Southwark Tavern, Borough

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
Victorian outside, predominately 1930s and later inside, the Southwark Tavern is a large pub prominently located on the periphery of Borough Market. The ground floor bar is a typical mix-and-match furniture affair, with a central bar serving a wide range of ales and a also good few Continentals (e.g. Leffe, Hoegaarden, Fruli) on tap. There's wine and spirits (with a 10 per bottle deal on wines on Mondays) if beer doesn't take your fancy and plenty of food. The Debtors bar downstairs has all sorts of nooks and crannies where you can hide away for those more intimate moments and it's also the location for a popular quiz on Tuesdays. It usually gets pretty crowded immediately afterwork and you can also find it open early in the day (weekdays - it's not usually open at weekends) to cater for the market crowd. A late license tops of this decent pub.
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16 Dec 2011
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Good ale selection and well kept to boot, but the service was painfully slow and random. Food looked in good nick.
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05 Sep 2010
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There is no first come first served at the bar, you will get passed over for any high value returning round - despicably rude behaviour. Shoddily run bar.
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08 Aug 2010
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Bit of an oddity in some ways - it doesn't feel like the most salubrious pub in the area, but the beer is always excellent. It has a great range of guest ales, without feeling quite as 'novelty' as the Market Porter, and its popularity is well deserved. The main drawback is that it needs to employ at least one more member of bar staff. Oh, and - contrary to the review - it is open at the weekends.

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22 Southwark Street, Borough, London, SE1 1TU
020 7403 0257
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