Davy’s Boot and Flogger is a star in the Davy’s constellation of London wine bars, being the first proper wine bar in London to be granted a license to trade as a Free Vintner by the ancient Worshipful Company of Vintners. Davy’s Boot and Flogger, down Redcross Way in Southwark, is a labyrinthine venue ideal for a casual glass of fine wine, a tasting, or a private function. Several unique dining rooms of various sizes are available, accommodating up to 30 seated diners.
The Latin motto of London’s Worshipful Company of Vintners is vinum exhilarat
animum, or wine cheers the spirit. We can only agree, but we might add
that if you are searching for a unique wine tasting experience – or a sumptuous
banquet – you can’t go past Davy’s Boot and Flogger, the original London wine bar.
Operating since the early 1960s, and with the privilege of being London’s first wine
bar to be granted Free Vintner status by the venerable guild of the Worshipful
Company of Vintners, Davy’s Boot and Flogger down historic Redcross Way is a
leader in the wine bar scene. And Davy’s Boot and Flogger’s remit doesn’t end with
an incredible cellar of fine wine. Davy’s Boot and Flogger also play host to elaborate,
luxurious banquets, with several dining rooms available for private hire.
If you’ve settled on Davy’s Boot and Flogger for your next private function, you can choose from 5 distinct rooms in this heritage building in which to dine. The Red Room has the atmosphere of a gentleman’s home, seating up to 20 people at a mahogany dining table amongst antique furnishings and a dedicated bar. The Green Room sports green hessian-clad wall, a private room that opens out to a larger dining and entertainment area again with a dedicated bar. The Boardroom is suffused with old world charm – watched over by a grandfather clock, this smaller space is ideal for meetings or intimate gatherings. The Ovens retains the look and feel of a stately country kitchen, complete with stone floors and exposed wooden beams – with doors leading to a private courtyard and a long dining table that can seat 30, this is Davy’s Boot and Flogger’s premium space for serious entertaining. Finally, if the summer is treating you well, you can hire the outdoor area for al fresco wining and dining.
Excellent food and service. Still has the olde world charm of forty years ago when I first went there. very nice and central restaurant. Brilliant
Enjoyed the food, wine, and ambience. A great place to meet friends on trips to London . We like the intimate Gentleman's Club environment . Looking forwa\rd to our next visit !
Very good food and service in a really interesting venue. We were made very welcome and the choices were interesting. Presentation was very good as well.
Excellent food ... and very good value for central London. A place to note for future nights out. I really liked the atmosphere and the history around this old wine bar / vintners
More of a restaurant than a pub, the Boot and Flogger has an antiquated interior and rather formal atmosphere, bringing to mind a Victorian dining room. The food and service were excellent and the pub was perfect for the meeting of a book club, as we could hear ourselves speak without being drowned out by music or people! Recommended as a good place to meet in London Bridge.
This is a gem of a new find. We live in the area and have just discovered the joy of the Boot and Flogger. Is a regular go to now for a great ambience, super good and wine, and wonderful service. A must visit.
Friendly and reliable and not too noisy. The Boot and Flogger is close to London Bridge but in a side road and it is easy to walk past it and not notice - which may be a good thing because it is not too busy. But it is advisable to book.
We felt the food was a bit expensive for the portion sizes. The main of scallops only came with 3 scallops, and the Welsh rarebit dessert was just a small slice of cheese on toast essentially. Also when a payment issue arose the waiter was dismissive, he had misheard a payment amount and we tried to joke about the mistake but he was intent on blaming the diner for this easily solved issue, leaving the evening on an awkward note. This place had been highly recommended to me and unfortunately did not live up to what we expected, still a pleasant enough meal.
This is a great place for a relaxing drink or meal and it is easy to get to from London Bridge. I always feel welcome there and the staff are attentive but not too much so. There is a good choice of wines, as you would expect.
Really enjoyed our lunch at the Boot & Flogger. Great service, lovely wine , and the atmosphere of a fine gentlemen's club. A varied menu to cater for all tastes ! Hidden away but a real find not that far from Borough Market.