Facing the river, this is a busy Nicholson’s pub given its position in this tourist heavy part of the Thames. It has a modern design, and more ordinary looking as a ’chain’ bar than other Nicholson’s pubs that usually have a bit more of a plushness about them, but given the clientele are very changeable the durability in the fixtures, fittings and furniture is understandable. There’s no less drinks available here though than in any of its other pubs, so expect the full current Nicholson’s list of changeable beers from at the bar, which is long and against the back wall.
A large Nicholson’s pub near the lovely Hay’s Galleria and HMS Belfast. There are some tables on a level with the riverside walkway but the main bar is lower down and there’s also a mezzanine level dining room and a cellar bar. It’s an OK place but not my favourite Nicholson’s. The beer selection is just passable - perhaps to be expected in a touristy area like this - but they did have a beer from the elusive Eddie Gadd (Al Murray’s Beautiful British Beer, also perhaps to appeal to the tourists). Unfortunately the beers we had were flat and not in peak condition. The service was rather poor too. If I’m the only person waiting to be served at the bar, I don’t expect the barmaid to grudgingly acknowledge my presence and then have me shout my order over to where she’s rooted to the floor next to the till. Especially as she had to come over to where I was standing to pour the beers anyway. Grrr.
(Visited 18 June 2015).
This is a big, touristy, and crowded pub with lots of noise. The service was slow but serviceminded. There is a wide selection of beers, but many are bland and a couple were in poor condition. I got my Jersey tick here, and that’s the best there is to say about this place.
Big pub on the southside of Themsen and just a short walk from Tower Brigde. Great lacotion and spacy and nice inside. Rather board selection of cask, sadly some of them in a bad condition. 2 out of 4 beers i had, had a earthy/mold note to them. Didnt eat, but options looked good. Prices where cheap for the location, but ill rather pay and have good beer.
Spacious pub near the Thames. Visited during the Wimbledon final 2013 and the beginning of the beerfestival of the nicholson pubs, so it was very crowdy. Good service, though, with friendly staff and great choice of ales and the more standard beers.
Visited several times, a perfect pitstop when touristing it in London, along the Themse, very easy to get to placed close to London Bridge. Very spacy place, friendly staff and often a great variaty of beers on tap, most time in good condition. They do food as well as bar snacks ( the traditionel Nicholson menu ). This pub can at times be a bit busy and crowded, but most times clean and tidy. For sure worth a visit if you are in the ares.