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.
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The Ring serves traditional pub food for you to enjoy. Fish and chips, crispy fried chicken, gammon and eggs, scampi and nachos.
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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