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The Leather Exchange, Borough, SE1

15 Leathermarket Street
SE1
SE1 3HN
Phone: 02074070295
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Tris C left this review about The Leather Exchange

Originally the Leather Market Tavern, this is an early Victorian pub, built into the rather fine former London Leather Hide & Wool Exchange.
The pub’s website says it’s only open until 12.00 pm, but as I turned up mid-evening, I think they mean 12.00 am. On arrival, I was greeted by an undesirable customer being ejected by the manager. There was still a sign asking customers to wait to be seated, which I ignored, but wasn’t similarly ejected, so said customer must have been involved in a more serious infraction. The interior is a bit of a jumble, with pews to the front then more conventional furniture, some high, with the bar to the rear. Paintwork is off-white with a black ceiling and there are knickknacks, which includes a small selection of old iMacs, pot plants to windowsills, then ugly Six Nations tat. There was one annoying TV showing the football with the sound off, then another seemingly showing endless adverts; I don’t want to be told to think about buying Canesten whilst supping my pint. Lighting is mixed, the overall ensemble visible on the pub’s gallery website. Customers were few and young, certainly in contrast to the other three real pubs on my mini crawl (Dover Castle excepted).
Despite being a Fuller’s pub, there was one unused pump, then one for Pride, thereafter Cwtch which was rather on the turn, served by a very friendly barmaid, the manager apologising to customers for the behaviour of the ejectee; no apologies made for the quality of the beer though.
This isn’t a bad pub, but it could be so much better: lose the TVs, sports tat, get some decent beer on and you’re onto a winner.

On 30th March 2022 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1532 recommendations about 1510 pubs]


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custodian 42 left this review about The Leather Exchange

BF is right about the noise. Hardly anybody in but you wouldn't have known. Three Fullers hand pumps, the rest keg.

On 5th October 2019 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Leather Exchange

Tied to Fullers,this square roomed bar has a high ceiling and a wooden floor which makes it very noisy when busy as the sound of conversation bounces around the interior.The furnishings are unremarkable and at least the flatscreen mounted in one corner had the volume on mute.There is a small serving bar in one corner with three handpumps ,only two dispensing on my trip London Pride and Olivers Island (decent ).The first floor room can be booked for functions and doubles up as a restaurant but the pub seemed more functional than attractive and I cant see any reason to hurry back.

On 4th September 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2383 recommendations about 2383 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
London Bridge, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Leather Exchange, SE1
30th Mar 2022, 19:58
Review submitted by Tris C
 
5th Oct 2019, 13:46
Review submitted by custodian 42

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : No - Pub cat. - last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes 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 : Yes last updated 30 March 2022 by Tris C
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