Stanley Arms, SE16 2ET

An old-fashioned boozer on [Southwark Park]? Road in Bermondsey, one of a dwindling number in these parts.

Whatever preconceptions people may hold about pubs in South-East London certainly don't apply here. This place is extremely clean, with well-kept carpets and fittings, fresh paint on the walls and ceilings, and a long bar with brass railing running along it. Service from the landlady was chatty and friendly on Ewan and Kake's late-night visit in June 2009, and even close to closing time there were still a few relaxed groups of locals lingering about the place.

The decor is simple, with a horseshoe bar in the centre with stools along it, and table seating around the outside.

A standard range of draught lagers are available at the bar, including a Portuguese lager called Sagres, and Strongbow cider. There are no handpulls, but keg Courage Best. They also had a keg tap for Theakston's Mild (though this was covered up on our visit).

On another visit by Kake in April 2011, a half of lime and soda was a rather steep £1.90, mainly because they only do soda in bottles rather than on draught.

Accessibility: Step-free at one entrance, a couple of steps at the other. However, as of April 2011 the step-free entrance is out of use.

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Last visited by Kake, April 2011.

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