It's 7-15 and I am about to pop down to the Dog. I'll let you know the score with regard to the music later.
pilot - 2 Apr 2005 19:17
I think pilot's suggestion about having a quiet bar is excellent and fair.Darth is right, the pub has plenty of room. Perhaps visitors to this site would care to support this, maybe it will do some good.Incidently if any staff are looking in, it would be interesting to hear their opinion.
bertramr - 2 Apr 2005 17:45
Agree with pilot about confining music to the main bar. If people want to go to a music free zone they should be able to - god knows its a big enough pub!

As for the jazz band, I myself am an accomplished harmonica player looking for a home.
DarthVader - 1 Apr 2005 22:06
Hi, I must own up to being the trombone player. I usually play for Papa George's band but the music is more blues with vocals. However should you wish to find out more let me know. By the way, with regards to the piped music in the pub, I realise that there are people that "don't have a problem with it", although they may find it "a bit repetitive". My suggestion was to confine it one area of the pub perhaps the main bar.With regard to your idea of a small jazz band, what have you in mind for a venue as I don't think the Greyhound has a licence for something as wonderful as live as opposed to dead music.
pilot - 1 Apr 2005 19:04
i have do disagree with you guys about the music. only because YOU don't like music does't mean other people don't enjoy, I myself go there regularly and don't have a problem with it apart from it being a bit repetitive. music at the dog has been going on for a few years, and its only backgroung music not loud enough to disrupt any conversations.

i would like to know who this member of staff is becasue i play the trumpet myself, we might be able to form a small Jazz band and organise somthing for summer.

was there last night for a quick pint after walking my dog, and they have had some new beers added to the normal ones. De Koninck and Kirin Ichiban some great beers.
mo_ - 1 Apr 2005 13:08
Who is that guy with the Guiness advert on his shirt? He plays the trombone like a master, sounds that take me back to the 1930's in Paris. This pub is excellent when they switch off the piped music and let the people have their way. The beer choice is now up to eight tastes of heaven. Get here before the weekend when it turns into hell.
bertramr - 31 Mar 2005 00:34
Have to agree with you pilot and so do my colleagues. We have thought for some time that the once peaceful atmosphere of this pub is being eroded.It's a shame as the beers continue to be good but the ambience has suffered.B
bertramr - 29 Mar 2005 14:52
For years, this pub was noted for the absence of music.This was appreciated by many. Now that piped music has arrived, would it be possible to confine the speakers to the main bar thereby giving some sanctuary to those that just want to enjoy the wonderful real ales and quiet conversation.I feel sure the technology must be available.
pilot - 29 Mar 2005 14:13
Hoegaarden and Fruli will be a joy in the warm weather. Agree about the staff yesterday, they seemed very amiable despite it being busy. Apart from one girl who seemed to think clearing our table wasn't part of her job.
DarthVader - 21 Mar 2005 11:24
Visited the dog last night for a quiet drink after a heavy weekend. They have some new geust beers including the Wet Willie - Arundel, West Sussex, England - which was fine.
the staff were also nice after the busy saturday they had.
well done guys

