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The Hole in the Wall, Waterloo, SE1

5 Mepham Street
Phone: 02079286196
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Hole in the Wall

Fair to say that I wouldn't have ventured into this place if it hadn't been in the Good Beer Guide 2019.

But never judge a book by its cover.

Two rooms - with a larger main room exactly what you would expect for a Railway Arch. Setup for sport, with large screen showing Rugby on my visit. Majority of tables occupied, so a perch along the lengthy bar.

Plenty of real ale choices - the Hogsback TEA was perfect condition and served in the branded glass.

Would go back, if in the area.

On 8th November 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 641 recommendations about 635 pubs]

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hole in the Wall

A bit of a dive in a distinctly unglamourous location under the railway arches which rather detract from the grand façade of Waterloo main line station. The small front lounge does have some windows but the main bar has no natural light unless somebody leaves the back door - which leads to a scruffy patio - open. Also, the gents toilets always leave a lot to be desired. On the plus side, there usually a decent selection of real ales and one or more draught ciders on the nine handpumps in the main bar (including Triple fff Comfortably Numb, £4.10, on this visit), with four more handpumps at the front. The quality is generally very good too. Overall, the place naturally has a distinctly transient feel - with many customers just reading newspapers or watching sport on the TV as they wait to catch their trains - but still rather better than the nearby station bars.

On 7th January 2017 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Hole in the Wall

Fine pub with character and an good selection of real ales. Yes, it's a bit scruffy and rough round the edges but it's a pub I've been in a number of times and it's one I would return to if back in the area.

On 7th December 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1672 recommendations about 1670 pubs]

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London Waterloo, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.8 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hole in the Wall, SE1
8th Nov 2018, 12:30
Review submitted by Ian Mapp
15th May 2017, 20:08
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 November 2013 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 12 February 2013 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 December 2010 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 November 2013 by hondo .
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