Boat Race pubs north of the river
One of the most historic pubs on this list, it’s likely the first boat race in 1829 was watched from here. The pub is now run by the Fuller’s brewery and we can guarantee it will be standing room only.
Boat Race pubs south of the river
AT THE START
You can kick off the race here and stay long after it's over. The Boathouse has a sizeable terrace overlooking Putney Bridge, where they'll have a pop-up bar with a hot dog and pulled pork stand. Then once the race is over and a winner is crowned, this Putney pub will be celebrating with live music.
AT THE START
With the starting line outside its front door, the Star & Garter always goes big for the Boat Race. Along with TVs and projectors screening the race, live bands and DJs will play across three floors from 1pm until the small hours of the evening. Entry is free throughout the day.
OVER HALF WAY
A very short stroll from the river (and with excellent views), this renowned jazz pub will have live music after the race. During the main event, grab grub from the pub's barbecue and take it with your pints down to the riverside. If the weather is patchy, retreat to screens back inside.
AT THE FINISH
This pub has a view of the finish line and has had a fresh lick of paint in preparation for the big day. Expect the Pimm's to be flowing among the crowds that populate the Ship each year.
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Join the crowds this Sunday and line the four-and-a-quarter mile course from Putney to Mortlake to catch all the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race action.