Picture of Commercial, SE24 0JT

Commercial, SE24 0JT

Another refitted Herne Hill pub, this one opposite Herne Hill Station. It's part of the Mitchells & Butlers Castle sub-chain.

The familiar dark wood look, with stripped floor, chandeliers and use of leather seating has been imported here, and it doesn't work too badly. There's still a good sized beer garden out the back which is great on a summer day, and the food menu looks to be quite good.

The ales on tap on a June 2008 visit were Black Sheep Bitter (£2.85), Bombardier and Spitfire. They've introduced a tasting menu as well for the beers, and will serve in one-third pints for £1.10 (lagers) and £1.30 (specialty beers). A tray of six thirds is available for £7. As you'd expect with this kind of refit, they also have a decent wine list, and all bottles are £10 on Tuesdays.

Food is served noon-10pm Monday to Thursday, to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and until 9:30pm on Sunday.

There's a pub quiz advertised on Mondays at 8pm.

The Commercial was the South East London CAMRA Pub of the Season in Winter 2008/2009.

See also:

Last visited by Ewan and others, 7 June 2008. Opening hours and food times taken from Time Out website, June 2008.
OS X co-ord: 531932 OS Y co-ord: 174371 (Latitude: 51.452959 Longitude: -0.102609)
Last edited 2023-09-05 11:51:28 (version 17; diff). List all versions.