Tucked away close to London Bridge station and Borough Market, the Boot & Flogger is one of the original London wine bars and a true hidden gem. It was opened in 1964 by John Davy trading as a Free Vintner ? a privilege granted by the Worshipful Company of Vintners. It is full of authentic charm and jovial service and with a treasure trove of areas in which to drink and dine. The seasonal menu focuses on classic British dishes, with best quality meats hand-carved off the bone, Donald Russell's award-winning steaks and the famous sticky puds. The wine list focuses on classics from the 'Old World' available by the glass or bottle and look out for some rare vintages on the fine wine list. The Boot & Flogger has the feel of a private members club, and is home to some of the most unique private rooms in the area.
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Boot and Flogger
Redcross WayLondonSE1 1TA
I have had his pub bookmarked for awhile and thankfully finally checked it out and I had a great time. The ambiance alone is just so unique - cases with vintage bottles of wine, leather chairs, a totally wooden interior, etc. I only went here for drinks on a date and it was the perfect setting - beautiful but relaxed and very cozy. Also, there's a downstairs that opens up for private...more
Now this is a pub with character. Dark, oak, old school. It's a little off the beaten track, it looks like it's closed, but it's worth the 5 minutes off the high street.
I didn't have time to eat, but the menu looked good and reasonably priced. I did grab a snack of flatbread and hummus. Not exactly hard to get wrong, but this was really good. Flatbread was nice and warm, hummus...more
This was the first stop on my honeymoon to London and I'm so glad it was! We were seated in the back in what seemed like the kind of big comfy leather chair you would find in your father's private office. I loved the old style and presentation of the menu. (Both elements added such character to our experience) Since it was our first night in town we decided to keep it low key and just have a...more
Authentic British Gastropub. Great wine. Great food. Large portions.
We went to The Boot and Flogger on a rainy Tuesday night. We arrived at 7:30 PM and the pub was full. The decor is masculine, old and British, if a bit dusty. The patrons where we were seated were a bit loud but in a charming way. (But I could see where some would be offended by their salty language.) They have a fantastic...more
Great place. Very atmospheric. Only had drinks so can't comment on the food. Like an old pub straight out of a Dickens novel.
Can be a little tricky to find -- it's down a street that appears deserted and can look a little creepy at night. No worries, just watch your map and the doorways as you walk by, you'll find it.more