The Ring Bar, is a traditional English pub with a twist. Located between Waterloo & Southwark we have a brilliant beer selection and authentic Thai menu to match. Sat back from the Southbank we offer both takeaway and delivery on our food menu, as well as an extensive wine list.
If you fancy stopping by, propping up the bar and chatting to our team about our craft beer rotation, be our guests! If you’re looking for a spot for dinner then drop in and grab a table for the best Thai food in Southwark.
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.
THE CURRY SHACK
Authentic Thai food
Our authentic Thai food, 'Johnny Rice,' is available at The Ring.
Grab your takeaway boxes from the Curry Shack or enjoy our full authentic à la carte menu throughout the day.
Lunch Hours: Mon - Fri: 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Keep up to date with the daily menu. Wondering what's for lunch today? Check out our Instagram Stories or Twitter to discover our lunch specials.
Mon - Fri: 5 pm - 10 pm
Sat - Sun: 12 pm - 10 pm
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
We’re currently experimenting with loads of different beers bottled beers to find out what you guys enjoy the most. Come check out our current selection or follow us on Twitter @TheRingBar for updates.