Wood panelling, snob screens, leaded windows and a secluded terrace with views across the river; the oldest Thames-side pub makes the most of its heritage and setting. Tucked away amidst converted warehouses, the name recalls the days when fishermen from Ramsgate landed their fresh catches on nearby steps before heading off to market. Its robust past includes use by press-gangs and a visit by the ill-fated Captain Bligh on his way to view HMS Bounty. Today's guests are ensured a far more positive outcome, with traditional pub meals including a hand-made cheese and bacon burger; a sharing sausage platter with chips, Yorkshire pudding and gravy; chicken and leek pie; and lasagne.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 12–12 (Sunday 12–11)
Lunch: all week 12–4
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 5–9, Friday to Saturday 5–10