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Rockingham Arms
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Address: Metro Central Heights, Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6DX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7583) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Elephant and Castle (0.1 miles), Borough (0.4 miles), Lambeth North (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Elephant & Castle (0.1 miles), London Waterloo East (0.8 miles), London Waterloo (0.9 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 2.8/10 (rated by 36 users)
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Elephant and Castle, Elephant and Castle (0.1 miles), Charlie Chaplin, Elephant and Castle (0.1 miles), Uxbridge Arms, Borough (0.1 miles), Lye Torng Thai Bar, Southwark (0.2 miles), Royal Standard, Southwark (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Rockingham Arms, Elephant and Castle

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Third rate Wetherspoons
Snarling_Mallard - 30 Apr 2018 22:37
It's very unusual for me to give a pub less than a 4 as if I know a pub is lousy I tend not to go. However, I had just finished a work meeting and me and my workmate decided on going for a swifty before jumping on the train.

Well what an experience that was and not a positive one unfortunately and I have to say that previous reviews some as far back as 10 plus years ago hit the nail on the head.

Firstly pub doesn't smell pleasant. A bit of a mix of unwashed bodies with a faint aroma of farts thrown in for good measure.

Noise levels are deafening with the slurred conversations of tables full of alkies and some very undesirable types who appear like they are looking for a row. Place has a bit of an atmosphere to it and you feel that the likelihood of something kicking off is never too far away.

Staff were efficient but looked very world weary. Not surprising as I guess they get subjected to a fair amount of abuse. In fact I saw a young barmaid getting a load of stick from a woman who looked like she'll be on the waiting list for a liver transplant within a year which was due to her feeling she was taking too long to serve.

The only plus points is that service was quick even though it was very busy and my guest ale was very tasty and well kept. For those reasons the pub gets a 2 but if it hadn't it would have got a big fat zero.

Not in a rush to return!
BeerGutt - 24 Dec 2016 15:00
This pub gets my vote - good beer, acceptable cheap food, plenty of space and pleasant staff. The other punters are very variable (it is Wetherspoons after all) but I've never had any trouble.
JBanana - 8 Apr 2015 15:05
Together with the nearby elephant and castle pub and Charlie chaplins , the Rockingham arms makes up a trio of horrific booze factories around the e&c roundabout. Had some decent ales and a standard wetherburger, but Jesus h Corbett, the clientele are a mixed bag. Only go if in the company of several large men and not easily intimidated.
TommyRogers1979 - 29 Mar 2015 14:32
Modern Wetherspoon's on the large roundabout at Elephant by the subway tunnels.

Never been to this pub before, so as I was passing around 11am on Saturday I decided to drop in for a quick pint. It was fairly busy with quite a few people eating breakfast

8 ales on the hand pumps, I went for a pint of Bruins Ruin from Beartown.

Quick and friendly service, I took my pint and sat out the front enjoying the sunshine. I choose a decent time of the day to visit as I understand it gets a bit rowdy in the evenings.

lezford - 30 Jul 2014 14:51

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