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Dartmouth Arms
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Address: 7 Dartmouth Road, London, SE23 3HN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7096) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Forest Hill (0.1 miles), Sydenham (0.8 miles), Honor Oak Park (1 mile)

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> Current user rating: 5.9/10 (rated by 34 users)
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Another pub in Forest Hill that I haven't been for a long time, which is strange as I drink at the Capitol enough but never seem to venture any further!

The Dartmouth has been more of a foodie pub for many years now but does still retain a small area in the middle where the bar is that's still like a pub, the front area is very foodie as well as the back room, with all tables lined up with napkins and cutlery.

2 ales on the 3 hand pumps which were Shepherd & Neame Spitfire Gold & Brockley Brewery Gold. My pal had the Gold and said it was more than drinkable, while I opted for a bottle from the fridge which was Brick Breweries Peckham Pils @ 4.8%.
Modern decor with old style tables and chairs, and some fancy wallpaper.

We stayed for just one pint, the pub is decent enough and had a few people in on the Tuesday I visited, not sure why I haven't been in for a long time as it's alright.

lezford - 3 Feb 2017 13:26
The Dartmouth Arms was probably the worst of the 5 pubs I tried in the Forest Hill area. Situated close to the station, I was the only customer in on a Saturday lunchtime. As the previous poster says, it has a retro feel with strange wallpaper and lighting. There are 3 sections, a front bar where I sat, a small middle bar where you get served and a larger section of the rear where the kitchens are located. Has very much a trendy feel, with music playing to match the ambience. 3 ales were on - Charles Wells Poppy Ale, Adnams Ghost Ship & St Austell Proper Job. I went for the Stowford Press cider. Not somewhere I was tempted to linger. I imagine this pub only really gets going in the evening when the diners come in.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Nov 2015 17:16
More gastro than pub. Retro-deco, futuristic prices
Berboyblue - 6 Nov 2015 11:44
NIce cozy boozer at the front. Rather stale looking restaurant out back.

Its main faults lack of bar staff serving - expect a line of weary punters standing at the bar wondering where any staff are.
Food on a Sunday has now twice been very poor. Food being sent back from more than one table. Not what you expect for a traditional roast.

Realised it is best for a couple of evening drinks then moving on to somewhere else.

starquake - 30 Aug 2013 16:40
Again it's been at least 18 months since I've been here but my last experience was a bit indifferent.

Good choice of ales but a bit on the pricey side and the atmosphere was dead, the bar staff looked bored and this mood stayed my whole visit.

Food menu was impressive but I have heard its expensive for what you get.

Maybe it's time for another visit.
lezford - 24 Feb 2013 13:19

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