The Grapes

 19th September 2016
The Grapes

The Grapes, formerly known as The Bunch of Grapes, is one of the oldest pubs in London, which spans nearly 500 years of rich British history.


Established in 1583, The Grapes nestles in a peaceful neighborhood in Limehouse. (editor's note: literary history reference coming) It has featured in many famous novels, including “Our Mutual Friend” by Charles Dickens. Speaking of Mr. Dickens, at the back of the main bar there’s The Dickens Snug where the author himself danced on the tables like he was the original Coyote Ugly. The pub is currently co-owned by an actor, a theatre/flim director and a newspaper proprietor: Sir Ian McKellen, Sean Mathias and Evgeny Lebedev, in that order, no less! 


Overlooking the Thames, The Grapes offers a wide range of quality cask ales and spirits. Whether you’re after a quick working day lunch or a Sunday roast with your mates, you’ll find tempting pub grub available to order downstairs at the bar or on the riverside deck. Sunday roasts and day specials are around £12, which is less than most pubs in central London. There’s nothing better than a nice pub meal next to the River Thames, where the views are rather breath-taking!


Upstairs there’s an intimate dining room, perfect for lush dinner dates and large gatherings. White linen and crystal glasses add extra luxury to this fabulous institution.


Outsavvy recommends you pop into The Grapes on Sunday (as Team OutSavvy did) to indulge in a tasty Sunday roast, or on Monday to participate in their very popular pub quiz. You never know, you may see some familiar faces.

written on Monday 19th September 2016
Where is it?

76 Narrow StreetLondonE14 8BP

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday - 12.00 to 23.00
Sunday - 12.00 to 22.30
Back The Old Ship (Limehouse) Next The Cut - Young Vic Theatre
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