Rake (Free) | Borough, Greater London
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Rake (Free)
Excellent based on 146 ratings
Type: Bar

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


Hours: Sunday - 12 to 8pm Monday - 12 to 11pm Tuesday - 12 to 11pm Wednesday - 12 to 11pm Thursday - 12 to 11pm Friday - 12 to 11pm Saturday - 10am to 11pm

Mayor: teorn88 (11) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 100+

Rake (Free)

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Beer Available At Rake (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Chorlton Dark Matter 50, Brooklyn Dry Stout 72, Little Beer Little Tenderness , Mad Hatter Toxteth IPA 93, Little Beer Little Rosy , Little Beer Little Icarus 46, Little Beer Little Smooth Milk Stout , Little Beer Little Slow 44, Little Beer Little Wild 50, Little Beer 1917 , Little Beer Little Vienna , Little Beer Little Harvest , Little Beer Little Snug 46, Mikkeller Mexas Ranger 99, Redwell Hells , Redchurch Old Ford Export Stout 99, Purple Moose Calon Lan , Mumbles Oystermouth Stout 55, Redchurch Wild Isolation 73, Dragonfly Early Doors
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146 reviews for Rake (Free)
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  79%
 Selection  80%
 Food  41%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
princesslala  (16) , Denmark | August 15, 2010
This place was packed early evening on a Friday night. The bartenders seemed friendly and knowledgeable. There is a sign above the bar that says "No Crap on Tap" and for the most part I believe it to be true. They didnít have a huge amount of taps, and what they did have seemed to be carefully selected. They also had pretty nice bottle list as well. On the walls they had signatures of brewers who had visited there, and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
kerolasa  (16) London, England | August 14, 2010
Good location, but a bit expensive and I think these two goes together. The patio is brilliant, at least at summer. Supricingly the pub has only few taps, but number of bottles is definetely a plus. If you are visiting London, and near by Tower Bridge, donít go by without visiting the Rake.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (157) 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.
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!
  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.
  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.
  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.
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand  (63) 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.
  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.

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