Welcome to Doggett's Coat and Badge

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

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. 

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 9am - 11:00pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 11:00pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 11:00pm
  • Thursday 9am - Midnight
  • Friday 9am - Midnight
  • Saturday 9am - Midnight
  • Sunday 9am - 11:00pm


Call Doggett's Coat and Badge on 020 7633 9081
Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale or book a table for a hearty bite to eat.

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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 the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.