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The Thirsty Bear, SE1

62 Stamford Street
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Reviews of The Thirsty Bear (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

hondo . left this review about The Thirsty Bear

Quite a dark L shaped bare boarded interior. 3 real ales. Didn’t visit upstairs.

On 26th October 2019 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Thirsty Bear

A split level boarded place with a central bar. The room returns around beyond the bar where there is a dartboard, a bar football table and a huge chalkboard covered in pointless statements. It is a curious place, many of the larger tables feature an interactive screen from which you can order drinks or even pay and pour your own fizz using a smartcard. I have encountered this gimmick once before somewhere in Chelsea some years ago. Naturally I eschewed this means of service and went to the bar where they had Ilkley Pale, Tribute and Thistly Cross cider on the three handpumps.
The interior is of little merit, some exposed brick columns and a bit of panelling on the walls. Another area is upstairs but I couldn't be bothered to look. TVs on brick piers were both off.
The toilet door signage is a bit risqué and would appeal to a sniggering schoolboy and the urinals are converted beer kegs. One to look into for a bit of novelty value but not to return to in my book.

On 22nd March 2016 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Thirsty Bear

Not been back in since the Stamford Arms days, but the previously unremarkable pub has been refurbished and modernised somewhat. The jumbled arrangement of seating and drinking areas remains, as does the upstairs seating area (never visited). The only real points of note are the technology-enabled tables with ordering screens and their own lager taps (although I didn't actually see anybody using them). Thankfully, there is still real ale available from two of three handpumps: Windsor & Eton and Canberra and Tiny Rebel Chtch (£3.90). File under novelty value...

On 1st December 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Waterloo, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.19 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Thirsty Bear, SE1
26th Oct 2019, 17:11
Review submitted by hondo .
22nd Mar 2016, 09:09
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 20 October 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 July 2012 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 October 2019 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 October 2019 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 October 2019 by hondo .
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