The Dickens Inn is one of the most famous pubs and restaurants in London, located on the waterside at St Katharine Docks.
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Right by the riverside against a great view, in an old rustic 18th century converted warehouse, what else do you want? It had the perfect atmosphere, warm, cosy, sensible people and it may be a bit tattered but it adds to the historical feel of it and I wouldn't change it at all. In fact I loved the whole building in was in and the whole location with the view of the boats, all very romantic....more
Expensive pints, reasonable service. Not noisy for a pub, which I prefer and has a few large screens showing football.
The pizza downstairs are quite good. Or if you prefer grilled food, you can order it upstairs.
Best come during the summer.more
If you're looking for a place with authentic old world feel, you know the sort -- rustic, lots of old wood, exposed beams and bricks and masonry, some polished brass, a fireplace, smoke stains -- then this spot is dead on target. Stumbled across it whilst walking about the docks, looking for a cool spot to have lunch after spending most of the day at The Tower and were we ever pleased. I...more
It seems almost everyone likes this place except me.
I think it's pretty rubbish.
It smells really nasty downstairs, like they've been cleaning it with wet rags that never see the light of day or get dried out.
People think it's a quaint traditional place but it's fake. The building is maybe 20 years old and only the facade is made up of wooden beams giving the feel of it being ye olde...more
Admittedly, I only drank on the first floor here, but was far from impressed. It has no soul, and for £5/pint, the prices were astronomical.
It feels like a Whetherspoons, or other pub that's meant to be "country" but is actually owned by a giant chain.
The toilets were dirty (with the weirdest toilet eats?!), beer (vs ale) selection was pretty poor, and it generally didn't have the kind of...more