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#1,751 of 2,142 Quick Bites in London
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Bar, British, Pub
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
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Southwark
0.4 miles from Tower of London
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What an awful Place, the people Serving is very impolite and unhelpful. When they put the shot of tequila I asked for on the bar it tipped over and they said it was not their responsibility and I had to pay for another one. Disgraceful...!!! What a lot of horrible people when I pay almost £10 for two tequila shots!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was going to have lunch but decided not to, walked in, the bar made looked at me and walked away, very bad atmosphere sent the other half to the bar for a drink and he got served, poor pint, grotty looking place, the menu was...soggy and dirty when it was given to us, we drank up and got outta there quickly…. Advice is avoid, was reading the brilliant reviews and just thinking there are the down and out regulars that wrote the reviews…. Very sad for a bar in a good location and one star is too muchMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the worst run pub in the whole of London , most of the bar staff are rude , especially the one who is supposed to be in charge, I complained that my beer was flat yet again, and she told me it...wasn’t her fault that they didn’t have the right glass for that particular beer, then she accused me of saying something that she never said and then told me to f.,k off in front of other staff and customers!!! I still asked her for a new pint which was not so flat , drank up and then f.,:;d off ……never going back thereMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-incredibly rude staff particularly the manager who seems insulted that punters might want a drink -shocking beer -Devoid of atmosphere -shoddy decor -overpriced DO NOT RECOMMEND!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A woman working behind the bar who I think may have been some form of Management spoke to me in a way which totally unacceptable! She needs to on a Customer service course. Her attitude stank and her language shocking. Avoid...there are far better pubs...around London Bridge..try the Bunch of Grapes..are far better experience where customers are welcomedMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Been going here for years, an annual get together with ex colleagues. We are all respectable professionals just looking forward to a civilised chat over a few beers, sadly this year it was awful, the bouncers left the doors open, with minus temperatures outside meaning...we had to sit with our coats on. Politely enquiring why they couldn’t shut the door was met with a barrage of abuse and threats to shoot us! Management was just as rude. We left early & found a new venue much more civilised. Won’t be going back there again & it seems from other reviews this is not an isolated experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

Great pub and a very good place to be in but be careful of staff trying to overcharge you. I knew I was going to be overcharged I could see the barman trying to work it out on the till and the round was only...cheaper by a £1 and we had one less drink from the previous round. They also have the till front covered so you can’t see what’s being put on. I’m a pub landlord and was completely sober so I suspect it’s a trick they target later in the evening. Also if I come to the bar and buy a drink I don’t expect to have to walk to my drinks to pick them up. They knew they had been busted as well as I continued to get daggers from said Barman for the rest of the evening. I’m sure they don’t care but I won’t be heading back……More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Brilliant pub , best ive been in london, the landlady ever so nice and the young lads behind the bar made us feel welcome, prices were ok for central london, this tight northerner will definetely be back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

When in here yesterday for a quick drink after getting of the train. Asked for a pimms bar person never asked what pimms I wanted as there is a new very sweet one just come in. So obviously she gave me this one, she put...lemon and lime in it no strawberries, no Cucumber no mint which I asked for. Utterly disgusting drink at the cost of just under £6........Your staff need training on how drinks should be presented. Will not return also in a plastic cup.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

Nice pub, good location, great, friendly, welcoming staff, good selection of drinks, nice pavement area to front row sit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Probably the single worst pub I’ve ever been to in London. And I’m born and raised in the city. Walked in 2 minutes before my friends were arriving. I was stood texting them when the landlady/manager shouted at me “what do...you want to drink?!”. She is English Caucasian with awful tattoos covering her arms. I then said “oh I’m just waiting for my pals to arrive, they’ll be here imminently”. I said “I’ll use the toilet while I’m waiting”. She said “you can use the toilet when you order a drink. If not, there’s the door”. I said “excuse me?”. She said “why are you still stood here then - there’s the door”. Absolutely shocking. Needless to say, we went elsewhere immediately. Never ever been spoken to like this before. Disgraceful attitude and behaviour. I will never ever step foot in the place again and encourage nobody else to. Vile woman. The pub is a dive too - totally rundown.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

I received the most appalling customer service from a woman named sharon. I was immediately greeted with an attitude by her and then served a pint that tasted like it had been sat out for hours. Completely flat. I was disgusted and could never think...of anywhere I’d want to return to less. Avoid this pub at all costs.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

This was a after work drink with friends. Nice pub but seriously the staff need customer service skills. Okay selection of drinks but fairly pricey. Staff are strict and unfriendly. Toilets are somewhat a little bit poor. Really dirty. Outside of the pub is a...beggars paradise, you will constantly will be harassed with people asking for change or cigarettes.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

I went here on a business meeting with a few colleagues I was served by a short middle aged woman with glasses I was immediately greeted with a foul attitude along side a whopping aroma of bodily odour I felt second hand embarrassment it made...us sick to our stomachs the smell she gave off as I had brung my work colleagues here to close a deal I was also spoken to in a inappropriate manor by a short white male security guard I will not be returning instead of battered fish it was oily and soggy the peas were dry when requested for the bill the middle aged woman demanded for a tip and when I refused she carried on to mutter under her breath I’m embarrassedMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Stopped in there for a drink with two of my friends and as I was about to get served the security approached me and wanted to kick me out because I might cause a scene as I was a bit drunk. Never in my life...have I been treated this way or judged by anybody. As I was making a complaint they kicked me out and I was gifted with a sarcastic wave by the individual behind the bar. What a great way to be treated this way. Will never step foot in that pub again.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3