Recommended pubs near London Bridge/Monument….

I quite often meet friends for a drink near London Bridge, and we always have a conversation along the lines of “where shall we meet?”, “mmm, don’t really know anywhere round there”, “OK, how about [insert randomly selected venue from BeerInTheEvening here]”.

So I sought recommendations from friends for pubs near London Bridge/Monument, “ones that serve good beer and aren’t always rammed to the gills”. Here are the results:
The Rose
The Royal Oak
Market Porter
The Southwark Tavern
The Wheatsheaf
The Boot and Flogger
The George Inn
The St Christopher Inn