Tuesday 5 June 2007

Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich Village, London

A grand and cavernous Victorian building, the Crown & Greyhound is the only pub in pristine Dulwich Village and a local institution. The lack of competition and prime location may be to blame for the pricey drinks and the rather variable service and food. Still, there are usually no shortage of punters from all walks of life lounging on the mishmash of battered leather sofas and aging wooden chairs in the pleasingly old-fashioned bars. While the shady and enclosed beer garden is less appealing, the dozen or so outside tables at the front make a good vantage spot for people watching on a sunny afternoon. 6/10