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Simon the Tanner, Bermondsey, SE1

231 Long Lane
SE1
SE1 4PR
Phone: 02073578740
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Tris C left this review about Simon the Tanner

Little if anything has changed since the previous reviews, with PSM covering all aspects, though I too was surprised to learn that it’s a sister pub of the Queen’s Head off Greys Inn Road, but that site confirms it.
The place dates from 1788 and it’s quite possible that this is the original building, due to the lack of horns to two of the windows. The barman was very friendly and knowledgeable: “You won’t find Doom Bar here”, he reassured me. The interior is very simple – Simple Simon? – with bare boarding to the rear, with wainscotting and wooden features seemingly dating from the 1930s. However, the front room has a wood effect laminate floor, which was lifting and littered with crisp crumbs; not attractive. Décor is very limited with just a few prints and a couple of clocks; there’s a strange nook to the left side, to the right is a blackboard listing all beers, brewers, ABV and price. Lavs are surprisingly very smart and spacious. Lighting is conventional, with tealights to tables. Customers were very mixed, from an elderly couple, to a group of young women in duffle coats, a noted look of contentment on their faces as they raised dimple mugs to their lips.
Tasters were offered from four pumps, with a real cider on the go from Hackney Downs, then Redemption’s Trinity, By the Horns’ Stiff Upper Lip and Bristol Beer Factory’s Milk Stout at a very reasonable £4.60 a pint. I don’t know about the quality though, as I’ve never had a milk stout due both to lack of availability and its association with Ena Sharples, but thought it would be sweet and malty. However, it tasted rather sour, like it had spent time in a red wine barrel; is it meant to taste like this?
This place is definitely worth seeking out, but a bit of cash spent to make it a bit more homely would get the score up as would dealing with the floor.

On 27th November 2021 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Simon the Tanner

Limited frills pub with a few gastro-pub style pretensions (such as the clipboard lists of snacks and drinks) and rather curious fenestration at the front. The 'L'-shaped counter (although hardly large) takes up a fair amount of the floor-space in the bar so many of the tables are to be found in the opened-out back room. Plainly furnished too, although there is a good display of pump clips behind the servery. Three real ales - Marble Manchester Bitter, Great Heck Navigator and Gun Parabellum milk stout (£3.80) - plus a cider on handpump, together with a reasonable selection of craft keg offerings.

On 12th November 2017 - rating: 6
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hondo . left this review about Simon the Tanner

Quite a small plain interior with the bar area at the front a more foodie area to the rear. 3 real ales and "craft keg" served.

On 26th October 2016 - no rating submitted
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27th Nov 2021, 19:25
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
14th Nov 2021, 19:23
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 October 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 October 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays 20.00. - last updated 13 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WCs. - last updated 13 November 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
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