Tuesday 4 September 2012 6.41pm
It'll likely be very quiet at 8.00pm. Please do not mistake it being very quiet with it being empty and intimidating. About the most intimidating thing you might run into is one of the local foxes, which are generally the noisiest locals of all when they get in the mood for lurve.
I'm not a big pub goer myself, but The Duke of York
on the corner of Borough Road
and Southwark Bridge Road
, is usually busy with an after work crowd (it's closed at weekends). Locals tend to go to The Ship
in the corner of Borough Road
and Newington Causeway
or the Libertine on Great Suffolk Street
. (again often busy with an after work crowd) There is also The Ruse, which tends to be a bit more of a sports bar than a pub.