The Captain Kidd, Wapping - pub details
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Brewery: Samuel Smith's
- Quiz machines (Multi)
- Food served
- Riverside location
- Outside seating (Big beer garden with tables and benches facing on to the Thames)
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Town of Ramsgate, Wapping (0.1 miles), Turners Old Star, Wapping (0.2 miles), Angel, Rotherhithe (0.2 miles), White Swan and Cuckoo, Wapping (0.2 miles), Old Justice, Bermondsey (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs
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|After seeing that they have just one (of their own) ale(s) on pump, I went to the Rochester down the road where their was a fine choice. There is no excuse for this when all other pubs and bars are waking up to the renaissance in ale driven by youthful micro breweries. Avoid.|
Limehouse - 28 Nov 2014 13:32
|With reference to the previous review by "Uncle Dunkle", he states that hand pulled real ale is not available in The Captain Kidd - strange because Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter certainly was on sale in there (on two hand-pumps) when I was in there two days ago. As a fairly regular visitor to the pub, it's been many years since keg beer was all that was available in there. As to the price of the Sam Smiths bottled beers - yes, some are expensive though I don't remember seeing one for than £12. Regarding price lists - last time I looked there was one on almost every table inside the pub. I fear - as we say in the East End - "Uncle Dunkle" is talking "bollocks". Yes, The Captain Kidd is a bit of a tourist trap - it would be because it's slap bang on Thames with stunning views. But the one thing it's not is expensive (just over £3 per pint) unless you want you sample some of their more "exotic" bottled beers - check first!|
DaveE6 - 12 Jun 2014 13:38
|A Tale of Piracy on Dry Land|
Wandering alsong the Thames Path one fine spring day, having already called at my old haunt, the Prospect of Whitby (on excellent form, BTW), I notice a new kid on the block...the Captain Kidd to be precise.
It's a Sam Smith pub.
I cut my drinking teeth in Sam Smiths..although a southerner. I went to Uni in Yorkshire and their brewery best was on sale for 49p a pint, back in the day, I consider them a good value brewery, or used to...
Nostalgic rambling over. I went in and stated peering at the bottled beer selectoion. (Britains most mystifying real ale brewer seem to have lost interest in actual hand pulled real ale some time ago). They had a new one called Yorkshire Stingo.
I only had about 7 quid cash on me, utility I optimisitcally assume that would cover just about any bottled beer. I was wrong. I was wrong. The barman removed the top and asked for 12.45. Feeling stung, I demurred, and ambled towards the exit, only to find him physical blocking my path
He stated that the price, which he had nor seen fit to pre-warn me about, was on the price list, which if course was written in minuscule type and hung in the darkest corner in accordance with the standard scam perpetrated by most pubs. He ...Australian and at least 20 years younger than me ...also informed me that I was a "rookie".
After I delivered him a number 3 Paddington Bear (rhyming slang for stare), I was allowed to leave without injury.
Two words: "trap" and "tourist".
Uncle_Dunkel - 3 May 2014 20:05
|A great example of why pubs tied to a brewery are so poor. Everything on offer is such poor quality so seek ye a decent pint elsewhere. The brewery ethic seems to be to try to please everyone yet contrives to please no-one.|
Insearchofthebestpint - 17 Aug 2013 20:34
|I hadn't been in this pub for a couple of years, and always had fond memories of it. Alas it has become awful. They've divided up where you can and can't have food, gained the most surly staff I've come across in a while, and generally taken all the loveliness out of what should be a great Sam Smith's pub. |
Captaingastric - 18 May 2013 22:42
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