Historical version 20 of Dog And Bell, SE8 3JD
- 020 8692 5664
- 116 Prince Street, SE8 3JD
- noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Good Beer Guide pub in Deptford.
It's made up of two rooms; the one on the left has the entrance, the bar, a TV, and a small amount of seating. Up a few steps to the right is a more spacious room which also has a bar billiards table and displays of local art on the walls. There's a beer garden out the back.
The bar has six handpumps, and usually around five real ales on, all well-kept and tasty. They usually have London Pride and ESB plus three less-common ones. In March 2007, the guests were two from the Surrey Hills Brewery (one of which was Shere Drop, £2.45/pint) and one from the Wye Valley Brewery. In September 2008, the guests were Sharps Doom Bar, Dark Star Best, and Cottage Brewery E-Type; the last of these ran out during our visit and was replaced with Everards Tiger.
According to their website, they also offer up to twenty types of bottled Belgian beer; we haven't examined the selection yet though.
No piped music (at least on our September 2008 visit).
As of September 2008, food is served noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm Monday to Saturday, and 12:30pm-3:30pm Sunday. The options are fairly standard for pub food, though there are also specials which may be more interesting.
On a visit in January 2008, Martin's pork chop and mash with peas (£7) was simple and tasty, and Bob's and Adam's fish and chips (£8) looked excellent - a big thick chunk of cod in crispy batter. Most food options were around £6, and there were three vegetarian options listed (a curry, a nut roast, and something else).
However on a subsequent visit in April 2008, the food menu had become a lot shorter and more basic. The scampi and chips was fine as was the ham, egg, and chips; both were under a fiver. Another visit in September 2008 confirmed that the food menu was still fairly short (though we didn't try the food on this occasion).
Accessibility: Shallow step up to get in, more steps to get to the toilets and the bar billiards.
- Beer In The Evening comments
- Fancyapint review
- Time Out review
- Brockley Central comments
- Deptford Dame review
GPS data collected by bob on a Garmin eTrex, 1 April 2007, and released into the public domain: OSGB 537173, 177901