The Chandos

Bars and pubs, Breweries Honor Oak Park
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Venue says Local craft beer, delicious thin-crust pizza and the best in sports TV. Monday to Friday lunchtime: any pizza for just £5!

Recently revamped Honor Oak boozer, now slinging craft beer and pizza.

There’s an ongoing pubby phenomenon that can’t have escaped your notice. What happens is that a slightly tatty boozer will shut down for a bit and when it reopens, it’ll look a bit less tatty, the beer will cost more and the barman will have grown a moustache.

In the case of The Chandos, it’s like the reboot process got stuck early, in a good way: enough to place the chalkboards and hairy staff, but without eschewing the original character completely.

Which is great, but it’s slightly weird that all the original salt-of-the-earth bits have been preserved within one sectioned-off room – where you can neck Amstel and watch the footie – though the bigger, rejigged bit has a lot going for it. On tap there are familiar craft beers from brewers giant (Camden, Brewdog) and small (Weird Beard, By the Horns), plus a few challenging options in the fridges.

The food’s good too, with a natty line in large, crunchy-crusted pizzas with inventive toppings.

There’s no denying that The Chandos MkII has broadened its appeal, but whether lured in by craft beer or fizzy lager, do everyone a favour and explore the whole place.

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The Chandos says
Choose from quality craft beers from all over London and award-winning UK breweries, eclectic wines, seasonal gins, & stylish gin cocktails. Enjoy with delicious thin-crust pizza, calzone, salad or bar boards to share. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cinnamon doughnuts & Nutella; for cosy winter nights, there’s mulled wine, cider & spiced gin. Come down on Sundays for the quiz or try our famous Thursday lego challenge; all week long, enjoy the best in sports TV from BT & Sky Sport. Any 3 ‘third pint tasters’ on a paddle are just £4.50, then get started on your craft beer loyalty card. Mon-Fri lunchtime, any pizza’s £5 12-3pm; past 5pm Monday it’s 2 for 1. Remember to get your Dough Club card stamped – you’ll be coming back for more.
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Venue name: The Chandos
Address: 56 Brockley Rise
SE23 1LN
Opening hours: Opening Hours Mon-Thurs: 12-11 Friday – Sat: 12-12 Sun: 12-10.30
Transport: Honor Oak Park Overground
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Not a child-friendly pub - kicked out for taking a baby into the pub. Avoid if you have children

Nice and dark, great pizza, great staff. Best refurb ever gives me the best local I've had.

The refit is fantastic, completely revitalising this formerly-grotty venue. Good pizza, great selection of craft beer and a much improved clientele. Viva gentrification :-)