This Victorian watering hole has adopted a trendily ramshackle yet comfortable character. Visitors are made to feel as if enjoying a night out in their own living room. A stone’s throw from Goldsmiths University, it effortlessly blends old-school pints with uber cool music and comedy nights: Alt-J, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Carl Barat, Bloc Party, Dave Rowntree (Blur/Xfm), Primal Scream, Mystery Jets, Maximo Park, The Cribs, The Coral, and Terry Hall (The Specials) have all been down to spin their favourite tunes.
Happy Mondays are a long-established fortnightly comedy event, where the well-known comics honing their material have included Stewart Lee, Cardinal Burns, Russell Howard, Shappi Khorsandi, Andy Parsons, Andi Osho, Arthur Smith, Sarah Millican, Greg Davies, Milton Jones, Dane J Baptiste, Robin Ince, Sean Walsh, Al Murray.
The Amersham Arms also hosts film and poetry evenings, and offers space for exhibitions.
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388 New Cross Rd
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
- 5 star:14
- 4 star:2
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- 1 star:1
So glad to see this venue become vital again. Goldheart Assembly, Toy, Loom, Russell Howard, Holly Walsh, Bare Pale and just recently a low key show by Jamie N Commons, to name just a few, in the last year alone. Nice mix of students, locals and art crowd so its friendly as well. That will do nicely for me with a long cool pint in the evening. And just a short hop over the road from the East London Line, too. Bonus.
Really awful place. Rude staff, including the manager who treated two of our party disgustingly! There are plenty of nice pubs just around the corner if you're looking for a good night out, this isn't one of them!
Came one Thursday night to listen to a bit of live music. The pub is nice and gets busy pretty quick, great atmosphere! The venue was free of access which was great!
Nice place, always good music.. very active place to go on the weekends. Always find someone with a nice smile behind the bar (Y)
I love this pub. Amazing music awesome smoking areaI Perfect on a chill week night or busy and exciting for a late one on a weekend!
Nice venue. Trendy, always here to see some exciting up and coming bands. The Velvet Hands and River Greene were a particular highlight.
My new favourite place !..makes a trip down to south east well worth it. Always a great crowd, normally come down for the live music but the DJ in the front bar was top last time I visited, bar staff friendly as always, great variety of drinks. five stars from me ! big love xx
What can you say about the Amersham Arms, except AWESOME. It’s such a great bar, with a great atmosphere, great music and decent choice of drinks. The bar staff are very attentive and polite and also have a sense of humour. The manager is top class, he is at the front of house and very welcoming, very personable guy. The door staff are first class, really friendly funny guys who you can actually talk to rather than being mute statues looking menacing like other venues have. The club nights the Amersham puts on are really fun and always have a good party atmosphere. This is a bar that offers a good choice of environment as well, whether its mingling on the awesome garden with several balconies/decking areas to see the city lights, or the front bar where it can get busy but that just adds to the atmosphere in my opinion or if you want to have it large, head out to the back club part of the bar to dance the night away. This is my favourite bar in south east London and it has been for many years and, just like a fine wine, just keeps getting better. Well done Amersham, keep it going.
The Amersham puts on a terrific variety of music and other events. It's bohemian and unpretentious - always a plus in these gentrified, hipster times
South East London has a really cool live entertainment circuit and this is one of the venues that I keep finding myself in, catching some wicked gigs. Friendly with lots of laughter, too. Does it for me.
The Brockley Ukulele Group play their Ukebox of over 60 songs on the second Sunday of every month from 8pm. I'm definately going next time. They are amazing. I especially love their version of Daft Punk's Harder Better faster Stronger. Best night I've had out in ages!!!