The pub supposedly takes its name from Bermondsey's leather industry, which was very established in Victorian times, leading to the building of a Leather Exchange, opened in August 1879, which still stands today in nearby Leathermarket Street. Alongside the leather industry, associated businesses developed, including hatters who used the wool from the sheep. The Woolpack took it's name from these people.
The pub is welcoming with a great interior, a nice garden and a good range of drinks and averagely-priced food, considering its location. If you've never been to Bermondsey, you could do a lot worse than start here.
For more information, visit http://www.woolpackbar.com