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...

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...

A Very 80s New Year's Eve

A Very 80s New Year's Eve

Saturday 31 December 2016

A fabulous DJ playing 80s Bangers all night long! You're all invited to dress as your favourite 80s TV character. Best...


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


Day Open Close Notes
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 00:00
12:00 00:00
12:00 00:00
11:00 00:00
12:00 22:30


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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We went to their Friends themed quiz last night (Sunday) and had a ball! The place was packed, had an awesome atmosphere and the roast turkey will delicious. I have been here at all sorts of different times during the week and every time the staff have been friendly, helpful and fast. Will keep going back for sure. Hello visited The Great Exhibition on 01 Oct 2016
05 Dec 2016 by

the place is well maintained and the atmosphere is magic especially with the band playing every Sunday. fantastic staff and great food, we've booked a table for 6 for a two hours slot unfortunately some of us were very late, despite that they kept our table and reserve us another table to move on when other customers,who were booked after us, arrived, so we have been able to stay after our booking time :) Definitely going again! visited The Great Exhibition on 27 Nov 2016
03 Dec 2016 by

Friendly staff who aren't scared to speak to customers, great music and fantastic food. We will be back! peanut3951 visited The Great Exhibition on 27 Nov 2016
29 Nov 2016 by

Great, pub, great food and ales. Service is friendly, great place to hang out. Also family friendly. visited The Great Exhibition on 26 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by

We originally went to the Great Exhibition for Sunday lunch a couple of weeks ago but left disappointed as they were fully booked. So to avoid disappointment I booked for last Sunday and arrived with great expectations, how quickly my mood changed. There were 3 of us and we were shown a table that was the size of a small dustbin lid. How they expected to get three plates on the table I don't know. What made matters worse was the table was located no more than a metre away from a live jazz band. I like jazz as much as the next person but a metre away? When I complained to the bar staff it was a very much a take it or leave it attitude. No apology, more of a we are so busy we don't really care and if you don't take the table then I'm sure three tiny jazz loving children can enjoy the table. We left with our wallets and eardrums safely intact. These people are believing their own hype its a nice pub with good food but nothing more. Certainly its staff need to learn some common courtesies. Sadly you don't need to do anymore than that to be banged out in East Dulwich on Sunday lunchtime. visited The Great Exhibition on 20 Nov 2016
22 Nov 2016 by

What an amazing venue and perfect setting to celebrate my 24th birthday. The staff were so attentive and friendly and helped us out where needed. The food was yummy too!! visited The Great Exhibition on 12 Nov 2016
14 Nov 2016 by

Food was tasty, jazz band a delight to listen to, great atmosphere, and dogs galore, so lovely for owners to be able to bring their hounds down too. visited The Great Exhibition on 06 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by

Great food, friendly service and always top notch atmosphere! visited The Great Exhibition on 06 Nov 2016
08 Nov 2016 by

Nice food and good service, would definitely recommend it! visited The Great Exhibition on 30 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by

Roast was really dry and cooked within an inch of its life. Asked for a replacement and they literally just swapped the meat (whilst removing a roast potato at the same time). That left me with one cold roast potato. Pretty unexceptable really. visited The Great Exhibition on 30 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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