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The Moby Dick, Rotherhithe, SE16

6 Russell Place
SE16
SE16 7PL
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Fuller's

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Moby Dick

Built in the 1980’s as part of the redevelopment of the old timber yards around Greenland Dock, this is a no-frills Fullers pub that benefits from the great view it has across the water. The pub is elevated from street level, which certainly helps to enhance the aforementioned view, but requires customers to climb a fair few steps or navigate a long ramp to get inside. Having said that, most customers were sat out on the dockside picnic benches on a balmy autumn evening, with a few more outdoor seats available part way up the steps. Once inside, you find yourself in an unusual semi-circular room with a long, curved front wall comprised of a series of floor to ceiling windows helping to ensure that the view can be enjoyed from pretty much anywhere in the pub. Staring across the water is probably more preferable to taking in the interior, which is a little underwhelming, as the modern laminate flooring, bare brick walls and minimal décor are hardly worthy of closer inspection. Some centrally positioned support pillars have circular drinking ledges around them with high stools in support, whilst broad chairs with patterned upholstery and low stools serve tables of varying sizes through the rest of the room. The servery is to the rear and has a panelled counter front painted in a dark shade which contrasts quite nicely with the light wood pot shelf and support posts and mirrored bar back. Food was advertised but no-one seemed to be eating and there was a nice reggae soundtrack chugging away in the background with an unused TV screen notable to one side of the bar.
Despite feeling very much like a family run business, this is actually a Fullers house – a fact reflected by the choice of Fullers London Pride and ESB and Gales Seafarers on the handpulls. A friendly barmaid drew me a pint of the Seafarers, which came in at £4.95 – a big jump from the £4.20 pint I bought in the Ship & Whale at the far end of the dock and just shy of the £5 minimum spend for card purchases.
This is a decent enough pub which makes up for a lack of interesting features (aside from the shape of the room) by giving customers some fine views. I liked the general vibe here and thought the place came across very differently to the majority of Fuller’s more corporate feeling venues, but the expensive beer would probably put me off coming back here again.

On 30th December 2021 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Moby Dick

1980s Fuller's pub overlooking the Greenland Dock, partly brick-built but its the two-storey curved glazed extension that catches the eye. The interior is surprisingly traditional, as is the unfussy menu, and a first-floor lounge is available for the busy periods. For the better weather (or the desperate smoker), there is also some external seating on a split-level terrace at the front. Thankfully, being a real pub, real ale is offered from a bank of four handpumps: Pride, Oliver's Island, ESB and the seasonal Santa by the Surf (£4.30, and in good shape).

On 30th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Moby Dick

A 1980s built pub in the Surrey Quays complex. As noted below almost all the pub is essentially a giant conservatory that overlooks Greenland dock. No bad thing and it's rather well done. Otherwise it’s is probably much as it was when it opened; some light wood bar fittings, busy pub carpet, chairs and tables reminiscent of the era. Four pumps at the bar, all from Fullers and all on; Seafarers, ESB, Rocky Road and a fairy anaemic Pride (NBSS 2). If the beer was better I'd be up for a revisit.

On 1st November 2019 - rating: 6
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30th Dec 2021, 16:36
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
30th Dec 2019, 09:57
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
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  • Darts : No last updated 30 December 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 December 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 November 2019 by Quinno _
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