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The Rake (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hardywood Park - Christmas MorningExcellent1
Navigation - NZ IPAExcellent1
Acorn - GorlovkaExcellent1
By The Horns - Old SmokeExcellent1
Magic Rock - Dark ArtsExcellent1
Three Hills - Valkyrie - Kveik #1Excellent1
Reunion - Engage!Excellent1
Oakham - WaimeaExcellent1
Pomona Island - APAExcellent1
Tryst - Carronade IPAGood1
Oakham - The ExperimentalsGood1
Beatnikz Republic - Nelson Session IPAGood1
Three Sods - Maelstrom IPAGood1
Wiper and True - Table PaleGood1
Northern Whisper - OppenchopsAcceptable1
Redemption - Legacy OakAcceptable1
Hackney - Gravity ChasmAcceptable1
Acorn - KashmirAcceptable1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Acorn - Old Moor PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - FreewheelNot Tried0
CTZN (formerly Kew) - CamelliaNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky DrinkingNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - BeltieNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MMXXNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red TopNot Tried0
Navigation - EclipseNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Abbeydale - Daily BreadNot Tried0
Blackjack - StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Visits Details

14 May 2022 (Wittenden)
Relaxed on a sunny saturday late afternoon.
Navigation - NZ IPA5.20ExcellentTropical fruit to the fore.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Navigation - Eclipse4.40Not Tried
16 Jul 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon. Table service, with the outside area only in use. We are lucky that a table has just been vacated and we wait a while whilst it is scrubbed down for us. I did not note the full beer availability.
Three Sods - Maelstrom IPA5.30GoodAn earthy sort of IPA.
30 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
An early arrival allows our group of three to bag one of the little inside tables.
Pomona Island - APA5.30ExcellentFrom key-keg. Lovely hoppy murk.
By The Horns - Old Smoke4.00ExcellentI had forgotten that this smoky beer is pale in colour, which challenges perceptions in the same way that the early Black IPAs did a few years ago.
Three Hills - Valkyrie - Kveik #15.00ExcellentFrom key-keg. A soft, hazy Pale.
Northern Whisper - Oppenchops4.00AcceptableA Golden Ale that is not too exciting. Predictably, Dave loved it and stayed with it all evening.
Hackney - Gravity Chasm4.50AcceptableFrom keg. A tasty Stout but served way fizzier than I like.
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - MMXX4.10Not Tried
22 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and not yet crowded.
Oakham - Waimea3.50ExcellentA low-strength beer that is brimming with piney hop flavours.
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking4.40Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Beltie4.80Not Tried
29 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Pre-lunchtime visit to meet friends and family before heading to watch football at Millwall. Only one cask beer on at time of arrival.
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00ExcellentOn the strong side for the time of day.
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not TriedCame on.
02 Jul 2019 (Stephen Harris)
An early evening rendezvous and not overcrowded tonight. A 9% cask beer also available but I forgot to scribble down its name.
Wiper and True - Table Pale3.20GoodA low-strength, pale Bitter.
Acorn - Kashmir4.70AcceptableA Red Ale. Malty/fruity and a bit sweet.
29 May 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Post-theatre visit.
Tryst - Carronade IPA4.20GoodCloudy pale gold.
Oakham - The Experimentals4.40GoodGolden. Fierce, bitter hop flavours.
Adnams - Freewheel3.60Not Tried
CTZN (formerly Kew) - Camellia4.00Not Tried
30 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Two visits:morning and early evening.Much keg was being consumed on my second appearance,when I was intrigued by the prospect of an elderly Ticker blocking the narrow bar whilst peering at the keg taps and rating three glasses of 'Grapefruit ale'.
Magic Rock - Dark Arts6.00ExcellentBlack:hedgerow fruit,coffee.Cracking.A fitting end to the day's festivities.
Reunion - Engage!3.70ExcellentDry and very bitter.A good start to the day's festivities.
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
18 Dec 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit.
Hardywood Park - Christmas Morning9.20ExcellentFrom keg dispense. This is a version of the ginger and vanilla Imperial Stout that I drank yesterday; in this case the beer has been steeped over roasted coffee beans. It’s excellent, but I found it a bit too coffee-dominated and preferred the straight version.
Redemption - Legacy Oak4.70AcceptableI didn’t really get on with this fruity Bitter. Probably because it came after a series of stronger, well-hopped and carbonated beers. I’m sure I’d like it on another day.
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20Not Tried
06 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-Monday evening and not too crowded.
Beatnikz Republic - Nelson Session IPA4.00GoodUnfined and hazy. Pleasant, but I thought it could do with more body.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Abbeydale - Daily Bread3.80Not Tried
Blackjack - Stout5.00Not Tried

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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 151 times, seen 348 different beers and tried 249 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 9AG