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It seems this place is under new management. We went in last night and the 2 barmaids were shutting up at 22:20. Grudgingly we were served, but a big party came in at 22:35 and were refused! Not good.
wizzard - 4 Jun 2014 14:06
It's useful to have an Adnams outlet in London - but this is more bar than pub, and they haven't made the best use of the space, particularly with the chunky furniture. You'd be better off nipping down the steps at the back to the Sam Smiths pub which is a proper pub with proper atmosphere. - great value food and drink.

The Bridge House cannot be recommended, but it's a clean, safe pub serving a range of Adnams beers.
SilkTork - 12 Oct 2013 16:58
I popped into Adnams' only tied house in London for the first time in at least five years. It feels more like a restaurant these days, with about five tables at the front fror drinkers and the rest all laid out with cutlery etc. It's smart and pleasant enough for what it is, but not really somewhere for a session, and not really my type of pub. Four Adnams ales were avaialable on handpump: Bitter, Broadside, Explorer and Seasider. My pint of Explorer was a bit mediocre, all the more so @3.50 a pint.
Delirious_Nomad - 30 Mar 2011 15:12
Had more of a pubby atmosphere last night as it was quite full - people standing!! The family at the next table were tucking into superb looking fish and chips - they confirmed it was good. Shame I was eating elsewhere. Purity Mad Goose was an interesting guest.
GrahamA - 15 Jan 2011 07:31
Dire place, no atmosphere whatsoever and poorly kept pint of best that could have been any average lifeless brown beer. Great shame that a place like this is the only Adnam's pub in London.
alebarry - 14 Aug 2010 12:48
Found this to be a very nice bar (no...it isn't really a pub) doing the full range of Adnams beers. Prices are slightly high but it is in tourist area and you can't get more touristy than Tower Bridge after all! Good music at a reasonable level played on the Stereo when in.
Oakman100 - 10 Nov 2009 19:30
wide selection of beers (adnams) and great location ... BUT ... it's not really a pub! more like a trendy eating house with drinking around the edges.bright, light and cavernous with no real atmosphere
mozzzzzz - 10 Oct 2008 16:55
wide selection of beers (adnams) and great location ... BUT ... it's not really a pub! more like a trendy eating house with drinking around the edges.bright, light and cavernous with no real atmosphere
mozzzzzz - 10 Oct 2008 16:55
I echo the previous reviewer's comments about the decor: it seems a bit odd serving plenty of ale in bar/restaurant surroundings, although on balance it works. I thought the eco-friendly East Green was thoroughly drinkable and the food was excellent. Service good although the place was hardly packed - on a very warm midweek evening the lack of a decent outside drinking area probably put many people off. No surprises given what others have said but my main complaint would be the prices. I still baulk at 3.20 a pint.
DholeMoney - 1 Aug 2008 19:26
Given that Adnams have only one hostelry in London, it is surprising that they didn't choose somewhere a bit more 'pub-ish' than this bar. Moderately inoffensive modern decor, but at least half of the tables are set aside for diners rather than people just having a drink. Had a pint of East Green which claims to be "the UK's first carbon neutral beer"; not bad, but probably more of a marketing exercise than a necessary addition to the Adnams range of draught beers.
rpadam - 25 Jun 2008 22:03
Excellent Beer, Excellent Service, Excellent food. Only thing stopping getting higher marks is the price and the fact that you have to push to get from the front door to the food area as there is an assault course of chairs and people to negotiate
twineyboy - 31 Mar 2008 23:10
Ignore the negative reviews I liked this place. The Bitter, Broadside, Explorer (very nice) and Tally Ho (toffee notes incredible). Also Meantime Pale Ale (better than than bottled version) and Helles. A wheat on draught too. Food good value for what I had.

Recommended.
GuideDogSaint - 18 Jan 2008 01:09
I used to live near this pub and used it rather a lot
The Aspel cider being the biggest attraction
Food good, Staff very nice and friendly
Its just a shame there isn't more pubs like this one, It is on the expensive side but this appears to keep the idiots out
Called in there on MARATHON day and it was packed with charity supporters and reporters, What a great atmosphere though
FATBOY69 - 9 May 2007 12:02
food orientated pub with 4 adnams beers on draught, however do Adnams realise what "crap" is being sold in their name at over 3 a pint ? the Broadside was expecially vile... Also very smokey.
moclips2002 - 28 Mar 2007 22:39
Pubcollector - I have been here. It is not so much that it is smart that disapointed me - its more that its a bit soulless to be honest. IKEA overload. No character.

