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Huge selection of constantly rotating craft beers on our impressive tap wall. We choose the best beers from the coolest and most interesting breweries in London right now. We have exclusive access to small batch beers from your favourite breweries, including Beavertown, Brick and Wild. 

Music comes solely from vinyl, no digital files or CDs. Classic sounds and obscure sounds from our crate digging go head to head. Customers are welcome to bring their own records along on Sundays, or come down on Friday and Saturday nights to hear our DJs raid their massive collections of 12"s and LPs. 

Fantastic pub grub is the order of the day, from our very own chorizo and pork burger through to the vegan friendly pea and mint risotto. All ingredients are locally sourced and everything is, of course, cooked to order. 

Our garden has three things going for it. One, it's absolutely huge, plus it keeps the sun all day. It also has it's own bar so you don't even need to break your tanning to get rehydrated. 

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Dulwich
over 18 for alcohol
No music
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 00:00
12:00 00:00
12:00 00:00
12:00 00:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 01:00
12:00 00:00

Location

Watson's General Telegraph
108 Forest Hill Road, London, SE22 0RS

Area:
South London

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GREAT PUB, GREAT BEER SELECTION! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-05-13
by on May 15th, 2018
5

Love this place...! A real local boozer with friendly faces, great food and a fantastic beer garden. I would go everyday if my bank balance and liver would allow :) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-04-11
by on April 13th, 2018
5

Service was great, but was really disappointed to not have the table I specifically asked for twice. I chose WTG because of guests with certain needs and to see another large group on it when we arrived was particularly irritating. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-04-08
by on April 10th, 2018
3

Food and service very good. Staff couldn't do enough for us. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-03-18
by on March 20th, 2018
4

Brilliant, had a great day, lunch was superb service very good very friendly happy staff and we were very well looked after. A good result, will definitely be back. Jean Capaldi Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-03-11
by on March 13th, 2018
5

Brilliant pub, lovely staff and great venue space in the garden which we hired for my 30th Birthday. Thank you so much for a really great experience! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018
5

Good food - excellent service. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-25
by on February 27th, 2018
4

Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-12
by on February 14th, 2018
5

The food and overall service was good, but after 2 members of my party were unable to attend out Lunch at the WGT, wanted to be of assistance by updating my booking to the new party size of 3 people. However, I felt disappointed when our reservation was moved to a table that I didn't feel was big enough for 3 people to eat at Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-11
by on February 13th, 2018
3

Second Sunday lunch here and now our favourite venue. Food and service great. Atmosphere warm and relaxed. Welcoming for people with and without kids. Great music. Fab range of beers on tap. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-11
by on February 13th, 2018
5

Loved it. Thanks . Second great meal there Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Thank you very much for all you help. The day went very well. Your food and service were excellent. Would recommend you in the future. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-06
by on February 8th, 2018
5

We attended the WGT for a wake, for over 100 people. It was a very cold day and the pub was warm, relaxed and welcoming and the staff were very nice. One of the mourners was an opera singer and was allowed to use their sound system to play his backing tracks and sing to us all, which was beautiful. We used the private room for food and the main bar to purchase drinks. There is a £500 minimum spend for the use of the private room which may put some people off. We ordered a selection of food some of which was great and some not so great. The sandwiches were delicious but not covered when we arrived as per my request, so were starting to crust a little. This did not stop each and every one of them being eaten though and everyone commented on them, saying how tasty the fillings and locally made bread were. The other food ordered was squid & sausage rolls which were fab and hummus & Garlic & paprika chicken croquette's not so fab. Lots of people ordered food from the menu, which they felt was overpriced and not that great either. The outside area is very large with lots of comfy sofa's and blankets. When asked one of the staff lit one of the fire pits, which was nice but very smokey (I know I should have expected that) but even though I was only outside for a short while went home stinking of smoke. I would have preferred patio heaters which might not have looked as good but would have been more effective. This venue would be great for anyone looking for somewhere to hold a wake especially as it is so close to both Camberwell Old and New cemetery's and Honor Oak crematorium. I think the pub should offer this service on their website and instead of just the buffet option perhaps afternoon tea (sandwiches, scones, tea, coffee) as part of a wake package. Overall this is a great venue and the staff are lovely and accommodating. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-02-05
by on February 7th, 2018
4

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by on February 7th, 2018
5

Food was amazing and came so quickly. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-01-28
by on January 30th, 2018
4

Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-01-28
by on January 30th, 2018
5

Fantastic service. We were made to feel as if we were on a family meeting at home in our own house! Plenty of attention when we needed it and left to chat and be ourselves when we didn't. There was a very relaxed and warm atmosphere in the pub and what better way to be out of the pouring miserable British weather on a Sunday! My pork belly was great. I left the plate clean. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

Love this pub. Great food and an amazing beer garden. :) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-01-10
by on January 12th, 2018
5

nice table, great food, lighting was not good to read the menu (but I guess complementary to one's look), we used our phones to look at the menu. :-) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
4

Great as always Nice table in the window and the food is always delicious X Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-30
by on January 1st, 2018
4

Great food, cheery staff, fab atmosphere Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-24
by on December 26th, 2017
5

Staff great Service great Veggie roast a bit boring. Hard roasties. No sauce no gravy. Disappointing. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-17
by on December 19th, 2017
3

fantastic and the food was delicious. Great beers too. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-17
by on December 19th, 2017
5

I would highly recommend, lunch was great and the staff are very accomadaing. After lunch they lit a fire for us in the garden, so the smokers didnt get cold, lovely venue. Thanks. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
5

Thanks for a great Christmas meal Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-10
by on December 13th, 2017
5

Best place for after a funeral. Private bar, great food, fire pits to sit round under marquees. Good size pub. Fantastic staff. Music recorded and live. Also great local. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-11
by on December 13th, 2017
5

We enjoyed very pleasant food and an excellent craft beer selection. A really good family orientated pub. Jon Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-10
by on December 12th, 2017
5

What a brilliant venue ! The staff were amazing and very helpful, and all our guests said they'll definitely hold their events at the WGT ! Many thanks, Martin and Rosy Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-04
by on December 6th, 2017
5

Perfect as alway, great staff, amazing location, great vibe. Thank you for making it a lovely eve :) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Always a winner. Thanks for saving us a table! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
5

WGT, Scott and his friendly staff have become our regular local these past 18th months. A warm welcoming environment with great beers and food. Hosting a surprise party in their event room was no bother to them, with helpful suggestions on both the drink and food selections. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
4

Great South London gem with a brilliant beer garden that evokes delight even in the depths of winter. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-25
by on November 29th, 2017
5

Great pub, wonderful food. Lovely service Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-26
by on November 28th, 2017
5

Best roast in the area! Perfect winter pub. Enjoy a glass of wine by the outdoor fire pits. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-19
by on November 21st, 2017
5

Best roast in the area! Perfect winter pub. enjoy a glass of wine by the outdoor fire pits. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-19
by on November 21st, 2017
5

Favourite pub in ED! Brilliant beers, good service, lovely atmosphere and decor and a great beer garden. Cannot fault it! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Thank you so much for hosting my son's first birthday the set-up is brilliant and being able to use the garden and the fires was a lovely bonus. The only thing that could be improved is the bar staffing within the garden room. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Went to WGT with a couple of friends for the Wednesday night pub quiz. Great atmosphere, friendly, lively bar staff and a hilarious quizmaster. Lovely wine list for those that don't drink their amazing selection of beer. Brilliant evening. Love this place. Will definitely be returning on a regular basis. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-11-01
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

I hired the function room for a birthday party and had amazing service from the team from start to finish. It's a great space which worked perfectly in combination with the outside seating for our party of 50+ adults and children, the staff on the bar were all friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and we were able to use the space exactly how we wanted to for the duration. Thanks for a great experience, my husband was blown away by his surprise party! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-10-28
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Excellent night as always. And a TOP scotch egg! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Great as ever, love the pub, food and beer selection. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
5

Great service nice food. Puts me off having to book on line as form was not easy to find so had to phone 3 times and then a dear lady did it for me and had to send me an email!!! Will prob only have a drink in future ! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
4

We had a great night at the WTG in their garden room. Fantastic range of beers and very helpful staff. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-09-29
by on October 2nd, 2017
5

I hired part of the pub for my 30th and it was the perfect venue. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking for a space for a party! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-09-23
by on September 26th, 2017
5

great selection of beers, friendly service. The roast is expensive, which is fine, portion on the small size I thought. Particularly underwhelmed by the veg! Think we had one sprig of cauliflower each, no cheese on it, very light on veg in general. Meat was tasty though. Horseradish was a bit weird too, consistency of cheesecake and not hot at all. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-09-17
by on September 19th, 2017
3

