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Draft House

Address: 206-208 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP
Telephone: 020 7378 9995

Diner styled pub and eaterie on the south side of Tower Bridge.

Photo of the Draft House pub, Tower Bridge

The Draft House, Tower Bridge

In 2010 the Draft House replaced the suspect and slightly infamous River Bar and it’s now somewhere that’s definitely worth a visit. The interior is made up to look like an american diner and food features strongly, but it’s perfectly acceptable to sit and have a drink.

As well as a modest selection of cask ales there is a good selection of craft beers too – some from local breweries such as Meantime (in Greenwich). The Saltaire Blonde I had on my last visit was definitely well kept. There’s a good range of bottled beers too. The draught beers are all available in on third pint glasses – good if you want to try a selection.

I’ve not eaten here but the food looked good.

Photo of Saltaire Blonde at the Draft House, Tower Bridge

Third of a pint of Saltaire Blonde at the Draft House, Tower Bridge

The Draft House is more expensive than some pubs in the area like the Pommelers Rest – the local Wetherspoon’s just down Tower Bridge Road but the quality is so much better. It’s also close by the Bridge House and the Dean Swift (review to follow soon) and can usefully be combined with those two on a real ale pub crawl of the area.

Last visited: August 2011

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5

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