St. James Tavern, Bermondsey
In the wilderness of Bermondsey, the St. James Tavern looked inviting. An old Victorian place, it was possible to see the 1970s gantried bar within and on an crisp autumnal night, it seemed to fit the bill for a quick pint. Sadly all enthusiasm dried up when we entered. It became quickly clear this is a local's place. The friendly barmaid quickly took our orders and delivered well-kept Pedigree from the only tap on the bar. We'd rather pubs had only one good beer on than several taps with beer that isn't looked after. All in all, it's a fairly local local but it was pleasant enough. We're guessing from the signs about children it gets pretty rowdy at weekend - which combined with the old fashioned fish stall out front means a grand day out for all concerned. Welcome improvement for this charming back street boozer.
72 St James Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4QZ
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How to find the St. James Tavern pub
From Bermondsey tube, exit left and after a few minutes, turn left again onto St James Road. The pub is a short way down on the right.