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The Bishop, East Dulwich - pub details

Used to be: the Foresters Arms

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Address: 27 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 537) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations East Dulwich (0.3 miles), North Dulwich (0.8 miles), Peckham Rye (0.8 miles)

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Quite nice bar, but too many mothers and babies, can be a little off putting if you just want to go and chill out.
midnightpoolchampion - 26 Mar 2008 22:51
must do better
anonymous - 3 Oct 2007 12:09
Yummy mummy Ė thatís a phrase that make you grind your teeth and mutter vague obscenities at fellow oyster card carriers on public transport isnít it. I suspect that YM is a term quite happily tossed around by the ďYMĒ themselves, even if they are far on the wrong side of 30, having lost their best years in climbing the greasy pole of corporate success. You never hear of single mothers on peckham estates being described as YM do you ?

Scummy mummy maybe.


Anyway, the Bishop, If you like your YM's hot and local, then you will feel right at home here in the afternoons, where legions of buggies and their precious loads battle for space on the distressed oak beam flooring. The ramshackle mismatched tables and chairs will be piled high in bar food and swimming in drinks for mothers and "remarkably gifted" children alike.

I had the pleasure of witnessing a mumbling toddler of maybe 2 years old, gurgling in his buggy and proudly clutching his obviously treasured copy of " my first 1000 words in German".

I dont think I know 1000 words in English to be honest

Anyway, enough cheap sarcastic comment and back to the pub

The interior is surprisingly spacious ( GCH Not tested ), with a bar big enough to make paying for drinks relatively hassle free Ė and they serve your change on a silver ( coloured ) platter. Nice touch. OK range of beers, including ubiquitous real ales and a decent range of bottles. The depth of the pub and the layout mean its quite easy to get nestled in and enjoy the evening. It does however, get rather busy at the weekends, with punters spilling onto the street, much to the chagrin of the local residents .

Itís missing something though. Not sure what Ė thereís nothing to get irked about, the staff are pleasant, beer good, service and foot quite acceptable, But thatís where it ends. Its neither a destination to aim for, nor a local to feel quite comfortable in Ė maybe the intrinsically transient nature of the evening crowd- early- mid 20ís renters and first time buyers donít really cement the place.

The most memorable and commented feature of the Bishop is that itís got a sleek dog that lurks inside. A weimaraner to boot Ė a hunting dog, stuck in the seething melee of inner city london & doesnít hunt any more.A pleasant enough hound, but a bit wasted.

Quite apt for the Bishop in some ways.

anonymous - 3 Oct 2007 10:58
Great pub - friendly, good food, excellent value and a great pub dog. I often take friends and family of all ages and everyone speaks very highly of it.
bel4077 - 1 Oct 2007 17:46
A magnificent bar! Possibly the best in South London. Everything about this place stuns. The manager is a GOD!
kenspubs55 - 21 Sep 2007 17:21

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