We had booked a table for a birthday party. We had a really nice evening. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the food is great. The fire pit in the garden was a surprise bonus! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Great pub, wish it were my local. Spacious inside & out, lovely Sunday roasts but also regular food menu available on Sunday, which I appreciate. Nice & diverse staff. A+. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-08-27
by on August 29th, 2017
5

I had an amazing night at WGT for my birthday - that staff and management were awesome and we had a whale of a time. Perfect setting and the fire pits worked a treat! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-08-12
by on August 23rd, 2017
5

I had my leaving the area drinks here on Friday night and it was perfect. I'm really gonna miss this place. Having seen the phoenix rise from the flames of past efforts Watson's has nailed it. Friendly staff, good selection of beer and amazing music. Farewell my old friend. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-08-18
by on August 21st, 2017
5

Great setting for our party - excellent beer choices, lovely food, good food and super friendly staff. Highly recommended! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-08-05
by on August 7th, 2017
5

Lovely function room, excellent staff and service - thanks for a great time! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-07-29
by on August 4th, 2017
5

Good food. Music and a move round to nice tunes from a DJ Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-07-22
by on July 28th, 2017
5

Great ales, food and atmosphere! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
5

ALWAYS LOVE IT RRRARRGHHH X Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
5

I hosted a babyshower event with buffet lunch in the Function room for 20 adults and 5 children. The room came with 4 benches on the terrace so plenty of space for all. The staff were very accommodating and our pre-ordered food arrived at the time requested. Food was good, esp the scotch eggs and whitebait. I think it would be a good idea to give a bit more information on the party food menu though. i.e. chicken wings (state it is cooked in 'x' sauce). Overall, a very good venue and service was excellent. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-06-25
by on June 27th, 2017
5

Great pub quiz and brilliant beer garden Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-06-14
by on June 16th, 2017
5

Personnel très agréable et accueillant. Repas très bon. Je recommande vivement. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-06-05
by on June 7th, 2017
5

Used the function room off the garden and had a buffet for approx 20 people. The food was fab and the staff very attentive. We had to move into main bar at 11. Staff moved food etc into main bar where we continued partying. Lovely DJ playing vinyl. Such a great vibe at this pub. I highly recommend it. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017
5

Great day, we hired the space out back for a small gathering. It was lovely, great atmosphere, really helpful staff and lovely food. Thank you! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-05-27
by on May 30th, 2017
5

We had a fantastic time at The Watson General Telegraph for our engagement party. We hired to space 2:00-21:00, however they closed our bar at 19:00 and then closed our space at 20:00 which was a shame, fortunately it was sunny so we just sat outside. Our bar lady was wonderful however many of the other members of staff were extremely rude to me and my guests. Food and venue wonderful, but execept the lady in our private bar, the rest of the team were quite rude and unwelcoming. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-05-28
by on May 30th, 2017
4

We hired the WGT garden bar for our joint 50th birthday party and it was a joyous and memorable experience! The staff were friendly, helpful and flexible, the food and prossecco on arrival was laid out well and there were lots of sarnies! The outside area was fantastic and being able to burn logs from the log store made it feel like it was our own party area! There were about 60+ guests and the venue suited us all beautifully. Thank you WGT so much! Richard and Nancy Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-05-20
by on May 23rd, 2017
5

Hands-down the best Sunday roast in the area! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-05-14
by on May 16th, 2017
5

Great staff - very accomodating, relaxed and helpful. Food was exceptional - very tasty and good value. Garden and private room were perfect for our group! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-29
by on May 2nd, 2017
5

Fantastic atmosphere, food and service! The outdoor area is amazing too. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-28
by on April 30th, 2017
5

Our new local. We love it! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-28
by on April 30th, 2017
4

This place has a lovely atmosphere and does the best Sunday roast in East Dulwich! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-23
by on April 26th, 2017
4

Had the private room but spilled outside as weather was great. Large group of adults & kids, nearly everyone had Sunday roasts. Food was absolutely great - turned up quickly & friendly service, good beers & wines too. Lovely space & great for a relaxed Sunday afternoon. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-23
by on April 25th, 2017
5

Really good day at your pub, staff couldn't do enough for us. Decent beer selection and good food. Thank you all very much. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-14
by on April 16th, 2017
4

Lovely food, brilliant atmosphere (loved the canopy outside and how dog-friendly it is), setting is beautiful and so photo-esque! Will definitely come back (perhaps just at another time - with less children being left to run havoc by their guardians outside) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-04-02
by on April 4th, 2017
5

