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The Horseshoe Inn, SE1

26 Melior Street
SE1
SE1 3QP
Phone: 02074036364
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. Wittenden left this review about The Horseshoe Inn

A pleasantly airy pub on a springlike mid May Saturday afternoon:busy, with a youngish clientele.We sat on the roof terrace, enjoying a satisfactorily old school pint of Brakspear's Gravity. Yes,I'd agree that it was pricey:our mixed round equated to £3 per half. That apart, a pleasant interlude.

On 21st May 2022 - no rating submitted
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Horseshoe Inn

Tucked away,the exterior is traditional with some Brakspear signage but the interior is tardis like.The whole external space is filled with benches wrapping around the building,leading to a beer garden at the rear.The internal tap room has an unusable darts board to the right leg,lots of traditional furniture and large plate glass windows giving natural light.To the left is a large area with the feel of a dining space and french windows to the said beer garden.
Explore upstairs to find a charming club room with sofas,chesterfields and a plush feel ,again with french windows over firstly a narrow balcony ,then a roof terrace to the right with views over the young and hip in Vinegar Yard,no doubt adept at vinegar strokes.
The pub grub food menu looked a bit pricey with a median main £13,while the ale selection drawn from the Marston's portfolio was Brakspear Gravity,Hobgoblin Gold and Marston's 61 Deep at the unforgiveable £3.15 for a half (NBSS 2.5).
There is an element of chain pub vibe here,the pricing is daft ,yet it's very popular.Not one on my list for a revisit despite some internal interest.

On 8th May 2022 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about The Horseshoe Inn

Dating from the late 18th century as the Horseshoe & Wheatsheaf, the current incarnation and name date from 1897.
This is quite a simple, cosy traditional boozer, hard to find down one of Southwark’s Dickensian back streets. The interior seems unchanged since the previous reviews: traditional and characterful, with a 360º tour on the pub’s website. However, the lighting in here is low – making it cosy – but there is an ugly, brightly lit Clear Channel advertising board, with a rolling display. There’s also a very bright TV showing all the CCTV output, added to which, there was a tall chiller cabinet behind the bar, with blindingly bright internal illumination; if I hadn’t been on a mini-crawl, I would have had to relocate to another part of the pub. Customers were on the younger side, even though they seemed better fitted to the Rose down the road.
Three ales were on: Brakspear’s Gravity, Hobgoblin and 61 Deep at an insulting £2.95 a half, served by a friendly barmaid and in good condition (both beer and barmaid).
This is a nice pub, but the prices are extortionate and the lighting requires removal and toning down; address these and the score would go up one or two points, but it’s certainly one to aim for if in SE1 and a lot better than the Rose next door.

On 1st April 2022 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Bridge, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Horseshoe Inn, SE1
21st May 2022, 23:46
Review submitted by . Wittenden
 
8th May 2022, 09:44
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Dog Friendly : No - Pub cats. - last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Nick Davies
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
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