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Address: 2 Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill, London, SE22 0RR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10381) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Honor Oak Park (0.9 miles), East Dulwich (1 mile), Nunhead (1.1 miles)

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I was slightly disappointed by the Herne Tavern. It seems to be a food-oriented pub and only 2 ales were on - St Austell Tribute & Shepherd Neame Spitfire Gold. There was no real cider either. So I had to be content with Aspalls. The interior was nice, with seating along a large, central island bar. But the focus does appear to be on the food and the place felt fairly soulless on a Saturday lunchtime/early afternoon. Although a few families were in.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Nov 2015 17:33
Only my 2nd visit to the Herne and again its a Saturday lunchtime.

A bit busier today than on my last visit and for that reason it was more enjoyable.

Music playing at a decent level, television on in the main bar that was already showing the rugby, it was the final day of the 6 apparently it was important!

The 4 ales across the 5 pumps were St Austell Tribute, Young's Bitter, Ringwood Best Bitter and Sambrook's Wandle. With none of these drawing me in I went for a bottle of Pistonhead's Kustom Lager @ 4.6%

A nicely decorated pub with original stain glass windows at the front, plenty of wood panelling and a conservatory and garden.

Food was popular.

On this visit I've slightly changed my opinion and now think its a decent pub.
lezford - 23 Mar 2015 12:37
As all 'Pub- Locals' know it take a lot to shift 'allegiance' I had started to occasionally use another local having been witness to unacceptable staff behavior but in this case the final straw after quietly suffering the 'creche' conditions, the irregular standard of the Beer( often flat and over priced), the surliness of a foreign soul behind the Bar who had 'hormonal' problems, was the dishonesty and lies in the giving of change. Subsequently found a number of fellow sufferers who have experienced the same situation with the same person, anybody that is in management and allows this to go unaccounted deserves to lose custom.
nunatak - 20 Nov 2014 11:00
Had a lovely Sunday lunch here today. Not cheap but excellent food, good selection of ales and really nice and attentive staff.

Definitely recommend the food here.
halfafarthing - 27 Oct 2013 17:58
Old style pub at the start of Peckham Rye Park on the Dulwich border with Honor Oak.

2 sided bar with the main bar bearing most of the drinking and seating area while the small bar to the left is more of a snug with the kitchen at the back.

4 ales on tap, I had a pint of Tribute from the St Austall brewery, also on was Hobgoblin, Brakspear and Marston's EPA.

There was a childrens party about to start when I visited and I was the only person without a child or an invite in the pub.

Nice traditional pub that when the kids and party have gone is probably a good place for a few beers.

While I enjoyed my visit my review is mixed.

lezford - 22 Oct 2012 13:34

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