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Southwark Tavern

Address: 22 Southwark Street, Borough Market, London SE1 1TU
Telephone: 020 7403 0257

Large single-roomed street-corner pub by Borough Market.

Southwark Tavern, Southwark

Southwark Tavern, Southwark

The pub seems to occupy a quarter of a circle and the bar is straight ahead when you enter, with seating areas all around. The tiled exterior and stained glass windows reveal that the pub has some history – probably with amrket traders from the nearby Borough Market.

Although aware of the Southwark Tavern for some time, my first visit was fairly recent as I was not aware they actually aware they sold any real ale. However, I was wrong and I’m pleased to report that there are six hand pumps selling a varied selection. You’ll not be surprised to hear that Doom Bar is usually present, but it was supplemented by Purity Mad Goose, Sambrooks Junction and three other interesting choices on my last visit. The beer I had tasted very good.

Food is available but I’ve not eaten here.

In the evenings the lights are very low so it can get a bit gloomy in the Southwark Tavern, and the music is very audible – so it might not be to everyone’s taste.

Wi-fi is available – ask at the bar.

Stained glass window at the Southwark Tavern, Southwark

Stained glass window at the Southwark Tavern, Southwark

Last visited: May 2014

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

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