It's the news we've all been waiting for, we’re back open!
There are no limitations on booking sizes, you no longer need to wear a mask in the venue and standing drinking will make a welcome return. If you fancy stopping by, propping up the bar and chatting to our team about our craft beer selections, 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.
While we're ecstatic that things will be returning to normal, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with the restrictions being lifted. We will do our best to cater to each and every guest depending on their circumstance.
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
HAVING LUNCH WITH US MONDAY TO FRIDAY?
Grab yourself an authentic lunch with with our daily menu.
If you've got a little time on your hands enjoy it seated in venue. If things are a little rushed grab it to takeaway.
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
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