The Walrus Bar and Hostel is a Lower Marsh institution. Since 2011 when this adventure started as a family business, our bar has been a crossroads of the local and the international. This “walruspolitanism” is reflected, in our clientele, products and international staff. With a laid back atmosphere, a quirky cocktail menu of house specials and all time classics, Traditional English Real Ales on tap and a multi-award winning hostel upstairs, our 5 star rated staff never fails to cheer you up over a drink whatever occasion it might be.
We are Proud of Our Community Involvement
...and are trying to contribute to every public event that is happening around Waterloo. We Love Waterloo and we are true "Lower-Marshians" with a dedication to our locals and a constant aim to provide an outstanding first impression of London to foreigners.
Our staff is the core of our business, the vibe they create is what separates us from other bars in the neighbourhood. We have brought together a team of loveable misfits from England and all over the world. Our bar is a veritable United Nations.
A Smiley, Genuine Bunch from All Over the World!
Our staff has received "Best Staff in Europe" from HostelBookers.com in 2012. Well, this is simply because they are genuine, funny and outgoing. They'll get out of their way to help you with anything whatsoever, and when you see them smile it's ain't cause the HR told them so. Faking happiness isn't their contract, they just can't help it. While each and every one of them is incredibly hard working and posses a real personality, we try our absolute best in exchange to keep them content by looking after them at all times... We are kind of a little family over here and we truly believe that, it's how it should be. Great business builds on great people and there's no way around this. Fact.
No Excuses for Being Shy!
Other than English, our staff speaks: Spanish, Italian, Polish, Korean, Hungarian and German. Go on then, grab a drink and start a conversation, you won't regret it! <3
A Multi Award-Winning Hostel
Yep, that's us and we are indeed very proud... Our hostel has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, The Hostel Bookers Best Staff Award, and is regularly ranked as the number one Hostel on Hostelworld. All the awards we’ve garnished so far are a direct results of our fantastic staff, all whom have put in a terrific effort on both sides of the bar! (Bar tabs available upon request…)
Best Place to Drink in Lambeth 2014:
We won "runner-up" place on Lambeth Best Business Awards in 2014, based on customer votes!
That's right, The Horse.
Following the success and rapid growth of our favourite Walrus Social, in 2013 we decided to expand to a second site... Waterloo and the immediate SE1 area being awesome, we stayed local and only a minute walk down the street, we over took the once bright red Horse Pub. It is now bright blue... :D
We thought The Horse deserved Stables, and there you have it, The Horse & Stables is now one of the most popular pubs in the area, with the addition of 3 floors of hostel above! The large venue was renovated and re-decorated throughout, the busy kitchen serves proper pub grub, there are four weekly rotating cask ales on tap and its large function room (with a giant theatrical stage) hosts some of the hottest onstage events (live music, indie theatre and comedy) in the entire of Lambeth.
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