anonymous - 21 Mar 2005 11:03
Wonderful bar staff, can't do enough to make your evening memorable.
pilot - 2 Feb 2005 11:59
Consistently good pub. Well kept and varied selection of beer, and really excellent food - especially on a Sunday afternoon. Good staff, and good atmosphere.
fishcox - 23 Jan 2005 19:37
This is a fab pub. V cosy, great beer garden and a nice atmosphere.
anonymous - 7 Nov 2004 13:14
best pub in the area for real ale, and a relaxing atmosphere
bombadier drinker - 23 Sep 2004 10:55
Strawberry frulli is gorgeous.
anonymous - 7 Sep 2004 11:39
they had some cracking beers on over the weekend, Youngs Golden Zest, Archers Golden, beautiful. WSill be back more often.
jeff. - 31 Aug 2004 11:45
Also they are giving away a gallon of beer a night from friday to Monday as part of the raffle
anonymous - 26 Aug 2004 12:26
Looking forward to the beer festival, they have some good beers by all accounts. The top prize for the raffle is a trip to the youngs brewery.
old_empire - 26 Aug 2004 10:23
The only pub I know that cleans its real ale lines at the end of each barrel even if its the same beer going on, instead of a water rinse that a lot of places do. This proves to me that they care about their real ale, thats why i always go back.
dave - 19 Aug 2004 19:12
Cracking behemoth of a pub. The ales are a wonder to behold. Rather too many brats in the beer garden, but hey, they are the drinkers of tomorrow.
John - 17 Aug 2004 09:59
Lovely pub, with real beer that tastes fresh. Quite a rarity in Dulwich. Food cracking too.
John - 17 Aug 2004 09:52
Theres going to be a mini beer festival at the pub on the August bank holiday weekend running from friday 2th through to the 30th August. A charity raffle as well is being held for the Silver Line appeal at Kings hospital.
tom - 14 Aug 2004 00:38
Nice pub in a brilliant location tends to get overun with families on sundays, but ingore them, as there is leffe on tap as well as a good range of ales
old_empire - 10 Aug 2004 15:39
I ordered a pint of Excalibur, thought I'd sharpen my wit after a week of Warm Willie, low and behold the barman exclaimed, "Is that you Arthur." "yes Guin" I replied and settled down to a pleasant evening.
pilot - 29 Jul 2004 00:51
Youngs golden zest is quality. We want more
anonymous - 25 Jul 2004 11:43
Horrible real ale, not enough bar stools, daft people, newspapers weatherbeaten, ashtrays in short supply, no dancing or singing, miles from the tube, no lock-ins, serious dearth of middle aged crumpet, Ok,
pilot - 14 Jul 2004 00:46
who the hell can't select theior own user name(s) around these parts. I haven't visited this site for months and yet find comments made in my name(s). No beer is that good and if it is I certainly couldn't access thas website so stop this nonsense barman and get on with your job.
pilot - 14 Jul 2004 00:23
Agree with Chris, the pub does get full of stuck up idiots on a Sunday, but forget that, and just enjoy the sun in the garden, and the supurb range of beers on tap.
irish jim - 18 Jun 2004 11:00
I'm over the moon to call this wonderful boozer my local. Great beers, some lovely wines and the makeover a while back did wonders to perk the place up whilst retaining its "pub" qualities. Sundays can be a pain when the Chelsea Tractor lot descend to feed the ducks in the park with Henrietta & Tarquin followed by the carvery... Other than that, its difficult to fault.
Chris - 17 Jun 2004 15:14
The best pint of Deuchars Ipa I hae had outisde edinburgh. Speaking to the staff last night, its a regular guest beer here, and when its on it sells like hot cakes. Also a loely pub near the gallery, will be back when ever I am nearby.
scottish_alex - 3 Jun 2004 11:00
Butcombe gold was quality last night.
old empire - 25 May 2004 12:26
wonderful beers again
pilot - 25 May 2004 00:21
Quality beer ina lovely pub.
anonymous - 24 May 2004 11:11
I agree kids in the pub can be annoying, its not bad during the week , and on weekend evenings. Definetly worth going in for the beer, as the range is supurb, always changing guest ales, which are always on good form.
yet another dave - 13 May 2004 16:24
No its summer again i cant wait to sit at the front of the pub and have a few beers from the great selection of real ales and beers they now have.

Thanks tom for the hard work, you have put in the cellars over the last year.

However its time to brace ourselve's for the invasion of young families, who consider it cool to let their todders and children use the pub as a play ground. While they sit down and discuss subjects as the local schools, house prices, and the front issue of vogue.

Is'nt it about time that the Brewery Ban people having children in the pub now its summer. Cant we at least have a sunday with out being bounced at the bar by a Screaming Kid.

Any comments please with be welcomed by the Locals.


David - 12 May 2004 14:22
Was in tonight, and the bishops finger was good, but not nearly as good as the esb. The range of beers they have had in here lately have been supurb, and always in good nick, a cask doesn't last much longer than a day, Looking forward to the exmoor fox, which will be on tommorow to replace the finger by all accounts
colin - 12 May 2004 01:17
I have to say iwas in last night, and it was one of the best pints of bishops finger I have had for a long time. Nice atmosphere, and its nice to sit out front and watch the world go by.
richard - 11 May 2004 11:55
Top range of beers on tap yesterday, with youngs ordinary, fullers london pride and esb, and bishops finger on tap. Nice atmosphere friendly staff, who could want more from a sunday drinking session?
roddick - 10 May 2004 11:35
Supurb pub, with a supurb range of ales on tap.
pub dave - 22 Apr 2004 11:21
They are holding a meet the brewer night tomorrow night in the dog, with the head brewer from adnams being present, which should be a good night.
old empire - 6 Apr 2004 11:06
Seems they are clamping down on where children can go at the moment, which is a step in the right direction.

