Welcome to The Mudlark

Famous for scavengers who made a living in the Thames mud

You will find The Mudlark in London Bridge within a short stroll of London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral and South Bank - 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.


The Mudlark gets its name from the 18th Century practice of scavenging the muddy Thames riverside for coal, bits of old iron, and any other loot that may have fallen from passing ships. Mudlarks were usually children and almost always destitute. For years our historic pub has been a favourite with the market traders of Borough Market, the oldest fruit and vegetable market in London.


The Mudlark 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.

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