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Address: Dennett's Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5LW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39968) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations New Cross Gate (0.6 miles), New Cross (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Nunhead (0.3 miles), Queens Road Peckham (0.5 miles), New Cross Gate (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 10 users)
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Looking at the last review, which was made over a year ago, I feel compelled to write something a bit more positive. A bunch of us recently went to The Telegraph for a Sunday roast and had a fine old time. The staff, of whom there were more than enough for swift, attentive service, were cheerful and efficient, the beer was varied and well-kept and the Roast was absolutely cracking and, though not cheap at about £12, was really good value considering both the quality and quantity. We will definitely be back for more soon. They were very welcoming to the two muddy dogs we brought with us and a water bowl appeared without asking.

This seems like a great locals' pub which is still very hospitable to all comers. There seems to be something happening there pretty much every day - quiz, open-mike, etc so definitely worth popping in if you're in the area.
Caractacus - 19 May 2014 19:17
Shocking service when I was last in this place (December 2012). I was served by a ghost-like bar maid who refused to speak to customers, her face frozen with an expression of despondency and indifference to the customer. Barely five words are exchanged between ordering your beer and burger and having said burger placed in front of you with a hint of derision. The service was bad enough that I won't be going back. It's happened to me a few times with this bar maid. Funny thing is, as soon as she'd finished her shift she was drinking wine and laughing along with her friends like a normal person, so we know she's capable of acting without complete indifference to those around her. The level of rudeness is significant enough to genuinely astound you. However good the beers are in this place, there's no point going to a place you're not welcome.
JArticle - 27 Dec 2012 16:01
Enjoyed a really lovely Sunday lunch at The Telegraph today. Generous portions and good flavours. The vegetables were fresh tasting and not overcooked. Lovely dessert and a relaxing atmosphere. We will certainly go back for Sunday lunch as this is not the first time we have been more than pleased with our food.
Frump - 24 Jun 2012 20:17
Went to this pub on Sunday as my girlfriend wanted a roast; I had the burger. Roast was Ok - a bit pricy at 11. My main problem was with the burger. It was served with oven chips and the burger itself was obviously from a packet as well. I would expect this from an O'neals or Weatherspoons as you would only pay 4 or 5. A review below this called this nearly a gastro pub... hardly! The place itself is nice and it had a good selection of beer. I was just very disapointed with my meal which I hope the owners look into as 8.50 for oven chips and a packet burger is a bit poor... I was asked 'how is the food' and I said fine... Why don't us brits say it as it is a bit more at the time...
lfries - 20 May 2012 17:29
A great boozer. Refurbed a couple of years back and run by a lovely chap who knows his beer and really can cook. His wife runs front of house; whenever I've been in the staff have been excellent. Good jukebox, decent interior including coal fires when it's cold, large room upstairs which you can hire for this and that, games, newspapers - and it's rarely overcrowded.

Dennett's Road is slightly out of the way so there isn't a huge amount of passing traffic - but now that the Montague's closed (I hear) The Telegraph is without rival and by a country mile the best drinker in New Cross Gate.

A solid range of ales on tap - Fullers representing London including Gale's HSB on occasion - now that's a tremendous pint - a couple of well-kept guest ales, a specialist German brewer for wheat beer/stronger lager (for some reason I'm slightly blurry on the names zigactly) and a fairly priced wine offer. Last time I was in Fuller's Bengal Lancer was on - an excellent pale ale - and I noticed some Belgian oddities in the fridge also.

I've eaten here on numerous occasions and never been disappointed. The menu is brisk so it's all completely fresh and cooked to order. 'Very tasty,' was how my mate the sous-chef at one of the starred London places put it. Service is quick we've always found and there are some more exotic dishes on the menu as well as fish and chips/ a roast etc. Sunday lunch is excellent, by the way, and not over-priced.

One last attraction is that there are some interesting nooks - almost...inglenooks...perhaps - in which one can sit. Good to come and bunker down with a book. Yes, there are stuffed animals needn't look. I am hopeful that the stuffed zebra from the Monty might make it over, but meanwhile the large Peters Projection worldmap in the back means that your escape from The Great Wen can be plotted quite comfortably.

Might nip in for a pint tomorrow actually...
abbenay - 5 Mar 2012 21:18

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