Picture of Wheatsheaf, SE1 9AA

Historical version 14 of Wheatsheaf, SE1 9AA (view current version)

Young's pub right next to Borough Market.

Note: The Wheatsheaf is due to be closed and (at least partially) demolished in January 2009, due to work associated with the Thameslink upgrade. Signs inside advertise a final closing party on 7 January, the last day of trading.

Inside, the decor is quite basic, with bare floorboards (and not in a gastropub way). There are maybe three or four tables, but it's mostly standing room only. There seem to be separate entrances for the public bar and the other side, but they connect to each other at the back. There's a dartboard at the back too.

Kake and friends visited on a Monday early evening in December 2008. All six handpumps (three on each bar) seemed to be on, with St Austell Tribute (£3.05/pint), Young's Winter Warmer, Young's Ordinary, Courage Best, and a couple of others. Rock music was playing, but relatively quietly. There were about 20 people in at 4:30pm, with a surge after work (5:30pm-ish) which quietened down again by 7pm.

They may serve food, but it's not clear at what times (the website has no further details of food).

See also:

Last visited by Kake and friends, 22 December 2008. Opening hours taken from Young's website, February 2008.
OS X co-ord: 532585 OS Y co-ord: 180197 (Latitude: 51.504650 Longitude: -0.089447)
This is version 14 (as of 2008-12-23 07:14:36). View current version. List all versions.