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The Grapes

88 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
A 500-year-old pub with a great atmosphere. It’s really narrow, like a little corridor, and is so quirky. It’s right at the Limehouse Basin where you first come in off the Thames and moor your barge on the canal, your first respite from stormy waters. If you go through to the back, it looks out onto the Thames—you can see the trip boats go past. The actor Ian McKellen is a leaseholder, and he’s trying to keep it as a traditional old boozer. Go for the Monday night pub quiz at 8 pm. The first half you think you’re doing well, then the second half goes really left-field—it’s impossible. A great night of London fun.
Luke
Luke
January 21, 2017

Tips from locals

Russell
Russell
August 20, 2019
A fantastic waterside pub with great views on the river.
Jane
Jane
June 13, 2019
Ancient pub on the river. 15 minute slow walk along the canal
Tam
Tam
February 02, 2019
nearly 600 years old English Pub by the River Thames, very affordable. Its cozy, traditional and owned by Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the rings movie star - "Grandalf")
Declan
Declan
December 20, 2018
Narrow downstairs bar with small Thames-side terrace and upstairs restaurant dating from 1583.
Jitesh
Jitesh
October 03, 2018
Whether you’re after a quick lunch, a romantic dinner by the river or just a friendly greeting in your local pub, The Grapes in Limehouse is the place to go. It has been been recommended by The Good Pub Guide since 1996, and you'll understand why when you visit. Overlooking the Thames, in a…

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Location
76 Narrow St
England, E14 8BP
Phone+44 20 7987 4396
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Tuesday 12:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Wifi
Yes
Menus
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks
Beer, Full Bar
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