Welcome to the Founder’s Arms

Found yourself looking for a pub that’s bang in the heart of Central London & serves up delicious, seasonal British fare & phenomenal beers and wines?
Look no further!

Located on the South Bank of the River Thames & nestled between the Tate Modern & London Blackfriars; the Founder’s is the perfect spot for brunch, lunch & dinner, or just a cheeky few tipples in the bar.

With ideal transport links, we’re the perfect meeting place for catch ups with friends or meetings with colleagues travelling from different parts of the city; Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark stations are all a short walk away.

Join us for the Rugby World Cup this Autumn! We’ll be showing all the England matches live from Japan on our 3 TV screens.
Why not score a table for our Rugby World Cup Brunch and earn yourself a complimentary pint of Heineken for selected games?
Not a lover of Rugby? Avert your eyes from the TV screens and take in the stunning views across the Thames and over to our neighbours at the Tate Modern.
So start your day with a breakfast of champions, that’s sure to set you up for all the tries, rucks, lineouts and grunting!

Dining on South Bank

With floor to ceiling windows boasting stunning views across the River Thames overlooking St.Paul’s; what better place is there to dine than with us at the Founder’s Arms?
Head Chef Béla can cater for both small, intimate gatherings & large functions and parties, for up to 45 people. Offering both a la carte & set menus, using locally sourced British produce, we know we have something that’ll tickle your taste buds.

Today's weather The weather is partly cloudy today, perk up your day with a pint at the bar and some delicious pub grub

Drinks Parties

Looking to indulge in some celebratory drinks?
Whether it’s a birthday party, engagement ‘do’ or if you’re simply looking to enjoy some well earned post-work drinks, we have a spot for you in the bar.
Looking for a place to – hopefully – catch some rays this Summer with a Martin Miller’s G+T in hand?

Look no further! Help yourself to a table on our terrace and pretend you’re in the South of France with a bottle of Minuty Côtes de Provence Rosé (we’ll pop the heaters on if needs be).
Our resident bar superstars will be sure to keep you watered (or wined!) and the party in full swing.

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019


Scrum and join us for all the action from England’s rugby adventure! Book a table for an England match and our Rugby World Cup Brunch and get yourself a pint of Heineken on us!

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Fantastic night on the South Bank. Great location with lovely view. Good transport links and wide range of drink and food options! Staff were great all evening too! Thanks for having us!

Very decent ales

London City view par excellence – and with very decent ales and grub.

Staff are lovely

Really enjoyable evening because of a great dining experience. Staff are lovely, restaurant serves delightful freshly cooked food. Overall a great memorable experience. Many thanks. A+

Great wine list

A wonderful venue and a great wine list. Not only that, the staff kindly took my booking request and chose a wonderful table for me. Thank you for making a special occasion even better!

Amazing food

My favourite pub in London! Stunning view, amazing food and friendly staff.

House Rules

Children welcome throughout the day from 9am-9pm (Sunday-Thursday) & 9am-8pm (Friday & Saturday). Pooches are welcome on our terrace but not inside.

We reserve some of our tables outside on the terrace for brunch on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.