The Ring, Southwark

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FancyaPint?'s review...
FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
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.
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07 Sep 2013
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While yuppied up during the week, I was near there recently at a weekend where it seemed to the main meeting place for yoof handing over gear.
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17 Jul 2012
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Now serving proper British pub food, the scotch eggs are great & their burgers totally kick the ass of Byron up the road! Well worth a visit & five ales on cask now too!
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07 Oct 2011
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Great little pub, very friendly staff, nice, well-presented Thai food, good selection on draught. Very nice place on the whole, will definitely pop back in when am next in the area.
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09 Aug 2010
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Lovely boozer. Friendly staff with an easy-going crowd. Great for people watching sat at the window looking over towards Southwark Tube.
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26 Aug 2008
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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.

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72 Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, SE1 8JZ
020 7620 0811
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Famously situated opposite the site of the historic home of British boxing and sharing its name, this compact pub certainly punches above its weight.

Pictures of the men who boxed at The Ring and went on to become World, European and British Champions adorn the walls.

There’s plenty of seating outside the pub, which is directly opposite Southwark tube station and acts as a great focal point, landmark and meeting place right on the corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut.