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Tattershall Castle, SW1

Victoria Embankment
Phone: 02078396548
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Tattershall Castle

A fine old craft that used to be a paddle steamer foot passenger ferry across the Humber Estuary before the Humber Bridge was built in the 70's.It's been a London landmark for many years.The upper deck is used for external drinking and is serviced by two bars in shacks offering keg beer only.However descent to the Wardroom level where the bar is in the bows to the right.There is a lot of wood panelling here,a small upright piano,carpeting and large plate glass windows giving excellent river views .Descent another flight of steps to discover a darker hold with seating booths and a very small additional bar.Two corridors lead from the Ward Room to a rear State Room which is a restaurant or can be hired and looks very plush.Framed photos on the way explain the history of this craft.Pub grub style food is available if you can find a free table,many of which will have timed reservations.
The bar does sport two handpumps but on ordering I was told both the Hobgoblin and Doom Bar were unavailable yet the clips were not reversed,very bad practice.This left some dull mainsteam keg lager and beer ,I did not investigate the bottle options due to copious bar blockers.
Poor for beer but interesting to have a look over,the transient tourist customer base maybe another negative that you may have to bear with.

On 5th May 2019 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1908 recommendations about 1908 pubs]

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Tattershall Castle

Landmark 'pub on the river' which had to relocate slightly for the Thames Tideway construction works so it's just as well that this vessel can move sideways as well as up and down with the tide and rock from the wash of passing traffic. The main draw are the deck tables, serviced by small bars fore and aft, and there is extra seating in the Bridge above. However, if you are looking for real ale you will need to head downstairs to the Wardroom where there is more comfortable furniture in traditional nautical surroundings (and picture widows if you are lucky enough to find a free table in the right spot). As you would expect, neither the menu nor drinks selection are cheap, but as a novelty place for a pint I quite enjoyed my Hobgoblin (£4.70) as the Doom Bar was 'sadly' unavailable.

On 30th September 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 5406 recommendations about 5406 pubs]

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Rex Rattus left this review about Tattershall Castle

This was known by all of us in the MOD as the Belgrano, in a sort of black humour kind of way. The original ship has been returned after being away for a refurbishment. It has comfortable inside seating on two decks, but the main draw for this pub/ship is the seating space on deck, with superb river views of course. As others have said, it's all about location.

When I was here on Monday there were a couple of ales on - London Pride (£4.60 a pint), and Marston's Pedigree (£4.65 a pint). So, the prices are still sky high, but there's no incentive to change that when the place always seems to be busy. For some reason they were dispensing the Pedigree through a sparkler, and it took me a fair bit of explaining and gesticulation to get the foreign barmaid to understand that the nasty little widget can removed. Neither the Pride nor the Pedigree were in very good condition.

You don't visit this place for the ale quality (it's never been particularly good), but if you can bag an outside table on a warm summer evening then it's a great place to watch life on the river pass by.

On 11th August 2015 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
London Charing Cross, 0.31 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 0.85 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Tattershall Castle, SW1
5th May 2019, 12:29
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
30th Sep 2018, 10:27
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Outside seating on deck. - last updated 11 August 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 July 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 July 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 3am
Saturday10am - 3am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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