Best Pubs in Crystal Palace

One of South London's more low-key food and drink havens, Crystal Palace has all but perfected the relaxed local boozer. Boasting a cool selection of good, honest pubs, you'll often find you get more than you bargained for. Local craft beers and a cracking Sunday roast are a given in most of these establishments, but check out the selection for the extra-curricular activities on offer, from live music and DJ sessions, to tap takeovers and cocktail-shakings.

Last updated on 21st October 2020




Westow House

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A top spot for live music, this great pub perched right opposite the bus station hosts all manner of  acts, from jazz trios to full bands and DJs sessions. They're also known for keeping some great beers on tap and some tasty food in the kitchen. Head down for one of their great Sunday roasts, to be enjoyed inside or al fresco thanks to their beer garden.

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Mixing modern and vintage, this delightful little den combines quaint wooden dining chairs with a stylish crafted deer head hanging above an open fireplace. But don't let the furniture deceive you, this place is far from twee. Hosting regular DJ nights and live music performances, you might be turning up for the deep fried Camembert and vegan lasagnes, but you'll be sticking around for the entertainment.

The cool, quaint little boozer on the corner of Westow Hill is a great spot for a drink and a bite to eat if you find yourself in the area. Fronting a seasonal food menu and a strong selection of wines, beers and cocktails, they also offer a weekday lunch special where you can pick up one of seven great dishes for just £7.50.

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 varied drinks list for your perusal.

Offering one of the best beer gardens in the vicinity, this popular Crystal Palace pub offers some top-notch pub grub, alongside a great selection of beers and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. For a pub that ticks every box without the fuss and frills, you're in safe hands with The Alma.