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The Thirsty Bear

62 Stamford Street, London SE1 9LX, England
+44 20 7928 5354
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My first real Gin and Tonic experience

Wow, what a great place! We stopped in enroute to Borough Market on a Friday night. Had a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ustraveler11
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Madison, Wisconsin
Service without a smile

When visiting the thirsty bear with friends I couldn’t fault the ‘morning after burger’ I ordered... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
popbxx
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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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 toppings to our wide range of spirits, ales and lagers - you can order everything via the iPad on your table. As well as that, you have free access to the internet and have the option to select songs from the jukebox. Not forgetting the technophobe's out there, we have iPad free tables and at any time you can place an order with our bartenders. We hope to see you soon!
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  • Poor3%
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62 Stamford Street, London SE1 9LX, England
Southbank
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When visiting the thirsty bear with friends I couldn’t fault the ‘morning after burger’ I ordered! However ordering via the iPad on our tables and whilst discussing the ‘pull your own pint’ on the table seemed a rather large ordeal for one member of staff....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Handy pub to call into on route from Waterloo. Although there was a lack of ales available on the day we visited the bar man went the extra step. He clearly thought the pint was not up to scratch as we had already sat down...More

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Thirsty_Bear_Mngmt, Owner at The Thirsty Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to feedback. I am glad that you felt we went that extra mile for you and apologies we didn't have a full selection on when you dropped in. We rotate regularly and always try to source something more interesting where...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a pint. We had a good time but I can't say I love the place. They had a fair amount of beers to try so that was nice.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Close to work. A couple of dust-cutters on the way back to the digs. Nice find. Nice atmosphere. Pleasant, polite staff. Average beer prices for the area. Quality beers. Best pint of Peroni in the area.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Really cool little pub!! Didn’t get a chance to try the food, but love the beer pumps on the tables and the table service from the iPad. Very trendy, looking forward to going again

Thank LadyV92
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

What a great find. The service is amazing and it's so easy to order drinks using the iPads. I do wish all bars were like this. I ran to waitrose to get my brother a birthday cake and I forgot candles - but they managed...More

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Thirsty_Bear_Mngmt, Owner at The Thirsty Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for the kind words and we are glad that you had a great time with us. apologies for the singing though.. :-) I have passed on your feedback to the staff that served you and they were delighted to hear that. Please do...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a rest and some food during a busy day walking around London. The service was good and they offered a range of burgers and hotdogs etc. I enjoying a Morning After Burger Which included pulled pork, yummo and a pint of...More

Thank Mace H
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Nice friendly clean place,didn't try the food as was in a rush but will be back if passing through.;)

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great niche pub! They have beer taps on the tables and around the seating areas! We went in the day but it was still great fun, could imagine it being even better at night for a party. I wasn't expecting much from the food but...More

Thank Jacob R
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Shehnaz
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.
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Maureen D
26 May 2017|
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Response from Alice m | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't. It does food, and my 15yo son was fine.
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