I just wanted to say that I popped into the Simon the Tanner pub on Long Lane last night (now named Simons @ SE1). I didn't even know this place existed and it is a brilliant little pub.
Really cosy and the food looked great (and reasonably priced) - the friendly landlord even gave my a free plate of chips!!
Try it (and no - I haven't got anything to do with the pub!!)
I don't think so no.
I think the new landlord might be and the decor and music are probably reflections of his taste - but the clientele was very mixed last night, and there wasn't a rainbow in sight!!