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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|Situated in former warehouses this riverside pub is roughly 2-3 minute from Wapping station. The pub itself is on 3 floors - the top floor being a function room. The interior is very traditional which you'd expect from Sam Smith's boozers with great views of London and the Thames from the beer garden and other parts of the pub. |
The 1st floor is the restaurant area with typical S Smiths fayre being served. The food was good and fairly priced, nothing out of the ordinary it has to be said. Again, the beer is OBB, Alpine Lager etc, exactly the same as you get from other Sam Smith's outlets. The atmosphere in the pub was relaxed and suitable for families if visiting in the daytime.
This was an enjoyable visit, the staff were friendly with the pub having a welcoming feel to it. It's worth a visit to The Captain Kidd if you're in the vicinity.
wezmiester - 2 Jul 2015 19:12
|Second time I've had a bad experience here in the last 3 months. The staff clearly don't know what they're doing and a couple had a seriously bad attitude. A pleasant pub but has a desperate air of misery once you walk in. The terrace is pleasant but I wouldn't return until the shambles behind the bar get their act together. |
AlistairVonLion - 8 Apr 2015 09:32
|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
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