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The Prospect of Whitby

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Our black taxi tour guide brought us here for lunch for some typical English pub fares for lunch... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
yonght
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nice backstreet pub

Stopped here for drinks before a show over the road. Friendly quick service and decent comfortable... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lauren635
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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“canary wharf”(21 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a couple of beers and I was very pleased with the all team welcoming. Specially Maddie the landlady. Will definitely go back. Strongly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nelson0123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Prospect has been around for 500 years, so my review is not gonna make much difference. But it's the first English pub I visited on my first visit to England, too many years ago to acknowledge. Pub food, for sure, but well done. In...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caseyscott1
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear caseyscott1, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! Of course your review makes difference and leaves a positive mark on all the team here. We absolutely adore the history of the Prospect and I am sure there it will remain...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our black taxi tour guide brought us here for lunch for some typical English pub fares for lunch. The place was packed even around 2.00 pm but service was still attentive. You would need to order and pay at the bar. They would deliver your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yonght
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear yonght, Many thanks for taking the time to review us. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the service the team here has to offer. We do have an "order at the bar" system at the moment but are looking to shift over to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taylor was a delight! My great friends had a chummy time and we found the pub via the beach after seeing the nooseMore

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nicholas H
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nicholas H, Thank you for taking the time to review us! Very glad you and your friends had a fab time here! Thanks also for the lovely shout out to Taylor- she is an absolute Star and we all love her here, she is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for drinks before a show over the road. Friendly quick service and decent comfortable seating with a good atmostphere. My only complaint would be it was a little pricey (just over £14 for 2 drinks) but that's London for you. Didn't eat but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauren635
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lauren635, Thank you for time to review us. Thank you for the wonderful comments on the wonderful team here. Apologies about the prices- unfortunately something that is out of our control here as a team, but will for sure feed it back to those...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great food with a fine selection of wines in a very historic riverside pub . Fantastic views from windows . Really good ambience .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angelajane2016
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Angelajane Thank you for your great review! We love our site too, we're lucky to have this view every day! Please do come back and see us soon for more of our great wines! Maddie Elgram General Manager

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Based on the rather indifferent lunch time food we had the grading would be an average but the view of the river and the great selection of beers must result in a “ very good “

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NicholasG342
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nicholas Thanks for taking the time to review us. We would love if you would come back again to let us take that four to a five. We have new ales on tap every week! Maddie Elgram General Manager

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Having heard about the Prospect of Whitby in the 50s and never having visited I did so this time in London. I was not disappointed as it is a quaint old pub with bags of history. Not eating but looking the food look wholesome and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank t0mmyr35
MaddieProspect, General Manager at The Prospect of Whitby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tommy Thanks so much for your review, we are so glad we lived up to the name! We would love to have you back again soon, don't leave it 50 years next time! Maddie Elgram General Manager

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Parts of it dating back to 1520, this an excellent pub with delicious beer battered fish n chips made with cod. Right on the Thames with the dining area literally next to the water, and the noose hanging from a post over the river where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Conseiller99
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This is a wonderful pub and I feel I am going back in time when in it. Go to the back for the views over the Thames. I've only ever had drinks there and enjoyed the ambiance..... I include it in walks I do along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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I am sorry but I do not know if dogs are Welcome at the Prospect. However, on the same topic I read an interesting article in CAMRA's magazine about pubs that cater especially for dogs and their owners. Amazing the... More
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