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The Fire Station, Waterloo, SE1

150 Waterloo Road
SE1
SE1 8SB
Phone: 02076202226
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Traditional Food (Marstons)

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Fire Station

There was just the one real ale on during my Monday afternoon visit - Ringwood's XXXX Porter (£5.40 a pint) which was a meaty 4.7% beer. Pretty good it was too. They obviously major on food, but I didn't see a menu.

There are two separate areas, at the back and on the right that are reservedt for diners, that are furnished with normal tables and chairs, whereas the relatively small area surrounding the bar counter at the front that is available for drinkers has only tall tables and chairs. A sign of the times I guess. There are two banks of handpumps, one on the front of the counter and another around to the right of it, but each only had one of the pumps clipped with the said Ringwood porter.

There's nothing special about the place as far as I could see, and although the old LCC Fire Brigade signage on the exterior has been retained, inside it looks as if it could be any shop conversion - although having said that I guess the the white tiled wall and steel girders were indicators of its previous use. Maybe at another time it might have more ales on, but the one it did have on was delicious. But I don't see me making bar this a regular haunt.

On 8th February 2022 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Fire Station

Interesting conversion of the old London County Council building, run by the Revere division of Marstons, but despite the high ceilings the decorative tiles reflect every shouty decibel meaning that it gets very loud when busy. It is also a pity that such a large area at the back is roped-off as an (expensive) dining room as this can leave the bar area at the front (and outside on the pavement) very crowded. Now has five handpumps - dispensing EVA, Hobgoblin Gold, Youngs London Gold, Sambrook's Wandle and Hackney APA (£4.50) - plus about 25 craft keg beers from taps on the bar-back.

On 30th March 2018 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Fire Station

A former Edwardian fire station converted into a bar and restaurant, currently run by Marstons but allows guest beers. The contrast between the original wall and floor tiles and the modern gantries strung between and across the original steel I-beams gives it a steampunk feel in places, provided you look hard enough. It's noisy, busy, anarchic, but somehow it works. The food is mainly burgers and pizzas, so not worth writing home about but it's functional when that is what is needed. There is a bank of 26 keg beers and four handpumps dispensing Hobgoblin, Marston's EPA and Pedigree, Sambrook's Wandle and Hackney APA. Beer was well-kept but more expensive than necessary. The staff were pleasant, most of the clientele civilised if a little inclined to hipsterism. Good enough for a fast food lunch or a quick pint.

On 31st January 2018 - rating: 6
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London Waterloo, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 1.95 miles, 37 min walk (show)
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8th Feb 2022, 18:29
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2nd Mar 2020, 19:11
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Only terrestrial - last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 December 2017 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 September 2015 by ROB Camra
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