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We strongly believe that the essence of pubs lies in a sense of community and we are always working to ensure we can provide a warm and genuine environment for lots of different occasions. Be it that all important first coffee in the morning, a quick lunch after the Tate, the local post work drink or a celebratory meal in our restaurant area.

We are open from 9am daily serving brunch, lunch, dinner & all the tasty things in between. In keeping with our surroundings, we constantly strive to provide an amazing atmosphere and take the time to befriend new visitors to our pub with a personal drink, food and even local recommendation. We are proud to call the Founders Arms a real hub in Bankside. Oh by the way, the view isn’t bad either!

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We take reservations for lunch, dinner, nibbles or simply drinks. Depending on what will suit your occasion best, you can order from our main menu or daily specials on the day.

Alternatively, you can pre-order from our buffet board menu. Of course, you are always welcome to come along & help yourself to a table. We never reserve the outdoor seating and if you’re lucky the sun might even shine (bring a brolly just in case)

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52 Hopton Street / Bankside / London / SE1 9JH

Food is served throughout the day with Brunch served until noon & our full menu from noon until 10pm. Chopping boards are available until 10:30pm.

We offer free Wi-Fi access to our customers; connect to Young's Customer Wi-Fi & follow the simple registration procedure. Children are welcome throughout the day until 9pm Sunday to Thursday & 8pm Friday & Saturday and may not consume alcohol or remain at the bar at anytime.

Our service is traditional pub-style so please order everything at the bar; food will be served to your table. If you prefer our raised area inside is exclusively for table service and tables may be reserved in advance. When it's warm enough to sit outside, we have enough seats for 385 people, 180 if it isn't!

Simply come along & grab a table, you can eat or drink at any table you like. You will find menus on the bar & on every table inside.

We love chatting to you all so if you have a question about our coffee, drink, food menu or anything else please give us a call, email, tweet or telegram.

Opening Times:

Sunday - Thursday: 9am until 11pm
Friday: 9am until Midnight
Saturday: 9am until Midnight