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.
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.
Excellent food, lovely staff. Would highly recommended mend a visit. Really quirky setting and typical English pub. Price was very reasonable and the quality was high.
Fantastic atmosphere, very unique setting and delicious food. Great choice of wine and informed recommendations by staff. Very cosy to spend an afternoon or dinner
I met with friends and we had a lot to catchup on, the staff were excellent, the food delicious, overall an excellent venue, will definitely visit again, highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
Friendly service. Ambiance very suitable for meeting and chatting. Good choice of food well cooked and presented, and excellent wine list. Will certainly return in more peaceful times.
Charming, if slightly Dickensian, surroundings; decent food and - as always - a clever choice of good-value wines. Worth a detour to Red Cross Way.