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Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, SE1

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118 Druid Street
SE1
SE1 2HH
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Anspach & Hobday

One of many similar establishments forming part of the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile, like many of the others this is located in the arches under the railway track, and is of course a brewery tap rather than a pub, and this is reflected in the somewhat industrial style décor, if one could go so far as calling it that.

The flooring was some type of concrete screed, whilst the usual white corrugated iron of these establishments was cladding the ceiling in order to channel the continually dripping water from the tunnel roof away from the punters underneath. A row of tall stainless steel brewing vessels all along the left hand side was something of a feature but this only added to the rather start industrial feel of the place. Seating here was very limited and you certainly did get the impression that you were just squeezed in to the corner of a warehouse, and the harsh acoustics only added to this creating a less than relaxing ambience. There was a small mezzanine level floor, but this appeared to be for storage only rather than additional seating.

The only real ale available was their own The Smoked Brown, although there were a number of keg options including The Bitter, The IPA, The Gose, The Porter, The Pale Ale and The Cream Ale. Overall this was not one of the better options on the mile, with little effort to provide any comfort for the customers and only one cask option available.

On 5th February 2020 - rating: 5
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Steve of N21 left this review about Anspach & Hobday

Anspach & Hobday have been brewing under the arches since they were set up in March 2014. It’s only a single unit without outside seating so cannot accommodate a great deal of people and as mentioned below does employ security to manage a queuing system during the busy times. Fortunately we got here fairly early on this Saturday afternoon and walked straight in.
Its Craft Keg only here and all eight of the taps behind the small serving area were in operation. I went for their 8.5% Stout Porter and bloody good it was too, which it needed to be at £3.50 for a half.
A pint of a below 6% beer will set you back £5.50 and a tasting flight of 3 1/3 glasses of any beer can be had for £6.
Like most of the arch bars and brewers its only open Friday to Sunday.

On 18th June 2019 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about Anspach & Hobday

Incredibly busy,in fact rammed, queuing outside with security allowing a few in at a time, I nearly decided to give it a miss but persevered and only had to wait 2 or three minutes to gain entry, I 'm glad I did as my Pale Ale was excellent despite the princely sum of £3.00 a half.

On 30th April 2017 - rating: 6
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London Bridge, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Wapping, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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5th Feb 2020, 14:36
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25th Jan 2020, 22:40
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