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The Hole in the Wall

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#7,984 of 18,266 Restaurants in London
£, British,
5 Mepham Street, London SE1 8SQ, England
+44 20 7928 6196
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
5 Mepham Street, London SE1 8SQ, England
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great pub with all types of people all with different jobs. Locals, commuters, tourists, having a pint in a pub that worries more about your enjoyment than the décor or how you dress. Atmosphere is terrific esp big football, rugby, all major sporting events. Friends...More

Thank 1oxodave
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Good well kept beer, friendly staff and good pub food. Great for watching football and having a decent pint.

Thank Mick522
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend this place to anyone. Rude staff and very impolite. We actually felt appalled by the response to our questions about where to sit or order food that we left without ordering. There is a reason that it is not in a...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Housed under a railway arch behind Waterloo Station, it is a convenient watering hole for travellers from the South West and Kent, and well connected to the rest of London by Underground lines. The front bar is more comfortably fitted, but the main bar behind...More

Thank woodside1400
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Shame but this review gets a HUGE thumbs down purely down to the really bad attitude of the female bartender. We were taken there by a regular. It is a typical pub, beer and smoke seemingly ingrained in its fabric. Yes it has history and...More

2  Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This pub is very old-fashioned and so would not be everyone's cup of tea but perfectly good. Food and drink is reasonably priced and the food was filling.

1  Thank Jonesy410
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This lovely Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant only opened in early August 2017. Luckily, we 'found' it by chance! The standard of service and quality of food is Excellent. Enhanced by the range of wines and speciality beers and larger's available. Nothing was too much...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Good pub to meet up by the train station. Two separate areas each with a bar. They serve the usual selection of beers and real ales but not a massive selection. Toilets not that clean.

Thank Polo_and_Marco
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great pub - directly opposite Waterloo Station - but it is not for everyone. It is one of the old "spit and sawdust" pubs that looked well run down but the drinks were always good and reasonable and the staff - if...More

Thank LocalLadSW6
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This pub is ok if you need a quick drink before getting the tube, it is right next to Waterloo Station. It is a very basic pub

Thank mrspaularobinson
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23 August 2017|
Response from LocalLadSW6 | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen one advertised for years. Best to check their website, if they have one?
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Mepham Street, London SE1 8SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7928 6196
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