Roosters yankee is a lovely pint.
john - 30 Mar 2004 16:02
Nice pub in the heart of the village. Had a pit of well kept theakstons old peculair for the first time in ages last night
thomas - 28 Mar 2004 10:02
Could it be that profit margins on crisps and soft drinks are just too good to give up. Anyway, as Dave says, wait for the fuss when a kid gets injured.
pilot - 22 Mar 2004 14:00
I agree with the pilot, was in the pub on friday and a couple of women sat and watched their children run round the pub and use it like a play ground.

Pubs are for adults, and are not a place for children. People have a right to be able to unwind in a child free zone. (Let alone the saftey and health aspects of people having children running around the pub.)

Watch out for the wobbly leg brigade wondering around the pub after a few pints of Marstons Old Empire. And then people may understand were I am comming from.

Dave - 21 Mar 2004 10:08
The Marstons Old Empire is a pint to be respected. After a few I was flying, very cost effective and a good flavour.Better make the most of it, probably back to keg in the dog in a few weeks.
j - 19 Mar 2004 11:28
just ahd a quick pint in the pub. Marstons Old Empire in supurb condition, bit of a mind blower at 5.7. Lovely old building in the heart of the village.
tony - 18 Mar 2004 14:47
Thats a bit harsh pilot, but the kids are annoying on a sunday I agree pilot. As for the range of beer, its been a wonderful few weeks, hopefully they will keep it up. Looking forward to sampling Marstons old Empire and theakstons ol Peculiar myself.
john - 16 Mar 2004 09:48
A wonderful pub. On a Sunday afternoon it's just like being in a playground, unsupervised kids tearing about bashing into customers, causing them to spill their beer ( at 50 pence a splash)Why can't they (the kids) be locked out in the garden.There is a climbing frame there for them to fall off.
pilot - 15 Mar 2004 19:14
There's far too great a choice of beers in this pub. Sometimes I go in and spend valuable time just looking at the selection for 5 or 10 minutes before ordering.This could amount to 1 hour a week. Anyway it should be much easier on Wednesday as free guinness will be on tap hopefully.
pilot - 14 Mar 2004 19:46
Never knew that scottish beers were so good till i tired them here. A guy behind the bar was telling us to try them, and glad I have. Especially the schallion a real lager.
geoff - 11 Mar 2004 18:00
Good range of beers always available and well kept, at presnt there six on including brains.
john - 10 Mar 2004 16:18
I had my first pint of Lees outside of Lancashire on Saturday. Not bad considering the travelling (a full 400 yards from my front door). Great Pub. Shame about the preponderance of teenagers from the local private schools.
Cliff - 9 Mar 2004 16:50
Supurb pint of Hydes jekylls Gold lastr night. beers seem in good nick as well
pete - 2 Mar 2004 10:53
Beer Festival started on Thurday

Had 7 Different Real Ales on Last Night. No more Complaints Regarding Beer since Tom has been on the Scene.

Well Done Tom. Hope the Beer Festival is a great success.
Lets Hope the Brewery appreciate your efforts, as much as the regulars do!

Dave - 28 Feb 2004 16:19
Just been in and they have seven different real ales on. Hade a l,ovely pint of deuchars ipa as well.
thomas - 26 Feb 2004 12:38
Serving a top pint of landlord at bthe moment. Hsve ever changing guest beers which is always good to see alongside the house regular London pride
brian - 17 Feb 2004 14:59
I'm really looking forward to the garden being open again. There's nothing I like more than to while away a few hours in good company on a long sultry summer's evening under the horse chestnut tree and the beer's not too bad either
alan - 16 Feb 2004 22:05
When I was there last, there was no spitfire, hence pedigree pilot
pilot - 16 Feb 2004 21:53
The opening hours of the crown and greyhound are as follows.

Monday to Friday 11am to 11pm.
Saturday 11am to 11ppm
Sunday 12pm to 10:30PM
spitfire pilot - 16 Feb 2004 19:30
Does anyone know the opening hours for the Crown and Greyhound?
pilot - 16 Feb 2004 16:58
I was in the dog at lunchtime today and was delighted to see the improvements made since last night. It was empty.
Garcia - 16 Feb 2004 16:34
After another couple of beers this weekend in the dog, have to say that their beers were great. Tom well done, the beer in the pub is dramatically improving.

