New Cross, London
388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY
- New Cross Station (0.3 km)
- New Cross Gate Station (<0.1 km)
- New Cross Gate Railway Station (0.5 km)
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020 8469 1499
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20 reviews of Amersham Arms in English
I like that they have a huge variety of drinks offered. They even have my favourite beer, which is quite rare. I also like that there's a great selection of wines. Staff are very polite and work really fast although there's a great traffic and the place seems crowded. Another thing to add is that there is live music there every night. Decoration is really nice, but not quite my taste. I recommend this place to people, who like spending great time with their friends while drinking.
The Amersham Arms is my most favorite secret spot. I went there the first time a week ago and it turned out to serve the best pub food I have ever encountered. For 10 pounds I had the best pork belly with potato gratin and beetroot salad their is, well sized and lovely composed. Afterwards I ordered a warm apple pie, it came with cinnomon sauce and vanilla ice cream. The best food you get in South London for sure!!! Their coffee was amazing too, I had a cappucino with really nice Latte Art and I heard they use HasBean Coffee, one of the best roasteries in the UK. I guess they really know what they are doing.
It has recently struck me that despite having lived in up-and-coming NewX all my life and having several glorious local pubs I haven’t reviewed one of them! So I’ll start with the most local – and definitely one of my favourites – of them all: The Amersham.
A comfy and cosy pub right over the road from New Cross station, the Amersham Arms is very popular with the locals as the food and drink is scrummy and cheap, they have two or three ale pumps, decent atmosphere, there’s a room at the side for bands & club nights and a room upstairs for art exhibitions and films.
The main drinking area isn’t huge so do be prepared to share a large table with others or occasionally stand. I’ve even seen queues outside on late friday & saturday nights on my way home. Definitely the place to go though, when you can fit.
Went here saturday as part of Soundtracks festival…. great band venue, good choice of beers,ciders and spirits, well priced and the staff very friendly. Definatly seems like a very up and coming area to be in and the pub seems to be the heart and soul of that. Will go more.
Craving a Sunday roast I found myself here looking the part in my well worn into skinny jeans, baggy top and finger brushed hair. I ordered the vegetarian roast option of roasted butternut squash with a pepper cheese sauce and all the trimmings. Not wishing to drink any alcohol, the friendly bar staff made me a a cup of fresh mint tea with plenty of mint and a good slug of honey - exactly what I was after.
The chef wasn't shy in loading up that plate either. Half a butternut squash filled with a creamy peppery cheese sauce, roast potatoes, three different types of veg, and a huge Yorkshire pudding with plenty of gravy. I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the Yorkshire pud - it was way too dense and heavy. The veg were good however with the string beans retaining a firm bite. For the meat lovers out there, roast chicken, a beautiful roast pork and beef were on the menu too.
With a 8GBP price tag with all the Sunday roast offerings you can't knock the value.
Great to finally see a nice pub with a friendly and exciting atmosphere around here. During the day, the bar serves food from the kitchen and the atmosphere is relaxed with good music. During the eves, the front bar becomes more of a casual/hipster hang out and the back opens with a second bar, louder music, bands, late license, etc.
The upstairs is great for events or to chill out, overlooking New Cross station. The Amersham Arms definitely seems to be a positive preview of where this area is heading. The only down side is the limited choice of draught beers and the price, with sometimes even an entry fee. If I could give it 4 and a half stars, i would.
The Amersham Arms in New Cross is great, affordable, dirty fun, just the way us youngsters (yes, I'm still young) like it and need it.
Located as it is in one of the seediest, roughest parts of Souf East Lundun, innit, you'll want to be sure of a lift home or operating trains before you stumble into the neighbourhood.
Someone on the R&D team who developed the AA's style had been to dirty Hollywood before. The AA in all its kitsch and glory is a direct copy of a thousand clubs and bars in deepest, reddest-glow WeHo (for reference, please see The Short Stop on Sunset Blvd).
However, in New Cross, it works -- the neighbourhood is studenty, grungy and truly unsavoury, which is the vibe the AA gives off.
Staffed by trendier-than-thou, non-committal 20-somethings desperately trying to pass off as students, getting served at the bar offers a lesson in indie social etiquette - anything more than a stiff nod of the head will get you served last.
However, the service is efficient, the beers are decent (hurrah for Red Stripe on tap), and the cocktails are muy yummyo.
The crowd is young, or at least pretending to be, but still very friendly. I had lots of good chats and even some perfume sharing in the ladies toilets, which are cleanish, hideously ugly, and functional.
The front bit of the AA is more comfy seating and kitschy decor, whereas the back bit is for the live music, DJ area and dancing. It's very functionally decorated in black and red, with a nice, circular bar, and the more friendly version of the hip bar staff.
