The Three Stags - Lambeth, London

Bar, Bars and Pubs, Restaurant



67-69 Kennington Rd, Lambeth, London, SE1 7PZ

+44 20 7928 5974




Based on 173 reviews.


Agregated reviews (173) The Three Stags - Lambeth, London

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Portions were on the small side and even for London, this place is way over-priced. The help was fine and very friendly, a little slow with the check, but that's really the best that can be said of the place. The Benjamin Gibbard music playing was also a positive. The fish and chips were very greasy and the single piece of fish was as much breading as meat. The mushy peas bland. The beer was good but I can't really give them credit for that. A fish and chips lunch with a single pint of beer on a Thursday afternoon came to an outrageous £17.45 which had the quality been there I would have paid happily.

You can skip this place.

2 by Derek Lambert Review source

Glass in my food.

Towards the end of my meal I found pieces of glass (cuboid chunks, like if a pirex jug shattered) mixed into my mushy peas. I picked the pieces of glass out of my mouth and put them on my plate, I then rushed to the toilet to spit out the last of my meal. When I came back to my table my plate had been removed, and when I asked for it back it had been cleared, along with the glass chunks.

I was given no apology, or discount. The manager (who had removed my plate, and evidence) tried to convince me it was salt, it wasn't (I had it in my mouth).

For your own safety, do not eat here.

1 by Review source

What a pathetic excuse for a Pub.. Stopped in for a quick pint and a burger for lunch. We should have realized there was something wrong when we were the only 2 in the place...I had to go looking for someone to take my order! What a mistake, my burger was 'RAW' and the buns were stale. I took one bite and left since my first pint was finished and it took so long to bring us our lunch and there was no one in sight interested in serving us anything more. 30 quid for a couple of pints, What a rip.... Avoid at all costs if you'd rather not be poisoned by raw hamburger. YUCK!!!!!

2 by Review source

Your standard, nondescript London neighborhood pub. Which is to say, my kind of place.

Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. More seating upstairs. The food is good overall, and some of the pizzas (baked on site) are excellent.

Very nice revolving/seasonal selection of local and regional ales on tap. Or, if you want mass-produced Peroni or Heineken, they have that, too.

Maybe not worth riding the tube for hours to get to, but definitely worth the 15 minute walk from the Waterloo Station.

4 by Evil Genius Review source

I recently had a party at the Three Stags in their upstairs function room / restaurant room. I knew about it as we had booked it previously for work events.
It's a very pleasant space, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. In the run-up and on the day, they were thoughtful, clear, and excellently friendly.
The room fits about 40, I think, and there's a chance to plug in your own music if you want. The pizza is good too.
I can recommend this wholeheartedly.

5 by Review source

Came for a quick lunch. Friendly enough staff but they didn't seem to know what was going on. Looks like a pub so I went to the bar to order then told to sit down. Waited 25 minutes for food. When it came chips were cold. Doorstep Welsh Lamb sandwich was very good. Probably fine in the evening if you've got time to kill. I would have sent the fries back if I hadn't needed to get back to work. Won't come here again for lunch as I will be late back to work.

3 by Peter G Review source

The worst restaurant I have ever been to!!!
Staff are rude especially the management! prices sky high and not worth the terrible hospitality I received from the extremely disrespectful owner named Richard.
Food inedible!!! Drinks flat, I wouldn't even let my dog eat at this poor excuse of an establishment. I am pissed that I actually have to this terrible pub a 1 star rating because if I had the chose it wouldn't even receive one

1 by Review source

Great food and drink!!!! We had the vegetarian meal offered (forgot what it was called) and the fish sandwich. Blown away!! I am a Charlie Chaplin fan and we were able to sit in the Chaplin's Corner of the bar where Charle's father is known to sit often when he drank in this place over a hundred years ago. The staff there was excellent and very pleasant to speak with. I hope to visit this place again when I go back to London!!!

5 by Mindy Strecker Review source

Lovely pub this, visited after a day visit to the IWM with the family. Our visit was made to feel all the more special as we got to sit in Chaplins corner, a separate little nook that was Mr Chaplins (Charlie's dad) favourite place to sit whilst drinking in this establishment. The staff were very friendly. The selection of drinks was good and standard price for the area. The wood fired pizzas were lovely.
Will visit again.

4 by Steven Dawes Review source

Pretty terrible all round. Very unfriendly and poor service throughout. Cold. Food took a long time to come. When it came out it was cold. The dessert was cold, tasteless, and had sticks of cinnamon on it make it inedible. Very disappoint, especially for the price. Staff were very disinterested and didn't even listen to anything said to them (they just walked off mid conversation).

Avoid at all costs.

