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The Britannia, Borough, SE1

44 Kipling Street
SE1
SE1 3RU
Phone: 02074031030
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custodian 42 left this review about The Britannia

One room pub with the bar to the left. Various kegs and, surprise surprise, Ringwood's 49er which was quite pleasant.

On 5th October 2019 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Britannia

A backstreet pub a little off the beaten track despite being only a few minutes’ walk from the throngs of Borough Market, this was inhabited almost entirely by locals on a recent mid-week evening visit, with us being the only tourists I suspect.

It’s quite attractive looking from the outside, and has a traditional U-shaped interior with sanded wooden boards on the floor, dark timberwork and large windows on two sides with some flock wallpaper elsewhere. A TV was up in the corner and although the volume was not on, there was instead a radio station playing, slightly too loudly I thought. A sign outside said that a new kitchen was opening in a week or so, with the food offering on our visit seeming to consist of a few jars of nuts on the bar and a small selection of pies.

The solitary beer on tap was Pedigree Amber, although a further pump appeared unused so there may on occasions be others. Ciders meanwhile were Kingston Press and Old Rosie. Whisky seems to the main focus here though, with a chalk board on the wall listing fifty or more. A small copper tap on the bar counter was presumably for punters to help themselves to splashes of water – an unusual feature and not something I’ve seen before.

On 3rd April 2017 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Britannia

In most ways, quite an old-fashioned backstreet pub, benefiting from high ceilings, large windows and a reasonable amount of space around the 'U'-shaped bar. Simply furnished and very plainly decorated, with the large whiskey list board and traditional water tap on the counter being the main features of note. Menu limited to Pieminister pies (£5) with mash, peas and gravy extra (£3). Two of three handpumps in use, offering Pedigree (£4.00) and Old Rosie cider. So nothing special, but I thought the place had a good atmosphere early on a Thursday evening.

On 15th October 2016 - rating: 7
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5th Oct 2019, 13:43
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21st Apr 2018, 20:14
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