The Ring, Southwark
The Ring has moved with the times, evolving from an old-fashioned boozer into something more in tune with modern tastes. It attracts a smart youngish crowd of local workers who enjoy the laid-back music and relaxed atmosphere. A link with tradition is maintained in the hundreds of framed boxing photographs (some of them signed) which adorn the walls, although their spotless condition feels a little antiseptic. There are a couple of hand pumps offering beers such as Courage Best and the usual Guinness, lagers etc on tap and, if you're feeling peckish there's Thai food available most of the day. It's a non-too-large, one-roomed pub so it can get crowded pretty quickly, especially evenings towards the end of the week. A handy place for meeting up on a night out in these parts, or for a few jars with your friends, nowadays, the only claret you'll see spilt here comes out of a bottle.
26 Aug 2008
Went on a trip to this pub today in memory of my Dad who lived nearby and used to drink here in the 50s and 60s. It's changed (not surprisingly) since he passed away 7 years ago. Staff friendly and helpful, providing us wiht a book on history of local area and great to see all the photos of boxing history still displayed beautifully.
72 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8JZ
020 7620 0811
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