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The Prospect of Whitby

#88 of 1 338 Nightlife in London
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Better beer than food

Based on the rather indifferent lunch time food we had the grading would be an average but the view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas G
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very quirky pub!

After walking for 10 miles, we were hungry and in desperate need of a drink! So this pub was a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“historic pub”(27 reviews)
“canary wharf”(20 reviews)
“english pub”(4 reviews)
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57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH, England
East End / East London
+44 20 7481 1095
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I'm proud to say that the Prospect of Whitby was my local pub for over 7 years. As a local Wapping resident I had a choice of some of London's finest pubs right on my doorstep! The Prospect however soon became the default pub of...More

3  Thank Ben W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 June 2014

It's taken me a while to get round to writing this review. After being such an inconvenience to the staff at the Prospect of Whitby during our visit, I wondered whether I should waste any more of my time on them but I’ve finally got...More

11  Thank Londoner_1988
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food with a fine selection of wines in a very historic riverside pub . Fantastic views from windows . Really good ambience .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the rather indifferent lunch time food we had the grading would be an average but the view of the river and the great selection of beers must result in a “ very good “

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard about the Prospect of Whitby in the 50s and never having visited I did so this time in London. I was not disappointed as it is a quaint old pub with bags of history. Not eating but looking the food look wholesome and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parts of it dating back to 1520, this an excellent pub with delicious beer battered fish n chips made with cod. Right on the Thames with the dining area literally next to the water, and the noose hanging from a post over the river where...More

Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful pub and I feel I am going back in time when in it. Go to the back for the views over the Thames. I've only ever had drinks there and enjoyed the ambiance..... I include it in walks I do along...More

Thank deek470
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Greene king pubs continue to churn out overpriced , mediocre food in riverside settings and hope the location somehow compensates for its many shortcomings. I have been coming to this pub for many years and I do not believe it to be badly run or...More

1  Thank pec1960
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

After walking for 10 miles, we were hungry and in desperate need of a drink! So this pub was a sight for sore eyes! It’s lovely inside, and it’s great how they have information about the history of the pub dotted on the walls! Especially...More

Thank Stuz
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This place has is full of fascinating history, and has some great views. But food. Forget it. Nine of us ate a mix of main meals. They all looked like someone called Kevin had been working overtime with a microwave. I ordered a chicken roast....More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Have heard of this place for years so decided time for a visit.We did not eat but plenty were.Typical Greene King menu.2 pints cost us £7.80 .Outside seating areas fill up quickly.Is right on the river with views up and down.Old fashioned pub with lots...More

1  Thank kazlBedford
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here many times for drinks but I have never eaten here. The service has always been very good. Although a large pub it’s very popular and so worth reserving a table if there’s a group of you or you’re planning to eat. There’s...More

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Response from NowlookatmeBanburys | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know if dogs are Welcome at the Prospect. However, on the same topic I read an interesting article in CAMRA's magazine about pubs that cater especially for dogs and their owners. Amazing the... More