Welcome to Doggett's Coat and Badge

Famous for honouring the prize of a 300-yea-old boat race

You will find Doggett's Coat and Badge in South Bank, London within a short stroll of Blackfriars Bridge, Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

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.

One of a kind

Doggett's Coat and Badge is one of many rare gems in theNicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

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