Sun And Doves, SE5 9NS

The Sun and Doves was a pub on Coldharbour Lane in Camberwell. It closed in September 2011.

As of late 2012, the premises have been taken over by Antic, who opened there as the Sun of Camberwell on 30 November 2012.

The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.

Pub on Coldharbour Lane in Camberwell. The front part is open and airy, with polished floorboards and posh-cafe-like tables and chairs. There's a nice cosy area to the left of the bar, with large leather sofas. They have some picnic tables out the front, plus a beer garden out the back which has been done up to accommodate smokers since the ban.

Kake visited on a Friday afternoon in August 2008; it was almost empty when I arrived but started to fill up shortly before 6pm. Beers on handpump were Adnams Bitter (£3.20/pint) and Old Speckled Hen. There was also a blackboard advertising "summer cocktails", all £5; amaretto sour, kahlua sour, and pisco sour. Music was playing, but not too loudly, though it did get turned up later on.

They offer free film screenings on Tuesday evenings, and live music too. There's a quiz on Wednesday nights at 8pm. Lots more details on the website.

They have free wireless broadband, but on an August 2008 visit Kake found this unusably laggy (coverage may vary throughout the pub; I was sitting on the sofas to the left of the bar).

As of April 2008, food is served noon-10:30pm Monday to Saturday, and noon-5:30pm and 6:30pm-10pm Sunday. It looks interesting, if not cheap; examples from the August 2008 evening menu (which is swapped to around 5pmish) included soup of the day with organic bread (£3.50), pint of prawns with garlic mayo (£6.25), split pea and lemongrass falafel with yoghurt, mint, and pitta bread (£5), portobello mushroom burger with cheddar and spinach (£5.50), and steak & Guinness pie with chips or mash (£8.50).

There's a bicycle rack outside.

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Last visited by itsbruce, June 2010. Opening hours and food times taken from Time Out website, April 2008. Food prices taken from menu in pub, August 2008.

Comment added by Geri: Trying to track some Sun & Doves barstaff from 1980s. Two Irish lads called Oliver and Denis (can't remember their surnames), anyone seen them lately?

Comment added by Anonymous: Name is Jenny, worked in Sun and Doves in 1986, remember Denis (Drennan?) from Galway and Oliver from Donegal. There was also Bernie, from Roscommon? Don't know of their whereabouts now.

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