Founders Arms

Founders Arms

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We were initially surprised to see this Young's pub coming in so high in our poll of best Thames pubs. For starters, it looks like an 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 has won us round.

Sure, the main bar can get busy, but the riverside tables offer a Hollywood-worthy view of City landmarks.

The interior — recently refurbished — is split into two areas. More formal seating is at the westerly (Blackfriars) end, while the bar is to the east. Both ends offer smashing views.

Inside the Founders Arms in London overlooking the thames

The food is pretty decent and quickly served. Perhaps best sampled in spring/autumn, outside the main tourist season, though.

On Twitter as @FoundersArms.

Address: 52 Hopton Street London SE1 9JH

Phone: 020 7928 1899

[email protected]


Monday: 9am-11pm

Tuesday: 9am-11pm

Wednesday: 9am-11pm

Thursday: 9am-11pm

Friday: 9am-midnight

Saturday: 9am-midnight

Sunday: 9am-11pm

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