The Dickens Inn

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Description

The Dickens Inn pub in London has a long and intriguing history intertwined with Charles Dickens and East London heritage. First the wooden warehouse building thought to have housed tea since late 1700s but was moved and reconstructed in the 18th century to turn into the three storey balconied inn that now graces St Katharine Docks.

This pub by the Thames has two lovely beer gardens with fresh flowers, dining tables, views of the docks, BBQ food and both areas can be booked for private parties during summer. The insides are equally picturesque with antique furniture, airy décor and a focus on friendly service and English pub traditions. The Dickens Inn has five large flat-screen TVs for sports fans who can count on catching all the big games, Wimbledon, football, etc. at this great pub in London.

They have a rich drinks selection and plenty of well-kept ales like London Pride, Greene King IPA, London Glory, Ale Smith etc. The food menu offers a good range of pub grub, speciality steaks, Sunday roasts, snacks and delicious fresh fish. You can also order a home-made pizza to devour for example on sunny balcony.

For bespoke private functions, Christmas parties in London, wedding parties, corporate parties and more, the Dickens suite is a remarkably beautiful venue that can cater for up to 200 people.

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
City of London
No restrictions
No music
Pub
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
11:00 23:00
09:00 23:00
09:00 23:00

Location

The Dickens Inn
Marble Quay St Katherines Way, London, E1W 1UH

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Tower Hill (Tube)
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Menus

Menus

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Pizzeria Menu Download


This venue serves Roast Dinner, British, Pub Food and Italian food.

A word from the chef:
Dickins inn offers a grill menu with a range of speciality steaks, Sunday roasts, delicious fresh fish and also a top class pizzeria. Book a table overlooking the docks!

Our Review

The Dickens Inn - London Pub Review

The Dickens Inn - London Pub Review

St Katherine’s Docks is the perfect mix of new and old London, and home to some of the most picturesque views in The City; with Oliver Twist style cobbled streets and beautiful alley ways that lead to crooked high beam houses, all circulating...

Read our full The Dickens Inn - London Pub Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Function Suite Private Room 150 200 3000 5000
Whole Venue Venue Hire 500 800 10000 25000
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Great place, great menu, great night! Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-31
by on January 8th, 2018
4

Excellent food, service, atmosphere in a lovley building. Just loved it we will be back Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-15
by on January 7th, 2018
5

Food was good, service was excellent, lovely Italian waiter (didnt catch his name) who really knew his stuff and was very attentive. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-21
by on December 27th, 2017
4

Great food and great service. We will definitely we returning. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-16
by on December 19th, 2017
4

Staff were good and ambience nice. Food was terrible - especially for the price. I wouldn't eat here again but would go here for drinks. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-13
by on December 18th, 2017
3

THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND THE ATMOSPHERE WAS BUZZING. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-15
by on December 18th, 2017
4

On the arrival till the end, we were looked after very well. Food was very good. My vegan meal was also very good. The whole decor of the restaurant was great. We shall return. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-15
by on December 17th, 2017
5

We had our Xmas party at Dickins Inn Grill. We had the best time - everyone agreed the venue was great, food was good and the service excellent. The value for money was excellent as well - we couldn't fault it. Thank you Sharon Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-12
by on December 14th, 2017
5

Nice atmosphere, bar crowded early on but much less later. Reasonable service. We were a group of six, all of those that ordered steak had them delivered cold so they were sent back. The replacements were served quickly and were hot and very tasty. Food was prett good but portions small. Choice of beer in the restaurant very limited. Meal expensive, but then it was a Saturday on the run up to Christmas. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
3

No one to show us in. They did nt know of our booking. We were told they had no order list even when I took the trouble to send the orders'excel file and we initially had to help with our phones.(the waiter found the paper later on). We were not particularly happy with the quality of the food considering it was a vwry expensive Festive menu. Nothing better than just average pub food. Excelent venue but pur food expectations were let down. Sorry but I have to be honest and that was the feeling of every guest. Thanks. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
2

hello, note its a busy time of year and we were a group, but we had to ask for drinks service after being there for some time. Food orders were cold and had to be returned. During the meal we also had to seek out staff to provide drinks. Also no crakes on table or Christmas cheer. I would not recommend it to friends. sorry to moan, but if it was good I would have said that as well. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
2

every thing was perfect thanks Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017
5

We booked a Christmas Do at Dickens Suite for 36 people few days back. All of us loved the Venue, food & drinks. Staff was very helpful! There was no delays, no mistakes! Brilliant service. The management went extra mile to work on details!!! We all had a great time! Thank you Sam & the Dickens Inn Staff Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-06
by on December 8th, 2017
5

