The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby

The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby

The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby
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5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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sleazymichael
London, UK465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This review sums up some visits made since 5th July 2019. It was on my first visit with a lovely friend Rima Bray that the lovely manager donated what turned out to be the best of eighty raffle prizes I collected in SE London a crowd funder for The Hill Station Community Café in nearby Kitto Rd, the prize was a meal for four, I will never forget your generosity for such an important cause.

Although the management has changed the chef has not and so far both meals, fish and chips last year followed by Sunday Roast Pork on 23rd Feb 2020 were both so delicious they should be illegal. The roast just blasted my taste buds, the roasted beetroot was a master touch and those roast tatties my all time fave in 61 years. £14 and good value considering the exceptional quality and generous helping. There is always an excellent vegan option.

This delightful pub appeals to me on so many levels, even with the fab old fashioned juke box you can actually hear yourself think and talk, this is ideal place to bring your friends for a shared meal or drinks and conversation. Perfect ambience with open fires in the winter, and a fab outdoor front garden terrace for the summer, coupled with lovely staff, customers and a great range of on tap beers at very reasonable prices, what more could you ask for?

There are also three nights of activities including Monday Pub Quiz and Thursday Open Mic which from feedback is a wonderful evening.

Most positive that there is a large noticeboard which shares events being held in the local community, and the offer of a FREE function room must surely have appeal for clubs and social groups?

If you are reading about this fab pub for the first time, do visit, The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby should not remain the best kept secret in Lewisham!
Written February 23, 2020
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spincat
London, UK99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
One of my favourite South East London pubs; it was the first place I went to after going on a very stringent self-imposed retreat this summer, of which I will say nothing.
Delicious food, but not too gastro.
Quiet but not too quiet.
Shabby chic but not too hipster.
Excellent jukebox.
Smoking terrace.

Please Keep going to keep it going.
Written October 20, 2018
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Hill_Resident_SE14
London, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The Telegraph has had a bit of a bumpy ride recently but is safely under new management with a welcome smile and some great food. We ate there twice last week and it feels like we have our local back. All that is needed is the return of the much loved Duvel - I'm reliably informed it is on the shopping list.
Written August 28, 2017
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SC59
London, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I've lived in the area for 20 years. The Telegraph has been my 'local' for almost 9 of those years. It's recently been through a few changes in management in the last couple of years, but looks to have landed the right pair to run it this time judging by the food and welcome we've had recently.

Matt and Amy offer a warm welcome. I mean that literally as we've had an unseasonably cool and wet spell, the fires have been lit!

The food in our experience is great. The menu is developing in line with feedback from locals, and the staff team has solid and long-standing members of staff who know lots of the punters by name and live locally - you can't ask for more from a local pub.

We recently had Fish & Chips and the veggie option, Halloumi and Quinoa Salad. Both were excellent. The Fish and Chips were fresh, with the Brockley Ale batter crisped just right and the chips chunky but well-cooked too. The Quinoa was nicely separated and had none of that 'sticky' quality that stuff which has been hanging around has, and the salad was crisp and the dressing just the right side of tangy and savoury. I gather a version with Tofu instead of Halloumi is available for Vegans and other veggie/vegan options are also on the cards.

Friends also eating at a neighbouring table had 30 day aged Aberdeen Angus steaks and pronounced them excellent.

Brockley Brewery ales are available on tap, and there are also bottled beers from Ignition Brewery - offering just the right combination of social resposibility with flavour and local brewing.

Sunday Roasts beckon - given my workload at the moment, it's a very tempting prospect!

It feels like The Telegraph is on the way 'up'. Hurrah!
Written August 10, 2017
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893emma
Wiltshire, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Excellent Ales & Excellent Food, Good all rounder no matter what the occasion is! We came for a birthday was fab!
Written August 25, 2018
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Emily E
London76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Had a delicious roast chicken lunch here. The meat was succulent, the gravy, creamed leaks, roast parsnips, just-right carrots and peas were all perfect. Service professional and friendly, prices very reasonable, seating outside in the spacious canopied area overlooking the quiet street was just right. Will be back.
Written August 6, 2017
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wanderlust0101628
London, UK26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
I have no idea what happened to our experience and why our experience appears to be so far off from others on here, but this place was terrible on all areas!

