Drinkers and diners are both happy at this brick and timber 1930s boozer. The former get a sterling selection of cask and craft ales, plus cocktails and an acceptable wine list. The latter get a menu that changes daily, depending on the pop-up kitchen – it's worth noting that Burger Bear often have residence here. There’s plenty of seating: at large wooden tables next to the central bar, in the back garden and in the front yard facing Nunhead Green. You'll also find an array of entertainment here, including DJs, folk nights and a comedy club. And the name? A nunnery once occuped this site; the rebellious Mother Superior was murdered during the Reformation and her head stuck on a pikestaff on the green.
|Venue name:||Old Nun's Head||Contact:|
15 Nunhead Green
|Opening hours:||noon-midnight Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-1am Fri, Sat. Lunch served 12.30-2.15pm, dinner served 6.30-10.15pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-10.15pm Sat; noon-9pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Nunhead rail/bus 78, P12|
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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- 4 star:1
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Great little pub hidden in a residential area with very helpful staff and a nice vibe. Six of us booked a table for lunch as Burger Bear do burgers on a Saturday. There was a real mix of people in the pub including groups of parents and children and it was not too busy. The beer selection is okay but I was expecting a bit more choice in terms of craft beers. I got a Grizzly burger which was great aside from the fact that it was a little overdone but the best bit was the smoked bacon and handmade bun!
Superb Boozer! Cosy, lovely staff, good choice of craft beer and food is interesting with top streetfood vendors on rotation! Oh My Dog hotdogs are delicious!!
Hosting the excellent Burger Bear (who is using meat from the local butcher's Flock & Herd) & an amazing pub quiz every Thursday. Rotates the street kitchen monthly & shows rugby & football. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, good beer selection, small garden. Overall, flawless pub!
The biggest and best selection of cask ale in the area, regular comedy nights, DJs and an amazing range of pop-up kitchens. This is what a local pub should be like.
I love this pub. I don't think I like another pub more. Staff are lovely. Beer and cider both great. Nice wine. Everyone really cares about what they're doing. It's the best pub, definitely, in the world.
The best pub in South-East London - whether its Monday/Tuesday burgers with guest foodies Burger Bear, or a quiet pint at the weekend, the place is charming week-in, week-out. Friendly staff (particularly Head Honcho Nick) and great atmosphere, the Old Nun's Head has a thriving crowd of regulars who are always keen to welcome newcomers. Less pretentious than many around it, this is a great pub for those who like beer. Or having a nice time!
A really nice, warm hearted pub in Nunhead. The food's pretty good, especially the Thai food and they have a decent selection of ales. Happy it's my local