GREAT service. GREAT food. Reasonable prices. Cracking location Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-06
by on December 8th, 2017
5

there was 20 of us .... had a really nice meal ... staff really helpful and the food was great too .... 20 happy diners .... thank you Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-05
by on December 7th, 2017
5

We held our office Christmas party for 50 guests at the Dickins Suite and had a fantastic time. The venue, room, decor and location is stunning, the food was lovely and staff were friendly and laid back yet attentive. The drinks package was affordable without compromising on quality. I would strongly recommend The Dickins Inn for your event. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-01
by on December 5th, 2017
5

The staff was very helpful. The only thing that could have been better organised is the serving of the preordered food. Perhaps ask for the names during the preordering and label the dishes so everyone will know which is their food. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
4

Very good service great food . Will come again. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
4

We were in a group of 10 and went to the pizzeria. We loved the venue, the food and service were excellent and the staff very polite. We are planning to return very soon. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-11-25
by on November 28th, 2017
5

Right, firstly the location and the pub itself is absolutely fantastic! Beautiful setting and the character of the pub is great. The reason I didn't leave 5 starts was simply because of the service. Even though the staff were polite the confusion over a simple bar tab went on far to long which involved around four staff members trying to sort it out and explain to me what was going on. On a separate occasion at the bar I paid for a pint of Guinness with £10 to be. Given 5p change :/ I questioned this to which the bar staff said no no you gave me £5, a manager was called to then check the camera's to low and behold, £10 was handed over. This is only small things but can change the mood of the day/night at that time for some people. A little sharper in and around the bar area in service and 5 starts will be given. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-11-05
by on November 7th, 2017
4

The pub is nice, there are some pizzas. The people are helpful. It closes a bit early. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-10-27
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Booked a small space for a stag night and enjoyed a lovely evening at this pub - the staff are polite, the serving time was very short, and the bouncers helpful. Couldn't ask for a better night out Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-10-28
by on October 31st, 2017
5

Kitchen & service team in Pizzeria Restaurant need to improve their teamwork. We were a group of 12 persons and had following experience: - ordered meals we not delivered together. Last two persons received their main dish when first part of the group already was looking for the desserts. I felt bad for that because i‘ve organizied the dinner. - People of other parties dining @ next table had same experience and complained massive many times because of missing food after a unreadonable long waiting time. - At the end they as well forgot to deliver part if the desert. -> Summary although restaurant was only half seated staff could not manage professionally to prepare and serve food Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
1

I had higher expectations from Dickens Inn I must say. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-10-15
by on October 23rd, 2017
3

Great venue for large groups, excellent food! The only minus: just one single toilet for the whole floor, which was out of service at the time. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-10-07
by on October 11th, 2017
4

For the 3rd time we arranged our Nordic Night for our customers and business associates at the Dickens Inn. It was a big success - again! The service provided by the team assigned to us was excellent. We hope to be back again for the 4th time in 2019. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-10-03
by on October 5th, 2017
5

It was great ! All was prepared for us und the dinner was served for 32 people within a half hour - super performance ! And we love the beer there. We would recommend it to anyone. Best Regards from the Black Forest / South Germany Thomas Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-23
by on October 2nd, 2017
5

This was our fourth year in a row of using the Inn. The staff, as usual, offered great attention to our wishes and worked hard to ensure that all went off without hitch. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-28
by on September 30th, 2017
5

We had a group of 30 visiting on a Saturday night. Very helpful staff. Big Thanks to the team! Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-23
by on September 25th, 2017
5

Considering we were a large party (25) and we had pre-ordered, the service was good and reasonably well organised. Unfortunately the quality of the some of the dishes were not quite as good with dried out Proscuitto, and the worst Berry Eton Mess ever encountered (basically a sundae glass of spray cream, one raspberry at the bottom and half a strawberry and a dusting of meringue on the top!). Message to chef....must try harder!!! Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-13
by on September 20th, 2017
2

Perfect service for a group of 22 people. Nice food, perfect service Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-09
by on September 13th, 2017
5

18 meals all correct and on time . .AND very nice . . staff very helpful Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-08
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Perfect Food, Beer and service Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-09-07
by on September 11th, 2017
4

Great location and views of the docks. We had a group booking and private section cornered off, the drinks service was very poor though. Lack of jugs for beer and pimms, not a great deal of service provided throughout the night. We had some booking issues prior to the event which caused concerns but luckily this was rectified without any further issues. Visited The Dickens Inn on 2017-08-25
by on August 28th, 2017
3

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