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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Doggett's
Charmless monstrosity in a great location on the South Banks of the Thames by Blackfriars Bridge. Various levels inside, not always open. The interior is quite dark, unless you can manage to get one of the few tables with a view of the river. Some patio seating beside the riverside path, but that is nearly always overcrowded. Thankfully the beer quality seems to have improved over recent years, and there are now some 10 handpumps in the main (lower) bar. Overall, worth a modest increase in my previous rating.
On 16th September 2012
- rating: 6
[User has posted 2294 recommendations about 2294 pubs]
Malden man left this review about Doggett's
The name has been abbreviated from the previous Doggett's Coat and Badge, the coat and badge being the prize for winning the river race from London Bridge to Chelsea after which the pub is named. It is a shame that the upper floors are closed and seemingly for private hire only as the vista of the river and buildings over in the City would be first rate. Drinkers are restricted to the ground floor and outdoor terraces while diners can make use of the first floor (no one was). The bar is typical Nicholsons, wooden floor and dark wood attempting to add character to what is a characterless modernish building. There are a few prints of river scenes but I did take a wander upstairs too and there is a huge print of a Victorian map at the head of the staircase that is worth a look.
The bar runs along a side wall towards the front, 10 handpumps offering a good range. Roosters Yankee, St Peters Mild, Nicholson's Pale Ale (St Austell), Brains SA, Hopback Summer Lightning, Tribute, Pride and Doom Bar. My initial choice, Itchen Valley Calypso went despite the valiant attempts of a rather clueless barmaid to fill the glass with foam, rather more worryingly she was about to use the same glass to continue with my revised selection and had to be abruptly told!
Still a decent selection and an ok stop off while on a stroll along the South Bank.
On 10th August 2012
- rating: 6
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paulof horsham left this review about Doggett's
Just popped in on a South Bank wander and was pleased to see 10 handpumps offering 9 (then 8 as my choice failed to fill a pint glass) ales from the Nicholson's card. Both of the beers we had were good quality and at the price they certainly should have been. There's also an extensive array of taps offering both the usual and unusual (Suffolk Blonde lager?) suspects.
On a pleasant evening, we opted for the outside seating although, as already noted, the wall blocks most of the river view.
Service was reasonable - certainly better than some in the chain. Overall, I'd be happy to return if wandering past and, if you're not unduly alarmed by the prospect of a pint costing £4 or so, you may enjoy a visit as well.
On 2nd April 2012
- rating: 6
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