What's The Best Pub In Borough And Southwark?

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What's The Best Pub In Borough And Southwark?


Every month, we ask readers to vote for their favourite pubs in a particular part of town, then we follow up with a pub crawl round the winning venues. The results are enshrined in our ever-growing Best Pubs In London microsite.

Believe it or not, after three years of this, we've never had a poll for Borough and Southwark, which is undoubtedly one of the best areas in town for a pub crawl. We need you to tell us your favourite pubs in the area.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Let us know (in the comments below, on Facebook, or by tweeting #BestSouthwarkPub) your favourite pubs in the area.
  2. We’ll tally up the votes on Monday and publish the results.
  3. We’ll then arrange a pub crawl around the most popular choices. You’re welcome to join us.
  4. You can nominate anywhere that might generally be considered reasonable on a Borough/Southwark pub crawl. We’re not going to define a boundary — just use common sense. (Though, note that we're not casting the net as wide as the whole Borough of Southwark, just the historic areas close to the river.
  5. By ‘pubs’, we’re using a shorthand — you can also vote for bars with some kind of pubbish character.
  6. You can nominate more than one place. All nominations count as one vote, whether you rank them or not. Likes on Facebook and retweets of someone else’s vote are also counted as new votes.
  7. Venues should be open to the public with no pre-booking, entry fee or membership required.

So, where shall we go?

Londonist Pub Crawls

A list of previous areas and themes that we’ve put to public vote.

Last Updated 03 February 2015

Paul Harvey

The Beehive on Carter Street - http://www.thebeehivebar.co.uk...


Kings Arms on Roupell St

CJ Yaxley

The Rake by a counrty mile!

Richard Trenholm

The Lord Nelson by a long chalk - amazing burgers, great atmosphere, friendly staff, the works

tim dunn

Lord Clyde off Southwark Bridge Road by Mint Street Park. Ace little edwardian boozer. Proper "How we used to live" style place with overhead glass shelf, ales and cheap food with decent sausage sandwiches. They even serve toast.




The Gladstone Arms http://www.thegladpub.com


The Miller! It's a brilliant pub, friendly staff, pool table and they have delicious pizzas.

Tom Bolton

Can't believe no-one's mentioned the Royal Oak yet. The finest steak and kidney pudding available, and the full range of Harveys. The Charles Dickens on Union Street is also excellent.


The George Inn, The Anchor & Hope, or the Bunch of Grapes


The Gladstone Arms

Lindsey Berthoud

Kings Arms Newcomen Street


The Sheaf on Southwark Street


The Lord Nelson, 100%. Great food, very relaxed. Best pub in London, let alone Southwark.


The Boot and Flogger - oldest Davy's around I believe http://www.davy.co.uk/bootandf...

James Guppy

The Royal Oak by a country mile...


The Glad...


Dean Swift is a hidden gem #BestSouthwarkPub


I drink a lot round there, so some difficult decisions to be made. My top 3:
1) The Glad (Lant Street)
2) The Rake (Winchester Walk)
3) The Roebuck (Great Dover Street)


The Barrowboy & Banker


1 Union Jack
2 Gladstone
3 Royal Oak


The Gladstone on Lant Street

Greg Tingey

The Royal Oak Tabard Street
Oh & I refuse, point-blank to go anbywhere near arsebook ....


Royal Oak, end of.

Andy K

Royal Oak OBVIOUSLY. The Rose, round the back of Guy's Hospital re-opened recently and is very nice indeed.

The Rake's staff are too arsey to have it included I think.

Bermondsey James

The Royal Oak on Tabard St, by miles. Simon the Tanner on Long Lane. The Rose on Snowsfields. The Market Porter on Stoney St. And one minus one for The Miller!


Royal Oak, The Ship, The Libertine (does a good pizza) and Southwark Playhouse have a good bar. Simon the Tanner, Roebuck - nice but bar staff bit iffy, Red Lion, though possibly just over the border in Kennington...


The Gladstone


The Goldsmith on Southwark Bridge Road is the best pub in Southwark / Borough by far. It's a few minutes walk from the beaten track, but so well worth it. Amazing food, wine list, and great beer. And the staff are very nice too!


The Goldsmith is my choice, good service, food and selections of beer. Friendly staff!

G Love

The Goldsmith, Southwark Bridge Rd....definitely!

Colour kitty

I love the Goldsmith on Southwark Bridge Road. Fab food and brilliant staff.


The Gold Smith on Southwark Bridge Road is my favourite! Looks gorgeous too. A great place to meet friends for drinks and delicious food.

Cathy Bradley

Gold Smith on Southwark Bridge Road, fantastic food, great staff and lovely atmosphere. There is a function room and they also have a wedding licence :-)


The Goldsmith - fantastic pub


Love The Lord Clyde but love love love The Goldsmith Arms.


The Goldsmith Pub and Dining Room is the best!

Southbank girl

The Goldsmith
Brilliant Sunday roast and ales. Dog friendly too


Belushi's is best bar in the area and St Christopher's inn is the best pub

Huge London Fan

The Wheat Sheaf Always Fantastic Real Ale served there Especially The London Gold