Food - cold when they arrived. Also we had the Christmas menu and there was something wrong with almost every option. Roast potatoes on the Turkey option were like cardboard, I've never had such awful roast potatoes. I didn't see one person finish theirs. And baked beans on roast lamb?! What is this? Beans were definitely not mentioned on the menu before we pre-ordered.

One of our friends also found a piece of plastic in their food and the attitude of the staff was rather dismissive. No apology given.

Dessert - they missed out a few diners and just didn't check with us that everyone had received their dessert. We had to find the staff and inform them, only to be told that "dessert has been done", before checking and realising they had completely missed a few of us. Again, no apology given.

Overall, the food was just awful and reminded us of a bad school dinners and it didn't help that the attitude of the staff was so unapologetic.Definitely was not worth £25 for the Christmas menu - absolutely worst pub I've been to in London.
Written December 19, 2016
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justjohnsmith
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We have just moved to Peckham and had a drink here last Saturday afternoon. What a great pub full of character and olde world charm. Very friendly staff that we got chatting to about things to do in the area. We decided to pop back for some food on the Sunday and we were glad we did. My girlfriend is not a roast fan so opted for a salad, for me Sundays is all about the roast and we have found a beauty. Great veg cooked so you still crunch it, crispy roast spuds & a monster Yorkshire pudding. Beef that is still lovely and pink which seems to be a rare thing in pubs these days. I couldn't manage a sweet but my girlfriend had a Pimms trifle which she loved. A good selection of beers I had a cask IPA that was very tasty. Will be going back to have a go at the quiz. Think we have found our new local
Written August 6, 2016
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Laura V
London, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Had an amazing dinner here on Saturday. I can’t have gluten but it was no problem at all – staff knew exactly what to recommend and were really helpful. Had lovely homemade houmous and gluten free flatbread, a fragrant and delicious Moroccan aubergine stew and an incredible gluten free sticky toffee pudding. Wine list also great. The atmosphere is cosy, friendly and relaxed – roaring fire, lovely décor and not too busy, presumable owing to the residential location. Fantastic place and well worth travelling off the beaten path for!
Written March 14, 2016
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Mark G
London, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Being Valentine's Day, we (my friends and I) were looking for a Sunday roast that we could love and at the Telegraph we found one.

My plate of beef (£11.95) was tasty and there was a decent portion of accompaniments. While the meat itself (thinly sliced and cooked medium rare, as I like it) was on par with that served in other London pubs, I thought they really excelled on the Rosemary roast potatoes, creamed swede and green cabbage (carrots were fine, but nothing that special).

And a dollop of cauliflower cheese on the side was always going to make me smile (even if there was only one large floret).

The Yorkshire pudding could have been a bit more crispy, but was still fine. And I really enjoyed the red wine gravy - not as thick as I usually go for, yet very tasty and there was plenty of it.

My friend also said the pork belly (£13.50) was good, although this roast seemed to have different gravy, which apparently was a little bit lacking in volume.

Then it was on to dessert. My sticky toffee pudding (£4.80) served with ice cream was good - a tasty hot sponge and while the sticky toffee sauce was good, I would have appreciated a bit more of it. And my friend's apple and cranberry crumble was very much enjoyed - the latter ingredient greatly enhancing what would otherwise be a standard recipe.

We had decent bottle of red Chilean Merlot wine which kept us lubricated over the course of the meal. But as my friend reminded me, the Telegraph serves great beers (including those brewed by the wonderful Dragonfly brewery), so consider a pint here if you are an ale fan. Hidden away from the crowds, this pub really is a hidden gem - for both food and drink.
Written February 14, 2016
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