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Dockers Inn, Wapping, E1

97 Wapping Lane
E1
E1W 2RR
Phone: 02074884959
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Tris C left this review about Dockers Inn

Originally an early Victorian pub called the White Swan, this was rebuilt in a slightly different location, probably in the 1930s, the recent former name of White Swan & Cuckoo dating from around 1990, the current name arriving at some point during Lockdown.
This had been a rather basic locals’ pub, but with a change of name comes a hipsterfied partial grey exterior, then an interior with a modern partitioned bar back, modern boarded floor, wasabi paint scheme and ceiling, upholstered booth-style banquettes, some more conventional furniture and one or two barrel tables with tall chairs. There are two bare brick fireplaces painted grey, with log infill for decorative purposes, with further décor in the form of black and white prints of the area from yesteryear, two TVs with a rolling slideshow of planet Earth from space or an aerial view of Dubai and a few nautical references, given the new name and proximity to the former docks; bored games are available. Customers were just four including me, when every other pub in the area was at capacity.
There’s no real ale here, with a Neck Oil coming in a £3.10 a half, served by a very friendly barmaid: ‘Cheers babes!”.
This place seems to have gastro pretensions, but isn’t a gastropub, serving mainly burgers or ‘wings’. It’s ok for a drink if all you want is a Neck Oil at a rather reasonable price, but every other pub in the area offers a superior experience and real ale.

On 13th May 2022 - rating: 4
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Ian Mapp left this review about Dockers Inn

Friendly locals pub - that has a traditional exterior but modernised with American Booth style seating along the window.

I didn't notice any (decent) cask, so went for a Camden Hells.

A change from the more touristy places in the area.

On 19th January 2022 - rating: 6
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Steve of N21 left this review about The White Swan & Cuckoo

I was in for an early evening visit at the end of March, a couple of weeks after Malden Man below and cannot really add anything as my findings were exactly the same. This is a basic, no frills locals’ corner pub and it was good to find it very busy with a mainly male after work local crowd. I don’t think you will find many of the new residents of the £2Million plus penthouse flats in the renovated Wharf buildings by the river will be using this one as their local, and for that reason alone I hope it survives the gentrification taking place along Wapping High Street.
Only the ubiquitous Doom bar on the Ale front, but I guess chilled Lagers and Guinness are the main beverages moved here.

On 19th April 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Wapping, 0.08 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Shadwell, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Rotherhithe, 2.2 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Dockers Inn, E1
13th May 2022, 19:47
Review submitted by Tris C
 
11th Feb 2022, 16:13
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 March 2010 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Weekends. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 May 2022 by Tris C
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