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London and Rye
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Address: 109, Rushey Green, London, SE6 4AF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5902) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Catford Bridge (0.4 miles), Catford (0.5 miles), Ladywell (0.7 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 4.8/10 (rated by 16 users)
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Saturday lunch time and I decide its time to revisit this 'spoons for the first time in almost 10 years, I cannot believe its been so long.

Having an entry in the last 2 Camra GBG's has made me want to visit and see why it's made it into the guide.

Normal 'spoons set up with 10 hand pumps, across the pumps there are 3 with coming soon on them, restricting the ale choice to 3 guests plus Ruddles and London Pride. For my first pint I opt for Cronx Kotchin @ 3.9% a very decent pint and priced at £2.35. However I wait for what seems an age to get served! My 2nd pint was Windsor & Eton’s Hurricane IPA @ 5.0% another decent pint and the service this time is much quicker.

The pub is nicer inside than I remember but the clientele are what I expected. A couple of obnoxious and loud fellas spouting crap but thankfully the place was empty enough for me to sit away from these people.

I can now understand why the London and Rye is in the GBG as the ale is very well kept.

Worth the visit and i promise not to leave it another 10 years until my next visit.
lezford - 20 Feb 2015 13:22
Quite amazed about the comments about this community pub, having moved into the town for work reasons in 2011 i was looking for a local, Catford has a varied choice and we decided to have a little pub crawl one hazy summer evening to see what one would become our regular watering hole. Hunger got the best of us and we were drawn to the Rye as entering the door [which was being held open by a old Scottish fella for us]we could smell some tasty food being cooked from the kitchen quarters, Upon sitting down i really got a feel for Catford life and if i had a camera i would have took a picture of the moment, young men in jovial banter with their elders talking over subjects as diverse as work, soccer ,modern art and even a deeper conversation between a wily old Irishman and a rather over zealous but friendly young buck about the pitfalls of alcohol . After ordering a korma curry for us both we both went went for choice of a nice cold beer deciding for a Czech lager and it tasted like heaven in a jar along with the warm smile from the barman it made us feel a sense of belonging and the belief that we had found our local in Catford town. The food arrived served to us by the actual cook who looked dapper and kindly in body language as he carefully put down our two piping hot plates, i could see why he took such care as the food was a work of art and i commented to the regulars that the food was tasty and really hearty. After a good few hours we left for Soho to complete our night but most of the conversation that night was highlighting our earlier enjoyment in the Rye a pub we now call OUR LOCAL.
prettymolly - 20 Jun 2013 19:46
Paid this pub a visit yesterday morning. No sign of any drug dealing and most of the clientele seemed fairly respectable. Beers on were Adnams Topaz Gold, Greene King Abbot Ale & Ruddles Best & Weltons Googly & Bat and Pad. The real cider was Westons Marcle Hill. Service was friendly and the place was clean. The best option I could find in what is a pretty poor part of London.
blue_scrumpy - 28 Aug 2012 19:56
Probably one of the worst pubs in Catford, saying that there is some pretty stiff competition.
It attracts the lower end of Catford dole-scroungers who come to loiter outside with their staffie dogs and intimidate passers-by.
Avoid unless you are one of the above.
Mattyh34 - 13 Jun 2012 10:51
This pub has cleaned it's act up a bit recently, or the drug dealers and users are now more discrete. It's still not the sort of place you can really relax in though.
bkfromcatford - 24 Mar 2012 18:56

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