What's The Best Pub In Crystal Palace?

By M@ Last edited 37 months ago
What's The Best Pub In Crystal Palace?


Every month, we run a vote of the best pubs in a particular area. For May, we're heading south to the hilly regions round Crystal Palace. If you know a good pub or two in the area, let us know. The pubs with most nominations will find their way into our Best Pubs in London site, and we'll also visit them on a pub crawl later this month.

Here's how to vote:

  1. Let us know (in the comments below, on Facebook, or by tweeting #BestPalacePub) your favourite pubs in the area.
  2. We’ll tally up the votes early next week and publish the results.
  3. We’ll then arrange a pub crawl around the most popular choices. You’re welcome to join us.
  4. You can nominate anywhere that might generally be considered reasonable on a Crystal Palace pub crawl. We’re not going to define a boundary — just use common sense.
  5. By ‘pubs’, we’re using a shorthand — you can also vote for bars with some kind of pubbish character.
  6. You can nominate more than one place. All nominations count as one vote, whether you rank them or not. Likes on Facebook and retweets of someone else’s vote are also counted as new votes.
  7. Venues should be open to the public with no pre-booking, entry fee or membership required.

So, where shall we go?

Londonist Pub Crawls

A list of previous areas and themes that we’ve put to public vote.

Visit our our Best Pubs in London microsite and see what you think.

Last Updated 01 May 2015

Dave H

Westow House, obvs.

Tom Bolton

Grape and Grain definitely. Alma and White Horse also good.

James Guppy

No more beer for the reptiles please...

Greg Tingey

It USED to be the Grape & Grain
But ... Wetherpoon's have purchased it ...
Now what?

Lover of Flavours

Westow House

Sonia Lievin

Westow House and White Hart!


Gipsy Hill Tavern, for anyone who wants a real Irish pub with a good atmosphere, friendly welcome, decent beer garden and, if you want it, all the gaelic games on the television! Westow House is great too.

Charlie H

The Alma


If the intention is to organise a Crystal Palace pub crawl there are only two questions you need to ask: Which pub first? And clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Grape and Grain, Alma, White Horse, Postal Order, Sparrowhawk, Royal Albert, Westow House.

That said, I think the best is just off the triangle: Beer Rebellion.