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The Southwark Tavern, SE1

22 Southwark Street
SE1
SE1 1TU
Phone: 02074030257
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Southwark Tavern

A terrific Meaux exterior in sandstone colour tiling with a multitude of original features,this is the highlight.Inside,it's quite small with a U shaped bar ,some traditional seating below the front window,but with the left leg cluttered up with a coffee machine , food cutlery and condiments.Room for vertical drinking.Although wood panelling remains ,as does a traditional door to the gents,the dark green interior paintwork makes it feel gloomy,and with the muzak turned right up,it's not a welcoming place.The menu looked OK but median main £15 ,no body was eating at 7pm on Saturday.
There is a basement seating area,unvisited by me.5 handpumps but only Purity Mad Goose (NBSS 2.5) ,Doom Bar and St Austell Tribute available together with standard keg dross.
The barmaid did not serve in order,with a bias to women who won't make up their minds so the visit started poorly and didn't really improve.Just stand outside and admire the building then push off somewhere else.

On 8th May 2022 - rating: 5
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Tris C left this review about The Southwark Tavern

This is a late 19th century pub, noted for its fine Meux’s brewery tiling.
I had though that this would be a bit of a historic pub, but although some of the dark wood panelling may be original, or at least dating from the 1930s, but otherwise it’s a bit of a black painted affair, walls and ceiling, with a steel square tubular section gantry; has it had a makeover to celebrate Freedom Day? Customers were a bit too-coo-for-school and mouthy.
Service, as others have noted, was rather slow; I nearly walked. The ales on offer being a reversed pump, Doom, Oakham Citra (‘coming soon’) and Tribute at £2.70 a half and nice.
This pub is just about ok, better than the Wheatsheaf, which isn’t hard, but is no match for the Market Porter; I don’t envisage a return visit.

On 31st October 2021 - rating: 4
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Southwark Tavern

Yet another decent pub near London Bridge station. 6 beers on when I called. Service was good even though the place was rammed.

On 11th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
London Bridge, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Southwark Tavern, SE1
8th May 2022, 10:29
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
8th May 2022, 10:17
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Darts : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 January 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 January 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 October 2018 by Philip Carter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesdays. - last updated 31 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 January 2020 by Philip Carter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 January 2020 by Philip Carter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 October 2016 by hondo .
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