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The Hercules, Lambeth, SE1

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2 Kennington Road
SE1
SE1 7BL
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Hercules

This wedge-shaped cornersite pub has been completely revamped by Fuller's following its return to pub use after many years languishing as restarants. The centre of the main room is occupied by a couple of large six or eight seater tables accompanied by backless uphostered benches. There are a couple of tall tables/tall stools, with the remainder of the furnishings being dining room style tables with normal chairs. All of the tables had little sprigs of flowers on them. There's exposed brickwork between the windows on the Kennington Rd side, and modern replacement boards on the floor. A sign pointed to further seating upstairs, but not visited as I heard a member of staff say that it wasn't quite ready yet.

There's a smaller room up a step and through an arch at the back, with a nice fireplace and more normal tables and chairs. I didn't see any TVs anywhere, although there was some music playing at background volumes. There are a few, mainly modern art, framed posters constituting decor but nothing really worth mentioning. There's a "terrace" outside providing more seating; nobody was using it on the cold and wet when I visited.

A big plus is the fact that they had four real ales on plus Cornish Orchards Blush cider on handpump. The ales were: London Pride (obviously); Fuller's Swing Low; Darkstar American Pale Ale; and Mondo Parliament at £4.55 a pint. being a Fuller's pub they do food of course, with sandwiches from £8.50 to £9.50. It was the first time that I'd seen a cauliflower steak advertised on a menu, although I had heard of them. I didn't expect to see one on a Fuller's menu though. I wasn't sufficiently tempted to fork out £11 for one though. The nearest thing to pub grub was the "Frontier battered fish and chips" with "crushed peas" at £13. Desserts are £6.

My pint of Mondo Parliament was in superb condition, and these days £4.55 for a decent pint is not unreasonable in London. It was comfortable enough in here if you can bag one of the normal ables, but I could have done without the ever present smell of fish and chips, but I guess the smell of decent food might induce some punters to buy something to eat. Overall, I think that this is a very welcome addition to the pub scene of north Lambeth.

On 19th March 2019 - rating: 7
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19th Mar 2019, 18:28
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 March 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 March 2019 by Rex Rattus
Opening Hours
Sunday8am - 11pm
Monday8am - Midnight
Tuesday8am - Midnight
Wednesday8am - Midnight
Thursday8am - Midnight
Friday8am - 1am
Saturday8am - 1am
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