Lovely friendly atmosphere. Great food. Really nice staff. I'll be going back regularly. Great idea to have an open fire in the garden for smokers etc. Don't sit near the door to the garden though, as you come home smelling of smoke! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-26
by on April 2nd, 2017
4

I was quite disappointed with the food (which I had been told was excellent) my steak was so fatty so I had to leave half of it and my mums salmon was so spicy she also left most of it The quiz was slow and disjointed Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-29

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience at the Watsons, we are constantly looking to improve our offer and welcome your feedback. We hope you will join us again soon.
by on March 31st, 2017
2

Great roast dinner for Mother's Day. Extra jug of gravy happily provided to satisfy the kids cravings. Friendly staff and wide range of great beers. Interesting outdoor area as well. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-26

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thank you! Glad you chose our pub for your Mother's Day!
by on March 29th, 2017
5

Love going to this pub, great service and food Had a great mothers day 👍🏼 Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-26
by on March 28th, 2017
5

Super fantastic! So happy this Pub exists! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-26

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thank you so much for your lovely review
by on March 28th, 2017
5

Fab birthday with friends and family Great atmosphere and food Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-19

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks lovely, see you this weekend?
by on March 21st, 2017
5

Lots of families enjoying ample portions at a good price. Children behaved well. Fires in garden were not on. Disappointed with that. It was a selling point Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-12

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Glad you enjoyed your visit with us, we will happily light the fires for those who want them on, please tell us when you're next in, we look forward to seeing you!
by on March 14th, 2017
4

Great venue, top food, drink and music, rolled home at 1am, all good! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-10

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks! Will let the DJ know you approved of their vinyl as much as we do!
by on March 12th, 2017
5

very good service would use it again Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-07

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks for the lovely review!
by on March 10th, 2017
5

Very warm and friendly atmosphere ,great food couldn't have been better. Thankyou Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-06

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks for the really great review and thank you for being a great customer!
by on March 8th, 2017
5

Sunday lunch with the family. Great food, lovely environment. Very laid back (in the right way). Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-05

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thank you for the really lovely comments!
by on March 7th, 2017
5

Had a lovely lunch, great atmosphere, very happy with overall experience. Service is great. If I was being critical, I would say the food could have been hotter. But would definitely recommend! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-05

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks for the great review!
by on March 7th, 2017
4

Really nice staff, good food and atmosphere. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-03-04

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thank you!
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Staff were great and very accommodating to our slightly merry party! DJ was really good and engaging. We all had a great night. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-25

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

much appreciated!
by on February 27th, 2017
5

We particularly liked the salt and chilli squid starter and padron peppers! Really nice venue, would like to come again and sit outdoors next time. Thank you for a really nice night! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-24
by on February 26th, 2017
5

Excellent quiz on a Wednesday Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-22
by on February 24th, 2017
5

Thoroughly enjoyed my birthday drinks at Watsons General Telegraph. Really easy to book a table, with friendly staff and a patient and accommodating dj! We drank then danced to 80's vinyl till closing times, and left feeling satisfied of a good night out!! Thanks :) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-17

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Great to hear you enjoyed your birthday with us & thanks for the great review!
by on February 20th, 2017
5

I had a great night at WGT. I had a party of 25 people and we pre-ordered food. It was all delicious and we had a great space. Natalie and her team were very helpful as it was a big party and I appreciated their support to make it an easy and fun night. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-17

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Glad you had a great party and a fun night, thanks for taking the time to give us a lovely review!
by on February 19th, 2017
5

Great beer, yummy food in huge portions and lovely staff. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-13

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks for the great review, glad you liked us!
by on February 15th, 2017
5

Absolutely excellent. All the staff we dealt with were helpful and accomodating and the space provided was very cosy. All in all an excellent venue for a surprise party. And as a bonus, the music was great! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-11

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks for the lovely review!
by on February 13th, 2017
5

Great food and atmosphere!! Lovely pub, will go back. Pints a bit pricey at £6 so wouldn't have a big session but great place for food and a pint or two Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-05

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Always great to hear lovely feedback, thanks for taking the time.
by on February 7th, 2017
4

Good food, fabulous ambience, helpful staff and great beers! We will be back for sure. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-04

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks for taking the time to send is this great review!
by on February 6th, 2017
5

