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Address: 213 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London, SE15 4QL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6181) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Peckham Rye (0 miles), Queens Road Peckham (0.7 miles), Nunhead (0.8 miles)

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7Ps - 13 Dec 2011 09:46
Well unlike the previous comment, my partner and I walked out rather than being thrown out. But we shared a common experience with unhelpful staff.

I should preface this by saying I've been going to Bar Story on a semi regular basis for 2 years, and have generally enjoyed myself. However, tonight we went in and I ordered my usual cocktail (which I have had there many times before). However, this time when it came it was undrinkable. Bitter with a nasty aftertaste, rather than the delicious drink I have enjoyed there many times before.

My partner took the drink back to the bartender (not to the one who made it, as we wanted to be polite). However, she just took the drink over to the other bartender, they both tasted it, decided themselves it was fine, and said there was nothing they could do.

Now it's been quite a few years since I worked behind a bar, but I was always taught that good customer service would mean that you offer to re-make another drink, or offer the customer something else instead. Not just decide the drink is fine and tell the dissatisfied patron to stuff it.

Well, as far as we were concerned, the bartenders were essentially telling us to leave, as we weren't about to order another round of 6 quid cocktails after that. So leave we did. I don't plan on rushing back anytime soon either, even though I have enjoyed the place in the past.

In the end we walked up the road to the Rye Hotel. A lovely pub, and enjoyed a hassle free evening there. I would advise others to do the same.
nunhead - 26 Aug 2010 21:49
Cool and trendy but with a stupid impolite owner/bar manager who will throw you out if you dare raise a mumur of complaint, or dont enjoy waiting whilst cocktails are made up. Bottled ales only, happy hour on cocktails but get your order in early - if your still waiting for service - bad luck- you ve lost out
Try the nearby Victoria on Bellenden road - reopened June this year, or the Montpellier
popeye321 - 17 Jun 2010 14:25
Awesome place, definately a hidden gem. Food is great - especially the sunday roasts and the cocktails. Grungy festival vibe, sometimes marred by young super-cool arty types but we still love it....
jana77 - 28 May 2010 12:58
This is a great little hidden gem in amongst the grim 'proppa boy' pubs of Peckham. 2 for 1 on cocktails during happy hour, really friendly staff, quite a cool environment (although the bangs when a train goes overhead is a shocker the first time). Free wifi, some comfy couches and a nice outdoor area for the summer. The food's pretty good and inexpensive as well, and you can see the chef preparing it all in front of you. The toilets look a bit grim at first glance, being bare walls and a bit graffitid, but they're cleaner than a lot of places, and plenty of towels/soap/etc. Nice clientele, fairly relaxed, lots of arty types and a few students, it seems.

iamwithnail - 20 Nov 2009 10:30

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