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St James of Bermondsey, Bermondsey, SE16

72 St James Road
SE16 4QZ
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about St James of Bermondsey

Corner pub, partly opened-out to leave a 'J'-shaped bar, and refurbished in a gastro-pub style. The generally dark wood and paintwork made the advertised beer garden seem appealing, and the rear patio is a much more colourful space altogether. There are also a few wooden picnic benches out on the pavement. Three of four handpumps in use, offering Bermondsey Best from Southwark Brewery, Pride and Twickenham Naked Ladies (£4.50).

On 10th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about St James of Bermondsey

GK IPA, London Pride, and Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter (£2.30 a half) were all on in here. There was a fourth handpump unclipped, and the barmaid apologised because the usual selection of four ales wasn't available. That's nice, and rather touching. As far as food goes, they seem to specialise in Piminister pies at £6.50 a pop.

Inside it's had a relatively recent makeover. Now completely bare-boarded, and with the bar counter front and much of the walls painted indigo, arty lights hanging from the ceiling, and furnished with hard wooden settles, one or two winged armchairs and mainly normal tables and chairs. OK so far, but these high ceilinged pubs that eschew carpets and upholstery do get noisy when only moderately busy.

There are two distinct rooms - the main bar area at the front has the handpumps, and through a doorway on the left (the door itself having been dispensed with) is another room that has a continuation of the bar counter but no handpumps and looks as if the servery in there might be used for food preparation.

This pub fits nicely into the OK category, although I don't really think there's enough about it to tempt me back. My porter was excellent though - and it should be at £2.30 a half.

On 22nd July 2015 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The St James Tavern

I’m always happy when I see a permanent fish van parked outside a pub and I’m not sure why because I never buy anything, maybe it’s the fact that it’s usually a good sign that the pub is a proper local’s boozer as this one is. There is a pool table, dartboard and a couple of flat screen for showing Sky Sports and I found the regulars to be a lively, but harmless bunch. The woman behind the bar was very friendly and I was served a very nice pint of Guinness. The only ale available was Pedigree, but a good range of standard draught products were also available. Some upbeat 70s and 80s music was playing during my late afternoon weekday visit and it was at a good volume so people didn’t have to shout over it.

This is a good backstreet boozer and I would be very happy if my local pub was like this.

On 11th July 2010 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
South Bermondsey, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for St James of Bermondsey, SE16
15th Sep 2018, 17:42
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15th Sep 2018, 17:42
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 July 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 January 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 11 July 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 July 2015 by Rex Rattus
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