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64 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Visited for lunch whilst out on a bike ride. It’s one of a handful of interesting old docklands pubs around here which are worth visiting for the history and good views of the river. The staff were very friendly and helpful although the food was overpriced. The beer range was average and included one or two beers from small breweries. (Visited 12 August 2017).“
Boudicca 757 days ago
84 /100
Dickens Inn (Restaurant)
ST KATHERINES DOCK
“A very beautiful pub by the docks. I had a pint of London pride from fullers a lovely beer. Doesnt have much of a beers to choose from“
Beerwithwings 780 days ago
78 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“The pub is located at the docks of London not that far from the Tower Bridge. They have 4 casks and a couple of other taps and of course bottled beers as well of British craft beers and European macros. The beer selection is not mindblowing but the place itself looks amazing. The have a patio right on the bank of the river Thames that is great. I also liked the sailor pub like interior too. Well worth a visit especially that it's the oldest riverside pub in London. There is room for improvement in the speed of service though. The place wasn't too crowded when I visited, but I still had to wait a bit long until they took my order.“
kapusil 1047 days ago
54 /100
Dickens Inn (Restaurant)
ST KATHERINES DOCK
“Maybe the biggest pub I have ever been into. Quite mighty front! But not that mighty beer selection. Quite mainstream. But I found a tick.
Ok pub to have a pit stop if you are on your way to Prospect Of Whitby or Grapes. I will reccomend these two instead. But it is ok to have visited this one also. Especially because of the sice. Not like an JWD. You will understand when you are there
Only a 5 min walk from Tower Bridge“
Cunningham 1083 days ago
60 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Corner pub that is quite long and narrow on the inside. You will find a small but nice patio at the back. Decent view of the river.. Not really a great beer selection. But you probably find a new tick if you are lucky.
A fine pub to have a pit stop if you are on your way to Prospect Of Whitby or Grapes. I will reccomend these two instead.
Clean toilets. 15 min walk from Tower Bridge“
Cunningham 1083 days ago
58 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“A quite large pub built in old fashion way. Normal Sam Smith selection. A fine pub to have a pit stop if you are on your way to Prospect Of Whitby or Grapes. I will reccomend these two instead.
Nice location by the river. Clean toilets. 15 min walk from Tower Bridge“
Cunningham 1083 days ago
70 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“A lovely old unspoiled gem in London. One of a few pubs that I really recommend everyone to visit. The patio at the back is just outstanding. This pub do also have a quite decent beer selection. Not only cask ale. Also some refreshing hoppy ale on tap. Also good lunch food.
A walk back to Tower Bridge from here is a fine tour. Lovely area of London.“
Cunningham 1092 days ago
52 /100
Dickens Inn (Restaurant)
ST KATHERINES DOCK
“Visited a few of times over the years, mainly for work-related social bashes. It’s a huge barn of a place located in the redeveloped (eventually - after it was all but destroyed by WWII bombing) St Katharine’s Dock complex. It’s a somewhat fanciful reconstruction - some might say reimagination - of a three storied mediaeval galeried inn that was built in the 70s making use of some components salvaged from an old warehouse that stood on a different site nearby. There’s a big bar on the ground floor and a number of different restaurants upstairs. I haven’t been here in a while (and I won’t be rushing back) but it was never any sort of beer destination. Current sources suggest it has three casks beers, including Green King IPA and a house beer made by Greene King / Hardys & Hansons (no doubt a rebadge) as regulars, plus a few kegs from the likes of Meantime. The dock is a pleasant enough spot to have a wander around and by all means pop in to the Dickens Inn (I don’t think there are any other pubby options) to wet your whistle if you feel the need but don’t expect too much interest in the beer selection.“
chriso 1279 days ago
66 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“Seems like I’m doing a run of riverside pub reviews. Visited a few of times over the years. Another classic, traditional old riverside pub, In competition with the Town Of Ramsgate for the title of the most historic pub on Wapping waterfront (although strictly probably in Shadwell). It’s also in competition with the Town Of Ramsgate for the highest tourist footfall, and wins. This is clearly their focus and you can’t blame them for wanting to bank the cash but it hardly adds to the authenticity of the atmosphere. Still, I guess if you’re looking for old riverside pubs with an unspoilt ambience and salty old sea dogs at the bar you’re likely to have a fruitless search. Being a Taylor Walker pub the beer range is somewhat better. Personally, I find the old Wapping Hydraulic Power Station (now an arts centre) just across the road rather more fascinating than the pub.“
chriso 1279 days ago
