Live Music — Saturday 29th April

You know we have a regular live gig on the last Friday of the month, right? Well, this month it’s on a Saturday!

So put Saturday 29th April in your diary. And it’s not one band, it’s two.

First up we have Rhiannon the Nightmare. Expect wry-​tinged songs of love, sadness, beer and joy.

Then it’s the headline act, Weird Sleeping Kittens. Their folky pop sound has featured in a British movie and an American advert. A new album is coming out in 2017.

It’s FREE, so come on down.

The kitchen is open, too, so make a meal of it.

Sunday Quiz — Now starts at 8pm

Sunday. 8pm. It’s the Herne Tavern quiz. Book a table or just turn up on the day.

There’s cash to be won and reputations to be made or lost.

The Early Swerve — Fri 31st March

Friday 31st March is the end of the month…which means pay day and live music at The Herne Tavern.

Join us and get down to the sound of The Early Swerve + guests.

It starts at 8pm and it’s entirely free.

*Keeping Music Live*

Live Music — Fri 24th Feb

The Nunhead Folk Circle bring their amazing Afro-​Cuban Blues sound to the Herne Tavern on Friday 24th February.

It kicks off at 8pm, and it is free.



It’s that time of year again! Gather at The Herne Tavern to watch the most exciting rugby tournament in the world!

It kicks off on Saturday 4th February. Here’s the low-​down on England’s games:

Saturday 4th Feb — England v France (4.50pm)

Saturday 11th Feb — Wales v England (4.50pm)

Saturday 26th Feb — England v Italy (3pm)

Saturday 11th March — England v Scotland (4pm)

Saturday 18th March — Ireland v England (5pm)

We will be showing the other matches too, so you can follow the whole tournament here at The Herne Tavern.

Live Music — The Lost Chords

Live music comes to The Herne Tavern on Friday 27th January. Free entry.

The Lost Chords — a stonking country rock band kick off at 8pm, playing two slots until 10pm.

Expect more live music every last Friday of the month through 2017.

New Year’s Eve

Say goodbye to 2016 and raise a glass to 2017.

We’re open until 2am with live music and DJ.

The kitchen is open until 9pm, so book a table to avoid disappointment!

Festive Menu

Our new festive menu is now being served!

On offer throughout December, you’ll find beetroot-​cured sea trout with horseradish cream among the first courses, followed by Guinness and game pie, or our chef’s creative take on an Xmas dinner — turkey breast with chestnut stuffing, potato terrine and broccoli purée. Among desserts, the chocolate log with spiced clementines is not to be missed. We’re still serving the likes of fish & chips and our 28-​day aged rump steak, so the Christmas spirit is entirely optional!

Christmas @ The Herne

Thinking about Christmas? Book your party now!

Here’s a taste of our menu;

Smoked haddock velouté, roasted pumpkin seeds, croûtons £5

Devon crab cake, poached hen’s egg, spinach £6

Port-​poached pear, chicory, walnuts £5

Guiness & game pie, sprouting broccoli £12

Turkey breast, chestnut stuffing, potato terrine, broccoli purée, cranberry, turkey gravy £14.50

Pan-​fried sea bass, gnocchi, braised salsify, sprout leaves £16

Butternut squash brie & mushroom Wellington, wild mushroom sauce £12

Granny Smith apple & chestnut delice £5

Classic Christmas pudding, vanilla & brandy anglaise £5


On Friday 10th June the UEFA Euro 2016 kicks off!

We will be showing all the LIVE action from France @ The Herne on our big screens throughout the pub!

This year sees 24 teams compete for the first time; Who will you be backing?!


‘Le Rendez-​Vous’

New Year’s Eve

Say goodbye to 2016

Raise a glass to 2017

Live DJ, open ’til 2am

Saturday Swing Out Social

Introducing a fabulous new live music event on Saturday afternoons at The Herne…Swing Out Social. It kicks off on Saturday 20th February with music around the piano, so swing by and join the fun from noon.

