Barrowboy & Banker (Fuller’s)

Mayor: BeardedAvenger (1) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Desverger  (191) Copenhagen, Denmark | July 14, 2017
Used to stop by and visit fairly often many years ago when London Pride/ESB was my beer of choice on way home from work to London Bridge and on last visit earlier this year this place has not changed much. It is a large fullers pub offering a selection of their usual beers plus allot of macro stuff, but can sometimes get hold of the “Past Masters” bottles here, but still not a must stop for beer geeks here.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger  (231) Addlestone, England | March 22, 2017
Have fond memories of this place, because I’ve been doing a regular pub crawl with friends for about 10 years now and this was on an early (Monopoly?) one. However I was already pissed so was judging it on skewed criteria. Have been back a few times and I find I to be a public two halves: the bar itself and the eating underneath the windows are all very well presented. However the tables underneath and on the mezzanine are really just packed in and cafe/canteen like. The cavernous size does not help, today the front of the pub was quiet but there was a real racket coming from the punters penned in at the back. In term if beer, well it’s standard Fuller’ s. Could have some more interesting options on tap or in the fridge. Ended up with a boring golde. Also I note that the menu offers what may be the worst value and mist conservative flight I’ve come across: for just £17.45 you get thirds of London Pride, ESB and Honeydew plus three mini pies. Won’t be going for that! So a pub I am fond of but they could do with it and the layout doesn’t work for me.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty  (747) Kyoto, Japan | August 26, 2015
Lovely old style Victorian pub. Lots of wood. Decent selection of beers, mostly Fullers. Not a special selection, but a nice place to try a few.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1232) London, England | June 30, 2015
A very attractive and elegant Fuller’s pub by London Bridge. There’s lots of dark wood and some etched glass, a curved staircase with wrought iron banisters going up to a balcony and the dining room and a huge chandelier with slender brass arms. There are five casks and about eight kegs, with a reasonably good selection which included seasonals and guests when we were there. There’s a large mural showing the charge of the light brigade for some reason and, more in keeping, Hogarthesque illustrations of “the idle barrow boy” and “the industrious banker”. (Visited 18 June 2015).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple  (241) London, England | January 26, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer  (2059) Hebden Bridge, England | November 5, 2013
Large and opulently decorated Fullers pub close to the river, so much so you might be forgiven for thinking your in a national chain pub given the expensive decoration in this place. It kind of has to be like this to attract is proportion of the many suits crossing back over London Bridge from the city to enjoy a few drinks before heading home on the train, although it is not an elitist place. Set over a couple of floors it has a very Victorian-esque feel in its decoration backed up by the older grand room this building provides for the setting. I like many others found this place a convenient meeting place on the opposite side of the road to the Northern entrance to the station (London Dungeon entrance) and its serves a range of Fullers own ales. Given its location on the river it sadly puts no emphasis on that aspect of its location.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime  (65) London, England | March 3, 2013
Big Fuller’s place with their usual range. Nice, but there are better pubs in the local area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
EdKing  (199) London, England | December 15, 2012
Large Fullers London pub on London Bridge just above Borough Market. Wide bar area and usual Fullers listings on cask. Didn’t have much interesting in the way of bottles when I was in there. Is one if the designated Fuller’s Ale & Pie Houses, but I have not tried the food. Not really a regular stop for me unless I’m after a seasonal.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham  (904) Halden, Norway | December 14, 2012| Updated August 12, 2013
Nice and good looking traditional english pub very close to London bridge and Borough market. They have an excellent range of Fullers ale. A place to visit if you want some Fullers ticks :-)
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig  (53) , Scotland | August 21, 2012
Very central location and huge pub with plenty of Fueller’s beers on offer although not much outside their range other than standard pub offerings. Price wasn’t too bad, especially considering the location. Not much music that I could hear and very crowded on a Friday evening.

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