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Address: 15 Nunhead Green, Nunhead, London, London, SE15 3QQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 35730) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Nunhead (0.4 miles), Peckham Rye (0.6 miles), Queens Road Peckham (0.7 miles)

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We'd been meaning to try The Old Nun's Head for quite a while, and finally got round to it following a visit to Nunhead Cemetery (as you do). Since it was around 2.00pm when we arrived, our experience may not be representative of what the pub is like during evenings and weekends. But I'd have to say this is one of the best pubs we've been to in a LONG time. A friendly welcome, a decent range of real ales (five or six on during our visit) and a good general atmosphere - what more could you want? Sadly, we only stayed for a couple of pints due to having to head back "north of the water" before we got bogged down in there for the rest of the day.
DaveE6 - 22 Nov 2018 13:58
A shocking confession that I am born and bred Peckham but I have never had a beer in the Old Nuns Head, poor I know!

This is a real community pub with a large % of the customers on my Saturday afternoon visit being families with young children, I am happy to report they were all very well behaved.

Lovingly restored pub back to what appears to be it's former glory.

8 pumps, dispensing 7 beers. Saltaire Brewery were on take over with 4 selections offer, Amarillo Gold, Pride, New World Red and Cascade Pale Ale. Also on offer were Sharp's Doom Bar, Westerham's William Wilberforce Freedom Ale and Twickenham's Vanguard.

I opted for 3x 1/3 pints of 3 of the Saltaire offerings, leaving out Pride. Excellent beers and perfectly kept / poured. All 3 beers together priced as a pint, which was £3,85.

Food was being served pretty frequently and smelt good though I did hear a 'mushroom' complaint.

Excellent pub that I won't leave another 41 years to visit!

lezford - 6 Oct 2013 11:37
There's a constantly rotating choice of four ales in this pub. Usually from smallish breweries, often ones I've never heard off.

The bar staff are very friendly and are more than happy to let you taste them before buying.

It can be difficult to get a table at the weekend, due to high percentage of "reserved" tables.

The posh spoilt brats are starting to get a little bit out of hand, but not on the same scale as say The Herne.

Still one of the best pubs in the area.
Pat_Bateman - 8 Mar 2013 13:43
I visited again in the hope that time had healed this establishment. Sadly, it had not. I experienced the same off-hand service as I did about a year ago. Bar maid couldn't serve us as another customer informed us she had the shits and was still in the toilet. The place looked decidedly grubby and I felt totally unwelcome. How a place like this functions as a business is beyond me!
We declined to wait any longer to be served and didn't fancy the idea of the fat bar maid's shitty fingers touching our pint glasses. So we promptly left.
R.Pomphrey - 19 Nov 2012 15:36
Waited more than 15 mins at the bar with a skeleton staff to pay my tab. The landlord turned up with his friends and proceeded to serve him and his friend drinks and ignored those who were all waiting at the bar. Complete ignorance and arrogance displayed to those who are customers. Won't be back again. The Rye Hotel has reopened around the corner and will be drinking there from now on. Shameful. I have been to this pub several times. They just don't seem to care!
BernardButler - 14 Jun 2012 00:58

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