Welcome to the Founder’s Arms

If you’ve 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; we’re the perfect spot for brunch, lunch & dinner, or just a cheeky few tipples on the terrace.

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 within walking distance.

We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly pub soon!

Join us for the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 from 20th September. We will be showing all the England matches live on our 3 screens and watch highlights of all the other fixtures. Book a rugby table with us, at the best pub on Southbank and receive a free pint of Guinness or Ketel One Bloody Mary. Our riverside location right next to the Tate Modern and Blackfriars station has stunning views across the Thames and is a great place to start your day with a tasty brunch to set you up for all the tries, rucks, lineouts and grunting!

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019
Yes, it’s nearly here! Scrum and join us for all the action from England’s rugby adventure! Book a table for rugby brunch and receive a free pint of Guinness or a Ketel One Bloody Mary!

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.

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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


Yes, it’s nearly here! Scrum and join us for all the action from England’s rugby adventure! Book a table for rugby brunch and receive a free pint of Guinness or a Ketel One Bloody Mary!

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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.