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Speaker

(formerly Elephant & Castle)

46 Great Peter Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 2HA

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Opening Times

12-11 Mon-Fri; Closed Sat & Sun

Meal Times

12-10 Mon-Fri; Closed Sat & Sun

Owner

Ei Group

About the Pub

Part of a small (mainly south-coast) pub chain, this is a friendly one-bar corner pub. It's a peaceful haven for locals, civil servants and MPs to enjoy conversation, unusual guest beers and home-made food without the intrusion of music, TV, games machines or children under 14.

Clay pipes and caricatures of MPs adorn the pine 'v'-jointed panelled walls. The modern bar counter and back bar are of oak and the large leaded windows admit plenty of light.

Whilst the two guest ales on offer from the five handpumps are usually a porter or stout and a 4.7%+ pale ale, milds appear twice a year, usually in May and December. The food offering consists solely of freshly-prepared hot bagels.

If you have the time and the inclination, pause outside to admire the two different swing-signs, indicating the the names of the streets they are each in, and the plaques giving the history of the Speaker of the House of Commons.

The pub, normally closed at weekends, opens specially on Remembrance Sunday.

One of the photos shows long-serving landlord Dennis Reed receiving a CAMRA Certificate of Appreciation at his retirement in July 2017.

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.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Adnams Pleisure Principle
  • Dark Star Hophead
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing Beers

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Usually a porter or stout and a premium pale ale.

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Speaker, London

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Various.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • WiFi Wifi

    Cloud.

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Speaker

46 Great Peter Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 2HA

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51.4969, -0.1323

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (260m)

Various

Nearby Station (975m)

London Victoria

Nearby London Underground/DLR (400m)

St James's Park

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  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
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  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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