The Waverley Arms [UPDATED]

On Brockley's western fringes, round the corner from St Norbert's Road, The Waverley Arms (202 Ivydale Road) has recently reopened after a retro-modern refurbishment.

The result is a perfect local pub, roomy enough to have a party, intimate enough that it feels like a local, a little roomier than The Talbot and a little warmer than the Ladywell Tavern. They stock Brockley Beer, which is the mark of a well-run place.
UPDATE

Writing on the Nunhead forum, the new team at the Waverley Arms discusses their food plans:

"A new kitchen is coming this autumn (the pub has never had a trade kitchen), but in the meantime we're serving great summer grub off our massive outdoor BBQ and have plenty of fancy snacks to keep hunger at bay. Come autumn, we will be serving handmade stonebaked pizzas and hearty salads, and then plan to roll out top-notch burgers, daily specials and a Sunday roast a bit further down the line. The menu will be simple and use high quality ingredients, but The Waverley will be a pub that serves great food, rather than a restaurant pretending to be a pub."

For the full message click here.

13 comments:

Anon said...

The vibe from the female in the foreground is of someone not to happy her boyfriend is chatting up another female at the bar.

Daniel said...

Finally. Brockley needs more good pubs, big time.

Bert said...

Yes, Brockley does. Unfortunately for Brockley, this one's not in Brockley

dansus said...

Hows the bbq?

Honkle tronkle said...

Look. A pub. It has opened. It does Brockley beer, which is ok, but so are a lot of other beers.

Brockley Nick said...

All these things are true. Well observed.

WestSide4Life said...

But for those of us living around Aspinall Road, Avignon Road, St Asaph's Road, Findland Road etc...it's very close. The 'hip' side of Brockers has a new place to drink...yippee :)

terrencetrentderby said...

This is the best thing to happen to the Westside since Sainsburys and the Co-op opened and it's only 5 min walk from my house. Up yours Eastside scum.

Monkeyboy said...

if history teaches ua anything is that borders can be redefined, all it takes is an assertive foreign policy.

Brockley Nick said...

You've got the thread you wanted. Now, I expect a review from you asap. Quid pro quo.

terrencetrentderby said...

Clarice, the chicken and chips was excellent, much better than Albys.

The Dulwich Raider said...

I wrote a paragraph on it on Deserter (in a round-up of Nunhead) http://deserter.co.uk/2014/08/get-thee-to-nunhead/

Toby said...

Went there last night on the way back from the Ivy House. Good range of beers, and a very good value BBQ for £6 a head. Nice vibe, hope it does well.

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