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The Roebuck

Bars and pubs, Pubs Borough and London Bridge
4 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
The Roebuck
© Paul Winch-Furness
The Roebuck
© Paul Winch-Furness

Time Out says

An independent pub run by locals.

The Roebuck says
This classic Victorian pub is Borough's friendly local, serving London's finest brews and sustainable chews.



Address: 50 Great Dover St
Transport: Tube: Borough
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Users say (7)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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I have been wanting to come to The Roebuck for quite a while now, so I was quite happy when we decided to pop in for a Sunday Roast. The sun was shining so the pub was bright and cheery. Now this is not always what one wants when having a roast-- but considering how little sun we seem to get I was quite pleased! 

Barman was very nice and gave us plenty of time to make our decision. I opted for the beef. I was happy with my portions but secretly thought the Royal Oak down the road had a bit more in the veg department.. again that may not matter to some! We played 'Guess Who' while waiting for our food, and there were plenty more game to amuse oneself. 

The upstairs bar looked quite cool-- they even have theater nights. Definitely a good pub to have in the area. 


The pub benefits from a spacious and sunny terrace. It organised pub quizzes and cinema nights. The food is homemade and tasty. I recommend the scotch eggs on a lazy Sunday and the traditional fish and chips on a Friday.


Ah, the Roebuck. So many cold nights spent inside this cosy pub. Whether it's the board games, the lovely old furniture, or the fact that this is the only pub I know that genuinely gets enough natural light during the day, it's always worth a visit.

Although a little pricey, the Roebuck has a genuinely good atmosphere with welcoming staff and a good selection of beers and food. Their roast dinners leave something to desire, being the classic British dry roast, despite being smothered in gravy, there's nothing else to complain about. If you're into this kind of stuff, even if you're not a vegetarian (and I'm certainly not), don't miss their hummus and falafel burger. Personally, I'd rate it as the best grub they have.

With free film screenings every Monday, there's also some culture to soak up, although sadly you have to pay them a visit to find out about the programme. Or, you can go in for the surprise - their picks are usually reliable.

I highly recommend the Roebuck as a solid choice of pub if you're in the area - you'll be surprised how quickly hours go by in here once it's dark outside. Word of warning - when it's cold outside, don't sit too close to the window, there's a draft - go for the comfy sofas in the back instead. 

Oh, and try their honey beer.

Great old building with lots of light. Very comfy and easy place to relax. Tuesday quiz night is pretty good too, very popular. Hit and miss food. Good selection of beers and cider.

I love the Roebuck. It used to be my local and I don't half miss it now! Great beers, great grub, friendly locals, fun quiz night, board games....the works. Go and grab a roast and a pint. NOW!

Delicious sustainably sourced food with lots of board games, and a great quiz night!

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