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Ivy House
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Address: 40, Stuart Rd, London, SE15 3BE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4753) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest train stations Nunhead (0.6 miles), Honor Oak Park (0.8 miles), Crofton Park (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.0/10 (rated by 24 users)
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Have heard a lot about this place so thought I'd combine it with a trip down to Nunhead Cemetry. Great interior, really well preserved. Ale very average - I've had much better kept pints of Brockley Pale. Worth visiting if your are in the area but not worth an expedition.
alebarry - 13 May 2016 12:05
Ordinary? My word this is almost a preserved 19302/40s pub with much of the original decor still in place. I'd turf the diners out and have the billards tables back in again.
On the downside service has slipped and has put me off going more regularly. I think it is also on the pricey side and (odd as this sounds) stocks too many ales and far far too many keg beers. But judging by the weekend crowd the latter brings the 20-30s in in droves, something it couldn't do before us old farts saved it. Also ironic that us old farts saved it to have a refuge from the creches that many other local pubs have turned into, yet what do we see during the day times at weekends? Oh well, it has to bring serious money in.
Still loads of community stuff going on.

baggydave - 28 Apr 2016 12:10
A brilliant pub. A huge range of fantastic ales. The only reason I am not giving it a ten is because the food is a bit ordinary. It has an attractive wooden paneled event room at the back where they have live music. If you love real ale you will love the Ivy House.
Nevster - 8 Nov 2015 16:04
Community owned pub, a large place with several good-sized drinking rooms clustered around a central bar area. Trumans Brewery panelling is still intact which gives it a good atmosphere. There is a garden (not seen) and a piano near the garden entrance if anyone is bold enough. A small but interesting range of ales (rather than have too many or run of the mill ones on) and the food was good also. Recommended.
rainlight - 24 May 2015 16:38
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

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