The Bridge House, Penge – Restaurant Review

The Bridge House Penge is situated just outside of one of London’s iconic green spaces, Crystal Palace Park. The pub is a south east London hot spot where customers can grab a drink and a bite to eat from the classic pub menu or enjoy a Sunday roast with all the trimmings.

Service and Story

The Bridge House is not just a great pub, it’s a community hub.  A venue that is child-friendly, dog-friendly, hosts mum and dad baby mornings and boasts a tonne of entertainment events from open mic and quiz nights to the new Bridge House Theatre. We popped in on a Sunday with our pal Daisy who we met through Borrow My Doggy to check out the food and hear a bit more about what they’ve got going on.

The team are really friendly and it’s a pub that offers with ease – comfort, tasty pub grub and a vibrant atmosphere.    The wait isn’t too long at the bar and if you are going to eat, find a table and order at the bar with a table number to hand.  They welcome children and babies in buggies until 8pm daily and then it is strictly over 21.

With a tagline that states ‘it’s never a bad time to pop in and say hello’ – you will be warmly welcomed.


The bridge house offers a classic pub menu.  Punters can enjoy delicious bites and scrummy nibbles to start, from the house nachos to crunchy breaded mozzarella bits with tomato, basil and garlic dip.  For mains, the options include roasts, burgers, fish and chips – you can see the full menu here.  My dining partner enjoyed the roast pork – a very hearty meal and a succulent piece of meat,  I dived into the venison burger, it was a different option to what I would normally go for; meaty and delicious.   We were quite full after the two generous courses so sadly we couldn’t fit in any of the puddings on offer, like the apple crumble or sticky toffee pudding (my favourite) – there’s always a next time!



The Bridge House is a gastropub decorated with dark warm colours giving it a cosy home from home vibe. The pub is separated into different areas so there are lots of places to find a spot to relax.  While the downstairs area offers comfy chairs and a more relaxed reading room vibe. There is a dining area and a beer garden adorned with lots of luscious plants, the perfect spot to while away summer evenings with friends.


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