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The Gladstone Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hackney - Best BitterExcellent1
Hop Stuff - DDH IPA Mosaic & SimcoeExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Haresfoot - Totem American IPAGood1
Hop Stuff - FusilierGood1
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPAGood1
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime BitterNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gladstone Arms, Borough, Central London
Picture 2. The Gladstone Arms, Borough, Central London
Picture 3. The Gladstone Arms, Borough, Central London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

21 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A good crowd in, all deep in conversation, pity any need for recorded music to be played.
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPA5.10GoodCan it be a traditional IPA if using newer types of hops with citric inducing flavours
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
22 May 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A marvellous little pub. And quite busy tonight.
Hop Stuff - DDH IPA Mosaic & Simcoe7.00ExcellentKey keg. Hazy gold and very tasty.
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30GoodA good quality, brown Bitter.
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
16 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and a magnificent exterior, although the interior now bears little resemblance to the pictures currently on this site. Three real ales on sale, two from Oakham and the one that I tried from Hackney and an interesting food menu. I was tempted to try the home-made chicken chili tikka masala pie and chips but will save that for another day. The music was a bit too loud for one of our group.
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Excellent
09 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon visit to this friendly pub just hidden off the main drag. Just a couple of drinkers in.
Haresfoot - Totem American IPA4.50GoodA tad hazy but refreshing nevertheless
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not TriedRan out
08 Sep 2015 (HSB)
14:30 I have been drinking in the pubs along and to the side of Borough High Street since the early Seventies but was unaware of this place until I read a piece in last week's Spectator by Peter Oborne bemoaning the planned fate for this archetypal London boozer. Having seen my son off at the airport I came straight here. Had the inside to my self with a couple outside. A lovely little pub. It is a great shame that given the number of closed pubs in London the developers have set their sights on a thriving local.
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentIn excellent condition.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried

About The Gladstone Arms

The pub sign. The Gladstone Arms, Borough, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Borough, Central London, SE1 1QN.

1930s pub tucked down a side street near Borough tube station, also known as The Glad. One room downstairs, an upper lounge and a roof terrace. Bare boards and an eclectic mix of furniture in the downstairs bar. A row of seats on the pavement caters for outside drinkers. Noted for live music venue. Sadly the pub has been under threat of demolition and was destined to be replaced by a block of flats with a retail space on the ground floor. After a period of closure in 2016 reopened in April 2017 with new tenants. 3 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 1QN