Nicholson's Pubs

Mudlark, London Bridge


Located in a historic part of London

Our pub is located on the banks of the Thames close to Borough Market, the oldest fruit and vegetable market in London. Over the years, we’ve become a popular spot for market traders looking for a refreshing pint or bite to eat after a hard day at work.

We often get asked about our unusual name. It comes from the 18th century practice of scavenging the muddy Thames riverbanks for coal, bits of iron, and any other valuables that might have fallen off passing ships. The people who took part in this practice, often children, were known as Mudlarks.

Why not skip the scavenging and join us for a drink instead?

Find us


The Mudlark, Montague Close,
London, Greater London, SE1 9DA

Tel: 020 7403 7364

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Mudlark Inn is certainly no exception.

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.

After a hard day’s treasure hunting, there’s no better place to drink to your successes (or lack of) than at the Mudlark, along with the shoppers, market traders, and city workers, who have always enjoyed a tipple here.

Find us

The Mudlark,Montague Close,
Greater London,SE1 9DA

Tel: 020 7403 7364

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:00 - 20:00
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day CLOSED
  • New Years Eve 12:00 - 23:00
  • New Years Day CLOSED



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at London Bridge, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.