England > Greater London > Tower Bridge
nate2g (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | December 13, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Visited a few times over the years and most recently over the summer. Feels worn and tired which comes as no surprise considering the foot traffic that must pass through this pub. Friendly barman. Not far from Dean Swift and Draft House but could be a worthy stop on a crawl around Tower Bridge for a pint of stout.
Arek (29) Zielona Góra, Poland | December 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice pub very near to Tower Bridge. Samuel Smith’s beers are served over there and they are in very good price.
SilkTork (82) Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, England | August 11, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
February 3, 2005. Updated February 15, 2007: 6 different rooms. Sombre wood panelling. Dirty brown embossed wallpaper. No crowds. No cask beers - all keg or bottles. Interesting place.
August 2012. Update: There are more rooms upstairs, and now serves Old Brewery bitter from the cask. Wooden cask as well.
Food is cheap, but you get what you pay for. It’s fresh, but not top quality. The cabbage, for example, will be more stalk than leaves.
Bierkrug (312) , | April 26, 2011| Updated May 1, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
This was also off the tourist area. Some nice beers that you cannot find at other bars in town. I really liked the small place with garden and many areas to relax. the staff was top notch. A nice old English Pub. No food when I was there.
altonbrownd (213) Brussels, Belgium | June 14, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Took me a while to find this all Samuel Smiths brewery and got into discussion with all walks of life here. Enjoyed Three Samuel Smiths beers on tap, of course.
ALLOVATE (96) Perth, Australia | August 9, 2006
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Good for a laugh and just a social visit. Now with S. Smith in the saddle everything has gone Tadcaster. You can have a fine blended Samuel Smith Whisky or Cognac, maybe some Samuel Smith lemonade or perhaps one of their beers. I don’t suppose they use Samuel Smith’s toilet cakes in the men’s rooms. Good for the odd tasting but a little too much of the mother-load can give you a nasty headache.
seeknay36 (16) DC, New York | July 15, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
We went here after a Christmas party for work years back, it was good fun. I would revisit for the memories.
chriso (436) London, England | December 10, 2005| Updated February 15, 2007
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Having been the Courage brewery tap, the building is interesting and historic, although not in a quaint way (like The George say). Once upon a time no brewery was complete without its own tap attached, and those places were more concerned with dispensing the beer in tip top condition than providing plush ambience. The place has a distinct locals feel to it. Service was courteous but bemused - as in "who are these blokes with notebooks ordering a half of every drink in the house, then leaving half of it". The beer is all Sam Smiths keg and bottles. Now I imagine that many visitors from overseas, who hold Sam Smiths bottled beers in high esteem, will want to bag all the other Sam Smiths beers while in England (they’re likely to be a big diappointment by the way) and coming here would be one way of doing it. However, there are more conveniently located and obviously tourist friendly establishments (The Princess Louise, The Citie of York, The Cheshire Cheese, The Champion etc etc) - many of which are architectuarally stunning - where that could be accomplished. For myself, if I find myself in the Tower Bridge area needing a quiet backwater for a secluded tipple, I could conceivably see myself visiting again. But its a long shot.
Joeh (49) , England | February 27, 2005
32 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
I know we had a fun time there and it works for getting your Sam Smith’s scores up - but......
It’s horrible. Why was it listed?
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