To the General Public, I hear that the pub is taken part in a Beer festival ‘RBM 2004 Cask Ale Festival’ from a very good source.
Here is a list of what we might expect to find at the festival.

(List obtained courtesy of the RBM 2004 Cask Ale Festival )
26th feb-3rd March
Moorhouse’s Black Cat 3.4
Jw Lees Bitter 4.0
Hydes jekyll’s Gold 4.3
Jennings Cocker Hoop 4.6

4th March – 10th March
K&B Sussex 3.5
Badgers Best 4.0
Bishops Finger 5.0
Hopback Summer Lightning 5.0

11th March-17th March
Bitter & Twisted
Deuchers IPA 3.8 (Camra Beer Winner 2002)
Brains 4.2
Scheihallion 4.8

Looks a promising Month, if some of these beers appear.
PS Who knows The ‘Pilot’

David - 16 Feb 2004 14:43
Glad to see the beer continues to improve both in quality and variety. Keep up the great work T and we could have a good pub here
Garcia - 15 Feb 2004 23:45
Some excellent beers available now, although selection needs increasing.Omens look good for future.
pilot - 14 Feb 2004 13:03
As a regular in the dog,I must say that the pub is now a lot more well managed now that Tom is working behind the Bar. Tom is also responsible for the different Beers we are know getting.
I only hope that the Brewery see sense and make hime the Permanent manager down there.

It would also be great if the brewery spent a bit of money on the Toilets this year, instead of planning to spend money on the Garden. Clean toilets are a necessity, new garden furniture we can do without
Dave - 11 Feb 2004 18:09
Kelly Brook has been seen drinking in the dog. Well worth the drink prices if i do say myself..
jeff - 27 Jan 2004 11:37
Enjoyed several pints of Adnams broadsie last night, tad expensive, but nice boozer
richard - 24 Jan 2004 12:08
I remember when this used to be a quality pub run by a decent landlord where everyone in the village was welcome. Now it's an expensive chain bar only suitable for Dulwich's nouveau riche.
Melanie - 8 Jan 2004 15:49
Mad as anything yesterday. Bunged all day, and the staff are top quality.
jeff - 2 Jan 2004 13:33
Now they have run out of guinees. Does the manager now anything about ordering beer?
Jake - 7 Dec 2003 14:58
This has been my local for years, but last night was a disgrace. Running out of beer, because the manageress can not be bothered according to one of the two bar staff working. This pub has unfortunately gone down hill lately.
thomas - 16 Nov 2003 13:48
In there last night. Not impressed by local. Been drinking in the place for a good part of ten years now. No Star, no ornage juice, only two bar on, who were slagging the managers off for being hopeless. Whats going on?
tom - beer_palace@excite.com - 16 Nov 2003 12:58
It's a bloody good boozer and big enough to get lost in.
Eric Sykes - 25 Sep 2003 15:22
The beer garden's attempt to be child friendly is a big disappointment - one old climbing frame full of mud
John - 14 Aug 2003 14:10
At £8.50 for a roast dinner, you might think this is a little expensive until you see the enormous size of the portions you are served with. Luckily the beer garden is ideal for having a little kip to sleep the food off.
Fiona - 21 Jul 2003 10:40
Great traditional boozer with a big garden and decent food. Only downside is a few too many green welly brigade
Willy - 29 May 2003 10:30
Great little pub for a midweek drink with friends. Drinks prices are a little inflated, but this is Dulwich Village after all. Cracking beer garden at the back.
Chris - 3 May 2003 17:05
Rumoured to be the most expensive pub in the country
Michael - 11 Feb 2003 20:47
A breath of fresh air, to what was becoming a pub of old fat men at the bar. good drink, food and music. cool place.
peter - 24 Jan 2003 15:10
Undergoing a Harvester type refurb!!
reegs - 8 Nov 2002 19:32
Should be a belter of a pub. The unattentive staff, very poor choice of real ale, and the over inflated prices really let it down. The hot buffet lunch is a good shout though.
GV - 2 Nov 2002 14:25
Poor facilities except for the garden but fantastic atmosphere and location in the middle of the village
Charles - 24 Aug 2002 15:08
Good old victorian pub - great garden. Grolsch etc
Ian - 4 Jul 2002 12:48

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