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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bull Tavern
The Bull Tavern is a corner pub that is situated at the side of Woolwich Arsenal DLR station.
Once inside there is a very large single oblong shaped room with the bar facing,the room is bare boarded the seating normal tables and chairs which were all the same style,there is a small TV to the left which was showing BBC news.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Shepherd Neame Master Brew which went down very well,the other beer was GK IPA.
I was offered a free sandwich by the friendly bar lady,when i said i was only having a quick half she still gave me a really nice ham salad sandwich,when i took my empty glass back to the bar she gave me another ham salad sandwich which i thought was a really nice touch.
The pub was almost empty on my Saturday dinner visit apart from one other customer which is a shame.
The room is probably a bit too big to get a decent atmosphere.
Pub visited 2/5/2015
On 2nd May 2015
- rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about The Bull
Also known as O’Flynns, this Irish pub is a minute’s walk from Woolwich Arsenal station and shouldn’t be confused with the other Bull in Woolwich on Shooters Hill. The original pub burnt down in 1842 and was replaced by the current building with its rough and ready sort of appearance well suited to the area.
The predominantly green interior is a single room with 4 green pillars propping up the high ceiling from which various flags are suspended. TV’s are located at both ends and there is a small raised stage area. The jukebox was delivering a select ion of Kinks/Troggs /Faces and there is also occasional live music.
Since my previous visit they have introduced 3 Real Ales, Youngs Ordinary, London Pride and Greene King IPA, not the best selection you will find (especially given that the last 2 were off on my visit) but prices were reasonably cheap and given that most pubs in the area are ale-free zones, it does outscore severak of its neighbours on that count. Food is also quite cheap and cheerful with courses around £3-6 although one should presumably expect what you pay for.
Although my sporadic visits have generally found the place welcoming enough and it is certainly much improved since my last appearance, it is never likely to be anything more than a quick pint whilst waiting for a train.
On 3rd August 2011
- rating: 4
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- Karaoke : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by Dave McNally
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 August 2011 by Quinno _
Last inspected: June 10th 2015