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Blacker & Son Chester Best , Franklins Pudding Stout , Marstons The Market Porter Summer Ale , Sunny Republic Hop Dog 68, Tryst First Gold Hop Trial 69, Rudgate Volsung , Kent Altered States 57, Slaterís Triple Hop , Humpty Dumpty Reedham Gold , Potbelly Made in England 52, Wylam Collingwood Festival 40, North Yorkshire White Lady 45, Meantime Oktoberfest 26, Elgoods Mortal Wombat , Meantime Pale Ale 76, Box Steam Dark & Handsome 91, Box Steam Piston Broke 33, Peerless Dark Arts 56, Acorn Sovereign 75, Boggart I Am
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Leighton (389) London, England | October 5, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps the best pub Iíve found in London. The beer line-up is superb and constantly changing, the bartenders are (mostly) cute and amiable, the decor is lovely and beer-centric, the prices are nices, and the location is boss. I donít know about the food as I havenít tried any. There is lots of space at tables and at the bar, plus plenty of standing room outside. I stop in here every time I am in Southwark. Just a stellar place all around.
Theydon_Bois (372) The íSham, England | January 23, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A place I used to frequent regularly in the late 90ís - late 00ís before the good pub scene exploded in London!
10 or so cask lines with micros from around the country. A bit samey in terms of choice, ie - twiggy brown bitters and golden blondes are in abundance.
A bit dingey on the inside and always packed of an evening.
Service is so, so, often young overseas staff whoís knowledge of the beer isnít too great.
Once a go to destination, still worth a visit for some new rates, but has been left behind in recent years.
Last visit Apr í12.
Fin (368) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 21, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
We visited here on our Thames Tipple on Sat 20th October 2012, though I have been here frequently before. I have to say that I remain distinctly unimpressed with this pub. I always think that Iíll like it but it never does anything for me. However it looks great on a Saturday when the market is in full swing, the place is packed to the rafters with many stood outside. I donít have a problem with the beer selection or how it is kept, I just donít really warm to the pub when I feel that I should, its hard to get served, you struggle to find a seat and it seems a bit too dark and dingy, but I guess that shows it is popular and hey dark and dingy can be called character. However itís got a good reputation and as I said it looks lovely especially from the outside and you would like to see this place continue to flourish for many years to come.
KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | August 7, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking pub, didnít seem like there was that great of a selection when I was there. Nice, though I wasít all that thrilled. Good location, though, and worth a stop when visiting the market.
Ungstrup (345) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | December 5, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A big place old fashioned decorated with tinned windows, a fireplace, high wood panelling, and a big wooden bar, though a game machine sits in the corner. 9 beers on cask, 11 on draft, and some boring bottles. 60% of the turnover should apparently be from cask beer, but when I visited on a Monday afternoon, the scarce crowd was mostly cider drinker. The lineup of cask beers was not overly exciting - and nothing like Wenlock Arms on a Sunday afternoon.
Glouglouburp (345) Montreal, Quebec | September 12, 2006| Updated January 4, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Typical English pub at its best. Wood and bricks. Authentic feeling. Locals and tourists. Beer selection is about 8 interesting casks and about that much boring taps (but only casks really matters when it comes to judging beer selection in England). The type of pub that stimulates lively conversations, loud despite the low music volume. I canít comment about the food but I wouldnít eat there at a busy time of day. Probably the best cask selection in the Southwark area and one of the best in the entire London.
rosenbergh (334) Helsinki, Finland | June 26, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great selection of casks. Very busy but still great service. Rather cozy pub. Definitely worth a visit. Good location by the Borough Market.
Rune (319) TromsÝ, Norway | August 10, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is, of course, one of the main attractions for ratebeerians visiting London. A wide and ever changing range of up to 16 hand pulled real ales. The pub is situated in an interesting beer area with Utobeer, The Rake and Beer Wharf just around the corner. The restaurant upstairs serves decent pub food. We had fish cakes, Orkney mussels and prawns to a reasonable price. A table by the window really gives the guests an impression of the busy Borough Market on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. After lunch we went down and sampled quite a few well kept British Ales, all served at a very pleasant drinking temperature (Saturday, 1st August 2009).
chriso (306) London, England | June 3, 2006| Updated August 15, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much the best pub in London for range of cask ales - 10 handpumps (although 2 seem to be permanently given over to Harveys best) plus some Meantime beers on tap and more mundane keg and bottle offerings. The biggest problem here is the crowds (hence marked down on ambience) - its usually packed solid, although on a sunny day (like today) drinkers sometimes prefer to spill outside, leaving more room inside. Staff are generally efficient but few have much beer knowledge, which is a bit of a drawback in a specialist beer pub (although a relatively small proportion of the customers are beer geeks). Iíve never eaten here. The opening time seems variable - the Good Beer Guide says 11am, its listed here as 11.30 but it didnít actually open until 12 when we visited today. Donít forget the market and the Utobeer stall (if youíre there on the right day) over the road.
fiulijn (281) MalmŲ, Denmark | December 11, 2005| Updated August 15, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I like the location (Southwark) and I have a beautiful picture from the road; very typical place. The best thing is that they have about 12 cask ales, and they change them very frequently. The staff has been quite helpful. Itís almost impossible to eat, as they close the kitchen at 3pm!!!
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