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Poll: How Do You Rate This Pub? (146 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Pub?

  1. Excellent (62 votes [42.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.18%

  2. Good (54 votes [36.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.73%

  3. Average (14 votes [9.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  4. Poor (17 votes [11.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.56%

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#16 Yamaman

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:59 PM

My only complaint was that it was a bit difficult coming to a decision on what beer to have. Great service (but aren't all pubs when they are new)
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#17 sinhaha

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:43 PM

The exceptionally friendly service helps offset some teething troubles - waiting an hour and a half for food on a Sunday afternoon is a bit much.


But ambience , staff and range of beers cant be faulted.

#18 andreas

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 01:54 PM

Found it all very welcoming on Saturday - and loved the way in which the interior details have been picked out so colourfully.

And the tray of sherry glasses on the antique dresser is a classy touch! More to the point, it's excellent to have some proper beers in pint jugs.

Lady Andreas and I somehow managed to cause the fire to smoke out half the pub. But this all led to our meeting a couple of VNers and we're definitely be back soon. A great addition to the area.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 05:32 PM

Hi Andreas - it was lovely to meet you both, and nearly setting the place on fire most definitely added to the enjoyment and entertainment factor :lol:

I think on the whole the pub is a massive improvement, but I agree about attracting some 'Puzzle Types'. I think some of the beers are over priced - but what can we expect I suppose?
On a more minor note... when are they going to sort out the bogs - they are still the scarriest of any pub I can think of! :o

Edited by Bex, 14 December 2005 - 05:34 PM.


#20 andreas

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:44 AM

Cheers Bex, we really enjoyed meeting you both too!

Haven't risked the bogs yet - for fear of setting them on fire too. But Lady Andreas and myself were in there last night (the pub that is) and thought what a nice mixed crowd it was. Amongst them were a few people the likes of whom I've never seen in a pub in the Triangle before - dare I say "Dulwich types"?!

Oh well, here's to mixed communities and many happy times at the White Hart. ;)
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:07 AM

I was in there Sat eve and had the giant Yorkshire pudding with susage and mash... and couldn't fit it all in! And it's not often I'm bested by a dinner.
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#22 elleme

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 03:16 PM

Yes, here's to mixed communities. Perhaps when I open my mouth and a genuine Sarf London accent comes out, I am perceived as a 'Puzzle type', who knows? Probably not, as I'm too old and introverted for that, but I have to wonder sometimes as I see the demographic of this area changing.

Good pub and a very welcome addition but some of the beers are overpriced, particularly the Belgian ones. C'mon, they don't cost much more than other beers in a specialist off licence so why the steep differential here? Not being able to decide on which beer to choose makes a novel change, but I would like to see at least one more British ale in the name of even greater variety. A real fire in the fireplace in the non-smoking section would be good if possible, too, (although there might be a need to bar Andreas from that section by the sound of it, if he's that much of a pyromaniac). :P

#23 barbersfort

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:00 PM

great pub and a vast improvement on O'Neils

Will easily become best pub in cp

Not sure why people are complaining about expensive foreign beers as every other pub in the universe are selling these beers at similar prices.

Maybe cuz they're decent high quality imports as opposed to the chemicalised watery pap that is considered the drink of choice for most punters.

#24 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 08:41 AM

A definite improvement on O'Neill's but that would not be difficult.

Excellent and imaginative range of beers (glad to see not just the usual suspects lining up). Always good to sink a Leffe but at that price it won't, unfortunately, be a regular occurence, but nice to have it there.

Friendly and helpful staff which is good.

Only down-side being food which proved to be a bit hit and miss in terms of availability and quality. Good looking menu but didn't quite deliver. I'm sure this is just a teething problem.
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#25 charlie

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 09:40 AM

Have to agree that the price of a Leffe £1.75 a half?? seemed a bit expensive but it does cost £3.05 for a 75ml bottle in the supermarket. Uncle Wilf - you have got my taste buds going - frightening for this time of the morning - I'm definitely getting the Christmas spirit. :lol:
Great pub - a vast improvement on O'Neills especially the speed of service and friendly staff.

The menu looks more like a "bite to eat at lunch time" type of menu but some interesting looking food on it. Hope they get over their teething problems.

Edited by charlie, 19 December 2005 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2005 - 05:51 PM

I can say that I know I am in the minority when I say I was a little sad to see the end of O'Neils..but am pleased that there is something in its place and not another empty business premises on the triangle.

I am quite taken with the range of Whit Beers, but the bar staff do not always seem clued up on how european whit beers are served i.e. with a large head.

Also is there any possibility of installing a quiz machine, not considered very cool I know, and merely just a quick way to lightens one pocket, but still...

#27 loplop

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 12:37 PM

Been in a couple of times...a busy night a couple of days before Christmas Eve and then late yesterday afternoon when it was a bit quieter. I really enjoyed it on both occasions, and consider it a great new addition to the triangle...certainly my favourite up there (apart from a little basement place with a much more limited range of beers). The little beer garden looks tempting too, but not today !
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#28 Dan

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming, good or bad.... It will only help us get better.... Just to let you all know that Quiz Night returns on Monday 9th Jan

Hope to see you all there!

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#29 andyb

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 03:19 PM

We dropped in on a brief visit back at Xmas and thought it was a great place. Very nicely done up and great food. Bit more expensive than some but worth it. This is very much my local (for my Norwood residence!) so I'm very pleased.

#30 jannism

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 04:53 PM

I too think this is a great addition to the area but I was a little concerned when I saw one of the bar staff getting in a tis becuase she couldn't find the 'correct' glass for a pint of something or other. The bloke she was serving (naturally) said he wasn't the slightest bit bothered but was informed that that wasn't the point as she had to use the 'correct' glass...

One of the silliest things I've heard in a pub in a long time. And I've heard some very silly things in pubs.