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The Stanley Arms, SE16

418 Southwark Park Road
SE16 2ET

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Quinno _ left this review about The Stanley Arms

II wasn't expecting much on the walk to it, via some post-war council flats. However the interior is pretty good with a very impressive old curved wooden bar with the pub’s name in gold leaf on the gantry, a tidy blue and white colour scheme including the squared box ceiling along with some wood and glass dividers breaking up the banquettes. Notably clean and tidy. Mute Premier League football and local radio on the speakers. Three unused pumps so a half of keg Caledonian Three Hop had to suffice. Only two other punters in which was a shame. Someone is having a go here and I hope it keeps going – getting an ale in and turning the radio off would help.

On 1st December 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Stanley Arms

This pub looks attractive and imposing as you approach it, being a large, stand-alone, and well maintained building. Some of the doors, most of which are unused, bear the names of their previous guises – public bar, snug bar, function room. Inside it’s comfortable and clean, being carpeted and furnished with a traditional fit of banquettes, normal tables and chairs, a few small stools and the traditional tall stools at the bar. The servery is unusually circular, or perhaps oval, and the woodwork here all looks to be modern replacement, although the refurbishment that introduced it certainly seems to have been handled sensitively. The walls and ceilings are all painted a light dull blue, which looks OK in here for some reason. Décor consists of a number of black and white prints, many featuring The Beatles, plus a nice Coca Cola mirror. One nice feature is the marble fireplace on the left, complete with tiled panels.

On the downside, a radio was being played, but more importantly there was no real ale, with just keg versions of John Smith’s and Courage Best (£3.40 a pint) being available. I reckon that this is a decent locals’ pub and is good for a comfortable sojourn as long as you’re not fussed about the absence of real ale.

On 18th January 2013 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Stanley Arms

I found this pub to be a little stuffy on afternoon visit last week and the woman behind the bar was a little off with me. I’m not sure why as I’m always very polite, maybe I was a little young for her liking as I was born in the mid 70s. It’s not the cheapest pub in the area with the Guinness coming in at £3.60 a pint, but it was very good and hit the spot. I didn’t spot any hand pumps for the real ale so there was only a standard draught selection available. I didn’t notice any advertisements for Sky Sports, but there are two screens, one of which was showing BBC News and the other was tuned into Heart FM which was playing throughout the pub. I also spotted a dart case on the wall, but there as no oche and a couple of tables were placed in front of it so I’m not sure if a board is actually there.

The outside of the pub is very easy on the eye and there are some patio tables and chairs outside where the road forks.

This is a clean and well looked after pub that is good for a sedate beer if passing.

On 11th July 2010 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Stanley Arms

Nice and cosy local and we did note that it was very clean and well polished but unfortunately no real ale but would suit "Fizz" lovers

On 18th February 2007 - rating: 6
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