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After a fair few years in cold Dirty South is back, bigger and badder than ever before!

Despite being forcibly closed in the aftermath of the London Riots in 2011, our team has been hard at work since, ensuring Dirty South wasn’t lost to the South London scene for good. After re-opening in 2017, we’ve been committed to providing only the best in pub grub & good times to the people of Lewisham and beyond. Never visited? We’d love to see you!

Catch something to do every night of the week in cosy, welcoming surroundings. Hungry? Our food offerings are constantly changing, with new and exciting offers popping up regularly. Be it a bucket of beers and a plate full of wings or a contemporary take on a vegetarian roast dinner on a Sunday afternoon, there’s plenty to satisfy that empty belly.

A mid-week sit-down not your thing? Come down after 5pm on Friday for a daiquiri with a splash of dancefloor, with live DJ’s + Jukebox parties running every weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sundays are, of course, for chilling… See you soon!




Dirty South was born, opening as a live music venue & pub.


Legendary Ska Burlesque nights launched. Rockabilly and Punk music played as Burlesque dancers entertained. DJs then took over and played Old School Garage music into the night.


Dirty South soon became a famous hang-out area for celebrities including Pete Doherty, Kate Moss and members of The Smiths. Artists including Athlete, The Stone Roses and Oasis also enjoyed a pint at the Dirty South.


La Roux was hired to work behind the bar, shortly before being noticed for her musical talent at the Half Moon Pub in Herne Hill.


Babyshambles also played a historic surprise gig at the venue in August, after their release of 'Down in Albion'.


As a result of the London Riots, Dirty South was forced to close. Mobs targetted the venue, smashing windows and raiding tills. Unfortunately, the damage was so bad that Dirty South was unable to re-open.


Seven years later, Dirty South re-opens for your enjoyment and is committed to bringing quality food and drink to Lee High Road.