England > Greater London > Tower Bridge
wimpyjoe (917) Hebden Bridge, England | November 18, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Part restaurant, part bar, it is the latter of these that greets you first and probably the area you’ll remain in if you’ve come here simply to drink. The main restaurant dining area is to the rear with a large window looking out on to the approach road to Tower Bridge and obviously fills up with tourists throughout the day. The prices match the recyclable nature if its clientele but if you do venture here you will find a fine selection of ales both cask and keg and some lesser seen lagers too.
nate2g (530) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 9, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Popular with the after-work crowd, houses a couple of hand pumps and around 20 taps. To be honest there’s not really much worth drinking on tap, but worth a look as you may be lucky. Bottle range is decent, and there’s always London favourite Kernel beers if all else fails.
Boudicca (524) London, England | September 18, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Draft House at Tower Bridge is one of three in London, the others being in Clapham and Battersea.
It’s light and airy with windows on three sides and large wooden bench tables – ideal as a meeting place for the start of the third and final day of the 2011 RBESG. We arrived soon after it opened on the Sunday after a very pleasant walk along the South Bank from London Bridge. The walls are painted in muted colours and decorated with a range of interesting music posters. One I noticed was for a concert John Cale and his band had given at Vooruit in Gent, which we’d visited only a few weeks before.
There are eighteen or more taps (some of which are interesting, others less so) and they usually have four cask ales as well as a good range of bottles. Oh, and they serve beer in third pints as well as full pints and halves – an excellent innovation!
There’s a raised area with bright green banquettes in a separate room for dining and a tasting room downstairs. The staff were very friendly – a barmaid who wasn’t very knowledgeable about the beers but she did offer us free drinks when she poured Pfungstadter by mistake and a welcoming barman who made a few cheeky comments but was well-meaning enough to get away with it.
(Visited 7 August 2011).
JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 4, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A large bright space just south of Tower Bridge and around the corner from Dean Swift. A few casks that I enjoyed (although I think they serve them a bit too warm). Friendly service again. The interior reminds me more of a North A,erican pub than a UK one, but that’s not necessarily bad. Great bottle list as well, although, again, I stuck to cask. Worth checking out.
Leighton (441) London, England | September 9, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice pub. Large space. Big windows. Decent range of beers on cask, keg and bottle. No complaints with the staff. Can’t recall if they serve food. Certainly worth checking out if you’re in the area.
imdownthepub (370) Banbury, England | February 25, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
It looks a little dubious from the outside, but opens up inside to quite a comfortable area. Handily placed for Tower Bridge, it does seem to avoid the worst of the tourist hordes from what we could see. Intersting range of beer, if only on the keg side, the cask beers were a touch disappointing. A good place to visit and we would return.
Brugmansia (342) Jylland, Denmark | April 18, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Visited this pub several times, easy to get to when you just have crossed the Tower Bridge. Can at times be very busy, and eventhough its a light and spacy place, it doesn´t seems to have that many tables. They have a nice selection of beers, both on tap and in bottles, so for sure worth checking their bottle list. They do nice pubfood and snacks as well.
Scopey (337) Croydon, England | September 21, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Draft House is a large modern-looking bar located just past Tower Bridge. Spacious and full of long tables, much bigger than its sister pub in Clapham. Big selection of keg, cask and bottle on offer. Includes the likes of Harviestoun, Dark Star, Sierra Nevada etc. Maybe a bit too many light fizzy options, but interesting brews also. Had Big Foot on keg, which was brilliant and fresh. Kernel bottles in the fridge always make me happy. Staff were friendly and I like how they serve thirds. Hit this on the way to/from Dean Swift.
Dedollewaitor (315) Odense, Denmark | August 29, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Really blose to Tower Bridge. Fine bottle selection. Friendly service. Bar played relaxin music like Beatles and such. Food looked good. Ok
chriso (313) London, England | September 12, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A spacious and convenient place just on the South side of Tower Bridge. 3-4 UK casks, although there’s often more interest in the overseas keg taps, of which there are 15 or so. The bottle list runs to about 100, with plenty of interest but probabaly not much you won’t have seen elsewhere around town if you’ve been looking. Definitely worth a look, if not a major beer scooping destination in itself.
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