Lord Clyde, Borough

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FAP Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Lord Clyde is a gem of a pub tucked away on what must be one of the tiniest (and now pedestrianised) streets in London. It's a welcoming place with friendly staff, a good atmosphere and a fine selection of real ales. An inn has stood on this site for almost 300 years and the current building is wonderfully preserved as rebuilt in 1913, featuring glazed tiles, wood panelling, brass fittings and long leather seats. The pub has been run by the Fitzpatrick family since 1956, and the landlady offers a menu of home-cooked English fare. If you need a literary incentive to come here, you might want to know that the Lord Clyde is located close to the original site of the Tabard Inn, where Chaucer's pilgrims started out towards Canterbury. The young Dickens also lodged nearby so that he could visit his father in the debtors prison at Marshalsea. At times this excellent boozer can a victim of its own success, with many more people flocking here, but in general we say: Get down here and see how things should be done.
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08 May 2016
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I likes this place. Good mixed crowd (including a party of vicars when I was last in!). Bit different from the standard suity fare elsewhere in the area. Real fire in winter. Sport screen neatly tucked away in a corner so you can escape if you wants to. Good beer.
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08 Aug 2010
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I really want to like this pub. Various guides love it; the comments are all positive; it has a fantastic interior; the recently extended outdoor area is pleasant; the landlady is friendly. Sadly though, the last couple of times I've been round for a pint, the beer has not been very fresh. Maybe I've been unlucky, but this has not been a 'five pint' experience for me.
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12 Feb 2009
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This is a great boozer. Stands apart from many of the specialist real ale pubs because doesn't ignore the regular crowd, rather it treats everyone as an equally valued customer. Just goes about its business of providing a pleasant atmosphere in which to drink a decent variety of well-kept beers and anything else you might fancy drinking. Never had a bad pint in here, always made to feel welcome and they serve the most generous light and bitters I've seen in many a year.

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27 Clennam Street, Borough, London, SE1 1ER
020 7407 3397

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