The information on the pub’s exterior explains that the “sugarloaf was the traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late nineteenth-century, a tall cone with a rounded top from which lumps could be broken off with sugar nips.” In the eighteenth century this area had several sugar refineries, which were destroyed in the construction of Southwark Bridge in 1819.

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Created 13 February 2016