The Charles Dickens, Southwark

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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
It's safe to say Charles Dickens liked a drink and this eponymous, traditionally-minded local has the charm and character of a pub that we feel he would have felt quite at home in. The decor is somewhat woody, but there is plenty of space (even though it looks smaller from the outside). It ticks the right boxes: there's a fine range of real ales on tap, the food is decent, traditional, cheap pub nosh and the staff are friendly and service is quick. A mix of locals, students and office workers are share drinking space here, and it makes for a pub with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There's a tad more tension in the air on a Wednesday, when one of our favourite quiz nights south of the river takes place. All in all, the Charles Dickens is a compact, friendly boozer which we only wish more pubs were like. To paraphrase that Dickensian orphan boy: can we have some more of these, please?
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26 Apr 2009
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Maybe went on an off Sunday, but not a good roast. Cheap, but was served tiny splinters of brown chicken meat (time was 13:30) and the Yorkshire came from a freezer.
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01 Mar 2009
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Visted this pub one Sunday, not many people in there at this time. Friendly staff, and the Sunday Roast was one of the best I have tasted for a long time, will defintley be paying another visit.

Sharon

Anerley

Contact details
160 Union Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0LH
020 7401 3744
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Quiz night - quiz night Wednesday

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