58 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Seems like I’m doing a run of riverside pub reviews. Visited a couple of times over the years. A Sam Smiths pub so you know what you’re getting, including the cask Old Brewery Bitter here, which is a slight plus. At one time, when the waterfront at Wapping was a bustling hive of martime commercial activity, this area was packed with pubs. This was not one of them - it’s converted from a dusused warehouse. As usual with Sam Smiths its all done very well and the interior has a old feel, with stone floors exposed beams etc, even if it isn’t. The waterside location is splendid, with a terrace overlooking the river. But, all in all, this place doesn’t really hit the spot for me. I might look in if I was passing but wouldn’t make a special effort.“
chriso 1279 days ago
62 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Seems like I’m doing a run of riverside pub reviews. Visited a few of times over the years. Another classic, traditional old riverside pub, right next to Wapping Old Stairs. Unfortunately, it’s in all the guidebooks so gets a lot of tourist trade, which detracts from the authenticity of the atmosphere. Don’t be surprised if your quiet pint is interrupted by a large party of camera-clicking tourists. They have four beers on cask but the range is distinctly unexciting - Pride, Youngs, Doom Bar & the like. A pleasant stop if you catch it right.“
chriso 1279 days ago
62 /100
Dickens Inn (Restaurant)
ST KATHERINES DOCK
“Enourmous place, good ambience but very expensive. 330 ml brewdog bottles for somewhere around £5.50. Not much of a choiice on tap. I had an excellent veggie burger tough.“
malushky 1462 days ago
52 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“One of those pubs that’s nice and oldie worldie, whilst also being a bit too touristy. Whilst reading the historical notes that are up on the wall a local told us it was all bullshxt. Friendly locals, in fact. Average choice of beers. Wouldn’t make a special trip here but it did help break up the pub crawl.“
BeardedAvenger 1525 days ago
60 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“This was the first diversion that really pissed off my mate who’d organised a pub crawl (and after only one pub). Sam Smith’s don’t have the best rep but there’s something I like about them - the bear is fine (I’m partial to the wheat beer) and the buildings are always top notch. This is no different. Spacious inside, which was made more obvious by the lack of customers. Just a couple of locals. But this did mean we could nab a table in the coroner overlooking the river.“
BeardedAvenger 1525 days ago
58 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“Part of a Wapping to Waterloo pub crawl. Attractive old building, with some nice historical points. Was this the pub which supposedly used to have gallows out back or am I thinking of another one on the route? Friendly enough staff and good enough beer options. We didn’t stay for long, because a coachload of German OAP’s turned up and the place suddenly got very busy! A bit too touristy for me.“
BeardedAvenger 1525 days ago
70 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“We visited here on the penultimate Thames Tipple on Saturday 23rd May 2015. This was our fourth pub visit of the day. I wondered how the pub came by its unusual name and understand that a large collier boat of the same name frequently moored here. By public transport the Overground station at Wapping is just a 7-8 minute walk away. Yet another pub that is located slap bang by the river. As you enter the bar is straight ahead on the LH wall, it’s a large bar with the most wonderful pewter top which itself sits on top of large barrels, the pewter top looks superb and must have cost a fortune, I understand it is the largest pewter bar in the UK, I for one and not so surprised as I haven’t actually seen many (if any) others and this is huge, so probably romps away with the title. The flagstone floor is original apparently and much like The Mayflower across the water there is acres of old dark wood particularly upstairs which is worth a visit by way of the old creaky staircase. A nautical theme reigns here with lots of knick knacks scattered about. Beer choice was pretty decent with a few handpump offerings and some keg choices also, though Loz and I opted for Brewdog Dead Pony Club. Btw just a very short walk from this pub is a fantastic old cantilever bridge (not operational) it looks great. This is a very popular pub as well as beer drinkers and people eating there seemed to be a fair few foreign visitors coming in to take a look at this historic building. I really liked it here and this was probably one of my favourite pubs of the day.“
Fin 1948 days ago
64 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“We visited this historic old Thameside pub on the penultimate leg of the Thames Tipple Saturday 23rd May 2015. It is a narrow and long pub that backs onto the Thames with Wapping Old Steps running to the RH side as you look at the pub from the front. Inside the bar runs along the LH wall with four handpumps dispensing Marstons, Youngs, Fullers (sadly nothing that exciting) with a keg selection that includes Kozel, San Miguel, Peroni and Hoegaarden all rather safe unfortunately. The exterior both front and side retains a historic look but the inside appears to have been opened up, as I am guessing that this would not have been the one room pub that it is now, however I should imagine that this has made it a lighter, brighter room. You can get a sense of history but perhaps best to go outside to the small patio and look out on the Thames and Wapping Old Steps and try to imagine the scene when this part of London was in its heyday. It’s a great area, it’s a pleasant pub but beer choice very safe and uninspiring.“
