As we edge closer towards the summer, we’re conducting plans for a full reopening of The Ring. In the meantime, we’re delighted to announce that we'll be reopening our outdoor space from 12th April.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be putting the final touches on our new takeaway menu, adding a little spice to our evening Thai offering and getting those beers taps ready. It’s the third, and hopefully last time we say this, but we can’t wait to welcome you back.
Your safety and that of our staff is always the top priority so we've carried out risk assessments on all sites in preparation for opening which you can find links to below. We've re-trained our staff and arranged our service spaces to meet Government guidelines so that we all remain safe. Not only this but we have enhanced our cleaning and hand-washing schedules to make sure hygiene standards are at their highest. Our kitchen staff will be provided with appropriate PPE and our floor staff are able to access PPE and use it at their discretion.
Situated opposite the historic home of British boxing, this compact pub certainly punches above its weight.
Pictures of the men who boxed at The Ring and went on to become World, European and British Champions adorn the walls. There’s plenty of seating outside the pub, which is directly opposite Southwark tube station and acts as a great focal point, landmark and meeting place right on the corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut.
Our authentic Thai food "Johnny Rice" will be at The Ring.
From 12th April grab your Takeaway boxes from the Curry Shack and a spot in outdoor area. Grab yourself a drink to enjoy with lunch.
Keep up to date with the daily menu. What's for lunch today? Click here to find out what's on offer.
We've now also developed a Thai evening menu with a selection of small bites as well as a couple of tasty main dishes. Just hit the button below and see what's new.
The Ring public house is an ode to the historic boxing location in South London that stood opposite. Built in 1783, The Ring arena was originally called the Surrey Chapel, until the strange shaped building was bought by former British Lightweight champion Dick Burge and his wife Bella in 1910. They named it simply, ‘The Ring’ and it would become the first indoor boxing ring for the working classes. Together they staged many boxing matches with well known fighters such as Len Johnson, Jack Drummond, Alf Mancini, Jack Hood and the legendary Ted ‘Kid’ Lewis. Bella of Blackfriars’, as she was known, broke the taboo of women attending boxing bouts when in 1914 she and her actress friends were the first to become female regulars at ‘The Ring’.
During a daylight raid on 25th October 1940 a huge bomb landed on Blackfriars Road and seriously damaged The Ring but another bombing raid during March 1941 almost completely destroyed the building and it was eventually demolished.
The office building opposite which now stands on the site of the original ring is named Palestra, which is defined in Greek as a place for training and wrestling practice.
Our selection of real ales is constantly changing so please check twitter for daily updates @TheRingBar
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