Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Old Thameside Inn, your local pub in London


A unique history

Our pub’s history... where do we start?

Long before we opened our doors, the ground on which the Old Thameside stands housed an old spice warehouse on the bustling Pickford’s Wharf docks, which date back to the 16th century.

Back in the day, the original Clink Prison sat on the cobbled street just behind the pub. The private prison of the Bishop of Winchester housed prisoners since the year 860.

Southwark Central, London’s oldest Gothic building, also stands behind our magnificent pub. Originally built in 1106 as a Saxon Nunnery, it was rebuilt between 1890 and 1896, and eventually became a Cathedral in 1905.

And the history doesn’t stop there. Outside the pub, there’s a full-size replica of The Golden Hind, the ship that took Sir Francis Drake on his round-the-world trip between 1577 and 1580.

Find us


The Old Thameside Inn, Pickfords Wharf,
London, Greater London, SE1 9DG

Tel: 020 7403 4243

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 Old Thameside Inn is certainly no exception.

The Old Thameside Inn certainly isn’t lacking when it comes to history. Our pub was once an old spice warehouse, and the remains of Winchester Palace stand behind The Old Thameside. The cobbled road that runs behind the pub is linked to the original Clink Prison, whilst a full-scale replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship, the Golden Hind, sits beside us on the Thames near you.

The Old Thameside Inn is the perfect place to watch sports with friends. We’re equipped with Sky TV, so you won’t miss a minute of the action, and can soak up a great atmosphere whilst you tuck into your favourite dishes or enjoy a refreshing pint.

Find us

The Old Thameside Inn,Pickfords Wharf,
Clink StLondon
Greater London,SE1 9DG

Tel: 020 7403 4243

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:30

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 10:00 - 22:00
  • Christmas Day 12:00 - 18:00
  • Boxing Day 11:00 - 23:00
  • New Years Eve 11:00 - 00:00
  • New Years Day 11:00 - 22:00



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.