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The Rake (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fallen - Chew ChewExcellent1
Bagby Beer Co. - Goof TroopExcellent1
Brewster's - Britannia's BrewExcellent1
Brewster's - Aromatic PorterExcellent1
Brew York - The Hoptimist Double IPA (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)Excellent1
Bagby Beer Co. - MohawkExcellent1
Vibrant Forest - SummerlandsExcellent1
BrewHeadZ - Kitchen PorterExcellent1
Five Points - Brick Field BrownExcellent1
BrewHeadZ - Fired Up DonkeyExcellent1
Brew York - NUBAExcellent1
Saltaire - Stateside IPAExcellent1
Brew York - Blood EagleExcellent1
Bagby Beer Co. - Pesky NeighbourExcellent1
Victory Brewing Company - Summer LoveExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorExcellent1
Brew York - RhubiperExcellent1
Bad Seed - Summer AleGood1
Brew York - Little RIPAGood1
Two by Two - Bergamot Citra SaisonGood1
Roaring Four - Rakau NZ Single Hop IPA Good1
Anarchy - Boot BoysGood1
BrewHeadZ - Electro BeatGood1
Saltaire - Citra PaleGood1
TicketyBrew - NZ GoldAcceptable1
Saltaire - Belgian WitAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Saltaire - Triple ChocoholicNot Tried0
Saltaire - Cascadian BlackNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Salopian - OrbitalNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - ParklifeNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Rhubarb & CustardNot Tried0
Arundel - CastleNot Tried0
Oakham - MK UltraNot Tried0
Electric Bear - Inspector RemorseNot Tried0
Dukeries - Chapman's MapNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Dam DogNot Tried0
Anarchy - Smoke BombNot Tried0
360° - APANot Tried0
Blue Monkey - NUTSNot Tried0
Brew York - X-Panda: Centennial, Ekuanot & Simcoe Not Tried0
Bowman - Pukka PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Visits Details

