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Address: 23 Baylis Road, London, SE1 7AY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1096) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Lambeth North (0.2 miles), Waterloo (0.3 miles), Southwark (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Waterloo (0.2 miles), London Waterloo East (0.3 miles), Elephant & Castle (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 58 users)
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Utterly ruined now it's been taken over by the trendies. My two mates prefer it now but it has none of the charm of the old place. What is wrong with this Country?!
TommyRogers1979 - 29 Aug 2016 21:38
Converted from a proper pub frequented by locals this pub now clearly aims to attract hipsters and "young professionals" - anyone but pub-goers in fact.

Yesterday I made my 4th (and final) visit to the pub since its refurbishment and events followed the normal pattern. As it was early evening (16.20) I was routinely ignored by the 5 bar staff, only 1 of whom seemed to realise that their natural habitat is in fact behind the bar and not polishing cutlery. As the person behind the bar was on the phone, I waited for 2 minutes for one of the others to notice me and then, in exchange for my hard-earned £4, was given a pint glass of Zephyr with a head of at least a full inch, the top of which still failed to reach the rim of the glass. When I asked for it to be topped up, the barmaid clearly decided she was dealing with a pedant and wearily added some more Zephyr, presenting me with a glass that was at least full but this time with a half-inch head.

My repeated request for another top-up was met with the statement, "Beer's meant to be served with a full head" to which I expressed a preference for drinking beer rather than air. Although I eventually got a full pint of admittedly very good beer I fail to see why I should have to listen to such patronising drivel from someone who's been breathing oxygen for less than half the time I've been drinking beer as part of the process of negotiating for a full pint.

I don't know whom the new owners are trying to attract but it's clearly not beer-drinkers. And, by the way, if you're going to spend big bucks on décor and signage, learn to spell first. The plural of "loo" is not "loo's"! NOT going back!!!
SickOfHipsters - 10 Aug 2016 19:56
This is now called Duke of Sussex Hotel. I think that the famous Dave has moved on probably to focus more attention to his duties to the EDL lol

Pub has been all gastrified and both barmaid were well spoken. They even have stupid spade handles on the hand pulls. What's wrong with the usual sort...

I quite liked the look of the Meantime Yakima Red however, I'm not on a stockbrokers salary so decided against considering it cost well over £5.00 a pint.

Ended up going for a Truman's Zephyr which tasted fine but at £4.00 was still too pricey in my opinion even for the area.

Got a spot out the front. Not the most scenic place for a gargle however, you can look onto the Waterloo Millennium Green if you wish.

May go back there so day but more than likely won't!
BeerGutt - 16 Jul 2016 14:10
This is a very strange place this pub with a weird governor named Dave. This pub is a great surprise for all those who dare to enter it. Gloomy, old interiors with some distasteful deco - you don't know whether to love it or hate it. Strange customers, strange atmosphere. You may enjoy this place on one condition - you need to be drunk and it has to be a Friday/Saturday night when there are some atrocious karaoke performances. Generally speaking it is a pretty boring and depressing place to be. The area where the pub is located is ugly and might not be very safe in the evening or at night. This is a good place for bigoted people to visit though as local black residents tend to avoid this pub. Dave - the living in governor is a great fan of karaoke and likes to sing himself. He's not a bad singer for an amateur to be quite truthful - you have to give him that. When he talks and he likes to talk a lot, he sounds quite like Terry Venables and he even looks a bit like him - same voice and same cockney accent. He's been around so he's got few stories to tell. Ordering food if there is any on the menu at the time is not a great idea. This pub has never been known for good catering. If you are hungry, take my advice and go somewhere else. Be careful with real ales there as they might be of some bad quality at times. Do not be afraid to complain and do not care about Dave's (the governor's) attitude. This pub is not on my list of favourites. Been there few times and that's enough.
Markoo - 22 Nov 2015 10:52
Great old mans boozer, good ales, friendly staff and good outside seating. Will definitely return!
TommyRogers1979 - 26 May 2015 22:42

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