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The Grapes

76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, LONDON, E14 8BP

In Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens immortalised this old Thames-side pub as the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters. While he might recognise the wood-panelled, Victorian long bar and The Dickens Snug, where as a child he reputedly danced on a table, much of surrounding Limehouse has changed beyond recognition. Sir Ian McKellan is a joint leaseholder of The Grapes which is in an area with many literary and artistic connections. Served in the tiny upstairs dining room are dishes such as devilled whitebait; smoked salmon and haddock fishcakes; fresh pan-fried swordfish, marinated in lemon and olive oil; grilled chicken burger; and the Sir Ian meaty shepherd's pie. Salads, and sandwiches are always available, and there are Sunday roasts. Sorry, no one under 18 years is permitted.

Further information

Tel: 020 7987 4396
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Timothy Taylor Landlord, Adnams Southwold Bitter, Black Sheep, guest ales


All day all week


25-26 Dec, 1 Jan


Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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