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.
I love that place, looks like a traditional gentlemen's club, but with surprisingly reasonable prices. Very friendly staff. Food is good, but more of a pub menu, nothing to write home about. So I'd rather go there for drinks than a meal. But the ambience is unbelievable, definitely worth a visit.
The Boot & Flogger is one of its kind, and a survival from past times. The decor, the ambience, the service and its food and drink offering are accurately targeted at its clientele. It is also more than conveniently situated with world-class Borough Market on its doorstep, and other hostelries to repair to subsequently. I was there for my own business's Christmas Lunch, I had been there before, and as previously it exceeded expectations. Well done that Boot & Flogger!
Good atmosphere, very good food, friendly and helpful service. Would recommend a visit and we will be going again. Our friends have been several times and they will go again too.