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Marquis of Wellington, Bermondsey, SE1

21 Druid Street

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moby duck left this review about Marquis of Wellington

Things seem to be looking up here from the previous reviewers experiences,there are 8 handpumps and beers on were Sambrooks Pumphouse pale, Twickenham Naked Ladies,Southwark IPA and Centennial,however the latter being a little tired. Its was quite vibrant and lively,the pub looks like its heading in the right direction.

On 30th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Marquis of Wellington

An old-fashioned backstreet boozer, and not the sort of place for a stranger to take photos or start asking questions. Small front bar with a pool table, and a much larger 'L'-shaped room at the back. Compact patio beer garden (just a smoking area really) to rear. Smarter landscaped patio with wooden tables at front, albeit with noisy Southeastern trains passing by on the viaduct every few seconds. No real ale, and not even any John Smiths, but I cheered up a bit when I spotted some unexpected bottles of Old Peculier (£3.60) in the fridge.

On 16th August 2012 - rating: 5
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Rex Rattus left this review about Marquis of Wellington

There’s no real ale here, and no handpumps offering the potential for some at some stage, just standard lagers like Beck’s Vier, Stella, Foster’s and Budweiser. For nostalgia sake I had a half of Bud, which confirmed to me that it was just as tasteless as it had always been. There was no sign of food on Wednesday afternoon.
The main corner door takes you into a small public bar, with just a couple of tables and a pool table. A door that leads to the Gents also continues into the main bar. This larger room would have originally been at least two rooms, but has now been knocked into one room. This is clearly a late inter-war estate pub, occupying a prominent corner site in the shadow of the railway arch of the main line from London Bridge. The decor is mainly football related, with some Millwall programmes on display, but with pride of place being occupied by a framed and signed Argentina shirt, as well as framed photographs of Diego Maradona and Pele. Outside to the side there is a beer garden, which looked to be little more than an alley with some tables and chairs.
I got a friendly welcome from a lady I took to be the landlady, and the only customers were me and another bloke at the bar, although a friend of the landlady with a toddler in tow did pop in for a chat with her. It did seem quite a friendly locals’ backstreet boozer. But although it’s just a hop and a skip from London Bridge, I can’t see many commuters bothering to walk down here for a quiet drink. The original structure of this pub largely remains, and looks OK if you want a traditional pub, but for me (and I accept not everyone would agree with this) the absence of a real ale is a big negative factor.

On 20th July 2012 - rating: 5
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