New pub "The Telegraph" opens on Thursday

A new pub in Telegraph Hill opens on Thursday night. "The Telegraph" on Dennett's Road was formerly the Earl of Derby and has been taken over by management who own a small chain of pubs, who appear to be taking the place up market and promise "high quality British cuisine" will be on offer. No strippers.

Doors open from 6pm.

16 comments:

Michael said...

This is great news. Can anyone advise on the best pub food in the area?

nobbly brick said...

I used to live around the corner from the pub in it's older guise - if you wanted to be knocked around a bit by some blokes with shaven heads it was the place to go.

In Ladywell the Ladywell Tavern is continuing it's quest to provide good food along with excellent ales- so good luck to them.

drakefell debaser said...

For good food around Telegraph Hill try The Montague Arms on Queens Rd which does a lovely Sunday roast and Skeehans at the bottom of Drakefell Rd / corner of Kitto Rd has a really good Tai restuarant round the back called Chais Garden.

Looking forward to trying the Telegraph on the weekend.

mg said...

I find the sunday roasts at the Royal Albert to be the best around here. The desserts always sound great too (however I have yet to have any room left for dessert, the portions are BIG).

Michael said...

Oh, I can always find room for pudding! Bloody Hell, hope the shaven headed guys disappear from the Telegraph before it opens then.

Anonymous said...

I am one of the shaven headed guys and, no I won't disappear. Looking forward to meeting you, but please leave your prejudices at the door.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Shaven-Head: I don;t think there were any prejudices against shaven heads; rather against people with shaven heads who wanted 'to knock people about a bit'. A completly different genus of the species to you, whom I am sure wouldn't even knock a fly about.

Michael said...

Exactly. It wasn't the shaven headed men that I had a problem with. Just the implied aggression. Sorry for the misunderstanding! Look forward t meeting you too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you anon and Michael. I can assure that indeed I would not knock a fly about. I believe that a fly has the right to it's own existence as we all do. Hope to see you in the Telegraph sometime, and that the place will always be harmonic in nature with all.

nobbly brick said...

Just to clarify on the 'blokes with shaven heads' thing - I wasn't saying it was a bad thing, just a thing that seemed possible. This was probably 15 years ago.

Some years ago I was obliged to work just north of Gower Street for certain times of the year. I always walked up from Charing Cross, which meant going via soho. Sometimes I had to cross soho at an unsocial hour and I believe, on one or two occasions, I was offered similar services by gentlemen who mistakenly thought i was 'looking' instead of going to and from work.

curious george said...

Not sure but more pubs the better try the honor oak or the for great night the theatre and the film club at the brockley jack

Tamsin said...

Interesting choice of monniker... The books about the monkey and the park-keeper (in a yellow hat) were printed in the UK as "Zozo" rather than "Curious George", the reason being that "curious" was slang for a certain type of orientation and George VI then king and so the American title was felt to be disprectful.

Moira said...

Visited The Telegraph on Friday evening. Really liked the decor - quite traditional but smart rather than gastro-pub style. I didn't eat there but the food coming out of the kitchen were generous portions, and the drinks were reasonably priced. The bar staff were friendly and polite and there's potential for a great atmosphere. I'd definitely go again.

Alan Coleman said...

All of the above comments demonstrate why the middle classes should be kept out of pubs and well away from musical intruments.

mg said...

According to Transpontine's blog, there's a klezmer band on there at 7.30 tonight. I was planning on Brockley Ukulele Group at Shunt, hmm, maybe try to fit them both in. This is why I love living in London.

benonthehill said...

Anyone been in The Telegraph lately? I've been three times and it's been empty. The food has also been really rubbish. Bit of a shame.

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