The Herne Tavern

2 Forest Hill Road , London, SE22 0RR

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SquareMeal Review of The Herne Tavern

The Herne is the slightly scruffier cousin of The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, although here, drink is more of a priority. It’s a handsome place: a proper boozer with lots of dark wooden panelling, original Victorian fittings & a lived-in feel. A new chef has added a Mediterranean twist to the menu, so dishes like linguini with cherry tomatoes & rocket sit happily alongside an organic beef burger, or ‘adult scampi’ – a larger portion of the kids’ favourite. On Wednesdays, special cut-price nights are themed around tapas, pies or mussels. To drink, there’s a well-annotated, Old World-dominated wine list, & you’ll always find a selection of decent beers on hand pump. The enormous garden, complete with climbing frame, is a big hit with young children & their adults.

The Herne Tavern is recommended for

Sunday Roast | Beer Garden

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Honor Oak Park Station 1km

Honour Oak Park Station 1km


Address: 2 Forest Hill Road , London SE22 0RR

Area: East Dulwich

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -2pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Aquarius Golf Club 566m

Horniman Museum 1km


Telephone: 020 8299 9521


Cuisine: Gastropub

Lunch: £11/14 (2/3 courses)

Private Dining: 70

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