This pub right on the banks of the Thames is wonderful in terms of its location, especially if the day is warm. It is in a bit of an odd building though, that smacks of roadside cafe in design, or for where it is you expect it to be selling tacky London souvenirs inside, however what you’ll find is some of Young’s ales amongst the lager selection.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great Location --- but pricey and rather soulless. Still, with good company, or with a decent book or paper to read, well worth sitting by the river for a while to soak up the view and visual ambience.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
The Founders Arms is in a great location, between Blackfriars Bridge and the Millennium Bridge, quite close to Tate Modern and opposite St Paul’s cathedral. The terrace is terrific on a sunny day and the service is very friendly and efficient. Unfortunately the beer range is rather limited (mainly Young’s as far as cask beer is concerned) so, while it’s a nice place to hang out and watch the world go by if you’re taking a break from sightseeing or strolling along the South Bank and want a bite to eat, there are places nearby with much more to offer if finding new and interesting beers is your main interest.
(Visited 28 July 2012).