What's The Best Pub Along The Thames?

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What's The Best Pub Along The Thames?


Part ‘T' of our two-year mission to alphabetically visit London’s best pubs.

UPDATE: We now have the results of this poll. See here for the winners.

For the 20th pub crawl in our series, we're looking for the best bars and pubs along the river. Perhaps you favour the leafy locals upstream in Twickenham, Hammersmith or Putney. Maybe you prefer one of the many Thames-side pubs in central London. Or you might be more inclined to pick boozers downriver in Rotherhithe, Greenwich or the Isle of Dogs. Or you can, of course, vote for several different pubs. OK, so we really should have done this one at the height of summer, but the alphabet didn't agree with us.

So tell us your favourite drinking establishments along the river, and we’ll arrange a pub crawl around the top few (on a weekend, as it'll probably require a bit of travelling).

Here’s how to play

  1. Let us know (in the comments below, on Facebook, or by tweeting #BestThamesPub) your favourite pubs along the river.
  2. We’ll tally up the votes in a few days and publish the results.
  3. We’ll then arrange a pub crawl around the most popular choices. You’re welcome to join us.
  4. Pubs can be on the banks of the river or, indeed, floating on the river. But they must be within the London boundary.
  5. By ‘pubs’, we’re using a shorthand — you can also vote for bars.
  6. You can nominate more than one place. All nominations count as one vote, whether you rank them or not. Likes on Facebook and retweets of someone else’s vote are also counted as new votes.
  7. Venues should be open to the public with no pre-booking, entry fee or membership required.

So, where shall we go?

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Last Updated 30 October 2013


Captain Kidd, Wapping


The Mayflower in Rotherithe. No arguments

Dave H

The Grapes in Limehouse is marvellous.


Surely the White Cross at Richmond is the only pub actually in the thames at high tide http://thewhitecrossrichmond.c...

Big Ladd

Thamesis Dock, near Lambeth Bridge, is actually floating on the river, and a very nice spot for a late afternoon alcoholic beverage


Cheeky vote for the Crabtree at Fulham/Hammersmith.


What about the Samuel Pepys in the City - great little balcony actually over the river!


The Narrow at Limehouse

Roger Manser

Angel, Rotherhithe -- mainly because it is not crowded, and the service is good. Fine roomy outside area in the summer, a large upstairs room over the Thames in winter. Beer - depends on whether you like Sam Smiths. I like the wheat beer. Downsides - food not so good, compared with the Mayflower, but the latter gets really crowded; Mayflower has guest beers too, which give the pub an experimental flavour.


The Dove in Hammersmith


Famous Angel at Rotherhithe. There is nowhere more authentic.

Captain Kickarse

Mayflower. Captain Kidd. White Cross. In that order.

Ruth Hargreaves

A vote for Town of Ramsgate in Wapping

Alex C

White Cross, Richmond and Mayflower,Rotherithe

Mihai Margoi


Laura Kate

Battersea - Drafthouse Westbridge (it's a street up from the river, but awesome).

Wandsworth town - The Ship


The Spanish Galleon, Greenwich. Which has a chippy attached!

Laura Smith

The Angel in Bermondsey

Tolga Sarıgöl

Cutty Sark Tavern


"The Ship" Wandsworth


"The Boat House" Putney