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The Hole In The Wall, Waterloo - pub details

Hole In The Wall
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Address: 5 Mepham St, London, SE1 8SQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 308) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Waterloo (0.1 miles), Lambeth North (0.4 miles), Southwark (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Waterloo (0.1 miles), London Waterloo East (0.1 miles), London Charing Cross (0.6 miles)

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Hard to know how to rate it now. It's an institution and used to drink here a lot but I tend to agree with AbeC and Beerpilgrim. Think it's crossed the line now in respect of service and generally dinginess/cleanliness.

Will still pop in for a pint if waiting for a train/meeting people for the station, but wouldn't stay beyond a pint now.
mike_s - 27 Jan 2016 15:47
Visited this pub for first time for several years. Beer good and reasonable price but service in small bar very slow, and a general feel of dinginess about the whole place.
Aztecgoat - 14 Nov 2015 21:38
Returned to the Hole in the Wall after a few years' absence yesterday. It's still as dingy as ever, but still has a range of ales - Greene King Abbot & IPA, Youngs Bitter & Special, Oxfordshire Triple B, Hogsback Tea, Nethergate Growler Bitter & Sharps Doom Bar. Although I'm not sure all were available. Rosies Pig was the cider. The first time I've sat in the front bar. This is decorated with many rugby shirts. Had a quick snack too, that did the trick. Very handy for Waterloo. But it's worth the extra effort to go to the Kings Arms.
blue_scrumpy - 18 May 2015 19:58
In view of my last posting, would someone who uses the HITW regularly like to let the manager know about it? Then perhaps something might happen!
beerpilgrim - 3 May 2015 15:27
Agree with the last posting. Went in yesterday. The beer was well kept, BUT:

The front steps, which are cracked, now seem to move dangerously under your feet.
No-one ever seems to serve in the front bar.
The outside area was littered with broken glass.
A lady buying crisps gave the money to a barmaid, who dropped it. Because she couldn't find it on the floor, she asked for it again. Needless to say, the lady declined. The barmaid then went off on one with her colleagues, who told her to get her act together.
I'm sure I recognised the graffiti in the Gents from last year.
The tables are always sticky.

This pub is a local institution, and handy for the station. It would be a shame if this noted decline continued. Please, Mr. (or Mrs. or Ms) Manager, read this, and get the pub back to how it once was. I have been going there since about 1994.

Thank you.

PS. I was only in there for 30 minutes! And all this was noted!
beerpilgrim - 3 May 2015 15:24

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