Market Porter (Free) | Borough, Greater London
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Market Porter (Free)
Excellent based on 125 ratings
Type: Bar

9 Stoney Street, Southwark
Borough, Greater London England SE1 9AA [ print map ]
020 7407 2495

markettaverns.co.uk/the_market_porter.html

Hours: M-F:6:30am-8:30am; M-Sat:11:30-23; Sun:12-22:30


Mayor: CraftBeerNick (3) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 15


Market Porter (Free)

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Beer Available At Market Porter (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Black Sheep Reaper 43, Barngates Catnap 60, Firebrand Cross Pacific Pale Ale 62, Great Oakley Oakley Blonde , Marstons The Market Porter Summer Ale , AllGates Great Boys , Sunny Republic Shark Head 23, Bowman Yumi , Isle of Purbeck Force Four 28, Isle of Purbeck American 52, Outstanding 3.9 , Oxfordshire May Ale , Great Heck Citra 76, Elgoods Warrior 56, Wychwood Market Porter Winter Ale , Oxfordshire Churchill 38, Boggart Boggarts Brew 29, Westons Henry Westons Country Perry 40, Westons Traditional Scrumpy 36, Fell AAA
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125 reviews for Market Porter (Free)
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  70%
 Selection  77%
 Food  63%
 Value  73%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  87%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg  (52) SÝborg, Denmark | December 17, 2006
Totally packed the 2 times we visited this place. A nice and interesting selection of cask was well served by the always running barpersonel. Not as cosy as Wenlock, but still very interesting for a beersampler. Had Milk Street Amarillo at one of my visits, which is one of my favourite casks.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert  (303) Oslo, Norway | December 4, 2006
Packed with people on a weekday evening, with a splendid range of beers. Not the place to go if you want to have a seat and read the papers while quietly sipping a pint, perhaps, but you can do that later.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
hughie  (25) Bedford, England | December 1, 2006
I used to work in Southwark Street in the sixties. Then there were still areas undeveloped after World War bombing. Today the district is utterly unrecognisable. The Market Porter probably hasnít changed much, except for the noisy city boys in suits. And Iím pretty sure the selection of beer is better nowadays.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | November 26, 2006
Bustling pub, everytime I have been there it has been busy. Plenty of cask ales to choose from (approx 15), and mostly in good nick as well.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
TBone  (215) Pori, Finland | September 17, 2006
For Harveys. Place was packed with full of people.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | September 12, 2006| Updated January 4, 2007
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Priapus  (1) London, England | August 25, 2006
A down to earth pub, in the middle of the increasingly trendy Borough Market. It is Londonís real ale pub par excellence, with an unrivalled choice as well as fast efficient staff. A very slick operation that understands its market and gives them what they want. Top class.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE  (96) Perth, Australia | August 2, 2006
An excellent, often jam packed little pub I had the pleasure of meeting SilkTork at late on a Tuesday evening. Handpumps-a-plenty behind the bar with a constantly changing selection of Britainís finest real ales. The place was crowded and had spewed out onto the street, which I guess is its beer garden. Ales were in tip-top condition all served at just the right temperature and you could spend a week just sampling them. Raucous, friendly and various crowds, from suits to janitors all with open minds and a thirst for good ale. A great pub.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths  (1349) Boulder, Colorado | June 18, 2006| Updated April 20, 2013
A great bar, located right across from the Borough Market (with the Utobeer store), it opened at 12pm the day I visited. Inside itís a series of wooden tables on wooden floors, with a bar that reaches around the bottom floor, showing off a good selection of cask ale and a few CO2 taps as well. Upstairs is the restaurant, where I had some onion soup with bread as I sat right up near an open window and people-watched the market right across the street. Canít really put a number on the selection since Iím not a local, but the beer we had that day was of fairly high quality, in my opinion. Good bar, no more than 1/2 block from the tube. This is a place I would visit again. Show up early or you might not find a place to sir downstairs.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (403) London, England | June 3, 2006| Updated August 15, 2006
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.

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