Welcome to the Railway Telegraph

A classic Victorian pub serving great food and drink

A short stroll from the heart of London’s Forest Hill, the Railway Telegraph is a classic Victorian pub popular with locals and visitors.


Respite and refreshment

A great place to find respite and refreshment on the road, it enjoys a convenient location right on London's South Circular.

The smart, spacious interior mixes traditional charm with modern comfort - with wooden floors, a feature fireplace and a bright, elegant dining room contributing to the welcoming atmosphere. 

Function roomFunction room
Historic buildingHistoric building
Outdoor areaOutdoor area

Dine with us

Excellent ales, wines and spirits are served at the bar, complemented by classic pub food from the kitchen. Buffets can be provided for group events too, with private parties and business meetings all catered for.


Events & functions

The Railway Telegraph is a fun and interactive place to drink, with regular live music, Dart competitions and Karaoke nights, there is something for everyone. 

You can also book the Railway Telegraph for your private event or function.


Saturday night food

Amazing food full of flavour, portions great sizes and 100% worth the money. Will definitely be back for more.


Lovely atmosphere

Really friendly local pub, welcoming and traditional in feel. Do check it out if you’re local. Monday to Friday you can order takeaways and they will provide plates and cutlery. Games of pool are free. Both lovely nice little touches.




Good drink in the telegraph in forest hill.

We popped over to south London and hit app on a really nice pud with a live band as well as a DJ for after hours drinkers ‘ great music ‘ food on offer great car parking. 

From Tripadvisor