Founders Arms (Young’s)

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
chriso  (533) London, England | November 12, 2015
The best thing about this place is the location, with marvellous views along the river and across to St Pauls from the terrace. The building itself is a particularly uninspired piece of 1970’s architecture dating from an era before Bankside was the popular area it is today - the power station fell into a semi-derelict state after its closure in 1981 and the whole riverside down to Borough was a mix of crumling, unrenovated warehouses and unsympathetic redevelopment. The interior of the pub is comfortable enough in an anodyne sort of way and the beers are the bog standard Young’s range. Only really worth bothering wth if you want to sit on the terrace and take in the view. Unfortunately, when the weather is suited to that, half of London generally seems to have the same idea.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
WingmanWillis  (1070) , England | May 8, 2015
Popped in for an after work pint. Range of Youngs keg and cask offerings. Busy food place. As it was damp and miserable sitting outside wasn’t an option. Beer was ok but nothing inspiring. If you need a beer wandering around the South Bank then there are worse places to stop off. Not a lot for a rater though
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois  (1006) Tourist Town (West), England | December 17, 2014
Modern looking Thames side pub on the southbank tied to Wells & Young. In a prime tourist location so you are likely to find them being the major client base here, particularly in the summer months. Nice riverside views from the outside patio but that aside no real reason to come here, just a few common beers on cask, although the quality has been fine when Ive stopped by.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow  (252) Huddinge , Sweden | September 28, 2014
A nice central location with a good view over the Thames. Nothing spectacular when it comes to the selection. Young’s dominating naturally, but also a few other casks and kegs available. Not a bad stop if you happen to be walking past it.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer  (1735) Hebden Bridge, England | April 26, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
dannylyons  (13) , | November 13, 2012
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | October 7, 2012
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).

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