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Dover Castle, Borough, SE1

6a Great Dover Street
SE1
SE1 4XW

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Rex Rattus left this review about Dover Castle

There's no real ale - a half of Guinness was £2. Food seems to be pizze - medium size is £6, amd large £8.

This is a scruffy hostel bar in what must once have been a traditional pub. Barrels are combined with tall stools; there are sofas ranged along by the windows with low tables and small stools, and a single normal table with standard chairs. There was a large pull down screen on which some football highlights were being projected.

Clientele comprised young people loafing about on the sofas eating out of paper bags. This is really a bar with nothing to recommend it other than it was open and somewhere to escape from the rain as I was passing. But the youngsters seemed to appreciate it, and good luck to them I say.

On 28th May 2017 - rating: 3
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Moby Duck left this review about Dover Castle

A large corner pub, there is no real ale here anymore, I had half a BrewDog Punk IPA at £2.40.
Bare wood floor, some wood panelling on the walls,leather sofas and bar stools, a pool table,Loud dance music, live football and a cheap pizza menu. It's not a place I would choose to return to.

On 30th April 2017 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about Dover Castle

The Dover castle is a large looking corner pub that is just down from Borough tube station.
The pub did'nt look that good from the outside with signs saying dorm beds and hostel,i stayed in places like this in my younger years.
Once inside the pub was not has bad as i thought it would be,there is an oblong shaped room with the bar on the left side,the room is bare boarded,the seating is a few chesterfield settees and three large barrels in the middle with tall stools,there is a pool table to the right.
There was one real ale on the bar which was Doom Bar,this was ok.
There is nothing special about this place.

Pub visited 26/5/2015

On 26th May 2015 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Dover Castle

Backpackers hostel above a wedge-shaped bar with limited furniture and basic decor. Pool table and jukebox. Sports and news TV screens. No real ale, and avoiding the Caffreys I opted for the Blue Moon (£3.90) which thankfully was quite good. However, taken as a whole, there is little of interest here.

On 16th March 2013 - rating: 4
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Nick Johnstone left this review about Dover Castle

Not much to recommend here. Full of rucksacks and scruffy drop outs. The barman was quick and friendly when I was in. Despite that I won't be returning.

On 18th June 2011 - rating: 3
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Steve C left this review about Dover Castle

I left this pub after standing at the bar being ignored by the barmaid for a couple of minutes.

Staropramen, Hoegarden and a limited standard draught selection is available and there is a plasma screen and pool table. I didn't spot any sport ads and the music was playing through some cheap tinny speakers giving this place a feel of a Student Union bar rather than a pub.

A half arsed attempt at running a pub and I'll not be encouraging them by visiting again.

On 9th January 2009 - rating: 2
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