Ivy House About Us

About Us

Opening Hours

Mon-Thurs 12-11pm
Fri & Sat 12-12am
Sun 12-10:30pm
Under 18’s welcome until 8pm

Kitchen Hours

Mon & Tue – Closed
Wed & Thurs – 4pm-9pm
Fri & Sat- 12-9pm
Sun 12-6pm

General Information

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We are dog friendly – but please keep on lead
We operate on challenge 25 ( https://rasg.org.uk/about/) – please bring ID for entry on events night
Our inclusivity / safer space policy:

  • The Ivy House is an inclusive space and we are committed to ensuring our pub is safe and fun, where everyone should be able to have a good time free from harassment. We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, racism, or any other form of abuse towards our customers, staff or acts.
  • If you experience anything that makes you feel uncomfortable please tell our staff about it so we can intervene and support you.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone found in breach of this policy.

And something about venue accessibility, as we are asked about this often:

Venue accessibility 

  • Access – There is one step up to access the pub, however there is a ramp available there which staff can assist in putting in place when required.
  • Toilet – We do not currently have an accessible toilet in our venue
  • Parking – there is parking avaliable through out stuart road
  • Seating – If you require a seat for one of our gigs please get in touch
  • Stage – Our stage is 65cm high and only accessible via 3 steps.


The pub was built by Truman’s brewery in the 1930s. It is an example of the “Improved Public House“, designed to tempt drinkers in the face of falling pub attendance in the interwar years by offering more entertainment and a family-friendly environment. The pub is now Grade-II listed as having “an unusually high level of surviving original features and fittings [forming] a largely complete 1930s interior”.

During the 1970s the Ivy House was a key venue on the “Pub Rock” circuit, hosting gigs by many famous names including Joe Strummer, Ian Dury, Dr Feelgood, and Jeff Beck.

In April 2012 the pub was closed down and subsequently sold to a property developer who had drawn up plans to gut the interior and turn the entire building over to residential accommodation. You can read the full story of how a dedicated group of community volunteers prevented the destruction of the historic pub interior, raised a million pounds to buy the freehold, and re-opened the Ivy House below.

The Ivy House (in its current guise) was founded in 2013 after the building was saved by residents and locals from impending residential demolishment. We are London’s first co-operatively owned pub, the first pub in the UK to be listed as an Asset of Community Value, and the first building to be bought under the “community right to bid” provisions of the Localism Act. Now our home boasts a range of entertainment including a pub quiz on Wednesdays, comedy, and theatre on Thursdays and live music on Fridays.


Our Team

Dominic Coyte (Chair)

I run a small cheese business in Borough Market. I have two sons and have lived near the Ivy House for nearly 12 years. Since 2018, I have been on the Ivy House Management Committee.

Garrett Fallon (Staff Liaison)

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Geoff Cudd (Vice Chair)

Vice Chair and Director for Buildings. Retried business man, has been an Ivy House customer for 35years.

Kate Moriarty-Baker (Secretary / Share-holder Director)

I became a shareholder and joined the Ivy House Committee in 2022. I have lived in the local area for over 25 years, work for the NHS and am a regular at the pub. 

Tracey Peters (Finance Director)

 I am a qualified account with over 30 years’ experience. I have lived locally for may years and I was one of the or original Ivy House Shareholders. I joined the Management Committee in 2021 as the Finance Director.

Owen Baily (Staff Liaison)

I joined the Ivy House Committee in September 2021. I’ve lived in Nunhead since 2006 and been an Ivydale parent. My wife and I bought shares in the Ivy  House when it was being secured for the community. I am a cheesemonger and work at Neals Yard Dairy, where I’ve been for ages. I oversee maturing, production and logisitcs.