The Britannia is a charming and sympathetically renovated pub around the back of Guy's Hospital. Despite the stripped floorboards, a couch or two and a scattering of statuettes (including Betty Boop), this still feels like a proper pub. Good lighting, quality music and great service are the first things which grab your attention, but the positives don't end here. Accompanying the reasonable choice of ale on tap and some decent grub is a simply staggering list of whiskies. We know a number of pubs in London offer a good selection of whiskies, but the blackboards here indicate that more than 100 whiskies are on offer - which is a lot, this far south of the border. Despite Borough not being short on excellent places to drink, this relaxed and cosy pub is still one of the better in the area and happily fulfils the description of 'hidden gem'. Oh, and rumours of the pub being sold are greatly exaggerated - we're told they plan to be around a long time yet!
Review: 11 out of 12 people found this review helpful
07 Aug 2012
Great pub, definitley exceeded what were probably quite low expectations of this back street pub. Must be one of the greatest whisky selections in London. A real stroke of luck that we stopped here as we were too hungry to search any further for food. Its nice to find a place that seems to take pride in serving quality food, these home made burgers must be tried. Shame they didn't have more than 2 real ales on offer otherwise would have been a 5 out of 5, great looking pub, and very friendly and helpful staff!
44 Kipling Street, Borough, London, SE1 3RU
020 7403 1030
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