Mad Hatter, SE1 9NY
- 020 7401 9222
- 3-7 Stamford Street, SE1 9NY
- 11am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
Inside it's a very large space, with several hefty tables along the front of the building, and in booths along the side opposite the bar (each of which would seat 4-6 people easily), as well as another extensive room to the rear of the bar.
Beers available are London Pride (£2.80), ESB, Discovery and Chiswick, as well as seasonals (London Porter on one visit, Jack Frost during winter). The pints are decent, and well-kept.
bob first visited on a Thursday evening in June 2008 at about 10pm; there was only a smattering of customers. bob, Kake, and several others visited again on a Thursday evening in November 2008, but this time the place was packed. They were having a Victorian theme evening: there were singing Pearly Kings and Queens (and one Prince) from Newham, Highgate, Finsbury, Crystal Palace, and other places. The staff were all dressed up too. They also put on a Victorian food menu, and brought samples of it around for people to try.
According to the Fuller's website, food is served 7am-9:30am and noon-9pm Monday to Friday, 8am-10am and noon-9pm Saturday, and 8am-10:30am and noon-9pm Sunday. However, a board seen outside in November 2008 advertised breakfast from 7am-9:30am, brunch from 10am-noon, and main menu from noon-9pm. Ewan sampled the menu in February 2009. Their pie selection is fairly extensive, and there are two vegetarian options (one with black eyed beans), so Ewan went for the sweet potato, spinach & leek pie (£8.75). It came fully encased in crust on a plate including winter vegetables, and a creamy mash (an option was given when ordering to have mash, new potatoes, or chips). Gravy came in a bowl on the side. In all, a very reasonable pie indeed, tasty and filling.
- Fuller's website
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