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2 January 2014

Drink at the Dog and Bell, Deptford

For New Year's Day yesterday your author subjected his friends to a truly awful trudge from London Bridge through Rotherhithe and on towards Greenland Dock, based loosely around the Thames Path. Despite the wind and rain, at one point more than ten people were present to walk to lunch at the Mayflower, but by the time the walk reached The Dog and Bell in Deptford, the group numbered just two people. Those two, however were well rewarded, with this multi-award-winning pub boasting a gentle atmosphere and a warming coal fire.

The pub is exactly the type there should be more of, with a hand-written notice on the door noting that the premises are "not suitable for children", no card payments taken, plenty of ale, a bar billiards table, lots of real wood and plenty of locally-relevant art and artefacts inside to give it a real sense of place. If more pubs were like like this London, and the World, would be a better place.

For more, see http://www.fancyapint.com/Pub/london/dog-and-bell/1234

1 comment:

  1. Greenwich Cyclists meet here on the first and last Wednesdays of each month (no first Weds in August - not always a last Weds in December) along with Lewisham, Bromley and sometimes Southwark, Bexley and Tower Hamlets. The last Weds of the month is to discuss forthcoming and past rides.