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The Libertine, Borough, SE1

125 Great Suffolk Street
SE1
SE1 1PQ
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Quinno _ left this review about The Libertine

Probably was a fairly fancy place many years ago but has been gradually stripped back and left to gently decay. The front area is grubby bare board, bland goo green / grey paint walls and a well-utilised darts area. To the rear is what may have been a separate small lounge which now has a worn carpet, dark green walls and fireplace with a mirror above. A few local characters in situ with some interesting chat and “I’m not a racist but [insert contradictory sentence here]” Brexit chat. A surprise entry in the 2020 GBG, there were three pumps clipped with Doom Bar, Redemption Hopspur and Watneys Spaceman, the latter of which was a thin and watery specimen (NBSS 2) served up by the best bit of the pub, a friendly and engaging barman. Didn't see much to get excited about really and I doubt it’ll be bothering the GBG in 2021 unless the local branch really are desperate to fill their quota…

On 2nd November 2019 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Libertine

Corner pub opened out at some stage to leave a rectangular bar with the counter in the middle of the inner side wall. Fairly limited number of wooden tables on a bare-board floor at the front and centre, with a smaller lounge area at the rear. Large windows in the front half but quite gloomy further back. Restrained decor. Doom Bar and Proper Job clips on two of three handpumps when I arrived, but the latter went off as it was poured so I waited a few minutes for the Truman's Gypsy Queen (£3.90) to be put on.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Libertine

The Libertine is a corner pub that is in an area where there are lots of flats,the last time i passed this pub it was called the Skinners Arms and the area seemed to be a lot rougher that it is now,so things have improved.

Once inside there is a single oblong shaped room with the bar to the rear,the room is bare boarded,the seating is normal tables and chairs to the front and leather settees to the rear,there is a slight raised area to the front left which has a darts board and piano on it.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Trumans Lazarus which went down very well,the other beers were Twickenham Naked Ladies and Doom Bar.
I thought this was quite a nice pub apart from the concept type background music.

Pub visited 26/5/2015

On 26th May 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Elephant & Castle, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Libertine, SE1
2nd Nov 2019, 13:32
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
27th Sep 2019, 19:14
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 August 2013 by Malden man
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 April 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 November 2019 by Quinno _
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