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St Georges Tavern (The Caxton), Wapping

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user reviews of St Georges Tavern (The Caxton), Wapping

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Met a right auld slapper in here a few weeks ago.A red head by the name of Rebekha.She'd missed the last helicopter home to Chipping Norton, so she said.Classy broad.
Tramadolkid - 17 Jul 2011 21:57
As dingy and run down as it was 6 years ago but there's no getting away from the Highway roaring on the doorstep. Nothing special about the beer, staff or food.
danrkelly - 3 Jun 2008 18:35
There is not much going for The Caxton. Its location next to an arterial road is ghastly; it has little natural light; the staff can be brusque; the furniture appears to have been sourced from a police auction; the hand dryer in the gents hasn't worked for years; the Thai food at lunchtime is at best forgettable; and the beer is frequently off.

On the bright side, it is rarely overcrowded, its heart is more or less in the right place, it stays open till 4am and it is about 200 yards from my office.

pouletnoir - 14 May 2008 19:01
yeah aint been in their since last year
weird opening hours think it opens at 4am some nights
that might explain why they dont bother with the interior
have heard the barmaids are lovely
might pop in when 6 pints down

anonymous - 29 Nov 2006 12:31
A bit of a dump, but the current Eastern European staff are friendly [whereas the previous lot were awful and stole things] and it's the best pub in the area. Still a pretty bad place though.
anonymous - 4 May 2006 17:47
The only good thing about the Caxton is it opens at 4am so you can get a quiet drink on your way home from a good bar or club! In daylight it is a smelly, horrible, expensive mishmash of a pub that could do with a renovation and a can of air freshener.
aussieinlondon - 20 Apr 2006 01:26
Used to be the only pub on the Highway for a while until the rose reopened. Has really gone down hill. Has a happy hour from 6-7 weekdays, which is it's only redeeming feature. Stalf, though friendly and very pretty, have poor English and as a result service is slow and bunggled. Don't ask for anything complicated, be ready to be served the wrong drink. Don't order food! Does not accept cards, though they have a cash machine that charges. Use the petrol station garage across the road for cash, though be careful crossing the Highway when drunk. If you walk past it and fancy a drink carry on walking for 2 mins till you get to the Rose and drink there.
king_rollo - 19 Apr 2006 12:00
Sorry, I agree with the miseries below. Worst pint of Guinness I've ever been served -- most of it froth, poured down the outside of the glass.

And the place looks like a second-hand funiture store.

Having said that, there's little decent competition around. Forget the Safeway Arms (Thomas More) and -- if you have the time -- head for the Turners Old Star in Wapping.
chopemoff - 7 Aug 2005 19:12
Always found the continental bar staff in here to be pleasant & smiley (apart from one maybe). Ignore the misery's review below, they've probably come in from the provinces (Bexley) and don't know any better. Worst thing about this pub is the busy road outside.
danrkelly - 14 Apr 2005 10:52
The worst service of any pub within a 10-mile radius. The East European bar staff serve you drinks at random and clearly resent you having the audacity to drink during their work hours. They seem to have stolen some second, if not third-hand sofas for the main bar - which resembles a student doss-house.
Hammered - 19 Jan 2005 23:12
Poor ale and poor service. Takes the Polish staff longer to understand your order than it does to drain your tipple.
Dark, smokey and if you want change for cig machine or fruity . . . don't ask behind the bar as they won't give it to you. Staff are also very rude when you give them a 20 note.
Instead of having a drink in the Cacko, try playing in the middle of the highway just outside the pub door . . . it'll be a lot more fun!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. If you want soda in anything . . . ask for cider. If you want a pint of cider, ask for a Gin 'N Tonic . . . gets things done so much quicker!
DM - 9 Oct 2004 12:45
Good cheap pub grub at lunch. Bit smokey but entertaining due to the odd great ass behind the bar and lots of fools from the Times and NewsInt next door. Large comfy area upstairs good but looks like Hatfields of Colchester or similar.
Dan - 5 Oct 2004 13:05

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