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Beer OK, atmosphere spoiled by large stag party with raucous singing etc who bar staff did noting to control
Aztecgoat - 4 Dec 2016 09:55
Not even really a proper pub. Bit of a hotel chain bar feel. Rude staff. Bad, expensive ale. Guess its location means it'll always get plenty of post-office drinkers, but there is no other reason to go here.
Beer_in_the_morning - 18 Sep 2012 22:23
Visited last night for an early retirement do. Nothing special about this place and dark, dingy and hot at the back end! It's a Greene King pub but I noticed Mean Time London Pale Ale, which didn't taste at all good so I switched to London Glory which was ok. Later on someone got me the Mean Time again by accident and it was lovely (assume a barrel change?) so I stuck with it. The spread of food was bland at best and the manageress rather surly and by my reckoning partial to munching on the odd rug...
beer_monster_smudge - 1 Sep 2011 08:45
A very average Pub with no character. But donít let that put you off. In an area where pretentious, cramped and expensive watering holes are the norm this is more reminiscent of the average high street bar, the drinks arenít cheap but not at ďCityĒ prices either. I have drunk here on and off for several years and in my opinion its the best of the three in this area. It had a partial refurb in January 2011. B+ for effort.
SirTricky - 24 Feb 2011 16:41
been closed since xmas!!!!!! refurb ?
bendyboo - 14 Jan 2011 20:01
Nice pub right next to London Bridge. Good selection of beers, plus they're not horribly expensive either. Food is pretty standard but good value and the service is quick and friendly.
Plenty of room in here, which makes a nice change - if you avoid the usual busy hours (noon to 2pm and 5-7pm) then you're pretty much guaranteed a seat.
Not a great deal of character, but a good choice for a Lunchtime pint.
Benny79 - 17 Jan 2010 20:54
This was one of the quieter pubs on my travels around the area, but it still took me a while to be served. One ale was off, but Sunchaser, Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen were available alongside Peroni and a selection of standard draught.

Itís a good sized pub and there were some decent old songs playing, which made a change from the Karaoke that other pubs in the area seemed to be hosting. There are a couple of plasma screens which show Sky Sports, but these were off as there was no sport on.

This place is nothing special, but I would have no problem with popping back in if passing.
Strongers - 25 Jun 2009 15:06
Predictable, average - but not really offensive. If you like rubbing shoulders with middle-aged middle-managers in Next suits swigging Greene King products at almost 4 quid a pop, knock yourself out.
Albert_Campion - 13 Nov 2008 18:01
I like this place. Airy and roomy and you can get a seat which can be hard in the surrounding pubs. Maybe lacking a bot of character, but that's not the end of the world...
iamspartacus - 22 Jul 2008 16:42
Looks like a bar from the outside, but inside it's an airy mediocre pub with wooden bar and quick, efficient service. Good convenient place to stop in for a drink, with Peroni on tap.
Greshon - 4 Mar 2008 15:08
This is a great place to go with team workmates. You can stand outside,(well you have to as it gets very crowded) and meet other city workers. The service was excellent and the beer (stella) was very good. We didn't get around to have any food, but Andrew munched through some packets of crisps.
teamscb - 9 Nov 2007 09:14
I used to drink in here occasionally when I used to work in the area and it was a Hogshead, but todayís visit was my first in a long time. Aside from a few minor changes (plasma screen on the wall), the interior hasnít changed a great deal. It still retains that wooden look and dull and bland feel of old. The staff are friendly, yet somewhat robotic and I got the untimely reminder of how dear it is in the area. To conclude, The Monument is a decent enough place for a drink or two after work, but really isnít a place to look out for otherwise.
HTM69 - 14 Aug 2006 22:04
Now called "The Monument".
apa - 27 Jul 2006 08:11
Another Hogshead/Greene King conversion, but this place is a bit more spacious and with a decent, long bar.

The interior is the bog-standard and the usual Greene King ales on, although the seasonal, citrusy Ale Fresco was an absolute delight. Alas my companion opted for this awful faddy Magners stuff (with added sulphates), which came in at almost a whopping £4. I love the fact it is served with ice: ďYes please barman, if you could water down my pint for me that would be great.Ē (Apologies, Iím a West Country boy used to proper scrumpy, so I am probably just being a bit prejudiced.)

Although when youíve seen one Greene King pub youíve pretty much seen Ďem al, they are at the higher end of the chain pub, er, chain.
AleKing - 19 Jul 2006 13:24
Not bad, considering. I Not my first choice but OK in an emergency. Hard floor and walls mean you can hear absolutely everybody in the room except the person next to you. Beer's OK.
Albert_Campion - 26 Jan 2006 21:25
I was quite pleasantly surprised. It's pretty big and though the staff could have been faster the service was OK. The food was the typical laminated-menu-chain-pub-plastic-burger bag o'shite but hey if it's 4 quid or whatever then you can't really argue. Fairly uninspired choice of beers, but at least they had London Pride which other than being slightly too warm was pretty good. Generally speaking, it's fine. Only problem is that there are a few far, far better options within about 5 minutes walk, so there's really no need to ever go back to this one.
MrLash - 7 Jan 2005 14:10
My mind is playing tricks on me cos I thought this used to be a great pub. But - with one exception - the bar staff were slow, the beer wasn't up too much, and the acoustics mean it's very noisy. Not helped by someone's desire to increasingly turn up the music. Why??!

Can do better! 4/10.
Darren in the City - 18 Jul 2003 09:41
Not a bad place. Can be a crush thanks to all the city types that use it.
Alistair - 29 Nov 2002 14:01

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