Dickens Inn The Grill

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Dickens Inn The Grill
Venue name: Dickens Inn The Grill
Address: St Katharines Dock
Price: £25 and under
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This pub is fantastic for summer drinks, as there is the waterside nearby, the outdoor seating, so many flowers in bloom on the outside of the building. As well as this, there is a lot of outdoor seating (in the shade). Best of both worlds - heat and shade!


This is a great little pub in the heart of St Katherine's Dock, but so near the city. If your looking for a little oasis away from the CBD pubs then this is it. The beautiful exterior of flowers covering their three stories wooden building look delightful and it's position makes for sunshine (in summer of course) all day.


I had 'Great Expectations' about a bar named after Charles Dickens. A historic (ish) favourite with lots of inner nooks and crannies to explore (best with a Mutual Friend), and a gorgeous outdoor drinking area (it has enough outdoor Summer hanging baskets to - almost- rival the Churchill Arms in Kensington). Located in St Katherine's Dock and just a few steps away from the Thames and Tower Bridge, the only downside to this pub is that as it is so popular with tourists and the like (it must feature in lots of guide-books), you can sometimes have a Hard Time(s)* getting served (especially if you are having a cocktail with a 'Twist'), resulting in a Bleak (free) House. *Sorry / Not Sorry


What the dickens is this all about then? I jest! This is one cool pub just off the beaten track at St Catherine's Dock and a stones throw from the iconic and beautiful Tower Bridge (I love that bridge)! Anyway, it's a little surprising to find this old historic pub nestled within more modern establishments, but don't let that put you off, as it's pretty epic. Built in 19th century, it's all higgledy piggledy floors and low ceilings and good drinks and nice pub grub. They have a separate floor for a pizzeria and then the top level is the Grille. Anywho, always a nice shout when near the Tower of London. I can recommend the Sunday Roast and the fish and chips which is enormous and comes with curry sauce, tartar sauce and mushy peas. Scrummy.