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Founders Arms
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Address: 52 Hopton Street, Blackfriars, London, SE1 9JH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 513) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Blackfriars (0.3 miles), Southwark (0.3 miles), Mansion House (0.5 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Blackfriars (0.2 miles), City Thameslink (0.4 miles), London Waterloo East (0.5 miles)

Brewery: Young's

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user reviews of Founders Arms, Bankside

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I'm getting a tad repetitive. Yet another Youngs pub that has declined. As one who used to visit before this part of the Southbank got popular you were always guaranteed a decent pint, and a reasonable cost.
£4.60 for a pint of Youngs Ordinary? You are having a laff.
A solid 5 (as opposed to the 8 I would have given it 15 years ago)
baggydave - 28 Feb 2017 21:57
I popped in here after an exhausting couple of hours in Tate Modern. Being a nice day, even at lunch time on a Tuesday the terrace was packed. Inside was virtually empty. A nice pint of Young's Bitter was 3.99, not bad for a pub in this position. Friendly & efficient staff, working WiFi, a perfectly good pint; a nice place to spend an hour or so when its quiet.
Queenslander - 21 Nov 2014 21:22

I'm with Wilko on this one. Went there on a sunny sunday with family and whilst it was full of tourists and the food and drink not exactly cheap (£12 for gammon and chips), the view and food were good, real ale selection adequate, the portions large, service friendly and efficient.

I obviously wouldn't come here for a drinking session but given it's proximity to the Tate Modern, Millenium Bridge, South Bank (including "beach" if the tides out) and slightly further afield, The Golden Hind, St. Pauls etc. i'd definitely come again with visiting friends or family if in the area and they weren't on a strict budget.

Mardagg - 6 Oct 2014 13:54
I'm ambivalent about the latest refurb attempt to make it look like an American bar, but not inherently bad.

However, even for a tourist trap £4.39 for real ales and £5.19 for a pint of lager is taking the Carlsberg.

Avoid or incur a substantial cost.
carstenp - 11 Dec 2013 23:07
Great location, nice decor (but who forgot the loos) and a good range of beers apart from the ubiquitous Youngs. The Bath Forest Hare was excellent although 2 pints plus a bottle of Peroni at 12 for the round was a bit steep.
twineyboy - 17 Oct 2012 23:10

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