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The Woolpack is a down-to-earth alternative to the Garrison opposite, even if its website witters on about ‘unwinding in the heart of bohemian Bermondsey’.

The location is prosaic – a side street branching off from the London Bridge rail estuary – but that shouldn’t detract from what’s a quality two-floor pub-restaurant. Beer-wise, you’ll find the likes of Kirin Ichiban, Leffe and Thwaites Nutty Black, while the dozen-strong wine list (by the glass and bottle) includes a few unusual offerings.

Mains are of the beer-battered haddock and chips or Cumberland sausage and mash variety, and cost around a tenner. The smaller, tiled downstairs space feels lived-in and traditional, while upstairs is even more relaxed.

Venue name: Woolpack
Address: 98 Bermondsey Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm daily. Food served noon-3pm, 5.30-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: London Bridge tube/rail

Average User Rating

2.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:3
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Been there a couple of times. Just another pub really but nice place to go in Bermondsey St - not the friendliest of staff but I've seen worse. 

Emily R

Good during the day, but not recommended for evening drinks especially at the weekend. Very overcrowded with no where to sit, and closes strangely early.


Good terrace but regrettably that's all it has as positives. Awful service and for me its what counts in pub. Takes long, service is rude and not really helpful. Normally you must beg for a beer and also it takes so long. Last time asked for a burger all I got was without a table no burgers - got a table 5 mins came back kitchen was closed. .. As a best alternative with a terrace and with much better service and food I recommend the Millers 2 mins walking distance


very suprised by the below comments. Just had a great lunch there with lovely friendly waiting staff who could not have been more helpful. Great atmosphere and I am not easy to please as I had already walked out of a pub because the bar staff were rude.

John Sartiri

I've been there once and staff was unfriendly and service just below average. I gave them the benefit of doubt, but they escalated to become rude and terrible service - and it wasn't even full. No excuses now. On top of it, their drinks selection is poor. Not recommended.

Clare Braddick

Great breakfast but it is the service that was a disappointment. Very young and inexperienced staff. They brought the bill without asking and then proceeded to ask 3 times how we would like to pay. Got the message and moved on... we had 2 full breakfast 4 cups of coffees, 2 juices and would have liked time to digest without feeling turffed out onto the street.


Fantastic venue with a gr* Caesar salad and juicy lamb you can reall sink your fangs into! Dog-friendly!