OUR COVID UPDATE
In July we worked hard to plan and re-open our pubs under the new social distancing guidelines. There are some changes to the way you experience your visit to The Ring which are detailed below, we will also be operating with slight changes to the menu's.
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.
Here are a few changes you can expect from your next visit with us...
We've recently launched a lunchtime takeaway menu, a selection of daily specials that can be enjoyed for £7. This will be available every weekday and can be eaten while seated inside the pub or as a takeaway.
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.
KITCHEN OPEN: MON-SAT 12-10PM
TIER 2 UPDATE
London's recent move to tier 2 may have led to some confusion. We want to reassure guests that we will continue to operate under the government guidelines, as the safety of both our customers and staff remains of paramount importance to us.
Having said that, there are plenty of ways in which you can enjoy a Tier 2 experience in our pub:
Government guidelines state that business meetings allow for colleagues to meet indoors. We’ve got space for meetings in mixed households of up to six guests. Of course if you need feeding then we’ve got our delicious Thai Menu.
Since our reopening we’ve loved seeing plenty of familiar faces. Whether that's family lunches, drinks with flat mates or date nights with the partners, groups of up to 6 from the same household are more than welcome.
Finally, you can grab a table in our outside spaces, in mixed households of up to 6 people.
So there is plenty of ways to to experience The Ring while in Tier 2. We’d like to thank every one of the guests for the continued support and look forward to seeing your faces in our Pub again.
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 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
TAKE AWAY BEER
Has this 10pm Curfew got you down? Are you craving that one final pint? Don't worry, we're here to help. Grab your favourite beer to take home in one of our 1 litre cartons.
MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 11AM TO 11PM
THURSDAY 11AM TO 12AM
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 11AM TO 1AM
SUNDAY 12NOON TO 10:30PM
72 BLACKFRIARS ROAD, LONDON SE1 8HA
TEL: 020 7620 0811