Rake (Free) | Borough, Greater London
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Rake (Free)
Excellent based on 144 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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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)
Sierra Nevada Mandatory ESB 49, Five Points Pale 89, Five Points Hook Island Red 76, Five Points Railway Porter 90, Five Points Derailed Porter 65, Brains Craft Brewery The Big Smoke 58, Brains Craft Brewery Atlantic White 47, Brains Craft Brewery Rye Catcher 47, Brains Craft Brewery Farmer Walloon , Brains Crowded Hops , Brains Craft Brewery Barry Island IPA 44, Brains Craft Brewery Simply Red , Brains Craft Brewery Shining Tsar , Brains Craft Brewery Black Mountain 77, Brains Craft Brewery Boilermaker 48, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 85, Freigeist / Bayerischer Bahnhof Geisterzug Gose 88, Deeside Rye , Loch Lomond Southern Summit 71, Harbour Double IPA No. 6 93
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144 reviews for Rake (Free)
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  79%
 Selection  80%
 Food  41%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
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64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (152) Woodend, Australia | June 8, 2010
More of a beer bar than pub but a very good one at that. Plenty of bottles with focus of Germany and US. About 8 taps inc Sierra Nevarda and Flying Dog. Fantastic beer garden. Recommended, particularly on a sunny day.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
hopwartz  (32) Toronto, Ontario | June 5, 2010
Wow! What a place. Located in a very industrial/marketplace in London, this bar stands out from most places Iíve been too. Tap selection was unreal - maybe not for everyone, but where I come from, this stuff is impossible to get. Also, what a perfect time to go there, they had Thomas Hardy on cask! This is not recent though, i went here a few years back, and boy was this good. The place was defiantly ready to close when I got there and i managed to convince them to let us stay for a few beers. After chatting with the servers, they were kind enough to bring me downstairs and check out their bottle room and keg room. uhh WOW! Had such a good time, highly recommend this place. Only downside is that they close pretty early 11pm - the earlier the better!
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
bman1986  (16) Broadstairs, England | June 2, 2010
Small bar just a stoneís throw from the borough market. Fantastic selection of bottled and keg beers plus a couple on cask. Can have a slightly pretentious feel to the place and the staff arenít particularly friendly but then you come here for the beer and that is top quality.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
OldStyleCubFan  (15) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 13, 2010
In the US, we think of the Rake as Englandís Kulminator or the UK version of Ebenezers. It was a huge disappointment. I was expecting atleast a nice lambic on draft, maybe some very hard to find bottles, maybe a few other rare beers on cask. They had none...they had sweet fruit lambic on draft....a few US beers on draft like SN Stout for $8 pint....no írareí lambic bottles, just basic stuff...only 1 of the 3 handpumps had something I hadnít seen earlier in the day ..an IPA from DarkStar(UK) and I think it was 4gbp. This place in not cheap. Maybe I got unlucky ...its worth a stop by Uttobeer and Market Porter but I was extremely underwhelmed.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Baltimorioles  (4) London, England | April 24, 2010
Best pub in London for beer. Large bottled selection along with a constantly changing selection of beers on tap. Good for finding harder to find American microbrews.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
mullet  (224) Melbourne, Australia | April 4, 2010
Tiny place in the rabbitís warren that is Borough Market. Not your typical British pub, it could pass for an American beer bar. Pretty sleepy on my visit, just a few folks having a quiet beer. I can imagine sitting out in the little beer garden would be quite pleasant. Itís an incredible nitpick given the crazy range of beer they have but for someone from outside the UK I was in town to drink British cask beers, and they donít have a huge range. Two interesting casks, sure, but I didnít really feel like a 9% Brewdog in the early afternoon. Nice place, though. Theyíre certainly offering something unique.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand  (58) Helsinge, Denmark | March 27, 2010
Nice little cosy bar with a nice outside area. Service was very good and the bar personel is pro. Nice variety of beers from British cask ales to American crafts and Belgium Lambics. Prices was fair. I will go here again for sure.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Kieran_H  (4) Cambridge/ Manchester, England | March 18, 2010
Visited for the first time today, great to go and try some beers here then buy them at Uttobeer. They had a great selection and the barman was really helpful. Really cool atmosphere, visited on a thursday, nice and quiet.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (665) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 14, 2010
A fun place to hang out and enjoy quality beers. I visited mid week over a few days so it wasnít crazily busy and congested which I preferred. Enjoyed meeting up with a few of the local crew, and had some very nice beers courtesy of Tom. I could see myself spending a lot of time here. Beer haven in London.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Hiroshige  (4) Stockholm, Sweden | March 9, 2010
Good atmosphere, with the market, patio and all. Friendly bartenders who were glad to help you choose. I was a bit disappointed with the selection, but thatís England I suppose. Had a ham sandwich, wasnít my thing though, with the mustard and all. Well worth a visit.

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