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Five Bells, New Cross

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A great mix of local boozer and comedy hipster den that was a hugely enjoyable place to see Scottish band Sweaty Palms one May weekday evening in 2018. Great for people watching with lots of half mast trouser and silly hats while tattoos are far from absent. The beer selection is so so - mainly the US likes of Lagunitas and Goose Island plus lots of lager and only Doombar on the traditional ale front.
BoehmBawerk - 16 May 2018 07:59
Thank you Claire & all your staff for a most wonderfull New Years Eve 2011 / New Years Day 2012. Also I wish to thank all the great people in The Five Bells whom I don't know for making my night so great.
PSBAKER - 3 Jan 2012 09:06
Great pub . Very friendly Landlady and staff . The locals are also friendly .The beer is good and they have a good selection .The entertainment is very good with a pool table, darts , good jukebox and big screens for watching sports .They Also have theme nights now and again .. Highly recommend
mstalker - 29 Jun 2011 11:34
Once you've negotiated the small army of smokers and mobility scooters outside, it's a fairly tidy place inside. Mainly the older gents watching racing on the TV, but the barstaff are friendly and the beer is cheap and well kept. Not a place to bring the girly - particularly because the sight of a female on the 'other' side of the bar may be too much for some of the clientele - but fine for a quickie. I've noticed that the doors get locked at odd hours sometimes, but people still drinking inside?
Rayzer - 4 Feb 2010 12:20
Clair it's not good writing your own reviews (Look at the last Three) trade going down??? Just look at the new type of costumers you are attracting, no wonder all the locals have gone.
onlymee - 26 May 2009 18:45
definatly the best pub in south east london by a country mile great bar staff claire the landlady is an absolute star and the banter in the pub is very good
murphy88 - 15 Apr 2009 03:41
Great pub, lovely Landlady and bar staff!! Friendly locals too! Always seems to be busy. I have finally found my new local! Will be coming here alot now in the future! :-)
Frances1979 - 20 Mar 2009 16:16
Great staff, freindly regulars and good grub on a sunday.
Lots of screens for Racing & Football.
A good local for a social pint!
Maccaz - 27 Feb 2009 13:53
No complaints, pleasant East European staff, well-kept beer and a nice respite from the bustle of new Cross.
pablos13 - 15 Aug 2007 19:10
One of my local pubs. The facilities are very good and include the usual sports on the TV, with GAA covered.

Rates poorly against many pubs in terms of the welcome from the locals. The staff are nice enough.
niteluva - 30 Jul 2007 16:54
Nice pub but annoying regulars.
irishginger - 13 Feb 2006 05:50

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