Rake (Free) | Borough, Greater London
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Rake (Free)
Excellent based on 137 ratings
Type: Bar

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


Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-12pm; Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 12am-10.30pm

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (18) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 100+

Rake (Free)

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Beer Available At Rake (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Ilkley Joshua Jane 50, Burning Sky Saison ŗ la Provision 87, Late Knights Rebel Lion , Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Raspberry 86, Flying Dog Mango Habanero IPA 78, Flying Dog Roggen 72, Williams Brothers A Wee Bit 46, Brains Craft Brewery Boilermaker 47, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 96, Flying Dog Raging Bitch 98, Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale 76, Conwy Welsh Pride / Balchder Cymru 38, Bragdyír Nant Chwaden Aur 47, Celt Experience Celt Brigid Fire 85, Eichbaum Ureich Premium Lager 10, Celt Experience Celt Dark Age 82, Tiny Rebel Cwtch 89, Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale / Cwrw Eryri 47, Waen Gravity One , Waen Blackberry Stout 68
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137 reviews for Rake (Free)
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  79%
 Selection  80%
 Food  40%
 Value  68%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor  (139) Perth, Australia | October 9, 2013| Updated February 20, 2014
Visited here around noon on a Wednesday. Quiet as youíd expect with about 4 other people in. Love the beer garden. Range is quite good but donít expect get anything rare or difficult to find except oddly for very new release Wild Dog beers. Good bottle selection of locals (kernel, Partizan, Thornbridge), Belgian lambics, US stuff like Ska, DFH, Stone .etc. Good service offering tastings and their opinion which is always pleasing. Cool little pub and will go back. Have been back many times here and service is hugely hit and miss. Sometimes fantastic, sometimes absolutely horrendous. Not very good at replying to emails either
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Camons  (191) Hasselager, Denmark | September 17, 2013
Very small pub with 4 small tables and 2 or 3 barstools around each, Raining at our visit, so the garden wasnt a option. Looked nice though. Inside was a strong smell of chlorine wich wasnt to nice. Well onto the beers, qiute a nice selection of tap including 3 or 4 cask. A good bottle selection aswell, mostly consisting of US and Belgian beers. Nice service and good prices for the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro  (109) Alabama | September 2, 2013
A very small place, but in good location so a good for a stopover when going from A to B through London Bridge. Or if just popping for a bite or ingredients at Borough Market. Decent selection with a lot of change. Nice enough service. The ambiance ainít much though.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Strebs  (149) St. Louis, Missouri | September 1, 2013
A dive, but my kind of dive. The location near the market is one of my favorite urban areas, and it hasnít been completely ruined by the throngs of tourists to the south bank of the Thames. The selection was a bit limited, but the service was very good. I loved the beer garden. They place itself is tiny.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos  (24) , Cyprus | August 11, 2013
6-7 taps and a good bottle selection
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
timgburns  (1) , England | August 6, 2013
Good beer and staff, great location and nice beer garden (the market) in the summer
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
firedog23  (12) Asheville, North Carolina | August 2, 2013
Nice starting point for a good day in London. Great selection and never worried about the size of the pub. Good staff with a lot of knowledge but also seem to tire and get a bit short in the evening but thatís not a big deal for me. Will always hit up the Rake when in London.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee  (121) , England | July 21, 2013
Small pub just round the corner near Borough Market. Can be crowded, but there is lots of car park to spread out into. Bottle selection is very good, tap selection good with a few kegs but surprisingly few casks. They are good but on my last visit there were three very good but samey bitters.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
hopbomber  (32) Manchester, England | May 31, 2013
Very small pub by the smelly market toilets, selection-wise the place is stunning shared magic rock, cantillon and bear republic prices are reasonable vast bottle selection (expected) didnít like the writing on the walls even if it is by the worlds best brewers. The olives are perfect. As good as Euston tap.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala  (43) , Denmark | April 25, 2013| Updated May 6, 2013
Small bar next to Borough Market. Spinoff of Uto Beer or is it the other way around? Small room with worn down interior. Has wi-fi. 6 taps and 3 cask pumps. Outdoor terrace with parasol and heaters extends their capacity somewhat. This place is likely to be crazily cramped on a Friday evening. Chaps behind the bar very likeable and knowledgeable about beer. Beer selection from the fridge is definitely wide enough to satisfy most Ratebeerians. I would estimate there are around 100 bottles available. On tap the selection is a bit more limited. For example, when I visited there wasnít a single US hopped beer available on tap. Not that that is necessarily bad as the bar manager will likely know his stuff and as a customer one can only respect those choices - it only serves to examplify the potential downside of the relatively small amount of taps to choose from. All in all a good place that is worth a visit if in London and visiting Bankside / Borough Market even if the small space available means itís more like a taproom for Utobeer than an actual craft beer pub.

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