England > Greater London > Tower Bridge
Boudicca (526) 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).
Leighton (443) 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.
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.
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
FatPhil (261) Tallinn, Estonia | August 13, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very pleasant staff. - they made a slight boob, and were handing out free beer. 2 dull house lagers, but plenty of interesting stuff to make up for it, some breweries I’d never even heard of. Need to return for the rhubarb beer! However, on a more sensible note, this is a simple easy-on-the-eye interior, verging on sterile were it not for the brilliant selection of music-related artwork around the walls.
KnutAlbert (271) Oslo, Norway | July 19, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Fine pub, very conveniently located, also for the Kernel brewery or Borough Market. Five casks, lots of British and domestic kegs. Fine service, did not try the food.
rlgk (218) Skövde, Sweden | July 10, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place close to Tower Bridge. Modern pub with a nice selection of beers on cask and tap. I will visit again.
DanielBrown (235) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | June 22, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I popped in here en route from the Dean Swift to the nearest tube station, in order to get to Kentish Town. Given that the nearest station was closed, it’s a good job I’d taken on liquid here, as the walk nearly killed me. Anyway, I rather liked this place, the choices on tap were varied and all new for a poor Birmingham citizen like me. Big, airy and with classic continetal beer posters on the wall, which I love. Great stuff. Really good.
Bierkrug (274) Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany | April 26, 2011| Updated July 14, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
What did I find here? This was a great place, and in my mind the best on the bridge. The service and the knowlage of the beers is outstanding. If Rob is there seek him out. The selection is not just the number of beers but what is selected for sale. The best place near the London Bridge.
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.
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