Prospect Of Whitby (Taylor Walker)


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Arcanor  (103) Quebec | July 29, 2014
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (715) London, England | March 24, 2017
Seems like Iím 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). Itís also in competition with the Town Of Ramsgate for the highest tourist footfall, and wins. This is clearly their focus and you canít blame them for wanting to bank the cash but it hardly adds to the authenticity of the atmosphere. Still, I guess if youíre looking for old riverside pubs with an unspoilt ambience and salty old sea dogs at the bar youíre 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
BeardedAvenger  (210) Addlestone, England | July 21, 2016
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 didnít stay for long, because a coachload of German OAPís turned up and the place suddenly got very busy! A bit too touristy for me.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (1132) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | May 25, 2015
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, itís 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 havenít 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon  (69) Sydney, Australia | September 27, 2014
Great atmosphere with plenty of genuine history. Friendly service. Small but good selection of beers.

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