We want to thank every one of the places below who took and put up a poster for the Fisher v Millwall pre-season friendly this coming tuesday. We’ve always said south London hospitality is in a league of its own and it just goes to show how much Fisher is now back part of the community – we’re all working together to create something dynamic and worthwhile in the Bermondsey/Rotherhithe area.
We recommend the places listed below as officially ‘Fisher friendly’ environments who are more than happy to welcome Fish fans on match days or indeed generally.
If you want your business/pub/bar/club/organisation to be part of the Fisher friendly matchday experience just give us a shout and we’d be more than happy to promote what you do in the area.
Fish friendly places:
- Downside Fisher Youth Club
London SE1 2EZ
DFYC supports socially excluded children and young people from Bermondsey and its neighbouring areas, helping them to fulfil their potential through a structured programme of sport, educational, artistic and recreational activities.
Objectives include: To promote the personal, social and educational development of young people.To inspire young people to develop their potential, acquire new skills and build confidence to make their own decisions.To provide opportunities for young people to work effectively in groups and take a responsible role in the community.
- Surrey Docks Farm
London, SE16 5ET
Surrey Docks Farm is a working community farm in Rotherhithe that aims to educate local people about where their food comes from and promotes getting active outdoors.
They have all the usual farm animals on site, as well as food growing gardens selling eggs, meat, fruit and vegetables through their farm shop. They engage the whole community delivering toddlers club, youth clubs, hosting school visits as well as volunteering and work experience and training projects for adults with learning disabilities.
Open 7 days a week from 10am til 5pm we offer a beautiful bit of rural life in the heart of the city. Entry is free, so come and explore, feed the goats and get in touch with your inner countryside!
- Dockland Settlements Community Centre
400 Salter Rd
London SE16 5AA
The Dockland Settlement Community Centre in Rotherhithe opened January 2015. It has a Dance Studio equipped with wall length mirrors, underfloor heating and a kitchen attached to make refreshments. Large sports hall with soft mats, ideal for Gymnastics and Martial arts.
The Dockland Settlements aims to provide support to local communities providing sporting, social, recreational and educational activities. They provide low cost playcare to help parents go back to work or remain in work and a variety of sports for people with disabilities as well as activities for elderly people to help tackle isolation or loneliness.
- Salmon Youth Centre
43 Old Jamaica Rd
London SE16 4TE
Salmon Youth Centre has been reaching out to young people in inner city London for over a hundred years. They inspire young people to reach their potential and contribute positively to the community in which they live.
They welcome around 500 young people every week. Their doors are open to all young people, from all backgrounds, between six and 25 years old providing youth work to young people across 35 weekly sessions, including activities such as adventure, arts, dance, drama, music and sports.
- Surrey Quays Shopping Centre
London SE16 7LL
Shops include Tesco, Boots, Body Shop, JD Sports, Holland & Barrett, Poundland, Starbucks, Suprdrug, New Look, River Island, Dorothy Perkins, Burton and lots more. Here, you can browse for the latest fashions or discover great gifts for friends and family.
As well as our vast selection of shops, there are loads of places to stop to eat and drink and with 1,300 parking spaces, free for up to four hours (no return within two hours), a visit to Surrey Quays in Rotherhithe couldn’t be easier.
- The Brunel
47 Swan Rd
London SE16 4JN
First pub out of Rotherhithe station on the way to Fisher’s ground. Pop in say you’re on the way to St Paul’s just get a warm welcome. Recently been refurbished has has kept that authentic local pub atmosphere. They pride themselves selves on delivering the best hospitality in a friendly environment, committed to welcoming customers old and new.
11 Rotherhithe Old Rd
London SE16 2PP
Old style Millwall pub, small, down-to-earth, no nonsense. A pleasure to drink in with the atmosphere of traditional Bermondsey.
- Blue Anchor
251 Southwark Park Rd
London SE16 3TS
Another Millwall stronghold pub. With with the boxing as well. Stylish old school lay-out “High-ceilinged drinking barn, from the days when the Surrey docks were active and brought some prosperity to the area. Still gets busy, thanks to the market and shops next to it, particularly so on Millwall match days”. Can’t say fairer than that.
- The Old Bank
239 Southwark Park Rd
London SE16 3TT
Lively little boozer, Millwall all the way. A modern conversion of a former bank which opened in 2010. There is a traditional style bar (with 3 hand pumps) and banquette seating around the walls. The floor has a striking tiled design. Traditional lunch is available on Sundays. There are a number of TV screens around the pub showing sport. It gets very busy on Millwall match days.
- Ancient Foresters
282 Southwark Park Rd
London SE16 2HB
It has character does the Foresters. Here’s a review from Mouth to South website: This is the old Bermondsey, where you feel like you’ve just walked into someone’s living room and squatted over their coffee table. If you’re a stranger, you’re a copper, if you’re Frank Sinatra, you’re a god. Ol’ Blue Eyes is everywhere – pictures of him getting kissed by Sammy Lee Davis Jr, a road sign reading ‘Frank Sinatra Drive’, his crooning coming through the speakers. It’s dimly lit, with blood-red seating and a stage flanked by guitars and banjeleles hanging from the walls. Send gullible American tourists here and tell them to ask for directions to the ancient forest.
- Queen Victoria
148 Southwark Park Rd
London SE16 3RP
The only place where the punters took a poster as well as the landlord. Well preserved traditional late Victorian street corner pub. Central bar serving two rooms with a small paved garden to the rear. Weekends feature discos, karaoke or live music acts. Over 25s only.
- Farriers Arms
214 Lower Rd
London SE8 5DJ
As Fish fan George states: Found a great new pub in the Surrey Quays area, the Farriers Arms. A real pub, rare to find these days, with an Irish tinge. Landlady was a friend of Helen from the Lord Hood, and had trained up Shen, one of our favourite barstaff from the Hood. Met son of Rocking Ronnie, well known from the Hood, and playing on the jukebox was Joseph Locke, from Hear my Song. Millwall friendly and happy to promote Fisher FC publicity. A diamond discovery and new haunt after Fisher and Millwall games.