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(formerly Elephant & Castle)

46 Great Peter Street

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm


Bermondsey Pub Co (Ei Group)

About the Pub

Following a much-needed refurb in 2018, which thankfully both preserved the character and enhanced the decor, this pub reopened under Bermondsey Pub Company management. This is the original "wet-led pub" as there is no kitchen and no food is served (check with the staff regarding BYO). Some unusual ales can often be found here.

Now open at the weekend, it is popular with locals, civil servants and visitors alike and may become crowded at peak times.

Note the charming explanatory wall plaques on the outside of the pub.

Before the refurb there was a Parliament Division Bell in the pub but at date of writing this has not yet been reinstated.

Historic Interest

Dating from 1729 or earlier, the pub was first named the Castle, renamed Elephant and Castle around 1800 and became the Speaker in 1999. The area around the pub was, until clearance started in 1850, the erstwhile Devil’s Acre, London's very worst slum, according to Charles Dickens, albeit next to the world’s first public gas works. Noted by Westminster Council as an Unlisted Building of Merit.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • London Brewing Company 100 Oysters Stout
  • Mad Squirrel Hopfest
  • Reunion Opening Gambit

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ale.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs, capacity for 20 guests. TV.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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46 Great Peter Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.4969, -0.1323


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (260m)


Nearby Station (975m)

London Victoria

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (400m)

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