Ivy House, Nunhead

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Peckham Rye may not induce in you the same visions of angels which appeared before William Blake, but there's still a few sights round here that are uncommon to London. The allotments off Stuart Road are an unexpected sight and the nearby Ivy House isn't your regular sort of pub. The well preserved front bar (with Truman's lettering running round the walls) is a rare enough sight but it's the large back room that really draws the breath. Few are the pubs with a stage; fewer still are those with a stage with gold lame curtains. It's quite a sight: redolent of Nick Cave videos, drag act performances and old time sing-a-longs. None were in operation on our visit, but we're pleased to report live entertainment is still a going concern here (an acoustic club, an anything-goes-weirdness night and karaoke). The drink on offer isn't the widest of choices but we weren't complaining. No doubt business minded types will see this one as prime for redevelopment; we just see a one-off pub strolling on as best it can. More power to its elbow, say us.
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25 Sep 2010
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The Ivy House is under new management - the same people who run The Alma in Crystal Palace. Last night I saw John Hegley there - it was packed as it always is for Pull The Other One, the comedy night. But most of the time it is seriously empty. If the current team don't make a go of it, the beautiful panelling and tiles, the curious plasterwork, the fantastic bar and stage will surely end up in a skip outside, underneath a sign heralding forthcoming luxury apartments. This would be a total disaster. The Ivy House could be one of the best pubs around, but I suspect it might not be a pub at all for much longer. If you enjoy an interesting pub (perhaps after a walk around a really spooky Victorian cemetery) get yourself in there. They have decent beer and pizzas now, but sadly no punters.
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05 Aug 2010
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MEZKALA



Featuring:



Victor Alarcon-Vocals/bass

Alan Hughes-guitar

James Britton-drums

Daniel Maruzzo-percussion

Roland Kemp-Vocals/keyboard



Latin/Jazz at the The Ivy House Pub

8.00 pm Saturday 7th August



FREE ADMISSION



A South London Live Entertainment Venue



40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE

0207 635 6426
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15 Mar 2009
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DownTime Big Band is a 17-piece jazz group playing Swing, Latin & Modern Jazz. They play some original music and many of the classics from Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Lennie Niehaus, Jobim, Oliver Nelson... Lineup has saxes, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section, with some fine soloists.

15th March: Live at the Ivy House, 40 Stuart Rd, SE15 7.30pm FREE

More at: www.myspace.com/downtimejazz Bookings: 07901 770030

I checked out their recordings on Myspace and they sound like a very good band.
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26 Nov 2008
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The dance hall behind the front bar is available for parties, weddings, wakes, gigs, WHO, for free. Stage, PA & mixer facilities etc. A friendly establishment with helpfull staff.

They also do a good pint of Harvey's Sussex.

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40 Stuart Road, Brockley, London, SE15 3BE
020 7732 0222
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