Doggett's Riverside Bar & Terraces, Blackfriars
Run by Nicholson's, Doggett's Riverside Bar and Terraces (to give it its full name) is the least Nicholson's-like of all their properties, being a modern (well 1980s) building rather than an ornate Victorian Gin palace. Nevertheless, in keeping with the rest of the pubs in the chain, the pub offers a wide and regularly-changing choice of ales and ciders, and it's location offers some nice views of old Father Thames. We last went here on a busy Friday night and found the service pleasingly quick although this might be because we took a long time choosing our ales. Other than this and the spacious, lit & heated patio, this is really as far as the plus points went. The pub lacked any real atmosphere, the bar staff seemed a bit huffy and the toilets were frankly unfit for purpose. A definite three-pinter, but only rescued from being a 'two' by the choice on the pumps.
Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark, London, SE1 9UD
020 7633 9081
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How to find the Doggett's Riverside Bar & Terraces pub
From Blackfriars station, cross the river and you'll see the pub on your right, by the bridge at the end of the modern development.