ManVsBeer (2040) Hebden Bridge, England | November 17, 2013| Updated June 10, 2017
Adnams pub in a prime location on the approach to Tower Bridge from the south. There’s no shortage of tourists here but that is to be expected. The drinks are priced accordingly and it’s a full range of cask ales from the brewer, all of which you can pretty much find for cheaper elsewhere, but if you’re in this pub you’re probably being a tourist anyway so it won’t matter to you. It’s 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.
Visited on 26th August 2016. Smart modern looking spot between Tower Bridge and the Draft House. Decor is a bit of a modern and traditional mash up. Very deep red dominates. Beer range was decent enough with 5 cask and 3 keg offerings. Prices a little steep. Service fast and friendly. Won’t be rushing back but decent enough.
The Bridge House is the only Adnams pub in London and it’s nothing like a traditional pub. It has a relaxed, Bohemian feel and there’s 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 it’s 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).
A decent spot overall. It’s a fairly modern pub, and the ambiance is nothing special. The beer range has some good Adnams offerings, but that’s not a major draw for most people. Friendly service. Slightly expensive prices. Maybe a good spot to check out if you’ve not had many beers from Adnams, but otherwise this place doesn’t have a lot to offer.
Visited on Saturday 3rd January 2015, around 2.30pm.
Situated on the approach to Tower Bridge the Bridge House is a medium sized ’trad’ 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 didn’t know their own seasonals tho’ !
5 hand pulls, 2 of which were seasonals, all from the Adnams fold.
The 1659 smoked was ’just’ and only just bearable - vinegar notes. No excuse to be selling this in your own pub but one I’ll happily rate cos it’s their own business to look after their own beers!
No real need to visit this place.
Not a place I will recomend if you do not want some Adnams ticks. Not very fancy place with to much focus on sport. And disturbing music. Go to The Anchor Tap on the backside. And Dean Swift!
chriso (718) London, England | December 10, 2005| Updated June 24, 2006
This is the only Adnams house in London and, although the regular Adnams beers are very widely available in the free trade and as guest beers, you’d expect them to be in better condition here. Plus its the only place that you can be sure of getting the Adnams seasonal beers and occasional specials. And that’s really the only reason to visit unless you’ve been to have a look at Tower Bridge. It has a modern "trendy" feel to it and is virtually devoid of atmosphere and comfort. Its never been very crowded when I’ve visited. Consequently, service has always been speedy and attentive. Not sure whether trendy bars are better full or empty.