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The Thirsty Bear

#180 of 1,350 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 - 00:00
Open today: 12:00 - 00:00
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Sports Pub

My son is studying in London and they frequent The Thirsty Bear. Sports pub with lots of TVs... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Western NY
Great pub, well worth a quick pit stop!

Brilliant pub with a great variety of beers on tap. Very spacious with a massive upstairs area... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“beer pumps”(6 reviews)
“burger deal”(2 reviews)
The revolution is upon us - Come to The Thirsty Bear for next generation drinking at the UK's first pull your own pint pub using a customer iPad ordering system! From our amazing menu including a 'Build your own burger' option with a variety of...more
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62 Stamford Street, London SE1 9LX, England
+44 20 7928 5354
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Had our Christmas party here in December on probably one of the busiest nights of the year. Arrived early to a very very busy bar but the bar staff were great. Explained another group had our tables but they would be moved to another area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angellotti86
Reviewed 25 November 2018

My son is studying in London and they frequent The Thirsty Bear. Sports pub with lots of TVs upstairs. Had a group of 10+ and we were able to get a table upstairs no problem on a Tuesday evening. Have iPads on tables and taps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jackiepaddy
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub with a great variety of beers on tap. Very spacious with a massive upstairs area which can be reserved; this also has a bar although the beer selection is limited. The clientel are mainly after-workers, but largely friendly! The bar staff were good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geetarchurchy
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Booked a table with an iPad and beer tap in front of a screen for the football. Loads of screens to have a good view but the beer tap on the table only had cider as the budweiser was off and on the beer wall...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Flyer786825
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Just really unforgivable that even if it's quiet that all the staff just talk there language and drink when i say drink I mean really drink at the end of the bar. I do like the pub and staff but it should be diffrent London...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank craig s
Thirsty_Bear_Mngmt, Owner at The Thirsty Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi Craig, we instruct all of our staff to speak in English with our customers and in front of them as well. We are proud that we employ staff from all sorts of backgrounds and countries and embrace multiculturalism; but English is the expected language...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Small but quality selection of draft beers. Well kept and clean interior and lovely atmosphere both when quiet and busy. Subtly placed tvs, dartboard and plenty of comfortable seating. Very nice.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect here but popped in. It is a self serve place where you can order beer and food from an iPad and self serve at the table. It’s grubby and needs a good clean but the concept itself is ok.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank rockontommyrut
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Simples... 10 quid beer n burger deal is awesome. I didnt think it would be but i was wrong. Great ale beautiful chicken burger and lovely handcut homemade potato wedges. Nice atmosphere close to Southwark and Waterloo stations. Great novelty of ordering your beer by...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SuperKeen846
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We sat upstairs at a table for a large group... the table felt sticky and the iPad to order from was dirty e.g dried BBQ sauce on the back of it. The whole place generally feels a little grubby. I had the lunchtime burger deal.....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pollyh744
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Wow, what a great place! We stopped in enroute to Borough Market on a Friday night. Had a couple of gin and tonics that were amazing!! So good that by the time we left, the market was closed :). Well worth it as the service...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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12 November 2017|
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Response from Thirsty_Bear_Mngmt | Property representative |
Hi unfortunately we do not offer corkage but we do have a great selection of wine's and our GM, Giulio is obsessed with gins so a massive range to chose from as well. We are sure we can offer something that you will like.
Maureen D
26 May 2017|
Response from Alice m | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't. It does food, and my 15yo son was fine.