Rake | Borough, Greater London
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Excellent based on 151 ratings
Type: Bar

14 Winchester Walk, Southwark
Borough, Greater London England SE1 9AG [ print map ]
0207 407 0557


Hours: Sunday - 12 to 8pm Monday - 12 to 11pm Tuesday - 12 to 11pm Wednesday - 12 to 11pm Thursday - 12 to 11pm Friday - 12 to 11pm Saturday - 10am to 11pm

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (12) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 100+

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Beer Available At Rake (arranged by most recent)
Carlow OíHaraís Irish Pale Ale 63, Brass Castle Cliffhanger 60, London Skyline , London Newgate Oatmeal Stout , London Upright , London Beer Street 68, Squawk Porter (4.2%) , Oakham Pint Please , De Molen X & X , De Molen White Witch Saison 92, De Molen Hamer & Sikkel (Hammer & Sickle) 89, Oakham Preacher 88, Budweiser Budvar Bud B:Strong (Super Strong) 22, Weird Beard Upside of a Down Day 93, Weird Beard Sadako (Jim Beam BA) 94, Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock 99, Weird Beard Little Things That Kill 74, Renaissance Voyager India Pale Ale 77, Weird Beard Mariana Trench 95, By The Horns Mick The Miller 23
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151 reviews for Rake
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  79%
 Selection  80%
 Food  41%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub  (656) Banbury, England | July 9, 2015
Small pub / bar close to Borough Market, always busy whenever we visit. The beer choice is exceptional for such a small place but it is often quite tricky to get served, although not yesterday. The bar man was particularly cheery and helpful on this occasion, which has not always been the case. The outside seating area is very relaxing for its location near the market. The Gents loo is the smelliest we have come across in quite a while.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (455) , England | June 22, 2015
The Rake is a tiny place which is itís main drawback. The outside space is generally packed and itís not easy to get served as have to fight way to the bar. Attended for the De Molen tap takeover and the beer range was disappointing with 2 keg and cask versions of the same beer available and a barrel aged version of something in reserve. Beer range is usually OK, itís pricey but thirds are available. It does have interesting beers on but itís not a place I would describe as "go to".
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Zizaya  (53) Barcelona, Spain | June 17, 2015
This small bar in Borough market is an excellent place to take a rest when visiting city center or doing tourist walks around the market. Always offering really different kinds of beer to make happy all kind of customers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
DrGD  (32) , England | May 11, 2015
This little place is a must visit when in the Borough Market area. It has a solid selection of beers, a nice outside area and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Itís a bit expensive though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | April 19, 2015
Visited on a busy Saturday afternoon, good selection and excellent quality beers. Service was swift.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins  (33) Dorking, England | March 19, 2015
Looking at my score Iím wondering if Iím being a little harsh. 3 for ambiance. Iím not going higher and could go lower. It gets the job done and isnít polished at all. Bit who cares if the beers good? Service, fine. Relatively quick but it was quite quiet. Good selection at reasonable prices. Couple of stouts and pale ales on tap. And a gose and a couple of lagers so everyone should be happy. Well stocked fridges but it seemed a little expensive. But it is London. Pressure drop tap take over in 2 weeks. Iíll be returning.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham  (504) Halden, Norway | March 16, 2015
Lovely little cousy place with a solid beer scene. My advice is to avoid this place friday evening. VERY crowded. Lovely patio also.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg  (18) , Denmark | March 1, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Dannybro  (21) , England | October 14, 2014
the Rake. The godfather of Craft Beer in London and the place I dreamed of when I was stuck working in the Middle East! Time however has moved on and I think the craft beer explosion has left the Rake looking a bit unloved. I was in last night and both the taps and bottles were a little uninspiring. Not a single IPA on the tap/pumps but three stouts. I get irritated by this. When you eat at a Gordon Ramseyís he doesnít only have 3 beef main courses!! Come on guys plan ahead. Anyway had an decent smoked beer than a few cans of beavertown session IPA which were all good but I cannot help that others are now doing it better. I expect the Rake to still be showcasing the best not sharing stock with Tescoís (ok maybe a slight exaggeration) but Fullers frontier on tap and flying dog in the fridge doesnít cut the mustard.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Officialdunmow  (2) Harlow, England | October 12, 2014

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