It's entirely possible that I've hallucinated this, but a few weeks back I (am sure I) had a very pleasant night in a pub on Tabard St (opposite the take away pizza place Nr Long Lane - probably on the corner of Nebraska St).
Great pub, Harveys Bitter and the best cider I've had anywhere in SE1 (possible excption being the pub just on the left as you come over Tower Bridge going Sth).
Whilst the building is still there, and if you look through the windows it still looks like a pub inside, I cannot find out:
- what's this place's name? Does it have one?
- when does it open (as I've been by a couple of times since, hoping for a drink, and found it shut)?
Fantastic. Thanks. Will try the Xmas Ale once I hear my first jingle (probably sometime this month, then), and report back on whether it gives me the wings of a shamen, or just a nice night and a nasty morning after.
It's really heartening to know that two other people also believe that this pub both (a) exists, and (b) opens to the public once in a while.
The Royal Oak is probably the best pub in the area, It has everything a good pub should have: good beer, good cider (Thatcher's cider is sensational, you can buy bottles of their single varietal ciders in most supermarkets) and best of all, a good mix of people of all different ages and types. It's apity I'm not drinking at the moment.
All the above is true except for the bit about Thatcher's cider, it is great but they don't sell it, and it being the best pub in the area, I've changed my mind, I was in there last night and it wasn't that good. - Ah well...........
No, but the Stowford Press is lovely. At least as good as Thatchers (and not as strong).
Where do you think is the best pint of cider/best pub in SE1 then? (My only other vote is for the lovely cider in the pub just over tower bridge on the left - can't remember the name but before you get to the pommellers arms)