Nicholson’s Pubs Assortment proclaims main refurbishment of the Doggett’s Coat and Badge

Opening fifteenth February 2024 !

Nicholson’s Pubs Collections is proud to announce a major funding within the in depth refurbishment of its iconic institution, Doggett’s Coat and Badge on Blackfriar’s Bridge, London. The brand new venue is ready to open its doorways to the general public on the fifteenth of February 2024.

The funding within the pub has been directed in the direction of enhancing numerous facets of its services, particularly, the main focus has been on upgrading the bars, assembly areas, and personal rent areas inside the pub. Moreover, enhancements have been made to the in depth exterior consuming and eating areas, making a extra interesting and cozy atmosphere for visitors to take pleasure in unrivalled views of the Thames.

The weird identify pays tribute to Thomas Doggett, the organiser of the London Bridge to Chelsea rowing race alongside the Thames, which is alleged to be the oldest steady sporting occasion within the UK.  First held in 1715, the race takes place in July every year and runs over 4 miles and 7 furlongs. The winner of the boat race can be awarded a waterman’s coat and badge, therefore the identify ‘Doggett’s Coat and Badge’. When Doggett died in 1721, he left directions in his will for the race to be carried on by The Fishmongers’ Firm, and it nonetheless is at this time. The Doggett’s Coat and Badge sits alongside the course of the race in South Financial institution, so we felt it solely proper that it was named after its founder. The household of Lewis Window, Common Supervisor of Doggett’s Coat & Badge has been lengthy related to this well-known boat race and so it’s apt that he’s on the helm of this Nicholson’s refurbishment.

Located proper within the coronary heart of London on the southern banks of the river Thames, the Doggett’s Coat and Badge is break up over 4 flooring boasting 5 bars and three exterior areas, together with an excellent higher terrace bar the place visitors can take pleasure in gorgeous panoramic views of the town and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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