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Tattershall Castle

The Tattershall Castle is an 83-year-old floating pub that first arrived in London in 1975. After a major revamp, it’s settled in its new location near Embankment, opposite the London Eye. 

A former paddle steamer, The Tattershall Castle was originally in service on the Hull estuary. It was retired in 1973 and moved to London’s Embankment in 1975 where it was opened by the then Lord Mayor of London as the capital’s first floating Art Gallery and Conference Centre. It reopened as a bar and restaurant in 1982 and was refurbished in 2014, being tugged all the way to Hull, its birthplace, and returning to site in 2015 following a million pound refit.

The Tattershall Castle has lots of different areas for drinking and dining but, let’s be honest, it’s main appeal is its deck! On a hot, sunny day in London, there’s nothing better than having a drink outside, and this floating location has got to be one of the most impressive in the city. With gorgeous views along the river, and a cooling breeze it really does take some beating. And on a busy day, the number of bars means you shouldn’t have to wait long for that much-needed drink!

On deck there’s a fish and chip stand for those wanting a bite to eat, but there are also bar snacks on offer and the Wardroom boasts a full menu including Steak and Ale Pie, Beef Rib Burger, Grilled Lemon Sole and Roasted Root Vegetable Salad. If it’s entertainment you’re after, every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday the Tattershall Castle hosts Comedy Nights and the first Wednesday of the month brings Jazz on the River.

Open till 11pm Monday to Thursday and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, you could easily lose track of time on board!

If you’re looking for a space to host an event, the Tattershall Castle is also available for private hire, “We’re open to the public, available for hire, licensed for weddings, and host ticket-only events including New Year’s Eve, a phenomenal evening with arguably the best position for the fireworks in the whole of London,” said manager Stephen McMahon.

While the sun is still shining, make the most of the river-side location and grab a drink on board – if you squint, you could almost be on a private boat in Cannes…!

For more information, visit: www.thetattershallcastle.co.uk

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