04 Jul 2017
The Crown and Greyhound — affectionately known as The Dog by many locals — has returned from a long sabbatical to take centre-stage in Dulwich Village.
Following a two-year closure, the neighbourhood’s favourite watering hole has finally reopened after a complete re-model with a fresh look, new menu, and an exciting roster of events throughout the year.
Let the nostalgia wash over you as you step inside the immaculately restored Victorian public house. The updated interiors draw inspiration from the pub’s longstanding history, retaining many of its original features including stained-glass windows, a Victorian replace, dark wood panelling and mirrored etched glass. The pub’s furnishings are in keeping with the Olde Worlde style, with tartan sea ng and dark wooden dining chairs, while the separate dining area has had a contemporary revamp, and now leads on to a sleek conservatory flooding the space with light.
Outside, the expansive beer garden is easily the best place in Dulwich to unwind with a pint. The lower pa o comes complete with overhead heating, and leads up to a larger raised pa o area canopied by trees and fitted with its very own outside bar. There’s no better setting for a weekend drink.
As well as being a locals’ local, The Crown and Greyhound also caters for visitors with 20 stylish bedrooms that have been given a complete facelift and now encapsulate the area’s chic Dulwich-vibe and will be showcases local artists’ work.
Indulge in the best of British gastropub fare at this neighbourhood treasure. The pub serves up classic meals for lunch and dinner with a re ned twist. Start off with flavoursome small plates such as chicken liver, brandy and liquorice parfait with hazelnuts and toasted sourdough, or pan-seared scallops with chorizo and creamed peas. Next, enjoy mains like rump of lamb with chargrilled aubergines, cherry tomatoes, sautéed heritage potatoes and a red wine jus, or 28-day aged ribeye served with chips, horseradish butter and a miniature Yorkshire pudding topped with caramelised onions. For the virtuous, relish the selection of three nourishing salads containing anything from avocado and papaya to seared tuna with carrot and courgette ribbons.
Sundays and roasts go together like The Dog and Dulwich. Whether you opt for the 28-day aged beef rib, Shropshire roast chicken, orange and whisky-glazed gammon joint or the rosemary and garlic leg of lamb, each dish on The Crown and Greyhound’s Sunday menu comes piled high with beef dripping roasties, Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables and braised red cabbage. Large groups can also enjoy a Sunday platter with a little of everything plus gingerbread stuffing, pigs in blankets, bread sauce and red wine jus.
To finish, tuck into delightful sweet treats like lemon tart with fresh raspberries, or warming sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice-cream. Those who prefer savouries should try the cheeseboard stacked with quality British produce including Cornish Blue, cranberry-studded Wensleydale, Sandham’s crumbly Lancashire and St. Helen’s Farm goats’ cheese.
The Crown and Greyhound is a traditional boozer and it’s got the beer selection to match, serving up draught ales and lagers from the likes of Mean me and Camden breweries, alongside an enticing range of bottled craft beers. The wine list is equally impressive with carefully-selected classics, including fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc and deep Pinot Noir. Those who prefer spirits will enjoy The Crown and Greyhound’s ample selection of small-batch craft gin, vodka and whisky. Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle gin, Haig Club whisky and Duppy Share rum, to name a few.
Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Dulwichian or just passing through, The Crown and Greyhound is a piece of South London history you won’t want to miss.
73 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BJ
020 8299 4976 www.thecrownandgreyhound.co.uk
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