The Great Exhibition

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The Great Exhibition is a Victorian pub with a modern twist. The quirky interior filled with wooden tables, wall exhibits and leather sofas give it a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They serve up delicious British pub food at unbeatable prices. Most meals are less than a tenner which is a great deal for the quality. The Sunday roasts are also a big hit with visitors. The pub has not one, but two beer gardens to enjoy when the weather permits. The gin alley isn't something you'll see everyday and was made for exactly what you think, drinking gin. 

Besides the delicious food and long list of drinks they are known for their unique events. Saturday mornings you can find artisan markets with locals trading craft items while other evenings there are ale and pie society events and real ale festivals. The Great Exhibition is perfect for a relaxing afternoon, a family meal or drinks any day of the week.

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Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless Brunch

Every Saturday

For just £25 per person you get your breakfast meal, unlimited tea & coffee, unlimited toast with delicious...

Halloween Zombie Apocalypse Party

Halloween Zombie Apocalypse Party

Saturday 29 October 2016

PARTY TIME WITH ZOMBIE VIBES!Fancy Dress encouraged! Come as a zombie or a zombie hunter. The best dressed customer...

Sunday Roasts

Sunday Roasts

Every Sunday

Choose from Corn-fed Chicken, Garlic & Rosemary Lamb, Hampshire Pork Belly, Topside of Beef or our delicious...

Quizzy Tuesday

Quizzy Tuesday

Every Tuesday

The lovely Suzanne will be here every Tuesday to bamboozle you with our famous pub quiz! Don't just expect questions...

Live Band Thursdays

Live Band Thursdays

Every Thursday

Every week we have exciting local bands in to play some rocking covers as well as their own exciting new tracks! Expect...

Star Wars Quiz

Star Wars Quiz

Sunday 6 November 2016

Our monthly themed quiz is back with questions from a galaxy far, far away. Entry is just £2 per person with a...


No Door Charge
No queues normally
Drinkonomical £
18 after 8pm


Day Open Close Notes
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The Great Exhibition
193 Crystal Palace Road, London, SE22 9EP

South London

Nearest station:
East Dulwich (Rail)
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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.60
Bottle of House Wine £10.00

This venue serves Pub Food, British and Brunch food.

A word from the chef:
Delicious traditional pub food and bar snacks at a great price!

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great food, great staff, great music - the perfect spot for a decent boozy brunch!! totally worth recommending :) visited The Great Exhibition on 22 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Pub was great. Booze and dessert were great. While all our Sunday roasts were enjoyable they lacked the wow factor that you sometimes get for similar money in other venues. visited The Great Exhibition on 16 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Staff are very welcoming and nice! We love this pub! visited The Great Exhibition on 16 Oct 2016
18 Oct 2016 by anonymous

First time with you for Sunday Roast and won't be my last. Fantastic food, service, music and atmosphere. Thanking you big time! visited The Great Exhibition on 09 Oct 2016
11 Oct 2016 by anonymous

Love the staff in here, super chilled and helpful. They don't scrimp on the booze either, unlike a lot of places that like to water it prosecco down before giving it to you. They weren't super strict on the timings either. Food was nice- defo in one of my top 5 bottomless brunches in London
15 Aug 2016 by Lucy

Had a gathering of 20 for my birthday, love the look of this place, great staff, really good food which considering our number was served more or less all together. Only down side was the dj on the night played only what he seemed to want to play, not a good mix at all, including some very bad jazz! Shame as it would have rounded off an otherwise enjoyable day. sd visited The Great Exhibition on 30 Jul 2016
02 Aug 2016 by sd

Went for brunch and the food was terrible. Cold and poor quality ingredients. Didn't go for the bottomless brunch which they seemed surprised by so clearly just selling the gimmick of 'bottomless' and the food is not a priority.
24 May 2016 by anon123456789

Great Sunday roasts and puddings but won't return due to jazz band starting half way through lunch and making it impossible to have a conversation. Too loud for the baby as well. Without the band it would be a near perfect Sunday lunch outing, but with it, its impossible to have the relaxed catch up with friends we want. We've been six times and had to leave three of those times more quickly than we would have had the band not been playing. We like jazz, (and the band is great), but not being blasted with it during lunch! We had saturday brunch there once but the food was absolutely dreadful! Cold and tasteless eggs benedict, which seemed made of very poor quality ingredients. We didn't finish it because it was so unpleasant and there are much better brunch options in east dulwich. Its also a really baby friendly place generally, but there are no changing facilitites and the ladies loo is absolutely freezing, so I had to change the baby in the car. Needs a bit of work to make the facilitites as good as the pub and more consistency in the quality of the cooking. nell234 visited The Great Exhibition on 07 Feb 2016
09 Feb 2016 by nell234

Came for the brunch with bottomless cocktails with my partner. We liked the concept but the food was very disappointing. Half of the cooked breakfast was stone cold and the quality was not great. It seems good value for money but we ended up just leaving very disappointed. The Bloody Mary's are not great - so we didn't even take advantage of the limitless supply! js78 visited The Great Exhibition on 06 Feb 2016
08 Feb 2016 by js78
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Sunday lunch. Good food, plenty of it. The must is good, but not if you want to have any conversation. Always ask for a table far away from the seriously loud jazz band. Or even better just go another time. One of our guests had to leave have way through due to a headache, that's just how loud it was. ro1985 visited The Great Exhibition on 10 Jan 2016
12 Jan 2016 by ro1985

Pub does a great quiz night on Tuesdays. Alfie the quiz master is hilarious. Always a great atmosphere and the food is fab (I recommend the squid and chorizo salad!)
18 Sep 2015 by jaxmoseley

Absolutely awesome pub. Great buzz and vibe, play great music, live jazz, massive food portions and a bit more originality on the food menu compared to the standard pub menu you see in London. Nice craft beers on tap and the garden is great.
01 Sep 2015 by cheeky_t

Terrible place - I went here last week and had a really bad experience. The food was unpalatable and the manager was unhelpful. I wouldn't recommend going here - and I certainly won't be returning.
21 Jul 2015 by bobbob1

Can't beat the cheap prices at this place. The atmosphere is great too, will definitely be heading back!
17 Jun 2013 by publover21

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