A decent spot overall. Itís a fairly modern pub, and the ambiance is nothing special. The beer range has some good Adnams offerings, but thatís not a major draw for most people. Friendly service. Slightly expensive prices. Maybe a good spot to check out if youíve not had many beers from Adnams, but otherwise this place doesnít have a lot to offer.
The Bridge House is the only Adnams pub in London and itís nothing like a traditional pub. It has a relaxed, Bohemian feel and thereís a mix of furniture, from the long diner style banquette along one wall to the regency style chairs around some of the tables, some artsy black and white photos and - with a nod to Southwold - a turquoise and amber coloured stained glass panel in the window depicting a sailing boat and waves. Although itís not a go-to beer destination I really liked everything about it, including the music. There are seven hand pumps: all Adnams but including several specials.
(Visited 18 June 2015).
Visited on Saturday 3rd January 2015, around 2.30pm.
Situated on the approach to Tower Bridge the Bridge House is a medium sized ítradí boozer tied to Adnams.
The place was empty - where were the tourists that were in the Draft House and Spoons nearby ? Probably not impressed by the relatively high prices versus low quality!
Service was ok - they barkeeps didnít know their own seasonals thoí !
5 hand pulls, 2 of which were seasonals, all from the Adnams fold.
The 1659 smoked was íjustí and only just bearable - vinegar notes. No excuse to be selling this in your own pub but one Iíll happily rate cos itís their own business to look after their own beers!
No real need to visit this place.
Quick stop on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Following Bermondsey was always going to be a tough call, but I would not bother again. Only Adnams beers on tap (of which Iím not a fan), which my companions said were not well kept. I was conned out of £2 for half a soapy tasting soda water (had a fresher pint for free in the Spoons a few doors down). Unless you love Adnams even in bad condition, donít bother.
Adnams pub in a prime location on the approach to Tower Bridge from the south. Thereís no shortage of tourists here but that is to be expected. The drinks are priced accordingly and its a full range of cask ales from the brewer, all of which you can pretty much find for cheaper elsewhere, but if youíre in this pub youíre probably being a tourist anyway so it wonít matter to you. Itís a small place with the upper level being the ground floor if you access it from the main road. With a wooden floor and a few high tables around the bar, the rest are low level suitable for dining with brown leather backed long benches akin to that in diners except for the more publican colour of them. The walls are littered with framed photos and pictures with only minor relevance to the location but work for its ambiance.