Fin 1949 days ago
42 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Saturday lunchtime and pub was deserted except for some youth who were serving and didn’t seem very engaged in the task. Tiny selection of cask ale (1).“
Pyobon 2188 days ago
72 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“Great atmosphere with plenty of genuine history. Friendly service. Small but good selection of beers.“
Pyobon 2188 days ago
62 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Very friendly. Small but good range. Nice traditional pub atmosphere. Had food which looked good but did not try it.“
Pyobon 2188 days ago
56 /100
Dickens Inn (Restaurant)
ST KATHERINES DOCK
“Went there on October 2011 for diner Good classic bar food. Unfortunately, the beer selection is mainstream.“
Arcanor 2248 days ago
60 /100 57 WAPPING WALL
“Went there on October 2011 for lunch Classic look of an old London Pub. Great !!! This is an historical site. Good classic bar food. Unfortunately, the beer selection is mainstream.“
Arcanor 2248 days ago
60 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Went there on October 2011 in the morning. Classic look of an old London Pub. Great !!! Unfortunately, the beer selection is mainstream.“
Arcanor 2248 days ago
60 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Went there on October 2011 in the morning. Classic look of an old London Pub. Great !!! Unfortunately, the beer selection is mainstream.“
Arcanor 2248 days ago
78 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Nice pub, small outside space right out to the Thames. Sam Smith beers.“
MrTipple 2432 days ago
70 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Pleasant Sam Smiths pub, offering good value pub grub and pretty much their full range of drinks, the lone cask ale and keg beers being cheap for London. great views over the River Thames, good service and child friendly.“
downender 2462 days ago
62 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Historic Thameside pub, best known as the place where Judge Jeffreys was captured as he tried to escape the revolution of 1688. A narrow pub with small patio out the back, offering 4 fairly standard real ales and some decent pub grub. Worth a visit should you happen to be in Wapping.“
downender 2462 days ago
66 /100 62 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Fine traditional styled pub that claims to be the oldest along the Thames, whether that includes those outside of London I am unsure. What I am sure about is that this is worth venturing too, especially in summer if you can get a place on narrow rear patio that overlooks the Thames. The inside is just as nice though with the pub occupying a single room in a narrow building but lengthy enough to pack in a fair number of tables. The bar is central in the room against one wall and has two rows of ale pumps with a guest or two on them as well as some well known London ones too. It’s very cosy and convivial.“
ManVsBeer 2501 days ago
70 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Sam Smiths pub in an atmospheric building on the Thames with fine views across to Rotherhithe in South London. It’s a good place to watch the change in tide for a few hours as there’s a full selection here of the breweries own ales, although the rare ones are mainly in bottles in the fridge so do look beyond the pumps on the bar. It has a large ground floor area with a stone slab floor and wooden furniture, pillars and roof. There’s also a lovely patio area with views across the water from most positions. The only thing to note is that this is not a cheap place like the majority of Sam Smiths pubs are - you do pay for the location!“
ManVsBeer 2502 days ago
70 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“Visited december 2012 with my parents. On our nice morningwalk, we passed this cosy pub and decided to have a pint. Rather spacy pub, and I would guess also rather local, since it is placed a bit bit away from everything :-). Nice deco, some histrory told of the pub / the area, and a great view of the river. Being a Samuel Smith Pub thats mainly the beers they serve. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, for sure worh visiting if you are in the area..“
Brugmansia 2514 days ago
68 /100 108 WAPPING HIGH STREET
“We visited here on Saturday 26th October 2013 whilst doing Pt1 of a Docklands walk. This was a typical Sam Smiths pub, one handpump, but a few kegs and the entire selection of bottles including the fruit stuff Melbourne? We had an IPA (bottle) however at just over £5 a bottle not cheap for Sam Smiths. I understand that there are two floors, we sat outside though by the Thames, good views of the river and river traffic from here. This is an interesting part of Wapping and amazingly there were once 37 pubs on this street, it looks like just two now exist. I would suggest popping in here if in the area, the overground station is close by and its an interesting pub, and fascinating to read up on the person after whom the pub is named.“
Fin 2515 days ago
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