The Ivy House, Nunhead - pub details
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|This is a pub that I've had in mind to visit for a good while. So I finally arrived at Nunhead station last night and made the 20 minute uphill walk to the Ivy House through residential areas bereft of pubs (apart from one other). To be honest, I'm not sure I could have told you were Nunhead was until yesterday. The front bar is a lovely affair, if somewhat small. I'd like to have visited the larger room at the rear. But this was reserved for a private party. It made beer selection difficult, as most of the handpulls seemed to be in the other room, until I spotted a blackboard with the selection. Ales on offer were Hobsons Best, Gipsy Hill Southpaw & Beatnik, Cottage Golden Arrow, Brockley Pale Ale, Truman's Runner & Cascadian Black (not sure which brewery, but possibly Saltaire). No real cider is served. Service took a fair while. I'm not sure the pub lived up to its expectations and I left a little disappointed.|
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2015 19:23
|Lezford has already posted my thoughts on the Ivy House, A wide choice of ales,not everyone was a winner, the bar staff were somewhat inept, the building/interior was breathtakingly stunning. The potential of this pub in any other location would be really fantastic.The stage/wooden panneling, musical heritage would make any pub lover speechless, the place needs urgent financial support( the toilets are a disgrace), the whole place needs an update and a pub manager with the connections/ability to maximise the music/stage and community possibilities.A phoenix from the ashes,I love the pub but with any project there is more to do.7/10 at the moment, I fully expect a 9/10 soon.|
slerpy - 18 Oct 2014 19:53
|spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon there; the beer was good; the moo pie/chips/peas at 8 quid was nice; the decor, wooden panels etc., made for a traditional feel. |
Too many screaming kids running around for my liking, but I'm told they're only allowed up to 8pm.
MrBabble - 19 Jan 2014 11:07
|My first visit to the re-opened Ivy House last night and I was blown away with the selection of ales on offer.|
Truman's Runner, Brockley Brewery Pale Ale, Clarence & Fredericks Golden Ale, Late Knights ’By the Dawns Early Light, Dark Star Hophead, Five Points Pale, Brockley Brewery Gold and Rosie Pig Cider all on hand pull along with 3x Meantime, Pilsner Lager, London Pale Ale and Pacific Pale Ale, Camden Wit, London Fields Brewery Ale and Beavertown, Gamma Ray also on tap.
One slight criticism is that out of the group of 6 of us, there were 3 not so great pints pulled. Each pint was returned & changed by the bar staff with no fuss. I am sure the beer quality will improve.
As previously mentioned this pub is now locally owned by customers and supporters of the pub.
Even at 6pm the place has a nice atmosphere, the bar staff are courteous and attentive.
Old fashioned full wooden interior with mixed table and chairs, giving a nice urban feel to.
Stage for music in the back room and a dj stand.
This visit could signal the first of many.
lezford - 18 Sep 2013 13:31
|The Ivy House is now open again, and a marvelous contribution to London's Pub Scene it is. There's a huge range of beers including 6-8 cask ales, craft keg stuff and all sorts in bottles, with a helpful printed guide to assist you in your choice. The amazing interior is completely unchanged from when it was last open, if an awful lot cleaner, and it is just begging to get back on its feet as a venue - if the improvements visible in other departments are evident here as well, the Ivy House will soon establish itself as an essential place to visit. There's plenty of further improvements to be made, but the management's commitment to this is clear, and the pub's future is very bright.|
guntluggs - 2 Sep 2013 12:28
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