The Tankard


Draft House's new pub, The Tankard (its original 1825 name), was designed especially with a large roof terrace so customers could look over the high wall surrounding the grounds of the notorious Bethlem Insane Asylum. In 1936 the grounds became a park and the asylum moved elsewhere to be replaced by The Imperial War Museum. The pub, however, abides, and is a place of layered London history.

Rachel Thomas is now in charge, as the whole team have made attempts to restore The Tankard to something close to its original Victorian state, and with better beer at that. Also promising a tasteful nod to its music hall/Chaplin past. They have good British cheese, matched with an amazing range of rare bottled beers from the four corners of the globe, and a very, very good Sunday Roast if they say so themselves.


  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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  • 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 22:30



The Tankard, 111 Kennington Road SE11 6SF


South London

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  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Burgers, Vegan Friendly, Bar Snacks, Pub Food and Roast Dinner food.

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