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The Tankard, Walworth, SE17

178 Walworth Road
SE17 1JL
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custodian 42 left this review about The Tankard

Another standard London pub. One room with the bar in front of you as you enter from the side street. Four TVs showing two different football matches. Keg only.

On 16th October 2019 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Tankard

This old-school Greene King pub has such an attractive (and in the area, unexpected) brewer's Tudor facade that one is compelled to venture within. There you find a simple rectangular bar, but one with very appealing and seemingly hardly touched furniture and decor. Quite quiet inside, but only because it was a hot, sunny day and most customers were sat outside on the pavement benches. Just IPA (£3.20) available from the pair of handpumps, but this was in fine-enough form to remind one not to fall for the lazy nonsense that this is automatically a poor beer. With Tayto crisps and a couple of signs behind the counter, a mild Irish influence is evident. Overall, with a real community spirit, I thought this an excellent example of a sadly diminishing type.

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 7
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Tankard

They just had GK IPA (£1.70 a half) as the token real ale on here. There was no sign of any food.

This is a single room, carpeted and traditionally furnished pub, with just banquettes and normal tables and chairs in the way of furnishings. The nicest features about this pub are the delightful lozenge leaded windows, and the wood panelling on all the walls. I spotted a dartboard on one of the walls, but as it was above one of the banquettes I wonder if it gets used. There are TVs on all the walls (I counted five of them) showing at least three different channels, all muted in favour of the pop music radio channel that was being played.

This pub was doing a very good trade early Wednesday evening, apparently being patronised by local regulars. Most of the customers seemed to know each other, with greetings and banter being shouted across the room, and a regular stream of punters going to and from the side exit, either going to, or returning from, a ciggy break.

This is still a traditional pub with no airs or graces. It seems to be mainly a blokes' drinking pub. It was comfortable enough for me - even the GK IPA was good (for GK IPA).

On 14th November 2015 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Elephant & Castle, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 1.52 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tankard, SE17
16th Oct 2019, 13:07
Review submitted by custodian 42
31st Jul 2017, 23:13
Picture submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 14 November 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2019 by Tris C
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