The Dover Castle, Borough

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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
This place fills a distinct niche in haven of quite decent pubs that is the Borough. For one thing, there's a hostel (with its own entrance), principally oriented towards backpackers, attached to the pub, while regular special deals on drinks for students attract the residents of nearby halls of residence. Somehow, though, the Dover Castle is too unpretentious to be semi-bohemian, despite the presence of stripped wood flooring, pale sofas, spot lighting and a DJ booth. The pub has a late licence ('til 1am on Mon - Wed, 'til 2am on Thurs - Sat), meaning that the place only really warms up later in the evening. But there's a decent array of drinks and a moderately laid-back vibe. If you're in Borough, and you want to go drinking surrounded by 20-year olds, this is probably the place for you.
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23 Sep 2013
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This is a terrible pub. Avoid at all costs. I tried it a couple of times and received terrible service and awful beer. It sometimes holds "student nights" when it excludes regulars. I urge people to walk around the corner and find much better and more welcoming bars.

Contact details
6a Great Dover Street, Borough, London, SE1 4XW
020 7357 8881
Opening times
Monday Noon-3AM
Tuesday Noon-3AM
Wednesday Noon-3AM
Thursday Noon-3AM
Friday Noon-3AM
Saturday Noon-3AM
Sunday Noon-Midnight
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Student night
Ladies night
Happy hour


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A friendly pub atmosphere with a great location. We are well know by students from all of the local universities. With a great selection of beers, ales and spirits and now cocktails. Come in and enjoy an ice cold beer, watch the match and enjoy friendly banter from our staff. Open every day from Noon to 3am apart from Sunday (Noon to Midnight) we offer you great service and a comfortable experience. If you're in Borough call in for one and experience us for yourself.

Detailed Description

Throughout the year we have selected events including live music on Thursdays and closer to Christmas and the University semester we offer a range of events from well know alcohol supplier such as Jagermeister and Captain Morgan. Keep an eye on our boards and ask our staff for more details