Hermits Cave

28 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London, SE5 8QU
Hermits Cave image
Review Summary from 1 review

28 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London, SE5 8QU

020 7703 3188


Nearest Station
Denmark Hill (0.36 miles)


Opening Times
monday Opens 11:00 - Closes 23:00
tuesday Opens 11:00 - Closes 23:00
wednesday Opens 11:00 - Closes 23:00
thursday Opens 11:00 - Closes 23:00
friday Opens 11:00 - Closes 23:00
saturday Opens 11:00 - Closes 23:00
sunday Opens 12:00 - Closes 22:30

Hermits Cave Picture Gallery

Hermits Cave Picture
Hermits Cave Picture

All In London Review

Bags of character, this is a pub that refuses to change.

Review Image
With pubs across the country still shutting down at a rapid rate, the idea that you don’t have to change with the times is fanciful at best. But, the Hermit’s Cave is proof that there’s still space for the humble, traditional pub that doesn’t have the backing of a brewery chain. A short walk from Camberwell’s hectic high street, the drinkers you’ll find in the Hermit’s Cave offer a fairly good representation of this South East London neighbourhood. Students, artist types, loners and locals who look like they moved in with the furniture make for a refreshing atmosphere. You may well walk in to be confronted by a glaring mixture of men propping up the bar in silence on one occasion, only to find a lively afternoon inspired by football on the big TV on another. It’s a lottery and you’ll have to walk through that door to find out what you’re going to get.

Traditionally decked out with plenty of greens and browns, a mounted bull’s head and some battered looking couches, the Hermit’s Cave is gloriously stuck in the past. The ales on tap are as exotic as the drink selection gets but the quality of the cask is good. If you can put up with the occasional surly attitude you can tend to find behind the bar then there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a pint here. And that’s a pint that won’t cost you over £4.

The Hermit’s Cave is a peculiar pub with bags of character that anyone residing in Camberwell should visit once at least.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jun 5, 2015

Best For

Top venues to party as a student in London picture

Top venues to party as a student in London

Sick of sitting in a filthy house eating Pot Noodle whilst playing Call of Duty? You need to go out and have a few cheap drinks and a kebab.

Hip enough for the local Camberwell Art College, Hermit’s Cave is just a simple little pub with a good atmosphere. Made for afternoon drinking.

User Reviews

There are no user reviews
Have your say

Add a review or useful tip for this bar

Add a review Add a useful tip

The Nearest Alternatives

The Tiger

18 Camberwell Green, Camberwell, London, SE5 7AA

0.04 miles from here

Camberwell Arms

65 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London, SE5 8TR

0.07 miles from here


25 Camberwell Church Street, Camberwell, London, SE5 8TR

0.07 miles from here

Sign up for the latest
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest and greatest from London!
By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive email updates and newsletters from All In London. You can unsubscribe at any time.