The Crown and Greyhound
Time Out says
A cavernous old Dulwich boozer, reopened with a facelift.
The Crown & Greyhound – a venerable pile of a pub in Dulwich Village, and ‘The Dog’ to locals – was closed for renovations for so long it feels like a miracle it’s reopened at all. It’s still recognisably the same local institution (and the Village’s only proper watering hole), but it’s been given a neat revamp. It’s nothing too progressive though: rather like the sprawling Half Moon in nearby Herne Hill (which has also had a significant facelift), it’s simply a decent, classic London pub, and all the better for it.
There’s acres of wooden panelling, decorative glass, snazzy cornicing and artfully mismatched furniture. The pub comprises a massive, leafy beer garden, a back room covered in framed butterflies and other faux naturalist bits ’n’ pieces, and a restaurant doing snazzed-up takes on standard pub grub.
The bar had alternative mainstream beers and ales like Meantime, Camden and Sharp’s on tap, and a host of modish craft ales in the fridge. It’s 2017, so of course there’s gallons of gin. It’s much like any other posh neighbourhood pub – and reliably crammed with families on my visit – but it has a warm familiarity. It’s a more than welcome return. The old Dog’s still got it.
73 Dulwich Village
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Now a fairly modern,unremarkable clean-looking pub after a recent revamp. Almost empty on a weekday lunchtime, I hope the numbers are larger on weekends and evenings to justify the now cavernous space. An enormous bar at the front, serving a good range of ale and beer and behind this, 2 large separate areas: a dining room and a light and airy conservatory (closed during my visit). My expensive (£13.50) mushroom risotto was short on mushrooms and undercooked, my fellow diners seared tuna dish they pronounced "delicious". Service was prompt and friendly. This will be a lovely place to visit in the summer with outdoor seating at the front in the surroundings of the lovely Dulwich village and the inviting conservatory and garden at the back.
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