Address: 160 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LH
Telephone: 020 7401 3744
The Charles Dickens is a popular pub in the back streets of Southwark. It’s about 10 minutes walk from London Bridge stations or Borough tube station.
The bar is on the right as you enter the pub with seating surrounding it. On the left you can pass through another area into a large back room – favoured by diners. Out the back there is a small decked garden – although the view is not great.
Overall the rooms have a ‘boxey’ feel to them, but the Charles Dickens is a friendly and welcoming pub.
The building has obviously been a pub for a long time but it came on to the real ale radar in the late noughties with its adventurous selection of real ales. Generally these are well kept.
Food is available lunchtimes and evenings and the meal I ate here a while ago was pretty good.
The location of the Charles Dickens is not that close to other good pubs but I sometimes visit on a walk back to Waterloo station after some beers at the Royal Oak in Borough.
Free wi-fi is available so sometimes the Charles Dickens becomes my office too.
Last visited: May 2013
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Other Pubs in the London Bridge and Southwark Area
- Bunch of Grapes
- Founders Arms
- George Inn
- Horniman at Hays
- Horseshoe Inn
- Market Porter
- New Wheatsheaf
- Old Kings Head
- Old Thameside Inn
- Southwark Tavern
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