The Garrison Pub on Bermondsey Street is a gastro pub, which we have stopped eating at as we have had too many dishes that were not properly cooked or that were cold. However, they have an excellent private room there which costs £50 to hire and which has a projector, space for 30 people, air conditioning and fantastic shabby chic decor. We had my Step son’s leaving party there and it was an excellent venue. You can set it up however you like, we pre ordered some wine and then afterwards people fetched their drinks from the bar. You can order canapes but we (being cheapskates) made the bar menu available for people to order from if they wanted to. It was just right; chips, bruschetta, fishfinger sandwiches etc…I would heartily recomend it for a small party, film club or soireee type thing (which I beleive is popular again now).

I do not have a proper picture of the room so have posted one of Joff’s head instead.


The Garrison

The Garrison, which I have mentioned previously as being one of my favourites, is a gastro pub on Bermondsey street. It is still beautifully decorated and retains a good atmosphere, it is still a great place for a drink if you can get a table. However, having eaten there a couple of times recently, I think that the quality has slipped. Twice food has arrived cold and the cold dish has been taken away while Joff had either to eat his or wait for mine and leave his to go cold(i have to say that both times it was taken off the bill). The most recent visit was better, but even then the food was not quite as hot as it should have been and was ok rather than delicious. It all gives the appearance of having been assembled and heated up rather than actually having been cooked, if you see what I mean. Anyway, sadly, I will not be going back for a while and will instead be going to the superior Bermondsey Kitchen.