We were initially surprised to see the Founders coming in so high in our poll of best Thames pubs. For starters, it looks like a pig-ugly estate pub from the outside. For main course, it's always rammed with tourists. And for puddings, they've missed off the bloody apostrophe. But having visited a few times, the place won us round.
Sure, the main bar can get busy, but the riverside tables offer a Hollywood-worthy view of City landmarks. Also, while the draught ale choice is nothing special, bottled delights like the sticky toffee pudding ale kept us more than merry.
The food is pretty decent and quickly served (anywhere that serves a burger named after Tower 42 — London's least exciting landmark — gets a thumbs-up from us). Perhaps best sampled in spring/autumn, outside the main tourist season.
On Twitter as @FoundersArms.
Last updated September 2017