The best Irish pub in Peckham
The building itself is over 200 years old. Bill Skehan arrived in the early 2000s, named the pub after himself, and started promoting live music in the bar, his wife Chai from Thailand started Chais Garden Thai restaurant next door which served Thai food in the pub. The pub has thrived since then. Bills nephew took over running the business in 2016 and continued Bill and Chai’s philosophy of great food and music. Skehans is now a renowned spot for music in South London. Chai can still be found in the kitchen cooking Thai food, Bill and his wife spend time in the bar having a drink. It is one of the last truly old-school independent pubs in the area.
Thai food in an Irish pub? They did it!
Skehans is famous for their lovely Guinness (Ireland, of course!). On the food side, you might want to try the Weeping Tiger (a sizzling steak served over peppers and onions with a spicy Thai sauce), the Tamarind Duck is to die for and the Pad Thais are legendary as well!
"Skehans is an independent family business. My family and I love it and deeply care for it, because it is where we live. Sitting in front of the fire in winter, listening to traditional music drinking a Guinness and chatting with the regulars whilst serving good food is what we love the most.
It is not a Public House, it is a Public Home."
Bryan, Managing Director of the Skehans