I used the garden room at Watson's General Telegraph for my 40th for about 45 people and it was the perfect location for a warm, wintery birthday party. The food was good, the service was great and the DJ in the main bar got us dancing. Thank you guys. Defo recommend this pub a million times over! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-02-04

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

This means a lot to us, thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review!
by on February 6th, 2017
5

Great food great atmosphere fab staff x Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-29

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Aww thanks!
by on January 31st, 2017
5

Nice food, great atmosphere - just wish you could book a table over the phone or on email, and very unusual that you need to put down a £5/head guarantee. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-29

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Really glad you had a great time. We do everything through our booking system so there's no room for human error and the £5 per head guarantee is only for bookings over 6 as unfortunately not everyone calls to cancel. Hope that explains somewhat and thanks again for your review.
by on January 31st, 2017
4

Had the best night at the WGT for my birthday. Food, staff and music was brilliant! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-27

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed!
by on January 29th, 2017
5

Delicious meal - homecooked Sunday roast! Highly recommended. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-22

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Glad you enjoyed the roast!
by on January 24th, 2017
4

Great pub with lovely food and always a warm and inviting atmosphere. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-22

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Really appreciate this guys, thanks for taking the time!
by on January 24th, 2017
5

Super, Great food, wonderful friendly and efficient service and wide choice of much better than average beers and wines. Very child friendly too. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-22

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thank you!
by on January 24th, 2017
5

Great night out with firelpits, good food and beer. The staff were great however one staff member wasn't too helpful when it came to the beer selection. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017
4

Fab food, large space great for children, good service, nice atmosphere (Only negative was roast was a little too salty) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-08
by on January 10th, 2017
4

starters better than the mains and i know you dont really want to encourage kids but it would be nice to have more kid friendly dishes. had a great time though thanks Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-07
by on January 9th, 2017
3

Great selection of ales, cozy atmosphere and friendly bar staff. Glad to call it our new local. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2017-01-02
by on January 4th, 2017
4

A lovely pub with very welcoming staff who managed our large family booking with patience and humour. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-28
by on January 3rd, 2017
4

Good fun! We received a glass of prosecco on arrival and was full of a fun crowd for the NYE party. Would certainly do NYE here again. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2017
4

It was a fun night however very disappointing there was no count down for 12am on NYE. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2017
3

What a lovely surprise to find a pub open on Boxing Day with a genuine, happy and welcoming team. Though packed with kids the atmosphere was great, the food was really well cooked and the service was very attentive. We will certainly be back. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-26

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

See you soon! Thanks for the lovely review
by on December 28th, 2016
5

We love it here. Great atmosphere, good food and my husband rates the beer. Our absolute favourite local. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-26

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks so much for the compliments!
by on December 28th, 2016
5

great service, great pub, great atmosphere Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-15

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Thanks guys!
by on December 21st, 2016
5

We booked ahead for the Christmas menu for our work christmas party. The food was amazing and all the staff helped to make the whole evening a great night. Thoroughly recommend. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-18
by on December 20th, 2016
5

17 adults and 8 babies - could have been absolute carnage but everything from the food, space and service was brilliant. Thank you Scott and Nat x Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-18
by on December 20th, 2016
5

Went there for pre-Xmas drinks. Staff were great and place was nice but most of my friends ended up feeling unwell after eating here... Even vegetarian meals.. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-17

Reply from Watson's General Telegraph

Hello, it would be useful to know when you had your event and what you ordered from the menu. We haven't received any complaints from other customers so it seems a little odd?
by on December 19th, 2016
2

Great vibe, excellent choice of beer and drinks, kid friendly, nice staff. Food was pretty good but not excellent- we had a mixed response at our table (mac and blue cheese was very well received, but the squash salad was a bit salty and intense, starters were all yum) Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-10
by on December 13th, 2016
4

Great Christmas lunch . Awesome meal and great service Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-11
by on December 13th, 2016
5

We had our annual Christmas get together at WGT and booked a meal for 28 people. The tables were beautifully presented, staff - particularly Nat - were so lovely and accommodating and the food was absolutely perfect. Every person said it was the nicest food they had had compared to other pubs at Christmas - the steak in particular was divine. we are all dying to come back again!! Thanks for a fab night!! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
5

Had an excellent meal, the service was great and the all round atmosphere was spot on. Never let down by this pub and also has a great selection of beer and wine
by on December 8th, 2016
3

Great starters, friendly staff, good atmosphere Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-25
by on November 27th, 2016
4

