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Address: 123, Shooters Hill Rd, London, SE3 8UQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2154) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Westcombe Park (0.8 miles), Charlton (0.9 miles), Kidbrooke (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 4.3/10 (rated by 20 users)
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I am pleased to announce that the pub has re-opened and not fallen into the hands of a dreaded developer. It burst back into life this week but sadly has not improved, if anything, it may have got worse if that was possible. Sampled the Fullers "London Pride", served at amazing warmth of 19.4⁰c for 3.40 per pint. (How do they do it so cheap?) Not sure if they had replaced stocks, but this came up totally insipid and rough to the point of being undrinkable, such a sad shame. This pub has all the viable makings of being an excellent venue, if only somebody would try. Will give it another go in a few weeks to see if there is any change and report my findings.
CaskMaster - 21 Aug 2011 21:17
In reply to the earlier retort-
If that pub can hold a 9 piece band then they must all be playing triangles whilst performing an acrobatic pyramid. The mention of locals being locals was a warning to any unsuspecting visitors. There are no new faces in there. Same old small crowd during the week either playing pool, fruit machines or generally telling each other to f*** off as loud as they can which apparently is the highlight of their day. The proof of a good pub-and this one isn't- is that fresh faces come and return. The problem is that all newbies never set foot inside again and frequent far superior drinking places in a much safer and friendlier place. If a tornado went through this pub it would cause thousands of pounds of improvements. As to the future- I have no idea as to why no-one has ever bought the shop next door ( used to be a florist years ago, last time I saw it, it was a car sound system installer ) and enlarged the pub and give it a complete makeover. That, and only that is going to breathe life into what used to be a cracking pub which has now well and truly fallen through the cracks.
NICKOLA - 17 Apr 2011 21:48
I would like to point some things out to 2 earlier reviewers.
Firstly
"CaskMaster" Yes you are right sadly the pub is closed but not for long ! The metal hoardings are to protect against looters while the builders are in repairing the kitchens after a fire. (some of you may have seen the fire engines)

"NICKOLA" A small pub ? You must have walked in and out quickly otherwise you would have spotted it has 2 pool tables one side. And the other side is large enough to hold a gig by an 9 piece band. So not small in my book.
your Quote "The locals are just that-locals " un-Quote
Is there a point you are trying to make.?
I suggest people make their own mind up when it re-opens.
You will get
A band every Saturday night.
Bombardier.
Best Curry around.
Friendly atmosphere.
steveeeee5 - 21 Mar 2011 17:56
As of March 2011, this pub is now closed and boarded up. Another well known land mark bites the dust.
CaskMaster - 21 Mar 2011 15:31
Now the problem with this pub is that it's small with no room to expand. It used to have a public and saloon bar which a long time ago were merged into one. The bar now sits awkwardly askew so limits space somewhat. One side has a pool table and dart board and the other a slot machine and a sky tv screen. Unlike it's nearest rival-The British Oak-it has no beer garden. 'Outdoors' is on the A2 on Shooters Hill Road. The locals are just that-locals. There is no chance of parking anywhere so all punters walk. Outside it looks ok but on entering it's intimidating especially on Saturday afternoons. Surprising as this catchment area attracts a completely different type at the Oak around the corner. A fair comparison would be Millwall vs Charlton. The interior of the Sun has about as much imagination as a caravan site. The management are limited with what to do given the size of the place but a crackdown on underage drinking which is very apparent here would help. Difficult to improve as the regulars who frequent this pub are what keeps it in business but the language would make a docker blush.
NICKOLA - 18 Feb 2011 23:29

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