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A slightly scruffy but not unpleasant pub near London Bridge.

There's a small amount of seating outside, as long as you don't mind the traffic on Tooley Street. It also has a function room upstairs, according to a sign seen outside in November 2007. There's plenty of seating downstairs, around a large central island bar. However, on a Friday evening after work it gets predictably busy and was difficult even to approach the bar let alone get a table.

There are several handpulls for ale at the bar. As of September 2007, Strongbow was £3.10/pint, and Adnam's Bitter £2.80.

Food is served noon-3pm and 5pm-9pm according to a blackboard seen outside in early 2007; don't know if this is every day, though (Kake saw it on a Tuesday). To add to the confusion, another sign spotted in August 2007 gave the food times as noon-2:30pm Monday to Friday, and noon-4pm Saturday and Sunday photo.

On a November 2010 visit, bob's scampi and chips (£9) was fine but a bit overpriced. A pint of lemonade and lime was £2.50.

Accessibility: Small step to get in, most of the rest of the pub on the same level except the ladies' loos, which are up a flight of stairs with two bends and a handrail.

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Last visited by bob, 3 November 2010. Opening hours taken from Time Out website, April 2008.

GPS data collected by Kake on a Garmin eTrex, 20 March 2007, and released into the public domain: OSGB 533115, 180178, on the pavement outside.

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