Could not have been better. Both food and service. Have not had a negative comment from any of our 38. guests. Well done guys and thank you. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-22
by on November 24th, 2016
5

Amazing food and great staff! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-20
by on November 24th, 2016
5

Great food, great wine and beers, great service. Highly recommended Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-20
by on November 23rd, 2016
5

Great food, VERY generous portions, we are greedy and starters were big enough for two to share if you are also having the Sunday roast. Definitely be back. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-20
by on November 22nd, 2016
5

Over the years I have always been throughly disappointed in the standard of Sunday Roasts served in the East Dulwich area. Always over priced and of poor standard, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that The Watson General wasn't like all the other pubs. The food was very nice and I will certainly go back again. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-13
by on November 16th, 2016
5

Food is excellent , particularly the veggie roast , and you get veggie gravy which is top stars. The ambience, and top notch selection of beers and staff friendless, and warmth is 10 out of 10 . This is a great pub / eating , relaxed venue . Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-13
by on November 15th, 2016
5

Had an excellent meal, the service was great and the all round atmosphere was spot on. Never let down by this pub and also has a great selection of beer and wine Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-13
by on November 15th, 2016
5

Very good service and food. Thank you! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-13
by on November 15th, 2016
5

Booked the outside area 3 weeks ago and turn up with my party of 14 people who where there to celebrate my birthday to find out that the space was being used for a function and that the GM took my booking and didn't think to email / call to say that I now couldnt use the space any longer . The manager wouldn't ask the 3 people that was sitting there to move to a different table. We didn't stay and none of the 14 local people that came out would go back ! I'm not surprised that the pub isn't always busy with no one knowing what the hell is going on in the place ! If your thinking of booking this place DON'T BOTHER !!!!!!!! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-12
by on November 14th, 2016
1

Excellent service and nice food. Thank you! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-11
by on November 14th, 2016
5

Fantastic food, wonderful wine and amazing selection of beers. A great pub Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-11
by on November 13th, 2016
5

Just spent a Saturday night in a large group at Watson's General telegraph for a birthday party. it's a cool pub with a nice selection of craft beers. The food was a bit hit and miss though: the steak and the fish & chips both went down well but others in the group were unimpressed - one had to send their blackened salmon with mixed grains back as it was stone cold. We were told the chef said it was meant to served that way, but she said it should be taken off the menu if that is the case as it was inedible. Other than that, we had a cool night. Nice smoking area outside, with fire pits and friendly bar staff. My only criticism other than some of the food disappointing was there was no space cleared for dancing. I booked an area here for my birthday after being told by a friend it was lively place open till late with a DJ (something sorely lacking in East Dulwich), but the set up isn't really geared towards that. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but then why bother with a DJ? We ended up having to dance around our tables as there wasn't really space to get a proper dance floor going. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-05
by on November 7th, 2016
3

Great food but the beers were very expensive. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-05
by on November 7th, 2016
4

Great local. Good food, excellent service and really good music. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-11-04
by on November 6th, 2016
4

Booked a table for 20 for my partners birthday, we had a Sunday roast and drinks all day inside and evening outside by the firepits. Perfect day, friendly staff and lovely venue. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-10-30
by on November 1st, 2016
5

Our Sunday lunch was superb. Food was fantastic and never seen such a huge choice of draft beers. We will certainly be back soon. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-10-23
by on October 25th, 2016
5

Amazing beer craft beer selection, quality food, lovely spacious decor and great courtyard Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-10-22
by on October 24th, 2016
5

I had an absolutely brilliant birthday at WGT. The food was delicious (as always) and quite reasonable portions, the space was ample for the amount of people I had there, and we had great support from staff. They really helped make the night special. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-10-15
by on October 17th, 2016
5

We had a fantastic party in the function room. Really helpful and friendly staff. Great food and great entertaining space. Hopefully we will be back next year. Thank you. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-10-09
by on October 11th, 2016
5

We love the Watson's General Telegraph! We've lived here for years and never had a proper local before. Very jolly inclusive atmosphere, charming, efficient service, nice food, great local beers, good wine list, fantastic garden with the wonderful fire pits, very atmospheric and attractive. We highly recommend it for a great night. Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-10-08
by on October 10th, 2016
5

Brilliant venue for my birthday. Staff were lovely and all of my guests commented on how nice the pubs garden area and bar were. Couldn't have chosen a better pub!! Visited Watson's General Telegraph on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
5

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