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Hand and Marigold, Bermondsey

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user reviews of the Hand and Marigold, Bermondsey

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The main downside of The Marigold, for me, is that the regular barflies like the sound of their own voices (bad languange is not an optional extra) too much and assume that others will too.

The main plus side is that it never seems to get busy, so it is our default boozer when everywhere else is busy. While this may seem like a backhanded compliment, we often enjoy our visits to The Marigold. It's a shame their solitary cask beer comes from the Greene King range, therefore it is often bland. But maybe that's appropriate....
vicpark - 14 Jan 2014 11:03
As has been said before, a really good mix of old school Bermondsey characters and professionals in their thirties in suits Good atmosphere, mood lighting cheap prices and a cracking pint of Guinness. Will return.
AlistairVonLion - 15 Aug 2013 14:41
Very friendly, traditional community pub. Mixed crowd on a Tuesday night. Good pibt of Caley Flyibg Scotsman, the sole, changing guest.jI
curioushistory - 10 Apr 2012 20:54
This pub now serves real ale, and has done for several weeks.
They only have one hand pump, but it changes beer weekly.
They have a Wii in the corner, fruit machines, poker machine, two Sky TVs, a dart board, and a Juke Box.
They have a good social atmosphere, with a football team, and low stakes Champions League Poker on Thursday nights.

I like the place, and even though I live over a mile away, and there are other pubs nearer, The Hand and Marigold has become by local.
JonRobinson - 8 May 2009 13:21
Decent Bermondsey hostelry. No real ale.

Friendly enough.
terenced - 12 Dec 2008 12:17
The Marigold has only recently been renovated and it has made a big difference to its appearence. They have pulled up the carpet and removed the pool table, polished the floor boards and changed the bar. In all it now feels more open an brighter without loosing all its traditional pub charm. It has not become a "trendy" pub by now means. The staff and clientele are plesant but it is still only draught beer on tap, no real ale. If you have visited this pub before then I recommend having a look again. With Sky sports, board games, a wii in the corner and poker thursday nights it really is a good place to go for a quiet beer.
MalcOz - 7 Oct 2008 13:32
Small street-corner pub straddling the border of 'renovated, within a spit of London Bridge station, populated by young professionals' Bermondsey and old-style Bermondsey; this one appeals more to the latter and has all that you'd expect from such a pub - a regular clientele, affordable pints (keg only, no handpull as of 2 weeks ago) and Sky sports. For the former, the nearby Garrison, Woolpack or Hartley may be a better bet.
It's also clean and, on my last visit, the regulars were friendly enough (I think it may have icked up some trade from the demolished-for-flats White Bear). A solid 6/10, would gladly add another 2 for better beer choice.
pablos13 - 31 Dec 2007 14:06
This seems to be a comfortable enough pub for residents of the local council estates. Otherwise you get strange looks translating to "what are you doing in my lounge?".
Chav_man - 19 Apr 2006 09:43
hi there to anybody out there!!I am looking for my dad I'm not sure if he managed this pub or not about 9 years ago . His name is John Alexanda Mclean and he is an irishman. The last i see him he was managing a pub in bermondsey and i cant remember what it was called. I can remember twin sisters drinking in the pub that were good friends with him. Please if anybody has any information please email me Thankyou .Marie Gibson (nee McLean )
mariejane - 8 Aug 2005 23:25
Very bad service, the staff were very extremely indifferent towards us. Beer was OK, but was not a nice atmosphere. I asked one Irish lady for some change for the pool table and she looked at me as if I was something she had scraped off her shoe.
A couple the customers seemed to be on something. I will not be vising there again.
beany74 - 18 Feb 2005 00:22

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