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Southwark Tavern

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Arguably the cosiest pub in Southwark.With Borough Market as a neighbour, catering for every taste at The Southwark Tavern comes part and parcel with the local territory. From the extensive range of hop-based beverages on our pumps to the multitude of nooks and crannies to discover, it's easy to get lost in the inimitable charm of this 150-year-old pub. While away the hours over something tempting from our seasonal pub food menu in a cosy candle-lit corner, claim your own 'prison cell' downstairs or perch by the bar and savour the unique atmosphere of this true South London institution.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Television, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a reservation for Sunday Roast at the Southwark Tavern about three months before our trip to England. We wanted to make sure we had a table at this place. We even got emails from them reminding us of our reservation. When we got...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ajztraveler
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ajztraveler, I apologize if the bartender was unaware of your booking, it is management who take the bookings. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We will go through procedures with them as preventative measures for the future. As we cannot predict the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were siteseeing and found this pub and stopped in for a beer. The staff was very helpful in explaining local beers for us to taste. We did not eat here. It appears to be a popular place.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TexasCouple_24
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Heyyyyy TexasCouple_24 We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. I hope you had a chance to check out the old prison cells down in the basement? if not- maybe on your next visit. We hope its soon Mitch and Team Tav

Reviewed July 17, 2019

I came to the Southwark Tavern with some family members on a Thursday evening in May for some drinks. The bar man who served us was visibly annoyed to serve us because it was about an hour before closing. My mum asked him if he...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

V1J4Y4 This is something that should have been dealt with sooner. Should you wish to take this further please contact me by email or our landline with a description of the persons working. Mitch Manager

Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

While having a walk around London, we decided to stop at this pub for some lunch. The atmosphere inside was very vibrant and changed every so often. It was very easy to order food at the counter. Lunch was served fairly quickly. Two of us...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hello DemetrisA22 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are really happy you enjoyed our newly decorated bar and the new and improved Fisn ‘N’ Chips dish. We really hope you join us again soon for...More

Reviewed June 5, 2019

I love this place. It is always busy, often nearly full but can usually squeeze as few in somewhere! The food is excellent and varied, the staff are hugely enthusiastic and knowledgeable and so often they have an amazing range of beers both from traditional...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed May 6, 2019

If you happen to be at Borough market around breakfast time (in UK that means until 2pm) you may want to stop by this place! The pub atmosphere is what most traditional you can expect in central London and the breakfast was overall really good:...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank marcodign
GeneralManagerAA, Owner at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Heya Marcodign Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Upon reading it we have spoken with our chefs and they have taken steps to assure these things do not occur again. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We...More

Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Regularly use this pub when in London Bridge area. Good atmosphere and reasonable pub food. Bit pricey but no more than you would expect for central London.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Hello David Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Our prices do reflect our competing pubs in the market but on a high note we are still cheaper. Next time your in give us a wave. We look forward to...More

Reviewed April 23, 2019

We had Sunday Lunch here 21st April there was six of us. The food was very good and the choice of beers was excellent, especially if you like real ales like I do. We sat on the ground floor near the front door so it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Russell M
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Hello Russel Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. We try to keep our ales interesting but we do keep Doom Bar and Tribute as our residents. Pop in...More

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Nice pub clean lots of choice close to London Bridge reasonable prices for the area friendly staff good atmosphere although we did not eat here the food looked really nice being served to other customersMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Heya Smithy Thank you so much for the glowing review. We really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and i will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff working that day. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We had time to spare so we strolled through Borough Market and found this pub. Initially we sat upstairs and then decided to have something to eat so moved downstairs where there was more room. An interesting place with separate ‘cells’ to sit in what...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Southwark Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Heya AnnieM452 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you popped in for a visit with us. Apologies you couldnt get your first choice of meal, it does get pretty busy in the afternoon on a Sunday....More

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Hi BerlinG-P When it comes to cooking burgers we follow the advise of the food standards agency and cook all our burgers to medium-well, their advise is that no pink minced meat should be served. As steak is a whole cut meat... More
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