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Doggett's Coat & Badge, Southbank, SE1

Blackfriars Bridge Blackfriars Road
SE1
SE1 9UD
Phone: 02076339081
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Danny O'Revey left this review about Doggett's Coat & Badge

Awful looking pub saved by its location on South Bank and views onto the river.

Unfortunately you pay for the privilege.

On three different levels the seating is positioned to take account of the views. Outside seating as well.

Nicholsons pub with 6 real ales.

On 21st November 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Doggett's Coat & Badge

I've walked past this large Nicholson's pub countless times, but never actually bothered to pop inside to see what it's like. Built in keeping with the Southbank's aesthetically challenging architecture, the pub looms over the Thames at a prominent spot adjacent to Blackfriars Bridge. The pub has been set out over a number of levels, but it is the ground floor that will be of most interest to drinkers, containing the main bar and a decent amount of seating. Entering from the riverside you pass through a compact front seating area with tables wedged into a couple of nooks either side of the entrance. The bar is immediately apparent, running down the right hand wall, with a reasonable amount of space left empty opposite to allow for queues and through traffic at peak hours. Beyond, a passageway runs down the left hand side of the building with a drinking ledge and high stools, before emerging into a good sized rear seating space. Walls here have been painted in dark shades and have a variety of pictures dotted around as well as a few bookshelves. Comfy button backed banquettes and lots of standard chairs make up a good proportion of the available seating options and there appeared to be some sort of work party taking place when we arrived, as a food platter had been laid out on some of the tables. We ate in this area as well, but stairs lead up to a first floor, street level, formal dining room with table service. It's not possible to sit here unless you intend to eat, so I didn't bother to explore. There are also two further floors with their own bars which are available for private hire. As you might expect, there was a mix of customers on a mid-week evening with the obligatory office workers and confused tourists clogging up the bar area.
The pub has appeared in some recent editions of the Good Beer Guide and there was a healthy range of ales on offer on this particular visit, with the hand pumps dispensing Nicholson's Pale Ale, Sharps Doom Bar, Truman's Runner, Brains Rev James, Hop Back Winter Lightning, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, Everards Tiger, Fullers Oliver's Island, Moorhouse White Witch and Black Sheep Bitter. I enjoyed a well kept pint of the Old Engine Oil, but there was a long wait at the bar and service was gruff and unfriendly.
Despite the poor service, I thought this was a decent enough pub and one that compares favourably to some of the other establishments in this high profile part of the city. The extent of the beer range coupled with the fact they seem able to keep it in good condition, was probably the biggest plus point and, whilst I can't imagine settling down to a session here, I will certainly bear this place in mind when passing in the future.

On 15th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Doggett's Coat & Badge

Charmless monstrosity of a building in a great location on the South Bank of the Thames by Blackfriars Bridge. Various levels inside, not all 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 area is nearly always overcrowded. Quieter patio beer garden to the rear. Thankfully the beer quality is good these days, with ten handpumps in the main (lower) bar and four more in the first-floor dining room, and a better-than-usual selection on my latest visit with various seasonal Rugby World Cup ales on.

On 11th October 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
City Thameslink, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.34 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Doggett's Coat & Badge, SE1
21st Nov 2016, 14:08
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
15th Mar 2016, 23:08
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 April 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday9am - 11pm
Monday9am - 11pm
Tuesday9am - 11pm
Wednesday9am - 11pm
Thursday9am - Midnight
Friday9am - Midnight
Saturday9am - Midnight
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