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The Dickens Inn, Tower Hill - pub details

Dickens Inn
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Address: St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1LB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3905) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Tower Hill (0.4 miles), Aldgate (0.6 miles), Aldgate East (0.7 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Tower Gateway (0.4 miles), Shadwell (0.8 miles), Bank (1 mile)

Nearest train stations Fenchurch Street (0.5 miles), London Bridge (0.7 miles), Cannon Street (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.9/10 (rated by 79 users)
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user reviews of the Dickens Inn, Tower Hill

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Friends and I went here before going to the Medieval Banquet nearby. I hadn't been in here since the Queen's Silver Jubilee (1977). Even then I remember thinking that the place was an overpriced tourist trap and things haven't changed. My pint of Souhwold Bitter - which was well kept - nudged a fiver a pint. Lager cost even more. The service was abysmal and I had to almost grab hold of a member of the bar staff. I am sure that tourists are enchanted by the pub's Olde Worlde charm, but this cynical real ale enthusiast was not impressed. Can't see myself rushing back here.
HornchurchJohn - 18 Dec 2015 10:41
This pub serves tourists. The main thing wrong with this pub is its management. They choose to mislead their customers by not providing up front visibly accessible price lists for their drinks., namely beers and spirits . There's an accessible price list for coffee and hot chocolate and all kinds of meals. Why not the principal drinks which a pub sells? What are they trying to hide?

They're trying to hide the outrageously huge prices charged for regular beers. BAH!

When asked where the so-called price list was I was directed to an almost invisible notice at the far end of the bar. with drinks prices printed in the smallest possible print, in a darkened corner of the pub. BAH!

Hold out a £50 note if you want drinks here. You might end up with some small change afterwards. BAH!

Two pints of beer. Half of Hoegaarden, a hot chocolate plus one packet of crisps and a small pack of salted peanuts = over £16. BAH!

mycetes - 13 Dec 2015 20:58
Tourist trap. Better pubs on both the Wapping & Tower bridge sides that don't charge a 30% tourist tax.
wizzard - 17 Feb 2014 16:54
Target audience is tourists, pick the wrong the time of year and you need a seriously good bar presence to be served.

Having said that, go on a sunny spring day and stand outside with the great view of St Katherine's Dock visible from the balcony.

A bonus is that there is a decent curry house called Mala right next door!
NLBS - 28 Oct 2013 11:48
Really big pub with outside area facing St Katherine's Dock. The building is old and interesting, but there's a real lack of charm about the place. It wasn't entirely touristy, but I think that must be their main market.

But Greene King IPA at £4.25 and Heineken at £4.75 is just too expensive for somewhere like this. It just looks like a random 50p tourist tax being slapped on.

I suppose it's suitable for groups both inside and outside, but I wouldn't fancy being the first one to buy a round at those prices. But to be fair, if I was a tourist having wandered around the Tower of London and all that, it would be quite a attractice place to sit down and relax whilst looking at the boats. But as I'm not, it's 5/10 from me.

Goldings - 23 Jul 2013 13:58

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