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The Dickens Inn, E1

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St Katharine's Way
E1
E1W 1LB
Phone: 02074882208
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Dickens Inn

Created in 1976 from a former warehouse,the interior is accurately described by PSM below,but despite lots of heavy timber beams and a stone and wood floor ,it appears very faux and has a transient customer base of tourists who may well get ripped off judging by an advert for the "Best Burgers in London,£15.99".There was a long queue at the bar with the staff overworked ,while the overflow bar to the right of the building was not functional.Folk spill out into the sunked beer terrace but this closes at 9.30pm ,so that the owners of the luxury vessels moored in the dock don't get disturbed by revellers.
The first floor is a pizzeria,while the top floor is a grill room,pub grub from corporate menus is available elsewhere.The two ranks of three handfpumps are at either end of the bar,so drift along if you want to see the full range which on my trip was St Austell Tribute,Doom Bar,GK IPA,London Pride,The Dickens Ale (provenance unknown,beware) and GK Scrumdown (tangy ,awful).
With that ale line up,I'm going to keep well clear in future,this place has few redeeming features.

On 25th March 2019 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Dickens Inn

This is a very big pub set across numerous floors in a former warehouse building on St Katherine’s Docks. The building has been cleverly reworked to make the building look a bit like an old galleried inn, when viewed from the front at least, and is quite a sight on approach. Inside, you find yourself in a large, stone-floored main bar area, which has a long servery along the back wall. Seating here was mostly confined to the far left end of the room, with a few more options along the front wall and plenty of standing room opposite the bar. The room felt very empty, even with all tables occupied, and the place felt very cold and unappealing as a result. Much preferable was the right hand room, where a large seating area can be found, with lots of regular and high stool seating filling the room, which is segregated into a few vaguely demarcated areas. There are some nice old pictures of the docks on the walls here and some tables had decent views out to the docks outside. There are two more floors, each offering different menus and dining/drinking experiences, including a grill on one floor and a pizzeria on another, neither of which we bothered to visit. The bar has its own typical pub grub menu, but prices were very steep and we must be the only people in history to go to Shoreditch in order to find a cheaper food option!
There are plenty of handpulls on the bar, some doubled up, but still offering a fairly wide range between them, with Fullers London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar, Greene King IPA, St Austell Tribute and Hardy & Hanson Rocking Rudolph all available on our pre-Christmas visit. The Tribute was pretty decent and the barman serving us was friendly enough, if perhaps not the most competent I’ve ever encountered.
This seems to be the only traditional pub in St Katherine’s Dock and is therefore somewhere worth knowing about if you happen to be visiting the area. I can’t say the place really grabbed me, but it does have the advantage of a reasonable ale range and at least one pleasant room in which to enjoy your drinks. I won’t be rushing back here, but it does the job and could’ve been a lot worse.

On 24th January 2019 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Dickens Inn

As described below, large reconstructed warehouse in middle of historic docks which is now a twee marina. Pleasant enough on a quiet afternoon if you happen to be there, but there are much better pubs around.

On 13th November 2017 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Fenchurch Street, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Wapping, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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25th Mar 2019, 23:53
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
24th Jan 2019, 19:27
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No - Three-level open gallery. - last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes - 150-person capacity. - last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 September 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 January 2019 by Pub SignMan
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