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“Busy, basic, pub near Oval”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Dog House

The Dog House
Ranked #2,702 of 22,375 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Banstead, United Kingdom
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1,157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
“Busy, basic, pub near Oval”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The Dog House is always busy but in a relaxed way. The outside area on a very busy intersection is thronged in the summer and is a good venue for before / after cricket at the Oval there being very little else near the ground. You could say the interior is tatty, or you could say it was rustic, or shabby chic , but the regulars don't seem to care and the basic wooden tables are usually well occupied. Unusually the smaller bar remains a separate room where most other pubs have turned the place into one big space.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good pub for functions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I went to a Pub Quiz party at the Dog House function room. The atmosphere of the pub is unfussy with a pretty relaxed clientele. The bar staff are friendly and there's a great selection of wines by the glass (which can be rare for pubs).

  • Visited October 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“On The Corner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great location, real pub feel, prices good, great seating area outside when its hot, or even when its not

Visited August 2011
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“Great pub, friendly staff, fantastic place for a party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

We held a party in the Dog House's upstairs function room last night for about 30 people. Everything about our experience was great from start to finish. Vance (the manager) and his staff were very laid back about our arrangements, allowing us to decorate the room (for which there was no charge, unlike many other pubs in the area), bring our own music and pre-order a selection of hot snacks for just 5 pounds per person. Affordable, conveniently located a short walk from Vauxhall tube station and relaxed atmosphere. We had a really good night and will definitely be coming back. If you're looking for somewhere to hold a party - or enjoy a nice pub meal - you can't go far wrong here.

  • Visited April 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Friendly service, excellent food, well priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

we were staying at a nearby hotel and ended up going to this pub about four times. Each time, the service was impeccable, food was excellent and arrived hot. we tried various items on the menu (fish and chips, steak and onion pie, hamburgers, fish&shrimp pie, green bean,potato & goat cheese salad) and were not disappointed. Pub also has free wifi so you can take your laptop. second floor has comfy couches, tv and additional tables and chairs.

  • Visited January 2012
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