The Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace - pub details
Previously called: Jack Beard's at the Palace, Sportsman, Crystal Palace Tavern
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Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4692) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
other pubs nearby:
Patricks Bar, Upper Norwood (0.1 miles), Patrick's, Crystal Palace (0.1 miles), Cambridge, Norwood (0.1 miles), Blue Bottle, Crystal Palace (0.1 miles), Westow House, Crystal Palace (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|Yesterday was a return visit to the Grape & Grain for me. Whilst I've heard people raving about the place, I've never been won over. The beer selection is good for the area. But there's countless better pubs across South-East London, let alone London as a whole. Whilst up to 12 beers can be served, yesterday there was 8 - Rudgate Brew No. 1 Vanilla Mild, East London Brewery Night Watchman, Dark Star Hophead & Original, St Peters Ruby Red Ale, Adnams Bitter, Hogsback Tea & Brewsters Sarah Guppy. There were 2 real ciders - Westons Old Rosie & Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon. Gents toilets were out of order, meaning a queue for the solitary disabled toilet. Disappointing.|
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 23:44
|Go There every Sunday for the music and Sunday Lunch.|
Today 1 Hour 20 minutes wait for food. I realize sometimes there are problems in the kitchen.
The problem is they did not mention it when ordering.
chavsum - 14 Jun 2015 21:58
|The clueless clowns running (or should that be ruining) this place have just sacked their best and most conscientious member of staff, apparently for nothing more than not accepting being treated like a doormat by colleagues whilst they were away on holiday. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.|
I certainly won't be drinking here again after this, and I doubt I'll be the only one. Beer festival this weekend, and I'm sure plenty more gallons will go down the drains at the end of it than would have been the case a week ago. 'Spoons can't take the place soon enough now.
Delirious_Nomad - 20 Mar 2015 10:55
|Large pub with similar layout and feel to a Spoons house (its only disadvantage). Although the uniform grey is rather depressing, persevere as the beer is excellent (choose from a range of micros and national brands such as Adnams) and the food very good (and offering value for money). Try the Spanish stew if it is on - very tasty and unusual. We were there late afternoon on a Saturday and the place was slowly filling up with drinkers. Well worth a visit.|
simontheeditor - 5 Jan 2015 18:51
|One of my favorite pubs in South London. |
Great selection of ales and whiskey. Comfortable seating. Extremely polite and helpful barstaff. We also go especially to hear the bands on the weekend who always turn out to be very accomplished and experienced musicians.
The music styles range from rock and roll, swing, rhythm and blues, blues and sometimes reggae. Also with jazz bands on Sunday and Monday.
It is fantastic to see and listen to live music.
Escape from the deadening mummer-mummer of Wetherspoons and live a little while you still can!
StClare29 - 2 Dec 2014 16:09
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