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Spacious pub in [[Locale Dartmouth Park|Dartmouth Park]].
Spacious Pub in [[Locale Dartmouth Park|Dartmouth Park]]. It was given a refurbishment in mid-2013; the comments below pre-date that change.
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Inside there are several spaces around the central bar, with a dining room laid for service in a conservatory area to the rear, tables and couches around the sides of the front room, and an upstairs bookable function room. There's a real open fire, though on our February 2016 visit it was dead (they apologised: hadn't had a delivery). A sheltered walled beer garden is accessed through the conservatory, and there's a heated courtyard at the front for smokers.
Inside there are several spaces around the central bar, with a dining room in a conservatory area to the rear (laid for service), tables and couches around the sides of the front room, and an upstairs bookable function room. There's also a sheltered walled beer garden accessed through the conservatory.
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Board games available include chess, Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Also, some newspapers, and, unusually, Private Eye (definitely theirs, because it has "Lord Palmerston" scribbled on the front).
There are four handpulls for ales at the bar, which on [[Ewan]]'s June 2012 visit were dispensing Sharp's Doom Bar and Cask Pilsner (a seasonal), Purity Pure Gold (£3.60/pint), and Sambrook's Junction, though over the course of the evening the first two ran out and were not replaced. There are also prominent draught keg taps for Staropramen, Bitburger, Red Stripe and Beck's Vier, as well as other cooking lagers and Guinness hidden away lower down. Ale is well-kept.
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When [[Ewan]] and [[Kerry]] visited in June 2012, music was playing, not too loudly, and there was a small TV above the bar to the right of the entrance showing football (but with the sound turned off). When [[Rowley Birkin QC]] visited in February 2016, the music was easy listening.
[[Ewan]] and [[Kerry]] split a burger (&pound;10.50) <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/7440405174/ photo]</small>, which was a substantial size and came with a couple of (really quite nice) onion rings, and a bowl of chunky potato chips, as well as dips and condiments. The burger was cooked medium and was a good quality.
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There are five handpulls for ales at the bar, which on our June 2012 visit were dispensing Sharp's Doom Bar and Cask Pilsner (a seasonal), Purity Pure Gold (&pound;3.60/pint), and Sambrook's Junction, though over the course of the evening the first two ran out and were not replaced. The ales we tried were well-kept. On our February 2016 visit there were four ales &#8212; Young's London Gold, Butcombe Gold (&pound;4/pint, and in good condition), Sharp's Doom Bar, and Twickenham Naked Ladies &#8212; and a "mystery cider". They also have also prominent draught keg taps for Staropramen, Bitburger, Red Stripe and Beck's Vier, as well as other cooking lagers and Guinness hidden away lower down. In February 2016, two of the keg beers were from Camden Town Brewery.
Music was playing, not too loudly, and there was a small TV above the bar to the right of the entrance showing football (but with the sound turned off).
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According to their website as of February 2016, food is served noon-3pm and 6pm-10pm Mon-Sat, and noon-9pm Sun. Menu options noted as of that month include a steak meal for &pound;19.50, a burger meal for &pound;12.50, and some vegetarian meals.
[[Ewan]]'s verdict: Attracting the well-to-do denizens of the area, the Lord Palmerston is a pleasant pub in a leafy area. The ale selection may not be extensive, but it's well-kept.
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In June 2012, [[Ewan]] and [[Kerry]] split a burger (&pound;10.50) <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/7440405174/ photo]</small>, which was a substantial size and came with a couple of (really quite nice) onion rings, and a bowl of chunky potato chips, as well as dips and condiments. The burger was cooked medium and was of good quality.
According to the 2009 Good Beer Guide, it has a real open fire, and a heated courtyard at the front for smokers; also, food served lunchtimes and evenings every day.
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The pub has its own wifi; get the password from the bar.
Accessibility: There is a very shallow bump to get in (not quite a step), but toilets are upstairs, and there are four or five steps to get into the garden from the conservatory.
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[[Ewan]]'s verdict: Attracting the well-to-do denizens of the area, the Lord Palmerston is a pleasant pub in a leafy area. The ale selection may not be extensive, but it's well-kept.
Child Friendliness: There were children present when [[Ewan]] visited on early Sunday evening, so one presumes it welcomes children.
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[[Rowley Birkin QC]]'s verdict: I would class this place as a gastropub. The leafy beer garden looks like it would be very pleasant on summer evenings.
Update by [[Rowley Birkin QC]], February 2016: The 2009 GBG and Ewan's review are still accurate: caters for the well-to-do of the area, with food plus a selection of real ales. I would class this place as a gastropub. (Steak meal 19.50; burger meal 12.50; some vegetarian meals.)
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Child-friendliness: There were children present on our June 2012 visit (an early Sunday evening), so one presumes it welcomes children.
On my visit (a Wednesday lunchtime) there were five handpulls (Youngs London Gold, Butcombe Gold, Doom Bar, Twickenham's Naked Ladies, and a 'mystery cider'). There were various lagers and other beers (two Camden) on tap. The Butcombe Gold (4) was in good condition.
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Accessibility: There is a very shallow bump to get in (not quite a step), but toilets are up some stairs, and there are four or five steps to get into the garden from the conservatory.
The music is easy listening. The toilets are still up some stairs. The open fire is still present, but when I visited on a cold day it was dead (they apologised: hadn't had a delivery). The leafy beer garden looks like it would be very pleasant on summer evenings.
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Board games available include chess, Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Also, some newspapers (Independent), and, unusually, Private Eye (I know it's theirs because "Lord Palmerston" is scribbled on the front). They have their own wifi (password from the bar).

