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The Pineapple, Lambeth, SE1

53 Hercules Road
SE1
SE1 7DZ
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Tris C left this review about The Pineapple

This place dates from at least the start of the 19th century, the current wedge-shaped beast being rebuilt in 1870; it also seems that – somewhat oddly given the backstreet location – that this was once a branch of O’Neill’s, the name in faux Victorian etched glass to a window or two; however, further investigation reveals that the place is run by the O’Neill family and since 1984.
The first thing you notice on approach (as you’ve probably just exited the Steam Engine) is the frontage, which is bathed in ethereal blue light, giving the impression that this may be some sort of lap dancing venue, but a club of this nature wouldn’t display ugly wall mounted Heineken, Murphy’s and Kilkenny signs; the pub’s website boasts that ‘…we only serve traditional Guinness from Ireland.’; is there any other type? And why then the Murphy’s and Kilkenny signs? The interior though is fairly traditional, with two elevated rooms/areas to the left and right of the bar, the left-hand room being home to rowdy older locals, who seemed a bit Brahms, perhaps those referred to by E TA. The bar itself looks to be Victorian, unmolested and there’s some attractive wood, also probably original, to the entrance vestibule. Otherwise, the bar area is boarded then the right-hand area is carpeted. The colour scheme is contemporary, with mainly mid-grey shades augmented with a shade of burnt umber; furniture is traditional with décor amounting to eclectic mixed prints, then a wall mounted tableau depicting Black musicians. Customers seemed normal – at least to the right-hand area – along with a very vampish cougar, flirting with me in order to get a pound for the jukebox; it wasn’t her lucky day, in more ways than one.
There is cask beer here, with new Sharp’s Solar Wave and Tribute at a very reasonable £5.00 a pint, despite a half being requested, in decent shape, poured by a slightly vacant barman.
This isn’t a bad place despite all the blarney fixed to the frontage, making for a decent double with the neighbouring Steam Engine.

On 4th June 2023 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Pineapple

Well described by others, below.  I found the atmosphere rather hostile – the barman was somewhere between indifferent and ignorant, while one or two of the other clients were bordering on aggressive.  Two ales on, GK IPA and Doombar.  The Doombar was in poor condition.  Given the ale quality and general discomforting atmosphere I’d be loth to return. 

On 25th March 2020 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Pineapple

The Pineapple has an L shaped bar with a public bar seating area to the right and lounge seating to the left rear. It can be a bit of a squeeze around the narrow bar, but there was plenty of room in the lounge area during a visit just before Christmas. I counted two plasma screens that were both airing PDC World Championship Darts from Ally Pally. This was muted in favour of some festive background music. A partition door remains where two bars have been knocked into one. I imagine that this door means that either side can be hired out for functions.
Standard draught products are available from the bar that also supports four hand pumps. These were drawing Greene King’s London Glory, IPA and the seasonal Rocking Rudolph alongside Sharp’s Doom bar. An extensive bar menu can be found on a large chalk board up on the wall. The vast majority of the available dishes are priced under £8. I found the service to be polite and would return if the opportunity presented itself.

On 1st February 2017 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Waterloo, 0.67 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pineapple, SE1
4th Jun 2023, 19:58
Review submitted by Tris C
 
30th May 2023, 23:41
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No - Front patio seating. - last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 September 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No - Sky Sports/GAA/'Big Fights'. - last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 September 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 February 2020 by E TA
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