The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby

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The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby

The Telegraph at The Earl of Derby
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12:00 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
What people are saying
sleazymichael
By sleazymichael
This Five Star Pub Should Not Be The Best Kept Secret In Lewisham!
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!

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sleazymichael
London, UK414 contributions
This Five Star Pub Should Not Be The Best Kept Secret In Lewisham!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Geoff C
London, UK318 contributions
Don’t bother!
Dec 2019 • Family
Apparently this place has recently got a new chef in an effort to bring in more custom. On the evidence from our recent visit there is some way to go. We went for Sunday roast recently and ended up leaving without eating. Our order was taken promptly. 45 mins later there was still no sign of our food. We enquired and were told it would probably be another 25 mins. 30 mins later the chef appeared to tell us they had no beef for us. Why we had to wait 75 mins to be told that wasn’t clear. He was very apologetic which is why I have given 2 stars and not 1. But if they want to bring in more customers they need to improve their service. We won’t be hurrying back.
Written December 9, 2019
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alan t
Liverpool, UK81 contributions
Undercooked chicken and upset stomach
Sep 2019 • Couples
Came for the Sunday lunch. Ordered chicken. Ate all the veg first, which in all honesty I should have sent back as it was all barely warm. Bit into a piece of chicken to discover it was half cooked and had some blood in it. Asked the waitress if she could reheat the chicken. Ten minutes later it came back hot and cooked. Sadly the damage was already done as about 2 hours later I wasn't well!!!!

Only positive was the staff, great service and friendly at all times. Sadly cannot recommend though as the food was not very good.
Written September 1, 2019
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Martin V
London, UK3 contributions
Short measures
Jul 2019 • Friends
As with my only other review, short measures is the issue. As the glass wasn't full, I asked for a top up but the lady serving refused saying a pint includes head. She was patronisingly adamant. Now, pints are served in a glass that holds one pint, no more. If there is head on the beer, it cannot be a pint, or have I missed something?
Written July 21, 2019
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63colinb63
London, England, United Kingdom24 contributions
Proper Sunday roast
Oct 2018 • Solo
And here's the proof. The pork was excellent and very tender. Vegetables offered variety and avoided the boiled mush sometimes encountered with Sunday roasts. Brockley beer was well kept. All in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. Recommended.
Written October 21, 2018
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spincat
London, UK103 contributions
The business
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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893emma
Wiltshire, UK6 contributions
Excellent
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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Hill_Resident_SE14
London, UK85 contributions
Welcome return of a friendly welcome and great food
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, UK51 contributions
Hidden neighbourhood gem
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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Emily E
London79 contributions
Yummy Sunday roast in a lovely local pub
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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