Pubs in Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace may sound like a grand and glittering land straight out of Disney, but never fear, there are plenty of beautiful boozers in which to guzzle (after all, if I was trapped in a tower by an evil witch, I'd need a strong drink for sure). Head south of the river and get your pints, your ales, your Sunday lunches and your comfy seats in this thriving area. Crystal Palace introduces sleek sophistication to that old tavern formula and even offers added extras, such as pinball machines, yoga nights and even Tai Chi lessons. So venture out from beneath your Central London safety blanket and join the big boys for a frothy drink, good food and plenty to do in picturesque and bustling surrounds.
Think of this place as a modern renovation of the traditional public house; a lick of paint, a bit of polish on those oak tables, and you have a stunningly stylish pub with all those old favourites: a luxurious Sunday lunch, Sky Sports on the big screen and a spacious outdoor seating area with a great adventure playground for the kids (or you, after a few shots of vodka).
Situated in a building dating back to 1854, this space is a trendy take on vintage architecture, with shiny wooden flooring and cosy cushioned chairs. The chefs focus on fresh, seasonal British ingredients for dishes with extra deliciousness and with a vast selection of ales, including Castle Harvest Rock Pale Ale, sit back, put your feet up and get comfortably boozy.
This homely venue, warmed with shelves of books and antique arm chairs for that living room feel, has a mouthwatering menu and an extensive drinks list. Sip a real ale or a crisp sweet wine as you munch on your honey-roasted partridge and once your appetite is satiated, challenge your nearest and dearest to a pinball contest or try your hand at the football table.
Mixing modern and vintage, this delightful little den combines quaint wooden dining chairs with a stylish crafted deer head hanging above an open fireplace. A mouth-watering menu, beers from local cask brewers and house-made cocktails that you can get really involved with, this trendy dig is a paradise pub right int he middle of Crystal Palace.
Roll up roll up for British pub grub and fine booze in this traditional hangout. Specialising in the art of brewing fine ales, choose from an ever-changing selection of fine ales, previously starring Otter Ale and Dark Star Hophead. With a suntrap out back and a jazz band every Sunday, this pub is hip-happening and full of life.
Introducing 'trendy' to the pub format, this pub upholsters its traditional comfy couches with cow print patterns and dangles stunning chandeliers above polished wooden flooring. With a beautiful garden complete with greenery and a large Buddha statue, enjoy your golden oldies of bangers and mash with a frothy pint before heading out into the sunshine.
Putting the posh into pub, this fancy take on the public house brings polished floors and ornate dining chairs to the Sunday lunch scene. Delight in the delectable with a menu that leaves no room for overdone meat, burnt chips or watered down sauces. Expect quality and a long and inclusive drinks list for your perusal.
This cutesy quaint pub brings a woman's touch to the usual pub scene, with delicate wooden chairs and tables, flowering tea pot vases and soft blue hues. Order the traditional roast chicken breast with a fine selection of pints and aperitifs. You can even join Tai Chi classes, yoga lessons and regular comedy nights, so you can laugh, bend and cry while you guzzle.