Half Moon, SE24 9HU
The Half Moon was a large Victorian pub on Herne Hill. It closed following flood damage in August 2013, and remains closed as of mid-2015.
The information below is retained for historical purposes.
Still toeing the line between being a traditional pub with old-fashioned fittings, and being accessible for the increasingly gentrified local community. There's plenty of space inside for drinking, as well as lots of tables out the front of the pub on the (busy) street.
There are a few ale pumps, with Adnams Bitter and Wadworth 6X on a visit in May 2008, as well as the usual range of lagers.
As of May 2008 food is served noon-3pm and 5pm-10pm Monday to Friday, noon-10pm Saturday, and noon-9pm Sunday (though the Sunday roasts, including a vegetarian option, are only served noon-5pm). The menu focuses largely on pizzas (for around £8-10) as well as a mixed sharing platter (£11 for the large one, with plenty of cured meats, as well as artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and the like, with a basket of bread).
There is a space in the back of the pub where music gigs are hosted occasionally, as well as an open mic night (Tuesday). They have a special Monday offer of two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £20, and on Tuesday two pizzas for £15. There's a pub quiz on Thursday evenings, as well.