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Old Justice, Bermondsey

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This place is now a pub-cum-pizzeria called the Winnicott. Very nice pint of Adnams Ghost Ship.
se16teddy - 9 Oct 2015 14:18
Give My Regards To.....The Old Justce

I visited the Old Justice in 1992 with my family.
It was rather difficult to find, but.....than I found
the place where Paul McCartney had a short
visit in 1984 in the movie 'Give My Regards To
Broadstreet' ! All along from Holland I came to
The Long And Winding Road to this venue !
Just to taste some of the atmosphere to join
Paul and the old man with the monkey for a cup
of tea....A Beatles pilgrim's venue in London
again !!!!

[email protected]
fiat - 19 Dec 2010 22:11
Excellent food. Korean fare to be proud of I'd say. Uninspiring electric tap beers and average lagers, but have to say...quirky in its nature and pleasing in the summer.
julesjuggles - 8 Jul 2010 17:10
This pub is tucked away down a side street off Jamaica Rd leading down to the river. I thought that it was a small one-room pub, having not spotted the entrance to the back mentioned by Kake. Thus I didn’t get to see the barbeque “thingies” set into the tables, also mentioned by Kake, but I will probably resist the temptation of a return for that dubious pleasure, having used the things on a trip to Korea many years ago. Anyway, the front bar is very gloomy, plain and unremarkable. The small bar counter sports the usual forest of fizzy beer dispensers, but no handpumps. There are a few tables and chairs on the patio area at the front of the pub, occupied by half a dozen American tourists who must have taken a wrong turning at Tower Bridge. This place has no redeeming features as far as I could see, and without any real ale on offer I doubt whether I shall be back.
RexRattus - 22 Sep 2009 09:43
Love the character & the bar staff are really friendly

This is run by Kim who is from Korea and he's doing a good job there.

Spicy pork with rice was fab & they have a great choice of bangers & mash

First impressions I was a little unsure, but look past the rough endges and you might see what I do.

A great little boozer
Juan_Don_Key - 13 Jul 2009 14:30
Frankly bizarre - half pub and half Korean restaurant. Didn't try the food, but I don't rate the pub half too highly as there was a real ale drought.
pubcollector - 22 Feb 2009 19:01
The most disgusting fish and chips I've ever ordered.

I agree with mrse1, the place needs better management cos these people aint got a clue.

Never used to be this bad!!
cider_murray - 15 Sep 2008 16:29
To get to the back bar, you need to go out of the pub and around the side to the door there. They now have proper Korean barbecue thingies set into the tables in the back, and they also have some form of Korean alcohol that I am yet to properly investigate.

I agree that the front bar can be a bit lairy.
Kake - 2 Jul 2008 20:20
A rather grim establishment. No beer, booming music in the small bar area, which seems to be furnished with folding tables and tired green velour covered benches from an old Indian restaurant.
The (Korean?) barmaid spoke virtually no English, which lead to a mix up in the order so horrific, that I ended up drinking a pint of bitter shandy made with John Smiths.....(I am still searching my vocabulary to find the words to describe that particular horror.)

I like others, failed to spot the back bar....oh and the ladies toilets were ‘the worst I’ve ever seen’ to quote missus. Which if you consider I’ve dragged her to some iffy boozers in my time, must be worthy of some kind of award.

All of the above is a real shame, because the pub (with some tlc) could be nice little boozer and with proximity to the river, historic connections and decent local trade a real winner....but it aint.

mrse1 - 1 Jul 2008 14:55
Just heard this pub is being converted into a Korean restaurant.
beeronaut - 6 Sep 2006 11:49
8.3/10 according to the web site at the time. Riverside location, strong local competition - must be good I thought. Wrong! Admittedly we only visited the front bar and having read the previous review, maybe we should have ventured round the back however it was not immediately evident that there was another bar. First impressions were hardly inspiring and the first words spoken to us as we stood at the bar were “you’re not police or bailiffs are you?” – not a good start (I would mention that this was 2 female punters, not the staff!). The bar was shabby and not too much imagination has been put into making it comfortable or welcoming. A couple of signed football shirts (Arsenal and England) have pride of place but apart from that there is nothing in the bar to grab the attention other than its lack of inspiration. OK for Sky Sports on TV and there are a couple of games machines. The only hand pump bitter was off (not sure what it was) and one of the keg bitters was also unavailable leaving just John Smiths for the bitter drinkers. Guiness and Murphys available and the usual run of lagers/cider. Unaware that there was another bar, we left after 1 pint. I will return another day and see “the rest” of the pub and may hopefully give it a better recommendation but for now, I’m afraid I will have to put a dent in the 8.3.
RogerB - 13 Oct 2005 09:37
Don't be put off by the small front bar, it opens out in the back to a large saloon bar which does good Sunday roasts as previously mentioned. This pub was featured in the 'Sweeney' pilot episode 'Regan'.
beeronaut - 3 Jun 2005 23:20
This is the best pub in Bermondsey. Beer is great- excellent selection of wines, the food is fantastic and the bar staff are BRILLIANT, especially the girls!
anonymous - 24 Mar 2005 16:20
this pub is a great pub. fantastic food and sunday roast. but whatever you do, do not ride your bike home as i fell off mine drunk once and someone nicked my bike and left me in the middle of the road
anonymous - 16 Feb 2005 23:54
Great food at the bar on a sunday, loads of free sea food. Great sunday roast in the saloon bar. This is a propa old time Bermondsey pub. Watch out for a bald drunk man at the bar he is in there every night of the week a.k.a compo spam.
YUPPIE TED - 14 Feb 2005 17:09

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