12 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
I was very favourably impressed by a visit to Brew York a couple of weeks ago, so could not miss their Tap Takeover here tonight. I resorted after a first pint to some little third pint glasses.
Brew York - The Hoptimist Double IPA (collaboration with North Riding Brewery)9.10ExcellentFrom key-keg. A fierce Double IPA.
Brew York - NUBA6.60ExcellentFrom key-keg. A nice, clean, golden, well-hopped US (Vermont) IPA.
Brew York - Blood Eagle4.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. A Pale Ale flavoured with blood orange and grapefruit. Nicely balanced, the flavourings being more subtle than I expected.
Brew York - Rhubiper4.50ExcellentFrom key-keg. Reddish in colour. Sharp, sour, lots of rhubarb flavour.
Brew York - Little RIPA4.20GoodFrom cask. A chestnut-coloured, relatively low-strength, Rye IPA – hence its name. Very drinkable.
Blue Monkey - NUTS4.60Not Tried
Brew York - X-Panda: Centennial, Ekuanot & Simcoe 4.50Not Tried
Bowman - Pukka Porter5.00Not Tried
05 Sep 2017 (Stephen Harris)
This pub has been in the news recently for charging £13:50 a pint for a particular beer. Personally I have no problem with that as this is a pub where the price of each of the cask and keg beers is prominently displayed. If you don’t want to pay £13:50, then don’t order it. I knew full well tonight that my pint was going to cost £4:20 and had the right money ready by the time I was served.
Fallen - Chew Chew6.00ExcellentPitch black. A salted caramel-flavoured Milk Stout. Delicious.
Burton Bridge - Dam Dog5.00Not Tried
Anarchy - Smoke Bomb3.90Not Tried
360° - APA5.00Not Tried
21 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Monday evening and nice to find this pub quiet for a change. Serious beer talk at the bar – the declining status of Thornbridge Jaipur, new hop varieties from Argentina, and the booming pub scene in Budapest – the latter something I’m hoping to see for myself in November.
Victory Brewing Company - Summer Love5.20ExcellentA keg beer from the USA. Golden in colour and bursting with hop flavours, from the interesting mix of Citra, Simcoe, Cascade and Tettnang.
Anarchy - Boot Boys5.00GoodA Brown Ale that packs a punch.
TicketyBrew - NZ Gold4.00AcceptableA golden beer with fine hop flavours but distinctly lacking in body.
Electric Bear - Inspector Remorse4.70Not Tried
Dukeries - Chapman's Map3.90Not Tried
14 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
The police cordons are down and Borough Market is open again after ten days as a sealed-off crime scene. Very large crowds are present to give their support to all the businesses that have been affected.
Brewster's - Britannia's Brew5.00ExcellentStrength given this year as 4.5%; this is a collaboration brew with Yeastie Boys. It is a pale golden IPA, heavily flavoured with Earl Grey tea for a very aromatic and tasty pint.
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50ExcellentA pale, dry, hoppy pint in superb condition.
Arundel - Castle3.80Not Tried
Oakham - MK Ultra3.70Not Tried
03 Jun 2017 (Wittenden)
Mid morning on a warm Saturday.A few beer pilgrims in attendance.
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00ExcellentRoast dominant.Grand stuff.
Windsor & Eton - Parklife3.20Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Rhubarb & Custard4.40Not Tried
12 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Here with Terry L in the early evening for the launch party of new Tottenham brewery BrewHeadZ. Their first three beers are available in key-keg form and are quite impressive – they had earlier in the day been available in bottled format at UtoBeer. The language of the evening here is Italian, the native language of the brewers and their large group of supporters.
Brewster's - Aromatic Porter4.50ExcellentBlack. A nice, smooth Porter with decent hop levels.
BrewHeadZ - Kitchen Porter5.00ExcellentA really nice Porter, the best of the three beers from the new brewery I thought.
BrewHeadZ - Fired Up Donkey6.60ExcellentA tasty, spicy, cloudy, red Rye Beer.
BrewHeadZ - Electro Beat5.40GoodA cloudy, tasty, hoppy Blonde.
Rudgate - Viking3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Orbital4.00Not Tried
09 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
If it’s Wednesday night then it must be a Tap Takeover night in here. Sure enough, it is Saltaire Brewery’s turn tonight.
Saltaire - Stateside IPA6.00ExcellentGood US hop flavours.
Saltaire - Citra Pale4.20GoodA pale beer with Citra character – could have had more Citra character.
Saltaire - Belgian Wit5.80AcceptableOn keg dispense. A somewhat sterilised version of a Witbier I thought. A clear, golden colour. A bit disappointing.
Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic4.80Not Tried
Saltaire - Cascadian Black4.80Not Tried
02 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I should have been in Southend watching football but a late departure from work knocked that idea on the head, so I came here instead for the Five Points Brewery Tap Takeover. It became very crowded however, so I stayed just for one before moving on.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40ExcellentA great, dark, heavy-duty Brown Ale.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
06 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening with Robert, we sat outside and enjoyed a few Californian beers from the Bagby Beer Company tap takeover. All were a bit too cold and fizzy from the kegs, but great beers.
Bagby Beer Co. - Pesky Neighbour6.00ExcellentA full-bodied Pale Ale.
Bagby Beer Co. - Goof Troop7.00ExcellentAmber-coloured, resinous and hoppy.
Bagby Beer Co. - Mohawk7.00ExcellentPale and dry and hoppy.
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
29 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I met up here with Robert S after work and we stayed until it began to get crowded.
Bad Seed - Summer Ale3.80GoodLight, hazy and quaffable.
Two by Two - Bergamot Citra Saison5.20GoodAn unusual, pale golden beer with exotic flavourings. Cloudy. Nice.
Roaring Four - Rakau NZ Single Hop IPA 6.30GoodFirst beer I’ve seen from this new Brixton brewery – here on keg dispense. A full-blown, hoppy IPA spoiled slightly by excessive carbonation.

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About The Rake

The pub sign. The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Southwark, Central London, SE1 9AG.

Small pub on the north side of Borough Market run by the same people who own the Utobeer bottled beer stall in the market itself. The bar has 3 hand pulls serving UK cask beers and 6 taps supplying continental and world beers. An extensive bottle beer selection is also available from the fridges behind the bar. The bar has stripped wood floors, pale beige walls and a historic Pilkington glass ceiling. A decked patio provides extra space and seating. Definitely an excellent addition to the Southwark beer scene.

We have visited this pub 134 times, seen 291 different beers and tried 213 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 9AG