Restaurant Review: The Woolpack. This bar serves decent pub grub using seasonal British ingredients. Book a table at The Woolpack if you want a Sunday roast near London Bridge, pub food in SE1 or places to eat on Bermondsey Street.
“Enjoy a Sunday Roast at this popular pub located on Bermondsey Street where dogs are always welcome!” Homegirl London
The Woolpack Bar Bermondsey Street Sunday Lunch Menu
My mum was visiting so I booked a table for three people for Sunday lunch. The menu is different from what appears online so bear that in mind. Homeboy ordered a starter of Blue Monday Mac n Cheese. I’m not sure why it was called Blue Monday because it didn’t explain. It was a decent tasting Mac n Cheese although a few spots were cold. Other starters included Buttermilk Chicken, Salt Beef Croquettes, Crispy Squid, Salt Beef Brisket Bagel and a few more. They also have a couple of sharing plates which is ideal if there are a few of you. Choose from the Baked Sussex Charmer Camembert with toasted truffle soldiers or Beer Can Chicken with triple cooked chips and gravy.
Blue Monday Mac n Cheese
Mains include a selection of Sunday Roasts. The Roasts come with goose fat roast potatoes, double egg Yorkshire puddings, cabbage, honey roasted carrots, broccoli puree and gravy. Mum chose the Coleman’s English Mustard Roast Sirloin Beef with horseradish cream. She’s very fussy, likes everyday old-fashioned food, hates garlic and adds a lot of salt! Thankfully, she was happy with this good dish. Other roasts were Wild Garlic and Thyme Roast Chicken and Slow-roast Pork Belly. If you’re feeling ravenous try the Ultimate Roast with glazed sirloin beef, wild garlic chicken and a slice of pork belly.
I ordered the vegetarian roast. This comprised of a mixed nut roast which wasn’t what I expected when it was served, it was more like a pie. It did say Bloody Mary sauce, but that wasn’t available, so I had an aubergine sauce instead. There was a bit of confusion with my order. They told me it would take twenty minutes to cook, so suggested trying a vegan burger. I was then told the vegan burger wasn’t on the menu. I reverted to the veggie roast which didn’t take too long to arrive, so it was all good in the end.
Homeboy was in the mood for comfort food, so he selected the Smoked Salmon and Cod Fish Pie with mash and veggies. Other non-roast dinner options were a Burger, Steak and Chips, Bangers and Mash and Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas.
Black Cherry and Apple Crumble with Custard
Puddings included Black Cherry and Apple Crumble with Custard which we shared between three. It was a large portion, so we were glad we decided to share this. The Banana and Honey Cake sounded tempting. Otherwise, it is Jude’s Ice Cream. As this is a pub, you can enjoy a craft beer or a bottle of wine from their long list. The Starters are £5-8, Roasts £15.50-17.50 with the Ultimate Roast priced £25, and Puddings are £4-6.
The Woolpack Bar Bermondsey Street Interiors
Pub Upstairs Dining Room Interior
Downstairs the interiors have a wooden floor, traditional tiles on the wall and booth-style seating. You can see through to the large back garden. Venture up the spiral staircase where you will find the dining room. This space has a grand feel with chandeliers, a wallpapered ceiling which looks like a painting. The distressed plastered walls featured painted detailing. It’s a pleasant place to enjoy your Sunday lunch.
The Woolpack Bar Bermondsey Street Pub Information
To find out more about the bar and menus go to The Woolpack Website. This is a Young’s Pub. The address is 98 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UB. The nearest station is London Bridge. Current opening times listed are Monday to Saturday 9 am until 11 pm, and Sunday 9 am until 10.30 pm. Food is served Monday to Saturday 9 am until 10 pm, and Sunday 9 am and 9 pm. This is a dog-friendly pub (as is Bermondsey Street).
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Mum and Homeboy for dining with me.