The Crooked Well

The Crooked Well, 16 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London, United Kingdom, SE5 8SY
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We remain open. Due to the current situation please check our website for the latest information

Monday Closed
Tuesday, 5.00pm - 10.00pm kitchen last orders 9.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 5.00pm - 10.30pm kitchen last orders 9.00pm
Friday: 4.00pm - kitchen last orders 10.00pm
Saturday: 12.30pm - midnight kitchen last orders 10.00pm
Sunday: 12.30pm - 10.00pm kitchen last orders 8.45pm

0207252 7798

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for

About The Crooked Well

The Crooked Well is an award winning Gastro Pub with private dining & function rooms in the heart of Camberwell.

Our drinks list of classic cocktails, local beers and handpicked wines is sure to quench your thirst.& whether you are looking for a light bite or a full slap-up meal, our seasonal menu of family-style sharing dishes & European classics

Cuisine: European, British, Gastro Pub, Bar, Brunch, Burger, BYO, Cocktails, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

It was lovely to be back at what is one of Camberwell's best eating spots. The Manager and the Chef have brought standards back up to where they used to be... a first rate Sunday lunch for under £20 and served with a smile.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the crooked well. As usual the service was spot-on warm and friendly and attentive. The food was delicious particularly the buratta and tomato salad, the cod, and the lamb croquettes. As it was a warm evening we enjoyed sitting outside and at 10pm when the outside needed to be cleared we had a table all set up for us inside for a few more cocktails and dessert. A perfect evening and such a treat after lockdown.

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

I was concerned at what appeared to be a lax approach to social distancing and other measure I’d have expected (e.g. paper menus re-used). For that reason, I would not recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Really delicious Sunday roast for 2. We shared the chicken with all the trimmings plus a side of cauliflower cheese (which shouldn’t be missed!). Quick and friendly service too.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

The staff were very courteous and helpful and friendly. Lovely pub.

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Visited On Friday, 17 July 2020

More than just and outstanding local Pub, great food, service and atmosphere. Friendly team doing an exceptional job in tough times. Book early and enjoy as we have many times.

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Visited On Friday, 17 July 2020

Great pub and brilliant service

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Visited On Thursday, 16 July 2020

I love this place, but my only comment is the last 4-5 times we've been there has always been an issue with service - slow, missing a side or incorrect bill. It's got amazing food and maybe we have bad luck. Though, not even once or twice. It's great food. They just need to review their processes and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 July 2020

I've been to the Crooked Well a few times now for food and drinks over the last year or so. There's always a great atmosphere and the food and drink are adventurous yet delicious. However, I do think the service could be improved - although very efficient, the service can sometimes come across as slightly blunt. There was also an issue with an incorrect overcharging on our bill, but this should be resolved soon. Overall, I really enjoy going to the Crooked Well despite the above, and will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

An absolutely excellent evening. Good food and drink. Attentive service.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 July 2020

Have been before and the Crooked Well never disappoints. Despite the new rules a great atmosphere and the food was as good as always.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 July 2020

Nice to be back and good to see the COVID measures in place. Felt all very normal. Great drinks and food as usual.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

Great to see the Crooked Well open again!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 July 2020

Great!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Friendly service and a lovely atmosphere even in this strangest of times. Starters were delicious - fish pie could have been a bit tastier, and needed a bit more veg, but comfort food I suppose. I hope they can ride the storm!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Once again a wonderful evening at The Crooked Well with delicious food and even better service... will be back soon

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

We had a great time. We were welcomed very warmly, and all the staff obviously took their job really seriously and took a lot of trouble. We had the roast lamb for two, which was like the very best of home cooking and was absolutely delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

The food was nice apart from the piece of lamb we had was tough.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

The free glass of Prosecco was a nice touch to celebrate international women’s Day. My only criticism would be that it is a shame that a few of the dishes were for 2 people. If you are unable to do that in a group then you sadly miss out on being able to choose that dish.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

A return visit after a 5 year gap. Sorry to say that the food was not as good as the first visit . The rabbit pie was dry, and the sea bream special was a very small portion for the cost.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

Food was delicious and service was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Staff were friendly and very accommodating. Great food - only small problem was salty chips on a child’s meal. Generally children’s food isn’t salted but when I asked for fresh chips without salt it wasn’t a problem and they were brought ASAP.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Great place to eat with the kids - very friendly & tasty food : ) We will be back soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

We hired the upstairs space for a 40th birthday party and overall had a lovely time in the space. throughout planning the staff were responsive and accommodating, and on the day our dedicated barman was friendly and helpful. The menu also had loads of vegetarian and vegan options which was excellent, and one of the main reasons we chose the venue. Everyone had a lovely time, however there are a few things that could have taken the party from good to great. For example, a beautiful buffet of food was served (at the time I wanted, and with no mistakes👌) but nothing was labelled so guests were left guessing what they were eating. Also, there was trouble with the Guinness tap upstairs, and we have about 10 folks drinking Guinness all day which meant running the pints up and down the stairs which wasn't ideal (for staff or guests to be fair). Also, having only one barman meant he could only be serving, clearing up, getting more forks etc, at a time, and really he could have done with a hand from someone else at least during the clean up between courses, or initial drinks serving for 40 people. Again, a small but important thing, we had a coat rail at the entrance that had about 10 hangers on it for a party of 40 people, and it wasn't made clear on the booking sheet that we would have both upstairs rooms so we were delayed in getting decorations set up at the start. It is these little niggles that are easily sorted if someone paid more attention to the details. Overall it was a great party, and I am thankful for the kind and talented staff, but given the chance again I would have pushed for more of the small things at the start rather than assuming the venue would be thinking of the details based on previous events.

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