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Spend some quality time in the pub with us. We’re the place to be for a relaxing lunch with your friends, family or colleagues.

We have lots of delicious pub classics including Fish and Chips, Steak and Ale Pie and Beef Lasagne. Or looking for something smaller we have a great range of Sandwiches and Toasties as well as our homemade Roasted Tomato Soup.

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Prospect of Whitby

Prospect Of Whitby is a traditional British pub in Wapping serving great cask ales and freshly cooked traditional pub food. The Prospect of Whitby is London's oldest riverside pub dating back to 1520. The original flagstone floor survives and the pub also has a rare pewter-topped bar as well as old barrels and ships masts built into the structure. Most areas of the pub have spectacular views over the River Thames, including the beer garden and first floor balcony and terrace. The pub was originally frequented by those involved in life on the river and sea and it was a notorious haunt for smugglers, thieves and pirates. Other notable customers have been Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, Judge Jeffries and artists Whistler and Turner. In more recent history the Prospect was a favourite during the 1960's with celebrities and royalty including Kirk Douglas, Paul Newman, Glenn Ford, Rod Steiger, Princess Margaret and Prince Rainier. The public house features briefly in an episode of Only Fools And Horses. When Uncle Albert goes missing in one episode, Del Boy and Rodney travel around London looking for him. Nicholas Lyndhurst is shown in one scene walking out of the pub. There is also a scene from the 1956 film D-Day the Sixth of June starring Robert Taylor and Richard Todd where Taylor's character is seen with Dana Wynter's character having drinks together during the Second World War in London.

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