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Speaker

(formerly Elephant & Castle)

46 Great Peter Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 2HA

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

Operator

Stonegate (formerly 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 Co (now Stonegate) management. Note the charming explanatory wall plaques on the outside of the pub.

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. Don't trip over the pub dog, at date of this entry a dachshund going by the name of Dr Frankenfürter.

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 ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hammerton --varies--
  • London Brewing --varies--
  • Sambrook's --varies--

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ale.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs, capacity for 20 guests. TV.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Speaker

46 Great Peter Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 2HA

Sat Nav Reference

51.4969, -0.1323

Transport

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

Nearby Bus Routes (260m)

Various

Nearby Station (975m)

London Victoria

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (400m)

St James's Park

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Speaker SW1-1 Jan 2019 enhanced

Speaker

46 Great Peter Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 2HA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Function Room
  • Newspapers
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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