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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in...

Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a romantic and atmospheric neighborhood of narrow, winding streets, and has been featured in movie productions such as Mission Impossible.

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Quick pint before lunch

Great setting for tourists- typical pub setting - felt very Christmassy yesterday and was really busy - we just called in for a pint and a G&T before lunch but a lot of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great setting for tourists- typical pub setting - felt very Christmassy yesterday and was really busy - we just called in for a pint and a G&T before lunch but a lot of people were eating - the food looked good, served quickly and hearty! Friendly bar staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is in a gorgeous location right on the South Bank, about 5 minutes from London Bridge. The pub has a wonderful outside area in the summer, with amazing views across the river to St Paul's. The drinks are expensive - a glass of wine and a pint set me back £12, but it's a lovely atmosphere. Didn't try... More 

Thank Linzi03
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked past this bar with my girlfriend today and spotted a big sign advertising mulled wine. Walked inside to the first bar and waited for bar staff who didn't seem to grasp the concept of serving people in order. Finally got served to be told that they only served mulled wine at the upstairs bar (no apology) then went upstairs... More 

Thank MRBriggs12
Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in London for a long weekend, which didn't give us much time, but as this was my son's first visit to England, we still wanted to experience a typical pub. Great location, nice service though a bit slow when it became really busy. Good, solid food.

Thank Yvette P
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I had a takeaway from here on my way home food was cold and unappealing maybe I will give it a second chance by eating in next time

Thank Eddie020173
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The food was really good! my first steak and ale pie and it was not only delicious but beautiful. My husband had the steak. The waiter had recommended it and he was very pleased since it was tender! the only thing that was difficult was one table of people YELLING loudly throughout the entire dinner! the dinner area is adjacent... More 

Thank Patricia L
kilmarnock, united kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed at the Premier Inn Borough Market and the pub is where you have you breakfast. On the mornings we were there it was nice and peaceful in a very nice setting. Breakfast was the usual Premier Inn quality which is more than ok with a good selection. The staff were very accomodating, helping guests who had turned up... More 

Thank jacqueline c
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great pub, great location, and an amazing view of London. It has the best fish and chips in the city.

Thank LuigiMF90
Strood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Everytime me and my girlfriend come to London Bridge we will normally pop in here for a couple of drinks. There is a large variety of drinks which is great, there is more than one bar so your never waiting long to be served. The beer is always fresh and the bar in itself is clean and well kept, there... More 

Thank Greig H
Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Managed to get a seat outside in the sunshine and people watched. Vegetarian fish and chips was average and what you would expect for such a location.

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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