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The Question, Forest Hill - pub details

Previously called: Malt Shovel

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Address: 47 Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3HN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7010) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Forest Hill (0.1 miles), Sydenham (0.8 miles), Honor Oak Park (1 mile)

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Went on Saturday evening as part of a large group celebrating niece's 16th birthday. Ordered the soup of the day (cream of tomato and pepper. Unfortunately, this had to be returned, as the "cream" had a distinctly unpleasant "off cheese" flavour. My wife had a bottled orange drink. She had drunk some of it and then read the label. It said it was "best before end June 2013". We were in there on 2nd November 2013. It was replaced but the bar staff poured the drink, without showing my wife the date on the bottle. My steak and chips was very dry, the meal came on a wooden board, not a proper plate, the steak was lukewarm (but the chips, as in MacDonalds, were in a paper bag, were at least hot). Coffee was OK. Afterwards, some of the young people (aged 12 - 20) went to dance downstairs. The adults were told that they had either to join them or leave at 11.00 pm and return at midnight. They could not sit upstairs, away from the noise, despite the fact that there were vast areas of empty seats. I questioned who would be legally liable for the young people if the adults left, particularly if something went wrong. The manager denied that it would be them, although it was he who was telling the adults what their "choice" was. He said it was a separate company running the room downstairs! So, sorry, but this family man will be reporting this, as will many of the adults there, to their families and friends. A definite "never again".
dinersore - 3 Nov 2013 00:43
Recently changed its name to the The Hill. Still exactly the same people inside from what I can make out by the spelling mistakes on the hand-written promotional posters sellotaped to the windows.
A very strange place indeed.
starquake - 30 Aug 2013 16:53
Used this pub a few times several years ago for a late night drink.

Never had any complaints but I haven't been for a while so now the new owners are in it will be worth another visit.

The pizzas were also very good and good value for money.
lezford - 24 Feb 2013 13:13
Question has been taken over fairly recently and it seems the new owners are working hard to make it work. The pizzas are fresh and delicious and prices very reasonable. I haven't been there in in the evening but it's a great place to go for good quality and reasonably priced food during the day, especially if you have kids as it's very child friendly. To me this seems more of a restaurant than a bar but perhaps it's more bar-like in the evenings. I'd say the recent reviews are harsh and this place is much better than the signage outside suggests.
wobblymoth - 20 Dec 2012 15:33
Everything about this place is odd: the decor, the clientele, the colour scheme, the ambience, even the name. The concept of pizza, quizzes, DJs, bands is not unusual or unreasonable, but here it's all a bit desperate. I can't work out what kind of person would make this their bar of choice. Avoid.
jpview - 12 May 2010 22:27

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