Review on The Dartmouth Arms

The original Dartmouth Arms was built next to the old Croydon Canal around 1815 and served beer and tea for the travellers; today, the current building stands right by Forest Hill railway station and provides an equally valuable service for today's commuters.

Following a major refit in 2004, the pub was re-launched with serious gastronomic intentions: a new dining room and kitchen have replaced the old lounge, but the drinkers' bar is still intact. The menu promises a seasonal assortment of gastro-pub dishes with a mostly European slant - although native British ingredients are given a good airing. Dorset crab beignets are served with smoked chilli jam, sea bass comes with herb mash and pea cream, and slow-cooked belly pork is partnered by braised haricot beans and apple compote. There's white chocolate and orange bread-and-butter pudding to finish, plus Neals Yard cheeses with toast and banana chutney.

The Dartmouth Arms has strong links with the local arts community, stages regular exhibitions and even has its own 'artist in residence'.

The Dartmouth Arms is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens

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Gastro pub


Paul Newbury

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.30 - 3.00pm (12.30 - 9.30pm Sat) (12.30 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm (5.00 - 9.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

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Facilities at The Dartmouth Arms

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Dartmouth Arms
7 Dartmouth Road
Forest Hill
South East London
SE23 3HN

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