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Ivy House

(formerly Newlands Tavern; Stuart Arms)

40 Stuart Road
SE15 3BE

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon & Tue 5pm - 9pm
Wed - Fri noon - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm
Sat noon - 9pm
Sun noon - 6pm

About the Pub

Large 1930s Grade II listed multi-roomed pub built by Truman's Brewery and retaining many original features and fittings. The pub was the first in the country to be registered as an Asset of Community Value, was then acquired via the community right to buy provisions of the Localism Act, and re-opened in Summer 2013. See the pub's website for details of the numerous community and music events held. As the Newlands Tavern this was a famous South London "Pub Rock" music venue in the 1970s. Lots of dark wood and many original Truman's fittings. The front bar has a curved counter with 4 handpumps and there is a black and white tiled spittoon round its base. A double doored partition leads to a massive rear room with another bar counter with 4 handpumps and further tiled spittoon at its base. This room has an ornamented and curtained stage. To the right rear is another area of seating and is dominated by a massive fireplace. Truman's gold lettering remains at picture rail level in the front bar advertising its Burton and London heritage and some of its beers. There are plans to bring back the former public bar area into use (it was a licensee's flat for many years) which is currently used for storage. A real feast for the eyes of any lover of how London suburban big brewery "Improved Public House" pubs used to be. SE London CAMRA Branch runner-up Pub of the Year 2017.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed; London Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Brockley --varies--
  • Dark Star Hophead

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Blackjack --other--
  • Buxton --varies--

Source: National

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Sunday lunch is roast only; No lunch Mon-Tues.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    No drinking permitted in the front pavement area after 10pm.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dog bowls available.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 8pm; tots' high chairs available.

  • Events Events

    Quiz night Wednesday.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Ivy House

40 Stuart Road
SE15 3BE

Sat Nav Reference

51.4584, -0.0528


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

London Buses: 343, 484

Stuart Road stop.

Nearby Station (950m)


Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (1100m)

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Ivy House

40 Stuart Road
SE15 3BE

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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