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Address: by Platform 15, Victoria Station, London, SW1V 1JU [map] [gmap]

Nearest tube stations Victoria (0.1 miles), Sloane Square (0.6 miles), St James's Park (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations London Victoria (0 miles), Vauxhall (1.2 miles), Battersea Park (1.2 miles)

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user reviews of The Sloe Bar, Victoria Station

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Actually, I quite like this bar; for a couple of pints before I make my weary way home. To be sure, I never pay the full price here because I have a BITE Card. Now that is something!
Redmonkey - 18 Sep 2012 15:16
Popped in here the other day for the first time in ages. Been redecorated and has new name, same manager and just as polite and efficient as he has been in the past. Staff seem to struggle a bit with the language but still charming and efficient. Still one of the best incarnations of its type.

So, I can - and do - post positive comments!

One thing though and its nothing to do with this bar but the site in general and I can't seem to find a 'give us your comments link' anywhere so am putting it here. The site has gone right down hill. The random pub of the day looks to repeat around three pubs. The top twenty pubs are outscored by other pubs in the site so why are they in the top twenty. I'd say, use this site at your peril unless you already know the pub you are going to. Disappointing.

Dip dip - how the site has gone.

Pip - pipp - how I remain.
on_the_brightside - 31 Jan 2012 22:22
It's an ok place, when you take it for what it is; a station bar. A place to go to when waiting for a train.

I was in there a few weeks back for the first time in probably about 6 months (train delays agin!) & the woman behind the bar remembered me & was friendly. As 'on_the_brightside' said, it's never going to be someone's local, it's not even like you'd go out fo your way to go there...take it for what it is...
chalkey79 - 7 Dec 2010 14:41
I always maintain that someone who feels that strongly about a pub - or indeed anything for that matter - should be able and willing to come up with a critique that amounts to more than two words, or indeed one single insult in this case. However, whilst I think the earlier commemt of "just awful" probably wasn't deserved, I am finding it challenging to come up with anything particularly worthwhile or more positive to say about this establishment.
On the one hand it is standard, corporate, railway station material and us natives know not to expect more in this day and age. However, it remains a crying shame that because of its prominent location in a station of international custom, many foreigners might experience this dull-as-ditchwater and entirely pedestrain public convenience as their first pub in the UK, and for that it is unforgivable. Perfectly clean, efficient and well-positioned. Otherwise, bland, faux, over-priced and without any beer worthy of mention for those of us who have a decent palate.

Okay for a quick G 'n' T passing through having over-indulged in enough decent pubs elsewhere to a) not need any more beer and b) be too plastered to care about the price.

TWG - 7 Sep 2009 16:07
Just awful? Not at all - its a railway station bar, its not aiming to be CAMRA - or even a sensible - pub of the year. Its clean, its bright, its never too crowded. The staff are polite (if a bit lacking in English) and if you pop in reasonably regularly (i.e. waiting for buggered trains or simply unwinding after the office) then they tend to remember your tipple which isn't bad as it wll never be anyone's local.

One of the better incarnations of its type.

Pippity-pip
on_the_brightside - 16 Feb 2009 21:16

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