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1 August 2014
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The Crooked Well

16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY

£39.00 Gastropub Camberwell

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  • Wine: £14.75
  • Champagne: £40.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12.30-12M (Mon 5pm- Fri-Sat -1am) Sun 12N-11pm

Square Meal Review of The Crooked Well ?

Sitting snugly on one of Camberwell's finest Georgian streets, this high-ceilinged, high-spec gastropub looks the part with its worn floorboards, metro tiles, vintage lighting and vaguely feminine Toile de Jouy wallaper. The menu is a roll call of fashionable plates ranging from Scotch eggs and duck rillettes to sea bream with samphire, cauliflower purée and crayfish tails, although some ideas work better than others; crunchy crab toast is the perfect match for a punchy yet refreshing gazpacho, but pig's cheeks and spätzle are far-from-happy bedfellows. Sharing dishes such as rich rabbit and bacon pie, roast lamb, and hot chocolate pudding also make this a great choice for a family get-together or a diner à deux. Ales get the thumbs-up and the wine list ventures beyond pub clichés to include some lesser-known producers and grape varieties.

Wine List Of The Year Finalist

Printed on two sides of A4, The Crooked Well’s list has the kind of clear, no-nonsense, no-frills approach that you’d expect from a neighbourhood gastropub in an average area. The vast majority of wines are under £30, with 20 of them by the glass and there are plenty of real gems in the selection. ‘There’s an obvious amount of care been taken in formulating and preparing this list,’ said judge Mark Thornhill of The Rockingham Arms.

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  1. The Crooked Well

    16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY
    Overall rating:
     
    Carolyn H.

    hidden gem

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  2. The Crooked Well

    16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY
    Overall rating:
     
    Grumbling Gourmet
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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    Essential Details for The Crooked Well

    • Address: 16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY
    • Telephone: 020 7252 7798
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    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12.30-12M (Mon 5pm- Fri-Sat -1am) Sun 12N-11pm
    • Restaurant Facilities: Alfresco dining area

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