The Hoops Bar, Kennington
our final review
posted by sokolov on 14/10/2006
sokolov 28/2/2004 - previously rated: 2 pints. New review to come. This isn't so much a pub as a shrine to Celtic Football Club that sells beer and (pretty good) Guinness. Given the South London council estate locale it has a reasonably diverse clientele, but when even the carpets have the shamrock logo on them (good way to stop punters spilling things, we suppose) there's no escaping the football club. With walls full of pictures of Celtic heroes (and Michael Collins), graffiti in the Gents reading IRA, INLA and IRSP and songs making the highly-questionable assertion that "most of football's greats have passed through Parkhead's gates" the whole thing is so extravagantly over the top that we struggled to maintain a straight face.
No sign of life here.
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Bowling Green Street, Kennington, London, SE11 5BY
Turn left out of Oval Station and head up the main road. Turn left at the second main junction (Kennington Road) and left again onto Bowling Green Street. The pub is just on the corner, nestling under a tower block. From Kennington, turn left and head down Kennington Park Road. Cross the road and turn right up Kennington Road at the first main junction, then left onto Bowling Green Street.