Saturday 19 April 2014 8.23pm
Becky's Dive Bar was around the corner from the Wheatsheaf and has no connection with it. The Wheatsheaf
is on Stoney Street
in Borough Market
. Becky's was in Southwark street under the Hop Exchange
(now a wine bar, possibly!?!).
Beckys closed in the mid 1970's, but was possibly the best bar in London for real ale and atmosphere. Entertainment was from her old gramaphone playing 78's with George Formby, War Songs etc. A local folk band "Mopps" (once seen on the TV "New Faces) and visits from members of the London Philarmonic Orchestra for a few bevvy's before a concert at the Festival Hall.
When Becky's closed Mopps could be seen at the Globe Pub in Borough Market
and the Loose Vine in St. Thomas's Street near Guys Hospital.
I remember it well!