Tattershall Castle

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In terms of floating bars, the Thames is something of a missed opportunity, but once you get your sea legs, this 1930s’ paddle steamer is a ship-shape alternative to landlubber lounges. Its all-weather decks work best on fine days when, for the price of a classic cocktail (at £7.95), the historic views are at their finest; you can also sip a glass of wine, a bottle of craft lager or knock bag a shot of something stronger while you admire the scene. Food includes a range of mezze platters, sandwiches, burgers, salads and mains such as pancetta and leek carbonara, steak and ale pie or baked whole seabass, with a small but well chosen selection of puds to follow. There’s a daily barbecue throughout summer, plus weekly salsa classes, a weekend disco and a comedy club for those drawn to messing about on the river.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
River Boats
Fun, Lively, Unique
Food Occasions
Late night dining
Alfresco And Views
Beer garden, Great views, Outside seating, Terrace, Waterside
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Group dining [8+]


On the hunt for a waterside pub in London? They don’t come much more waterside than the Tattershall Castle - this pub is literally floating on the Thames, housed in a smart river barge. Open seven days a week and parked just up the river from Westminster and Victoria Embankment Gardens, the Tattershall Castle is perfectly placed for sightseers in need of a rejuvenating lunch or anyone working around Westminster, Embankment and Charing Cross.

On London’s brighter, warmer days, the Tattershall Castle’s upper deck is packed with punters enjoying cold pints and gazing out at some of London’s most famous landmarks - The Houses of Parliament, London Eye and Royal Festival Hall, to name but a few. The deck itself is laid out with polished timber benches and beer garden-style tables, as well as parasols. The Tattershall Castle is especially popular at New Years, as revellers enjoy canapes and flowing Champagne as they feast on one of the best fireworks views in the whole of London.

If the weather gets a bit nippy, you can always decamp to the lower deck and take a seat in a plush red leather booth. As well as a wide-spectrum of beers and ciders on draught, the Tattershall Castle also has a tightly curated wine list on offer, as well as a selection of classic cocktails, like a negroni, margarita and espresso martini.

Meanwhile, the food menu is packed with easy-going international pub classics. Downstairs is the main restaurant, and the menu features a variety of classic British pub grub like whitebait, sausage and mash, and a pie of the day, alongside vegetable gyozas, chicken goujons, burgers and more. You’ll find upstairs has a smaller menu built around sharing platters and smaller nibbles to enjoy in the fresh air.


Is the boat stationary?

Yes, Tattershall Castle is a stationary boat with a permanent mooring

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For NYE will there be food and drink available throughout the night?

Yes, there will be Champagne and canapés from arrival until close and a bar service available throughout the night

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What is included in the ticket price for NYE?

The ticket price usually includes six Champagne drink tokens and canapés from arrival until close. It also includes entertainment such as live music, DJ performance, and an exclusive view of the London Firework Display.

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Can guests leave and re-enter the boat during the NYE party?

Guests may leave and re-enter the boat during the early hours of the party however final entry is at 9pm

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Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, SW1A 2HR

020 7839 6548 020 7839 6548


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm (Fri-Sat -3am Sun -10.30pm)


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17 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Visiting Tattershall Castle.

Staff where friendly and helpfull, thouroughly enjoyed food and service and would come back to Tattershall Castle again, view from the river great also.

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