Older folks will still feel comfortable here, as two of the AA's regulars have a combined age of 145 years, and are greeted warmly by regulars and staff.
The music was good, trendy but still eclectic, and there were enough geeky people bopping about that even if you've got two left limbs on each appendage, you'll still feel comfortable two-stepping to some two-tone. And other two puns as well.
Unfortunately, the bouncers are a bit paranoid, and I watched as one very undrunk fellow literally simply tripped over the ledge at the entrance, and was immediately barred, without them even hearing him speak. They weren't rude to him, they just jumped the gun a bit, so watch out if you're mobily impaired.
Ah the Amersham Arms. A one-minute walk from New Cross station, and from there only five minutes by train into London Bridge. Just head for the bright lights of the neon sign ordering you to 'take courage' in stern capitals, and you can't miss it.
The decor of the pub section is typical student boozer- a bit ramshackle, a bit kitschy and eclectic, but comfy and cosy. As the other reviewers have said, on certain nights there's scarcely room to breathe, never mind find a place to sit and quaff your (amazing) kendal mint cake cocktail, so check the website before you venture out into deepest darkest south east London so that you know what you're letting yourself in for.
The food is cheap and cheerful - satisfyingly stodgy, deliciously greasy fare such as cheesy chips, sandwiches and burgers.
The live music is usually free or at the most a couple of quid, usually with DJs who know how to read a crowd well and get everyone dancing. Friendly staff too, but the clientele can have a tad too much attitude on certain evenings. Because the Amersham's so close to Goldsmiths, it's basically an extension of the student union. So expect tight jeans, cocky musos, and bad haircuts aplenty. But if you can ignore them, you'll have fun. And the surreal-sounding 'ska burlesque' nights they have there are a hoot -lots of dancing, theatrics and hilarity, all whilst supping cheap beer and knowing home was not too far away.
The quality of the food at the Amersham surprises me no matter how many times I go there. Pub grub as pub grub should be: simple, fresh, tasty and affordable.
The music is always great and the bar staff are unfailingly sweet (although, as they all go to nearby Goldsmiths college, they have the advantage of knowing most of the punters). It seems a bit silly to go on about “vibes” - but the Amersham Arms has a fabulous vibe. I live a good twenty minute walk away, but dare anyone to say it’s not my local.
The Amersham Arms has a lot to answer for: in the style of its sister pub The Lock Tavern, it puts on free gigs in New Cross by some of Europe’s most contemporary musicians and DJs. It’s a bit of a mission to get there, but the crowd is cool. Now, the cons. Because of this dedication to free music, you’d better get there much, much sooner rather than later, as your ability of actually getting into the club with your friends decrease minute by minute after ten. Worst case scenario? Failing to get into the actual club room, go to the pub section and get drunk: Kronenbourg is priced at an honest £2.40.
The Amersham Arms is the pub/music venue that New Cross has been waiting for. It is a palpable step up from the gritty but cheap New Cross Inn and a current haven for the Goldsmiths crowd.
The Live music roster has been good but not quite as consistently excellent as its sister pub the Lock Tavern in Camden. That said, it’s a fair bet that on a weekend you’ll find a decent band or dj staking their claim for the fashionista crown.
The drinks are reasonably priced, service is good and they offer a rather spiffing Sunday Roast.
The Amersham arms in new cross is a local boozer with charm. Food is good and drinks are cheap. Slightly less salubrious smoking area on the corner in New Cross. Sunday roasts are very popular so get there early. Late licence and some interesting bands. Entertainment also provided by the local goldsmiths students trying to be “too cool for school”
This pub is all about the great music and relatively cheap beer. A pint of Kronenbourg is £2,40 and great live acts can be seen for free - as long as you arrive early. On a Saturday night, it might be impossible to get in after 11 pm - specially if Nathan Fake is in the line up, as it was my case. Be prepared to queue with hordes of trendy people when the bouncer says "one in, one out".
This used to be a grotty, rock pub in south london, but has recently been done up and is now quite trendy and the place to be. Just down the road from Goldsmiths university, you get alot of students, so there are discounts available, and there are live bands which play regularly. I like the vibe here, thought it was nice pub,but somehow has lost that raw edgyness it once had. still worth checking out.
The Amersham Arms is a trendy pub in New Cross, frequented mostly by students and South London musos. Recently renovated by the people who own the trendy Lock Tavern in Camden, The Amersham arms is a great pub with comfy seating, a billiards table, and an art gallery upstairs. There is also a separate venue area which is pretty big for a pub. The bands that play there are great, and they often put on secret shows for larger acts that wouldn't usually play such a small venue. On Sundays they have a carvery for only £6.
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