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The Bridge Tap, SE1

32-34 Borough High Street
SE1
SE1 1XU
Phone: 02073789999
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bridge Tap

This large, modern pub close to London Bridge station and Borough Market, occupies a former branch of the Slug & Lettuce chain and has a good-sized, single room interior with attractive polished parquet flooring, large windows around three sides with massive blinds partly drawn to balance out the lighting, and plain painted walls. Seating is nicely varied throughout, with high tables and stools dominating the back wall, benches through the centre and tables and chairs elsewhere, plus some banquette booths next to the bar. The servery is to the right and has an unusual multi-coloured counter with a smart top and a part bare brick, part timbered bar back. A mural detailing the brewing process has been stencilled across the top, although I’m not aware of this place being affiliated with any particular brewer, and some small beer tanks can also be found back here, as well as a neon sign declaring that “Craft Is King”. TV screens dominate the room, most of them showing live cricket on my visit, with some barely audible music playing somewhere in the background. Decor is otherwise quite limited, with a couple of display cabinets housing beer bottles and other such breweriana being about as exciting as it gets.
Four handpulls were dispensing three cask ales – Fullers London Pride, Sharps Solar Wave and Southwark Bankside Blonde – with the final pump unclipped. I was served by a comically rude barman who gave an enormous amount of good-natured grief to a poor punter who accidentally walked off with his pint before paying. Thankfully he was more forgiving to me and served up a reasonably good drop of the Bankside Blonde, which I enjoyed drinking whilst watching the cricket.
I thought this was a pretty good example of a modern, city centre bar that seems to have wide appeal if the good midweek crowd was anything to go by. It’s not really a challenger to some of the areas top alehouses and craft beer bars, but it definitely makes a nice alternative and I can only presume it’s a significant upgrade on the Slug & Lettuce that went before it.

Date of visit – 1st August 2023

On 28th December 2023 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bridge Tap

First revisit since 2013 (when it was a Slug & Lettuce), this tapered bar has large windows and chandeliers so quite light inside at any time of day. Mostly standard tables, with some tall furniture at the back near the bar. Doom Bar, Hobgoblin Gold and Bankside Blonde from Southwark Brewing (£4.70) available from three of the four handpumps. In addition to the T-bar founts, seven craft beers were available from a total of ten keg taps on the bar-back, and above these can be found a selection of eight boxed ciders. Overall, a definite improvement.

On 13th October 2021 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about The Bridge Tap

Warm,busy and cavernous with Christmas music bouncing off the hard surfaces making it anything but comfy.Large tv,s dominate.Three cask beers Duechers,Doom and Pride so common I don't need to mention the brewers.10 keg beers and Beavertown-neck oil didn't disappoint.Leave it to the young ones.

On 31st December 2019 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Strongers .
London Bridge, 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.36 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Cannon Street, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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28th Dec 2023, 16:34
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27th Sep 2022, 09:05
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 February 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 December 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 April 2016 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - "Easy access baby change" toilet. - last updated 08 February 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 December 2023 by Pub SignMan
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