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The Crooked Well

#2,984 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
+44 20 7252 7798
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good points: Very good food, chicken, beef and fish pie all very tasty. Wines reasonably priced. Good ambience. Friendly staff. Negatives: Too busy at Sunday lunch. We were 6 crammed on to a small table ( previously we had booked the table). Vegetables arrived way too late.

Thank Chispeee
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice pub. Great service, our waitress was new but very pleasant and endearing. Shared a chateaubriand with the misses, very good value at half price on the steak night offer. Very good quality steak and a nice atmosphere. Enjoyable evening

Thank chauveau_10
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just moved to the area and was looking forward to trying out their Sunday Roast. Booked a week in advance only to be given a table next to bar service area with a wall covered in fruit flies. Waitress arrived quickly with no greeting or warmth. Gave us tap water and bread before my boyfriend had even had the chance... More 

Thank TracyStreatham
Jennifer A, Owner at The Crooked Well, responded to this review

TraceyStreatham, I am so sorry you have had such a bad experience. I can assure you that is not the way we do things and certainly not the way the staff usually behave. Please contact me directly and let me see if we can go some way to restoring your faith in us. Kind Regards, Jen jen@thecrookedwell.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for a celebration meal on a whim, my partner found this restaurant in the taste card app and we managed to book online for the same evening. The staff were extremely professional and efficient without being overbearing, the food excellent and came in good time, and the beer was well kept. Even without the taste card discount... More 

Thank MaryMelody84
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch and can't fault it. great food.. not my first time. The service is charming, friendly and interested. You deserve more business..and less noisy yummy mummies for lunch ;)

Thank pi-esse72
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times and am never disappointed. Great cocktails, wines, food and service. West End quality food and experience at Camberwell prices.

Thank fidest
London UK
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great ambience, charming and friendly staff and the best Bloody Mary I've had in years! Sunday lunch was really excellent; roast beef and roast lamb all round, with vegetables, gravy and sauces served separately, not the usual pub fare of everything swimming in mediocre gravy! We'll definitely be back here again before long. And they are also dog friendly and... More 

Thank chrishx
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great night with 21 of us from work - we were placed in the room upstairs which was good . Felt sorry for the 1 waiter allocated to us trying to get 21 meals and side dishes out together but he did a good job . Food was delicious.

Thank hols2go24
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We arrived 30 minutes early for our meal, but they managed to fit us in early. Food was lovely - very well cooked and a good range. Staff were very friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. Highly recommended - we will come back here again!

Thank Alex M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a gem. The food is reasonable priced for the great quality and it consistently delivers. The atmosphere is relaxed but upmarket and the staff are well trained and attentive. Big thumbs up.

Thank GrillsAhoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7252 7798
new owners good food in bit of London off beaten track

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?