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The Steam Engine, Lambeth, SE1

41-42 Cosser Street
SE1
SE1 7BU
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Moby Duck left this review about The Steam Engine

A pretty unremarkable pub with three handpumps but all unclipped, the keg consisted of second division craft plus a couple of premium lagers. The Rap music was a little loud. This ones not for me.

On 13th July 2023 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1889 recommendations about 1862 pubs]


Tris C left this review about The Steam Engine

This place dates from the mid-19th century, but I suspect it was rebuilt in the late ‘20s or early ‘30s.
Of late, it’s become part of the six-venue PubLove chain, specialising in beds for backpackers and burgers, boasting of being home to the ‘Juicy Bastard’, served from an open kitchen. The interior seems to match the three previous reviews, being a place that’s been subjected to a trendy but tasteful makeover, with predictable motifs such as smoky blue paint, floral wallpaper, spun metal lampshades, potted palms, bare brick and tubular steel elements to the bar and a young, studenty crowd, many of whom were playing board games, all to a Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder soundtrack.
The cask selection amounted to Big Hug Brewing’s Pave the Way and Sambrook’s Pumphouse at £2.70 a half, served by an indifferent barman, lacking in condition and a bit warm; the beer that is.
This place is ok, certainly better than the Flowers of the Forest and making for an interesting double with the Pineapple at the end of the street.

On 5th June 2023 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2009 recommendations about 1975 pubs]


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E TA left this review about The Steam Engine

The interior remains as described by others, below.  It felt a bit studenty, but apart from the constant banging of the side door and regular barging by a drunk couple of idiots it was reasonably comfortable.  The staff were functional, harmless and inoffensive.  There were 8 craft beers on but only one ale on draft – Sambrook’s Pumphouse IPA – which was in very good condition and went down rather well.  I’d be happy to come back and include in a crawl. 

On 25th March 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3301 recommendations about 3266 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Waterloo, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 0.88 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Vauxhall, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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14th Jul 2023, 12:00
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13th Jul 2023, 21:28
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Tiny - last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes - Burger-orientated. - last updated 05 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 September 2009 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 June 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 September 2016 by Graham Coombs
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