Having said that on a sunny afternoon it was nice, airy and civilised. More of a daytime place.

Obviously the beers are good - well kept Adnams Bitter, Broadside and Explorer - but too many people were quaffing wine for my liking.

Will not rush back but might pop in if passing . . .
anonymous - 29 Jun 2006 21:01
Excellent Adnams ales. It is a smart place, but why let that put you off? The bar staff were pleasant enough yesterday.
pubcollector - 29 Jun 2006 20:31
Very fancy looking place, a little cold but I like the stairs and the different floors. Adnams ales when I visited, their only tied house in London if I'm not mistaken. Decent quality, and they have the seasonals. Worth popping in for one. 6/10
Gueuzefan - 22 Jun 2006 01:01
Resemble a wine bar. Very modern, light airy interior. Obviously very well looked after, all the fixtures and fittings looked brand new. Not an unpleasant place and it was nice to enjoy a pint here on a sunny Saturday.

Four Adnams beers on hand pump - this being the brewery's only tied house in London.
anonymous - 11 Jun 2006 16:43
Wealthy, 45+, sensibly dressed, social class I's very welcome. The feeling is that anyone else is hoi polloi who can go to the River Bar. If you don't feel out of place when you walk I am sure the uninterested staff will make you feel it, so don't worry. Stuck up; socially engineered pub at its worst.
cardamom - 29 Nov 2005 18:07
Possibly one of the most forward thinking pubs in London (4 years ago) when three of us snorted vodka at the bar till we fell over !!
mummygeek - 15 Nov 2005 00:45
Not a fan of the gastropub so this one did not do much for me but the cellar is well tended. The clietele were much to trendy for me as well. Staff tolerated me well enough! Seemed a friendlier place 5 years ago.
jorrocks - 26 Oct 2005 01:41
first and foremost turn the music up. not a lot if you dont want but if youre gonna play it lets hear it its like being in a lift. that aside i love this bar, the staff love to talk and they want to serve you; take note camel.on my ill advised tuesday night pub crawl this was the food stop, ive eaten here many times before and apart from tomato on a caesar salad once it has always satisfied. try the sauv blanc people. recommended.
sillytim - 27 Jul 2005 00:36
OK, so the food looks impressive, but the beer prices are well over-inflated. Seems to be a very cliquey place, with one sour-puss of a manageress scouling at any unfamiliar faces not spending enough money. I have met the manager, and he's a top bloke, but never seems to be there often.
cider_murray - 20 Jul 2005 21:38
Only Adnams pub in London with the breweries full range of fine ales, for this it is well worth a visit on a pub crawl.
carterse9 - 18 May 2005 13:22
Had a fantastic steak in here last week will definately be back, great staff especially the little lady with a tan. Must go back for a steak and her phone number. Top place!
mickeyboy - 13 May 2005 19:06
Strewth, hasn't this place improved! Good beer and very good food. About a million miles away from its previous life as a very dingy squalid pub. A wee bit gastropubesque for many tastes but I'll definately be going again.
edz314 - 28 Feb 2005 13:03
Nice upscale atmosphere. Some couches, good wine and interesting menu (not traditional pub fare). Definitely will return.
yvonatron - 15 Feb 2005 19:39
Good beers, good Guinness. Friendly staff, had a couple of parties there and they were really helpful.
Roger - 18 Nov 2004 12:10
Being a Real Ale person I prefer to drink in a proper pub rather than a bar/gastropub like this. But the Broadside and Barley Mow here were in superb nick, and the whole ambience of the place was great. Well worth crossing the bridge for.
canastajim - 26 Sep 2004 07:02
A lot of blondish wood as I remember it but well tended ales and a pretty nice atmo.
Larry Edelstein - [email protected] - 7 Jan 2004 05:52
Excellent local (for me) got over busy during the Blaine debacle but has now, thankfully, returned to the freindly watering hole with great quality good value food. Selection of Adnams real Ales and good wine list. New management (last year) returned this bar to it's former glory. Well done Steve, Wayne and the gang.
Andrew - 13 Nov 2003 14:25
Recently refurbished Adnams Gastropub with great food and everchanging selection of ladies behind the bar.
S Haky - 27 Oct 2003 18:03

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