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* [http://www.laymanslondon.com/2012/10/the-palmerston-lordship-lane-east.html Layman's London review]
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* [http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/lord-palmerston-london-4 Yelp comments]
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20100902160808/http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/13038.html Time Out review]
* [http://www.qype.co.uk/place/365169 Qype comments]
* [http://www.timeout.com/london/bars/reviews/13038.html Time Out review]
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* [http://whatpub.com/pubs/NLD/6088/ WhatPub entry]
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Rowley Birkin QC]], February 2016. Opening times taken from the Lord Palmerston website, February 2016.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Ewan]] and [[Kerry]], June 2012. Opening times and food info taken from the 2009 Good Beer Guide.</div>
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Spacious Pub in Dartmouth Park. It was given a refurbishment in mid-2013; the comments below pre-date that change.

Inside there are several spaces around the central bar, with a dining room in a conservatory area to the rear (laid for service), tables and couches around the sides of the front room, and an upstairs bookable function room. There's also a sheltered walled beer garden accessed through the conservatory.

There are four handpulls for ales at the bar, which on Ewan's June 2012 visit were dispensing Sharp's Doom Bar and Cask Pilsner (a seasonal), Purity Pure Gold (£3.60/pint), and Sambrook's Junction, though over the course of the evening the first two ran out and were not replaced. There are also prominent draught keg taps for Staropramen, Bitburger, Red Stripe and Beck's Vier, as well as other cooking lagers and Guinness hidden away lower down. Ale is well-kept.

Ewan and Kerry split a burger (£10.50) photo, which was a substantial size and came with a couple of (really quite nice) onion rings, and a bowl of chunky potato chips, as well as dips and condiments. The burger was cooked medium and was a good quality.

Music was playing, not too loudly, and there was a small TV above the bar to the right of the entrance showing football (but with the sound turned off).

Ewan's verdict: Attracting the well-to-do denizens of the area, the Lord Palmerston is a pleasant pub in a leafy area. The ale selection may not be extensive, but it's well-kept.

According to the 2009 Good Beer Guide, it has a real open fire, and a heated courtyard at the front for smokers; also, food served lunchtimes and evenings every day.

Accessibility: There is a very shallow bump to get in (not quite a step), but toilets are upstairs, and there are four or five steps to get into the garden from the conservatory.

Child Friendliness: There were children present when Ewan visited on early Sunday evening, so one presumes it welcomes children.

Update by Rowley Birkin QC, February 2016: The 2009 GBG and Ewan's review are still accurate: caters for the well-to-do of the area, with food plus a selection of real ales. I would class this place as a gastropub. (Steak meal 19.50; burger meal 12.50; some vegetarian meals.)

On my visit (a Wednesday lunchtime) there were five handpulls (Youngs London Gold, Butcombe Gold, Doom Bar, Twickenham's Naked Ladies, and a 'mystery cider'). There were various lagers and other beers (two Camden) on tap. The Butcombe Gold (4) was in good condition.

The music is easy listening. The toilets are still up some stairs. The open fire is still present, but when I visited on a cold day it was dead (they apologised: hadn't had a delivery). The leafy beer garden looks like it would be very pleasant on summer evenings.

Board games available include chess, Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Also, some newspapers (Independent), and, unusually, Private Eye (I know it's theirs because "Lord Palmerston" is scribbled on the front). They have their own wifi (password from the bar).

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Last visited by Ewan and Kerry, June 2012. Opening times and food info taken from the 2009 Good Beer Guide.

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