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Royal Standard
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Address: 44, Vanbrugh Park, London, SE3 7JQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2162) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Westcombe Park (0.5 miles), Maze Hill (0.8 miles), Blackheath (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.7/10 (rated by 44 users)
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Located on the Vanburgh Park roundabout, no nearby train station but on numberous bus routes so can be reach from all over SE London. Had a pint of London Pride at £4.10 and was superb - one of the best I've ever had outside Fullers own pubs. Ordered a Ghost Ship to see if that was as top quality but it wasn't on. Staff did remove beer pump afterwards. Gastropub, Egg and Chips for £9.75. An Avocado burger costs £12.50. Mix of age ranges/groups. Free Wi-Fi.
Remember thinking that the gents toilets had obviously been designed/decorated by a woman.
southlondonbeero - 20 Nov 2016 11:39
Really enjoyed this place when popping in for a quick bite and a pint on a Wednesday lunchtime. As per a few other reviews the bar staff weren't particularly welcoming but otherwise this is a great pub. Handsomely overlooks the road, two decent outside areas to sit in and the food and beer were of a high quality. Not an area I know well or visit often but I would definitely return and recommend it to others.
AlistairVonLion - 3 Oct 2016 20:39
It seems the staff still haven't improved since my last visit.

Arrived and went to the bar; no staff actually at bar serving; long haired beardy manager stood at corner, clearly more interested in chatting to his mates than serving customers; eventually a girl turns up behind the bar, but rather than look for customers to serve, decides to have a chat with someone she knew at the end of the bar; ended up leaving 5 minutes after walking in having not so much as got within touching distance of a beer.

Much better pubs close by.
Se3 - 16 Jun 2016 16:40
have been here several times over the years. mainly after an evening match at the valley.

they have recently done it up. quite a bit has changed. still not brilliant. before it was a pretty average large sports pub. Now it's kind of like an average Blackheath style gastro pub with quirky decor. Lots of 50s fashioned adverts occupy the walls. old marmite and coca cola ads.

there is one part of the bar where there must of been a difference of taste when it comes to furniture so as a compromise they ordered every type of chair and table going, problem is none of them look that comfortable. especially the stools facing the wall. why not have them at the bar I don't know.

the other areas of the pub are a bit less hectic with furniture and is similar to what it was like before. just cleaner and less mice running around.

the drinks are ok. Camden hells and London lager should give you an idea on what kind of pub they are. lots of shiny pumps, lots of choice, most you haven't heard off, and all at a high end of price.
when I was in there 4 beers were on. I had the ghost ship which is a fav of mine.

The loos have improved drastically. instead of there being several urinals out of action with black bin bags covering them up it now actually has the plumbing in working order.

Out the front they have really pushed what makes this pub attractive. the building itself. with bright spotlights and a lick of paint they have made it a real standout.

I used to call the pub the sub standard (as you can tell I'm a funny guy) now its just become the standard. which is an improvement at least.


donetomuch - 26 Oct 2015 14:29
Since refurbishment the Standard certainly looks and feels more comfortable, although this is reflected in the price increases seen. The number of ales on has not changed, however there is a wider range of lagers and 'craft' beers. However the problem is the staff, who seem to have no experience of running a bar; I can just about put up with regularly having to ask for my pint to be topped up, but find it unacceptable to be continually ignored at the bar by staff who are unable to look at any other part of the bar than where they were last stood; tonight, not for the first time with this pub, I decided to leave (when quite happily settled for a few pints) rather than have to fight to part with my money in this establishment.
Se3 - 23 Oct 2015 20:32

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