Great atmosphere and excellent range of beers. Turnover is fast so ales are usually in very good condition. Having said that, I’ve had the odd bad pint which the staff have changed with no drama. Plenty of folk behind the bar so it’s easy to get served, even if rammed.
downender (464) Bristol, England | October 19, 2008| Updated February 13, 2010
Visited on 16/10/08. Great range from beers across the UK. The service was very brisk and efficient and would put the average branch of Wetherspoons to shame. A great double-header along with the Royal Oak, although not the cheapest. Ignore most of the ’available’ beers, this is, in the main, a guest beer driven pub.
10 casks with variety of different styles. Beer tastes good. Typical UK pub style and atmosphere. Not a bad place if you are after new cask ticks. Prices not too bad either, but typical London so not too great either. If you are after a British pub feel with a decent cask selection a good place to go.
Nice place with a fairly mediocre selection. Lots of casks and kegs(about 20) but that’s about it, and nothing super exciting on when I visited. Being in the area, I’m sure I’ll return to give it another shot.
Lovely pub in Borough Market. I realised that I’ve not ever rated it, so here goes. It’s fairly bare bones but certainly functional inside, with about 10 cask ale pumps as well as a handful of traditional ciders. There’s some craft keg but not a lot: the Market Porter is decidedly old school. Three handpumps are dedicated to Clouded Minds, a brewery new to me, so that’s cool. Staff dealt very well with a massive influx of customers (we came the second day they were open after the recent attacks so they were extremely busy by 3.30). If you want daring and edgy, this may not be the place for you, but the ambience and cask beer are top notch.
Was there at lunchtime on a non-market day and it was packed full of office types on their lunch break to the point where I couldn’t find a seat. So it wasn’t the best vibe. Interior looks like ’British’ pubs around the world, lots of dark wood and quite dark actually. Food pretty standard stuff, and not that cheap. What you can’t fault is the beer selection, they had a crazy number of beers going and I’m not sure I’d heard of any of them before. All in good condition. You could spend a seriously long time here without drinking the same beer twice... but it wouldn’t be my choice of place to go for a beer in London.