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The Stage Door, Waterloo, SE1

30 Webber Street
SE1
SE1 8QA
Phone: 02079288964
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Tris C left this review about The Stage Door

Dating back to 1823 as the Halfway House, rebuilt sometime later and renamed thus due its location behind the Old Vic.
It’s a modernised interior, the colour scheme being best described as at least 50 shades of grey, with mixed furniture, planking nailed to parts of the walls, modern boarded floor, a modern bar back with spotlights, the front being field panelled and probably original, with lighting coming from caged filament bulbs strung by their crisscrossed flexes, like a cat’s cradle arcing across the ceiling. Customers seemed to be mainly young and virtually all appeared dressed for sports; had an urban ramble just arrived? I’m not sure if there’s music, but a strange, repetitive and indeterminate throbbing sound pervaded the room throughout my brief – though not brief enough – stay.
The pub’s homepage shows six pumps. Six pumps my dimpled arse – there was one unused pump, then just Doom and Tribute at a reasonable £2.45 a half and fine.
This isn’t a great place; why would anyone come here with the White Hart up the road? I’m in no hurry to come back.

On 11th November 2021 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about The Stage Door

Much as described below, only grubbier.  The barman was unwelcoming bordering on obnoxious, while some of  the drunken customers were just unpleasant.  The racket coming from the jukebox was foul. Ales on were Doombar, Tribute, Sea Fury and Long Blonde.  I only tried the Long Blonde as the prices were excessively high for the area.  The beer was in average condition, certainly not worth coming back for at those prices.  Food was mostly junk food, plus pizzas and some nice-looking sausage rolls. Exit stage left, do not return. 

On 28th March 2020 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Stage Door

Corner pub, opened out at some stage to leave a 'L'-shaped bar with seating in both arms. Mixed furniture and limited - mostly sports-related - decor. Wandle, two from St Austell - Tribute and Trelawney (£4.40), Purity Mad Goose and Addlestone's cider from two banks of six handpumps.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 6
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London Waterloo, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Elephant & Castle, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.03 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Stage Door, SE1
11th Nov 2021, 18:02
Review submitted by Tris C
 
28th Mar 2020, 08:17
Review submitted by E TA

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 November 2021 by Tris C
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