Rare is the evening – or, for that matter, the Saturday afternoon – when this place isn’t packed to the gunwales. The reasons for its popularity are plainly apparent: a handsome, old-fashioned room; a plum location; and one of the best real-ale selections in London.
Spend any time here, though, and its shortcomings will become obvious: the staff who don’t seem to have much idea what they’re serving, a shame given the huge variety of ales and the lack of a central board detailing what’s on offer; and the lack of seats in the S-shaped room, which fosters not so much intimacy but discomfort. Beer tourists will find plenty to enjoy, but there are more comfortable pubs nearby in which to spend an evening.
|Venue name:||Market Porter||Contact:|
9 Stoney St
|Opening hours:||Open 6-8.30am, 11am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-5pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: London Bridge|
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A great pub for good beer true. On a recent visit though we were most definitely threatened by a want to be gangsta working for this pub, asked to finish our drinks we had bought legally at 22:55 we wre asked to to get out at 23:05. We pointed out we had just purchased our drinks and should have until 23:20 to drink up, the 'bouncer' smirked and asked if we had had a good evening , we replied yes and he told us he could turn it into a very bad evening for us. When complaining to the bar staff we received no sympathy or apologies just told to get out. Shame, pub was once a pleasure to visit but I don't work hard to give my money to people who treat you like this.- I will find a pub who appreciates my custom and that can be courteous. A victim of it's own success means no effort required by staff.