Doggett's Coat and Badge
1 Blackfriars Bridge, London, Greater London, SE1 9UD
The historic Doggett's Coat and Badge pub in South Bank, London is within a short stroll of Blackfriars Bridge, Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road.
Step inside to discover a traditional pub of unique character, famous for its range of real ales and quality pub food,
all served with a generous measure of classic British hospitality.
Taking our name from Thomas Doggett, the organiser of an amateur London Bridge to Chelsea rowing race on the Thames
where winners would be awarded a coat and badge, we honour this rich near 300-year tradition to this day.
For almost 300 years, there has been an amateur rowing race on the Thames, from London Bridge to Chelsea. Originally organised by Thomas Doggett,
the winner was awarded a coat and badge, hence the historic origin of our name. Thomas Doggett was an actor who became manager at the Drury Lane Theatre,
then the Haymarket Theatre before becoming a politician and wit.
Doggett's Coat and Badge is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.