Town of Ramsgate


Long and narrow it may be, but the Grade II-listed Town of Ramsgate seems bright, friendly and open, not unlike the staff tending to the needs of the contented mix of locals, office workers and tourists who mingle easily within it.

The food includes own-made cream of tomato soup, and beef, beetroot and mozzarella salad, while the bar continues to earn plaudits for the quality of its guest and constant real ales. Hoegaarden, Leffe and Peroni are on draught for those who favour a continental brew; wine-lovers plump for Tin Roof shiraz or Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Out back, the bijou, decked terrace delights the lucky punters who manage to grab a table in summer, watching the moorhens as the tide slaps against the stone steps leading down to the Thames from the adjacent alleyway.

Venue name: Town of Ramsgate
Address: 62 Wapping High Street
Opening hours: Open noon-midnight Mon-Sat; noon-11pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm daily
Transport: Tube: Wapping rail
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