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Handy pub to call into on route from Waterloo. Although there was a lack of ales available on the... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Alton, United Kingdom
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Decent watering hole.

Close to work. A couple of dust-cutters on the way back to the digs. Nice find. Nice atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Worksop, 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...more
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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

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

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.

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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.

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

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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

Thank Polly H
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

1  Thank ustraveler11
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

1  Thank popbxx
Reviewed 10 February 2018 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 12 February 2018

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

Reviewed 9 February 2018

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.

Thank TXtourst
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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Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a
thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National
Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the
reasons that Southbank is such a collectively
cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly
activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized
river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo
Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and
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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.