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Utterly immersed in the local community, this long, thin old-school boozer is a cosy little Celtic cave. Irish ex-pats prop up the bar, drinking the black stuff while cheerfully bragging that it’s the best Guinness in south London. The Greyhound is so Irish, that this shamrock-shaped pub serves up hurling, Gaelic football and Irish music on a regular basis.

Stepping inside, the pub is deceptively long. It’s a bit of a warren - the main front bar gives way to two smaller rooms through a couple of doorways.

Drinks-wise, aside from Guinness, punters can also sink a pint of Bombardier, Courage Best and London Pride. Appealingly, there are also rows of rarely-seen Irish whiskeys lined up - Middleton, Powers, Locker’s Hewitt’s Connemara and Green Spot to mention a few. Sampling one of these, promises a real taste of the Emerald Isle.

 

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The Big Bingo Show With Timberlina & Hey Balen
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Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens 11 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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Olafur Eliasson: Turner Colour Experiments
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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The Turner Prize 2014
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Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Tate Britain 17 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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Exhibitions | Until 24th December 2014 

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Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 20 minutes walk from The Greyhound, Oval

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First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

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