For many years a community boozer, the Dartmouth Arms underwent a refurbishment which stripped away years of aesthetic apathy and created a gastropub on a street formerly famous for its takeaways. The front bar is now a well-aired, sepia-tinted space perfect for chilling out over papers or free Wi-Fi, plus there's an adjoining 'snug bar' (the red walls of which boast exhibitions by local artists) and a rear dining room for lingering over affordable gastro fodder. Cocktails are just £5.50 (champagne cocktails £6.25) and there's an extensive wine list, but beers are limited: Brakspear and Bombardier for ale heads; Staropramen and Kronenbourg for lager lovers.
|Venue name:||Dartmouth Arms|
7 Dartmouth Road
|Opening hours:||Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-1am Fri, Sat. Food served noon-3.30pm, 6.30-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat; 12.30-4pm, 5-9pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Forest Hill rail or bus 122, 176, 185|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
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The Dartmouth Arms is a restaurant with a tiny pub at the front. The food is mediocre and slightly overpriced. The beer and cider selection is very limited. The snug at the front is nice to go for a coffee or a beer or two but holds no atmosphere at the weekend. The soul is missing from this place. The Sylvan Post is a much nicer spot.
It is really restaurant with a bit of bar on the side and garden at back- good but in need of a menu refresh