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Pub on [[Locale Lower Marsh|Lower Marsh]] near [[Waterloo Station]].
Pub on [[Locale Lower Marsh|Lower Marsh]] near [[Waterloo Station]]. It [http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9069 closed in late 2016], but [http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/210305/page=2 reopened by May 2017].
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It [http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9069 closed for redevelopment in late 2016], and [http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/210305/page=2 reopened under new management] by May 2017. While the pub had previously occupied both the ground and first floor, following this redevelopment it now only occupies the ground floor. (See <a href="http://london.randomness.org.uk/wiki.cgi?id=Camel_And_Artichoke%2C_SE1_7AE&version=9">older version of this page</a> for a pre-redevelopment description.)
We haven't visited since the closure and reopening, so some or all of the below may be out of date.
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It's a long, narrow room, stretching back from a modest street frontage, and made even narrower in the middle part by the bar that runs along one wall. Most of the seating is on high stools, but there's also a couple of padded sofas as well as three small normal-height tables opposite the bar. There's a beer garden out the back.
Previously known as the Elusive Camel, then as the Camel, and now as the Camel and Artichoke, this is a pub on [[Locale Lower Marsh|Lower Marsh]] near [[Waterloo Station]].
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Original art hangs on the walls, with price tags indicating it's all for sale; on our visit, this was by Marc Craig, well known locally for his murals in the Leake Street tunnel. Another point of interest is the diamond-shaped wooden panels on the bar, subtly reverse-embossed with alternating camels and artichokes.
It's on two levels, with a bar and some seating on the ground floor, and enormous leather sofas and a [http://www.bookcrossing.com/ Bookcrossing] bookshelf upstairs. The sofas can be booked, as (I think) can the whole of the upstairs room. Both upstairs and downstairs have flatscreen TVs. According to the interweb, there's a patio beer garden.
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[[Kake]] visited on a Wednesday lunchtime in November 2017. I was the first customer when I arrived at their opening time of noon, but two others arrived shortly afterwards. Music was playing (Absolute Radio), not too loud.
[[Kake]], [[Ewan]], and [[ilmari]] visited on a Monday evening in July 2008. The only real ales available were Abbot Ale (&pound;2.95/pint) and Greene King IPA (note however that an article in the April/May 2009 London Drinker magazine states that they now have Sambrook's Wandle on permanently).
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Two of the three handpumps were on, clipped for Marstons EPA and Wychwood Hobgoblin. A pint of lime and soda was a rather steep &pound;2.40; this was probably partly because the soda was from a litre bottle rather than a gun, but it would have been nice to have some warning.
The flatscreen downstairs was showing sport, but the one upstairs was switched off. Music was playing both upstairs and downstairs, just on the edge of being too loud - and, annoyingly, it was a CD on repeat; Kake heard the same song three times (Google suggests it may have been a Mark Ronson album).
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The pub has no kitchen, due to the loss of the first floor, but as of November 2017 they're happy for people to bring in food from the market stalls on Lower Marsh.
Food is served noon-9:30pm Monday to Saturday, according to a blackboard seen outside in October 2009. It's standard pub food, with mains priced between &pound;6.25 (mushroom stroganoff) and &pound;7 (e.g. sausages and mash, beef or veg lasagne, chicken curry and rice), burgers at &pound;7-7.50, filled jacket potatoes at &pound;5, and baguettes/ciabatta with chips and salad at &pound;5.50; see [http://flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/2680556941/sizes/l/ photo of the menu as of July 2008].
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Accessibility: A small step to get in, and another larger one to get to the bar. No further steps to ladies but door very heavy. Three or four more steps to garden.

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* [https://whatpub.com/pubs/SEL/10525/ WhatPub entry]
* [https://www.view.co.uk/london/v/camel-and-artichoke#reviews ViewLondon review]
* [http://www.beerintheevening.
com/pubs/comments.shtml/414/ Beer In The Evening comments]
* [https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/the-camel-and-artichoke-london Yelp comments
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<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], November 2017.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Kake]], [[Ewan]], and [[ilmari]], July 2008.</div>
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Pub on Lower Marsh near Waterloo Station. It closed in late 2016, but reopened by May 2017.

We haven't visited since the closure and reopening, so some or all of the below may be out of date.

Previously known as the Elusive Camel, then as the Camel, and now as the Camel and Artichoke, this is a pub on Lower Marsh near Waterloo Station.

It's on two levels, with a bar and some seating on the ground floor, and enormous leather sofas and a Bookcrossing bookshelf upstairs. The sofas can be booked, as (I think) can the whole of the upstairs room. Both upstairs and downstairs have flatscreen TVs. According to the interweb, there's a patio beer garden.

Kake, Ewan, and ilmari visited on a Monday evening in July 2008. The only real ales available were Abbot Ale (£2.95/pint) and Greene King IPA (note however that an article in the April/May 2009 London Drinker magazine states that they now have Sambrook's Wandle on permanently).

The flatscreen downstairs was showing sport, but the one upstairs was switched off. Music was playing both upstairs and downstairs, just on the edge of being too loud - and, annoyingly, it was a CD on repeat; Kake heard the same song three times (Google suggests it may have been a Mark Ronson album).

Food is served noon-9:30pm Monday to Saturday, according to a blackboard seen outside in October 2009. It's standard pub food, with mains priced between £6.25 (mushroom stroganoff) and £7 (e.g. sausages and mash, beef or veg lasagne, chicken curry and rice), burgers at £7-7.50, filled jacket potatoes at £5, and baguettes/ciabatta with chips and salad at £5.50; see photo of the menu as of July 2008.

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Last visited by Kake, Ewan, and ilmari, July 2008.

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