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The Jolly Gardeners, SE11

49-51 Black Prince Road
SE11
SE11 6AB
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Tris C left this review about The Jolly Gardeners

This is a mid-19th century pub visited – apparently – by Charlie Chaplin Snr; what’s certainly true is that this is the place which featured in the ‘Desert Eagle Point Five-O’ scene from the film ‘Snatch’ and my word, YouTube shows what a change it’s had in 23 years.
In 2008 this place had been imagined as a German food and drink-themed bar called Zeitgeist, but this ended when it was reinvented again in 2021, the original name reinstated, with a hotchpotch of food from around the world, none German, thereafter just a couple of German beers, the pub’s new USP being to showcase keg stuff from south London. With a bare boarded floor, the interior is quite stripped out with the bar at centre, the bar back featuring a very interesting carved Grecian relief then contemporary dark painted front. The overall colour scheme is white with an Anaglypta ceiling, a verdant – fake? – rear wall and hanging baskets with variegated green and white ivy, the whole now less Teutonic, more gin ‘n’ tonic. Customers were sparse on my visit last Thursday night and seemingly studenty. There was a decent soundtrack but otherwise the place was a bit soulless; perhaps more customers were out back in the covered area?
Only two German keg beers, then five from London (plus Adnams) on tap with no cask of course, my half of London Beer Lab’s APA rolling in at £3.25 a half and keggy.
With very swanky lavs this place is ok, something different perhaps; there are better pubs in the area, but this isn’t the wurst.

On 17th July 2023 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Jolly Gardeners

An interesting set up in what appears externally a normal traditional Victorian London pub but as mentioned before
is actually a German beer and food bar and really quite good.

On 12th July 2023 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Jolly Gardeners

You would never guess it from the traditional façade, its location at the bottom end of Lambeth Walk or the name, but this pub is inexplicably German-themed in terms of both beer and food. The interior has been opened out at some stage to leave an island bar with dining furniture to one side and a rather more regimented array of tall tables on the other. Also has some tables out on the pavement and a rear patio area. Plenty of large, ceramic German founts distributed around the counter from the likes of Bitburger, Spaeten, Franziskaner, Erdinger and Weihestephan, but I went for the Krombacher Dark (£4.16).

On 3rd June 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Vauxhall, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Vauxhall, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Jolly Gardeners, SE11
17th Jul 2023, 17:28
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
16th Jul 2023, 20:56
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 December 2023 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2023 by Tris C
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