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.

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."

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