RE-OPENING UPDATE - JULY 2020
We've been working hard to plan and re-open our pubs as soon as possible under the new social distancing guidelines. For now, this involves a phased approach where we will open The Ring on 4th July. Because of this, there will be some changes to the way you experience your visit to The Ring which is 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...
As we re-open on July 4th we will be launching a new Thai takeaway menu from July 6th in order to keep you as safe as possible. The menu will change daily and a few delicious dishes will be on offer.
The Ring normally serves traditional pub food for you to enjoy. Fish and chips, crispy fried chicken, gammon and eggs, scampi and nachos.
Don't forget our mega selection of burgers; bacon and cheese, chicken, veggie and the classic beef. As well as the best sausages in town 'Big Apple Hot Dogs' Big Frank! Check out our menu below for all that's on offer.
KITCHEN OPEN: MON-SAT 12-10PM
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.
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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