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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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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  40% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 9 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  23% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 14 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 10 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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The Greyhound, Oval, 54 Kennington Oval, Kennington, SE11 | 2 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 10 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 17 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 20 minutes from The Greyhound, Oval
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