The Half Moon Pub
Herne Hill, London
We serve traditional stone baked thin crust Italian pizzas, salads and antipasto, delicious brusche... show more
We serve traditional stone baked thin crust Italian pizzas, salads and antipasto, delicious bruschettas and ciabatta sandwiches
Every Thursday @ 8pm show less
10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London SE24 9LR
- Brixton Tube Station (1.4 km)
- North Dulwich Station (0.8 km)
- Brixton Station (1.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 7274 2733
- Opening hours:
Mon: 14:00 - 0:00
Tue - Thu: 12:00 - 0:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 1:00
Sun: 12:00 - 22:30
222 South Ealing Road, London W5 4RL
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16 reviews of The Half Moon Pub in English
It looks as if the management has recently changed and it looks as if has changed for the worst. When I called to ask some information about the evening, they did not have a clue about the event and I was (rather rudely) told to have a look at the website (which did not work!) if I needed to know more.
the service was the slowest you can imagine, they forgot about one of my friend's order, and eventually she decided to cancel it as she was told many times they were about to bring it but they never did. No apologies was received. The burgers were cold and tasteless, the worst I had in a long time.
If you like to go and see a gig, then it's a nice place, but make sure you have dinner beforehand!
A lovely old pub- a converted Victorian Hotel with wood panelling and some excellent guest ales from Youngs and Adnams. You can watch football here or go to gigs and poetry readings and the like in the back room. They do a decent pizza at a reasonable price too. But what makes this pub really great is the bar staff. All 3 of the girls who served me last week were charming and smiley and the vibe that they create gives the pub an excellent friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Back in my school days, this pub would be our local bunking haunt for an early afternoon vodka and lemonade when the pressure of A level revision began to get too tough. It's a typical old man's pub which is what makes it so charming and they have a massive room in the back for gigs (cue poor sound quality, beer drenched school kids moshing like their mates on stage are the second coming of The Clash)
Went to a gig here on Sunday, rather liked the place really. Nice relaxed atmosphere, not a huge range of beer but the Guinness was fine, tables outside were perfect for enjoying a bit of this new "sunshine" thing that's started happening recently.
Would definitely be happy to go back either for another gig or just to drink. Oh, and there was pizza, which is always a good thing.
I recently enjoyed a moderately priced and very tasty glass of red in this quaint local pub, chatting with friends while they sampled some of their delectable homemade pizzas. It was all very pleasant - EVEN THOUGH FOOTBALL WAS PLAYING ON THE TV IN THE OTHER ROOM.
This is the mark of a good pub in my book. Let the sports fans get on with their cheering, jeering and general sports loving pursuits, by all means, but let me get on with my quiet chatty drinky pursuits as well. At the Half Moon I can peacefully co-exist with even the most vociferous of football supporters, just as long as we all stay in our designated areas. There’s even a gig venue at the back of the place, something I definitely intend to check out properly on my next visit.
What a nice pub.
The Half Moon pub is Herne Hill is a nice victorian pub at the bottom of Herne Hill. It has two bars, a snug room and picnic tables outside.
It’s recently undergone a bit of renovation - the pool table has gone, and the wooden wall that separated the two bars has now been opened up. One thing that has definitely improved is the food - they do a good offer on Mondays 2 pizza’s for ten pounds, and served food until late (11pm on Saturdays).
The pub also hosts a variety of events and has a regular comedy club and gigs, and a pub quiz on Thursdays. Its open late on the weekends (till 1) and is usually quite quiet.
p.s. For a picture check out the “From Hell” in which it forms a point on the masonic pentangle.
I was disappointed when they removed the pool table although this may be part of the owners’ plans to move it a little more upmarket. Parts of the pub (most noticeably the loos) are a little grotty but it has plenty of old style charm and also has a large live music and club venue attached.
I dont think there is anything that you could point out definatively and say its poor, so in theory, the pub must be a good one. Right? hmmm… not so sure. There seems to be a look to the pub that you would have imagined hasnt changed in decades, and to be honest, if you come back in 20 years time, i think it would still be the same.
The best part of the pub is the outside area. It feels like the moment you step off the aeroplane into miami on a summers day.
Ive ben there a couple of times, but not in the evening, when the live events start. I prefer to drink in peace and quiet.
Overall, if you just want a quick pint or you want to have a cheap night listening to up and coming bands, then i would recommend that you go here, but sadly, it doesnt do it for me.
I’ve been here maybe five times, but this is going back to 1979 (I think) so that’s an average of once every six years. The feel of the place hasn’t really changed in all that time.
As of my last visit a few months ago they have free wi-fi, a couple of real ales (I can’t remember exactly what, but Adnams Bitter is what pops up in my head), and a TV tuned into Sky Sports (but thankfully with the sound off).
I remember feeling surprised that there were so few other people there at the time (Thurs. or Fri. early evening?), but maybe that was a fluke.
Gents’ toilets are OK for a pub. I especially like the engraved glass and mirrors and the snug that DanielB87 refers to.
I have been going to the half moon for more moonsthan I care to remember now. It’s always been a music venue, but recently its added a comedy club last Thursdays of the month, and every Tues open mike night music and spoken word, which is very supportive whatever your level of performance is about. The gorgeous Kate J Hastings (see my Youtube video) and Daisy sing there occasionally, and Len the poet is MC (he’s so good). The food is Italian stone baked pizza and bruschetta/ciabatta, there’s a deal on Monday nights, 2 pizzas and a bottle of wine for £20.
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