Gladstone Arms Pub

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Address: 64 Lant Street, Off Borough High Street, London, SE1 1QN, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 3962
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu noon-11pm; Fri noon-midnight; Sat 1pm-midnight; Sun 1pm-10:30pm
Door: Open door
Style: Pub traditional
Recommended for: Board/card games, Music, Wi-Fi
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes

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Review Words by Simon Difford on 08-Dec-2012

The kind of place you might overhear, "You can buy his five album box set for a tenner" and "he sings like Van Morrisonon acid", this atmospheric little boozer hosts gigs every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday so attracts a mixed crowd of music lovers as well as friendly locals.

The 70s kitsch influenced ground floor is not much bigger than a large domestic lounge, with a six piece band and their kit occupying 20% of the space it can get very cosy, but an intimate acoustic gig atmosphere is guaranteed. Space in the upstairs room is equally cramped but there's also a small roof terrace should you feel claustrophobic.

The drinks offering is adequate rather than special with 7 wines by the glass from the good folk at the neighbouring Waterloo Wines, 3 cask ales on hand-pump and mainstream keg beers including the likes of San Miguel, Red Stripe, Amstel, Leffe and Guinness. The spirits range is also basic but with a splattering of single malts. A tasty Pieminister pies are served with optional mash potato, minty mushy peas and "groovy gravy". Yummm.

The Glad's friendly staff, cosy proportions and great live music make this a popular local's London boozer.

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