The Old Nun's Head

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Nestled on the green in the centre of historic Nunhead, The Old Nun's Head is a touch of the countryside in the city, a local pub in a South East London village, an all inclusive members club, but first and foremost The Old Nun's Head is a Public House serving the community.

We operate a 'Street Food Kitchen', with 2 house chefs and a monthly rotated guest chef. So on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays expect Burger Bear, Wednesdays and Sundays Soul Cocina bringing Latin flavours as well as traditional Sunday lunches with a twist and BBQ's in the summer. Thursday and Friday's we have monthly guest residencies in the kitchen. Until the end of January, Mama's Jerk Station offering Caribbean street food. Starting in February is Vagabundo serving eclectic Brazillian Barbeque.

Venue name: The Old Nun's Head
Address: 15 Nunhead Green
Price: £25 and under

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Sareta P

This was one of the first pubs I visited when I moved to SE London in 2012 and I really loved it - great space for live music upstairs, quirky decor and friendly staff. I visited more recently and most of that was true, although the staff were a bit less friendly - as if they'd been toughen up by the influx of people to the previously unspoilt corners of South East London... 

They still do a good range of music events and have a solid rotating food menu - with regular pop ups including burgers and Greek food. There's a decent sized beer garden out the back which has a good range of tables and booths.

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A good solid pub.

Pros, im told (as I dont drink beer) are a great selection of craft beers and ever changing restaurant guest chefs which means its always worth popping back as you wont get the same menu (unlike similar close by pubs like The Rye).
Always easy to get a table here (except for Sunday roast) and the staff are friendly and relaxed. They do keep the twitter up to date for guest foods and booking which is very helpful.

Its a perfect wintery pub. There is also a great function room for hire upstairs, its cheap (£150 normally but changeable) which fits 120 people ish.. well worth looking into for parties as they are very accommodating.

Garden and outdoor space lacks the sparkle that would make this a fantastic pub but its worth a visit all the same.