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The Bull Tavern

14 Vincent Road
SE18
SE18 6RF
Phone: 02083166924
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Bull Tavern

There were three ales when I visited last week - Doom Bar, Caledonian Flying Scotsman, and Hancock's HB (£1.30 a half), plus a draft cider. I didn't see any menus, but I did spot one chap tucking into what looked like a bowl of stew. I certainly wasn't as lucky as the previous reviewer who got given free ham sandwiches.

This is a single-room pub, and is still very basic in a traditional way. It's still bare-boarded with mainly normal tables and chairs in the middle of the room, with red plastic upholstered banquettes around the sides. There were a couple of TVs on, bothing showing horse racing. The one with the sound on was being watched intently by a small group of punters. Several Irish accents were detected. Boxes of London Drinkers were on the bar counter, which is obviously a sign of a decent pub.

This is a basic, yet traditional, pub which might be better enjoyed if you were known, and were a member of the crowd. But three ales on is good going, and the (admittedly low ABV) Hancock's at £1.30 a half is a good bet.

On 17th May 2016 - rating: 5
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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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17th May 2016, 17:18
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18th May 2015, 11:11
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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 May 2016 by Rex Rattus
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Last inspected: June 10th 2015
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