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Rose & Crown

Bars and pubs Southwark
3 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Claiming origins in the 17th century, this Shepherd Neame pub seems geographically and stylistically at odds with the post-war mess that is Waterloo: it’s as if a village pub (with a beer garden, no less) had been plonked here and pointed towards some higher being. Hanging flower baskets add colour to the grey surroundings; it might be nice to have a beer outside, but the view, in truth, is pretty grim.

Inside, the Rose & Crown is all dark wood, decorated with snaps of the regulars and black-and-white photographs of bygone local scenes. Standard Shepherd Neame beers, from likeable seasonals and reliable Spitfire to the ever-bland Master Brew, complement lagery stablemates Oranjeboom and Holsten Export. You won’t find any surprises on the food menu.



Address: 47 Colombo Street
Transport: Tube: Southwark tube/rail
Opening hours: Open 11.30am-11pm Mon-Fri. Food served noon-2pm Mon-Fri
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Users say (2)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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My other half thinks this pub is ace and he reckons 5 out of 5. It was my first time here and I thought it was okay but nothing special. It was kinda cute and yes as time out said it feels like it should be located elsewhere as it doesn’t fit in in this area really.

It has a huge outdoor space and you can even watch the footie outside. I hunk that’s my other half approves.

I’ve not eaten here but generally it had a nice atmosphere and was pretty packed so it was a good evening.

I think the Time Out comments are a bit harsh. This is a lovely pub. After all, who wouldn't want to "find a country pub dropped into south London"?

The food is fine, the staff lovely, and the beer good. And it has a beer garden. How hipster does one have to be to get a decent review nowadays? 4½ stars at least. 

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