The Dog and Bell ‘Beer Paradise’
116 Prince Street, London SE8 3JD Tel: 020 8692 5664
Quoted in 1066 Harold’s Way as a ‘beer paradise’, five years later it does not disappoint.
Repainted a striking and vivid red, that heralded a change in licensee in November 2016, I would suggest that this hidden gem has improved still further with a new youthful energy and the charm of Ellie the licensee.
Wooden floors, polished bar and a new terrace at the back adorned heavy wooden benches and tables that will stand the test of many sessions.
On offer on this quiet warm Monday were: Stamps Brewery Blonde Momment @3.6%, Magpie Gold@4.4%, Black Jack Poker Face @4.2%, London Pride and a Broadoak cider, Pheasant Plucker@ 4.5% that was slightly sweet to taste.
The only caution is that there is still a mile or so to walk to Greenwich and further still to the station but in its favour it is a chance for a proper pint and good service before overcrowded Greenwich.
The Dog and Bell still retains it epithet as a beer paradise.
- Distance from path: On 1066 Harold’s Way
- Food: Yes
- Accommodation: No
The Dog and Bell was visited in August 2017 when the sun shone on me whilst updating 1066 Harold’s Way on the walk from Westminster Abbey to Greenwich. A revised 1066 Harold’s Way should be ready for publication in 2018.