RBS Six Nations

It’s RBS Six Nations time! We’re showing the big matches in the bar…and we’ve got the best kept beers around on tap. You can grab a bite to eat before kick-​off, and you’re always welcome to stick around afterwards to celebrate victory or drown your sorrows!

What’s on @ The Herne

Hello Locals & Neighbourhood,

As you may be aware there have been some changes at The Herne since we took over in June, there’s new food, a big clean up and overhaul of the garden, added sparkly lights and smiles, we’ve been told it’s a breath of fresh air by many of you so thank you all so much for your support.

We’ve worked to make the back bar feel more cosy, a place for quiet suppers, romantic trysts and for friends to catch up over good food, real ale & wine.

The Herne Tavern continues to be community focused pub catering for everyone, having listened to customers we have tried to readdress the balance so that those with children and those without both feel equally relaxed and welcome when they visit. So please don’t take offence if staff ask children to behave or quieten down, it’s all about ensuring that everyone enjoys their visit. We continue to welcome well behaved children until 8pm, but would ask that children are not left to wander around unsupervised for their own safety and as with most Pubs there is a no children at the Bar policy. Other than that we have provided colouring pens etc, and things to do so they have something to entertain them whilst you enjoy your lunch and a drink.

MONDAYSATURDAY: 2 courses* for £15.50 with a 125ml glass of Prosecco, this great special offer will be running through November. (*2 courses can be a starter and main, or a main and dessert)

SUNDAY LUNCH: We pride ourselves on our Roast Lunch and it’s proved very popular with everyone, so please book in advance if possible.

SUNDAY EVENING: Is all about the Pub Quiz from 7pm with topics across music & media, which ends up as Play Your Cards Right, for big cash prizes, so gather some friends together and head on down.

Please add us to your list at:

Twitter: @TheHerne Facebook: The Herne www​.the​her​ne​tav​ern​.co​.uk

All in all we are trying to make your great local even greater.

Garden makeover

The garden enjoyed a makeover this summer, gone are the scruffy humps and massive playground; new are the zoned seating areas and a huge lawn. In the Spring 2016 we will be looking to install a mini playground for pre-​school children, and we will be providing deckchairs on the lawn for the summer so you can read the paper whilst you sit in the sunshine and enjoy a pint.

Under new ownership

The Herne Tavern has been bought by Taplin & Turvil, a local pub company that will bring this great London Pub back to life.

The Herne in top ten beer garden List

The Herne Tavern has been voted into the Evening Standards list of top ten beer gardens in the Capital and is the only pub nominated in south east London.

Here is what the evening standard had to say about it:

The Herne Tavern, East Dulwich

The Herne Tavern is so family-​friendly, we almost had our baby shower here. The large beer garden has a children’s play area — with five-​star reviews from the wee nippers — and a converted barn for social functions. On the weekend, the roasts waft all the way to Dulwich Village, bringing starving middle-​class families from miles around.

Best for Those still learning to walk — and those a little legless

Best time to go Before the kids get cranky!

Signature tipple Mad Goose, £3.80 a pint

Signature dish The Herne Tavern burger — an aged rare-​breed beef pattie on toasted brioche with skin-​on chips, pickles, relish, salad and slaw, £10

Nearest station Honor Oak Park

2 Forest Hill Road, SE22, (020 8299 9521; the​her​ne​tav​ern​.co​.uk)


Quiz Night @ the Herne

Join us for our quiz night every Sunday evening, starting at 8pm with your host Pietro Herrera, @ThatBoyOntTelly on Twitter.

There is no limit on team sizes, and it only costs £2.00 per person to play!

Play your cards right estimated jackpot this week is £400.00 pounds

Where we are

2 Forest Hill Road

East Dulwich

London SE22 0RR


Click here for map

Opening Hours


Mon to Thurs & Sun 12 to 11pm

Fri & Sat 12 to Midnight

Food Times

Mon to Thurs 129.30pm

Fri & Sat 1210pm

Sunday 129pm


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