1 by Matt Coldrey Review source

Lambeth is one fine neighbourhood in London. One of its gems is The Three Stags. We stayed a week in The Days on the other side of Kennington and every day, after trips uptown, we had our sundowner in this place. Also had dinner twice. All to full satisfaction. Good beers, wines and gins. Dishes well prepared and served and tasty. Friendly and professional staff. Highly recommended.

5 by Peter Niëns Review source

We visited the Three Stags on a Friday night. The ambiance was perfect for a date; nearly full but still a few places to sit.

The meal was excellent. We both ordered pizza. They a meal deal which includes house wine. I recommend this option. Desert was also tasty, albeit there was only two options to choose from.

5 by Martyn Lathbury Review source

We visited IWM at a weekend with my boyfriend and after the museum tour we got hungry and wanted some quality pub food so went to The Three Stags. The selection is not too big but the food is very tasty and the staff is really nice. It could be a little bit cleaner but the overall experience was absolutely satisfying.

4 by Anita Sándor Review source

Awful place. Overpriced, terrible beer selection, rude staff, overcooked food and varying portion sizes. If i could give it less than one star on google i would. £7.50 for small slab of discoloured chicken liver pate with 2 shards of bread so thin it was full of holes and barely structurally sound. Unacceptable.

1 by Susanna Pettigrew Review source

I had a brilliant time when I visited, I was at a leaving do and we had the private function room upstairs. The food was great and we were able to watch the pizzas being made upstairs in the large clay like oven. The food was fresh and plentiful, bar staff extra friendly and welcoming. I had a good time

5 by Review source

Traditional pub serving good food and a wide range of drinks.
Famous for its Charlie Chaplin corner where the actor used to sit for a drink when in London.
Mature crowd or families during the day at weekends.
Just a step from the Imperial War Museum, perfect for a pint after a visit.

4 by Elizabeth Toninelli Review source

Nice staff, but poor food and poor food hygiene. My friend had to send her meal back twice: first because it was the wrong order, then because the bread was rock hard. When I finished my caipirinha, the lime bits that were left seemed to have been chewed, and I hadn't done that myself.

2 by Ana Cardoso Cachopo Review source

Great food, horrible Manager. The food was really good but the lumbering oath of what I guess was the manager but could be owner was just plain offensive. He was swearing at staff well in ear shot of customers. He's manner was bullyish to the max. Will never go here again.....

1 by Review source

Great pub & food was great. Had the three stags burger which was great. Homemade & fresh, came with an abundant portion of chips. Maybe a little salad & less fat chips would of been better hence 4 star rating. Was well worth the money & a visit. Would eat here again

4 by Jimbo theTraveller Review source

Great looking pub that's got a littler corner of it walled off and named 'Chaplin's Corner' on account of Charlie Chaplin living nearby and who's father used to frequent the pub. Good beers. Good vibes. Food looked great and apparently the pizza is ace!

5 by Amit Dave Review source

Popular local pub with great bar menu and wood fired pizza. Great for couples and small groups (6 people or less). Outdoor seating available. No reservation required.

Tip: There's a bicycle pump and public bicycle stands just beside this venue.

5 by David Marshall Review source

The best food and value for money in South London. I love the atmosphere and the pub is very clean and well organised. Plenty table outdoor if you fancy some fresh air and the view of the park... Definitely a spot in South London you want to check out

5 by Review source

Can't fault it. Friendly staff, well priced, pizzas were excellent and service was really good. Ifor you're expecting The Ivy you're in the wrong place, if you want a friendly local bar with good food and atmosphere look no further!!!

5 by Review source

Went here for dinner because it was close the hotel we were staying at in London.
I loved the food and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. We shared the mixed grill, and it really exceeded my expectations! Highly recommended!

5 by Peter Tags Review source

Typical London pub offering a good selection of ales, lagers, stones and soft drinks. The menu is typical of this sort of establishment.

Staff are very friendly,

In a good location opposite the Imperial War ..

4 by Ian White Review source

Decent little pub for a quick lunch and pint. But I see the barman take the Guinness he’d mispoured and pour it back from the trough back into a glass to serve a customer - so keep an eye when they pour your drinks!!

3 by Graeme G Review source

The service is incredible- friendly staff that held a couple of cheeky roasts back for us after they’d sold out earlier - knowing we were coming in especially to try them. Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough.

5 by Review source

Fairly typical English pub full of chairs and tables from different parishes Bitten change much over time. This is his charm deter others. Large selection of beers on tap in about ten plus a lot of bottle and wine.

4 by Maciej Review source

Not sure about the slew of one star reviews, I thought the place was nice, warm atmosphere, good music, decent wood fired pizzas, standard beer selection but with decent variety, good service and reasonable prices.

4 by Davide Baroncelli Review source

We had a table booked here on New Years Eve - the manager could not have made our night anymore special. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere everything you would want to bring in 2012! Thank you so much.

5 by Gemma Newell Review source

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