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Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey, SE1

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118 Druid Street
SE1
SE1 2HH
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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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Pub SignMan left this review about Anspach & Hobday

Originally opened as a joint venture with the Bullfinch Brewery, this is now solely operated by Anspach and Hobday, following the initial cessation of brewing by Bullfinch and their subsequent relocation to that other South London microbrewery hotspot - Herne Hill. We are left with another Bermondsey railway arch based microbrewery offering limited seating in one of the smaller premises on the Beer Mile. The usual canteen tables and benches fill most of the left hand side of the arch, with a simple servery set-up over to the right. A few upturned barrels allow for some vertical drinking within but lots of punters had spilled out onto the pavement which was guarded by a pissed off looking doorman. One couple even took their beers over to the benches outside the now closed Marquis of Wellington. There was quite a lively atmosphere both inside and out, as the day was drawing on and most punters were well into the crawl, but everyone was well behaved and the doorman didn't have much to do.
Eight Anspach and Hobday beers were available on keg from the taps behind the bar. I forget what I ordered, other than it was a dark beer and that it was delicious - is it just me, or do dark beers seem to retain their flavour better on keg than light hoppy beers?
This was a pretty decent effort, perhaps a bit too small to accommodate the number of people wanting to squeeze in, but welcoming enough. I ended up stood around outside, but feel I would've enjoyed the visit more had I been able to get a seat inside.
Open Friday 17:00 - 21:00, Saturday 11:00 - 17:00 and Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

On 20th October 2015 - rating: 6
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London Bridge, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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18th Jun 2019, 20:10
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
 
18th Jun 2019, 20:10
Review submitted by Steve of N21

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