The Ring
72 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA
020 7620 0811
Opening Hours: 
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00-23:00
Thursday - Saturday: 11:00-0:00
Sunday: 11:00-22:30
This boxing themed boozer is a real hit with local historians who want to find out more about the notorious Blackfriars Ring.

The Blackfriars Ring sat opposite the pub from 1910 to 1942 in a distinctive octagonal building which was once the Surrey Chapel.

Fighting had been a part of the make up of the site well before 1910, having been an unoffocial bare knuckle boxing venue for decades after the chapel vacated the space.

In 1914 Bella Burge (AkA Bella of Blackfriars) broke the taboo of women attending fights and she later took over the running of the site, often ejecting drunks herself.

Today, the pub pays homage to boxing greats of old, with pictures which look down at drinkers as they enjoy a pint.

Our little known fact about The Ring:
The Blackfriars Ring was bombed in 1940 and never fully recovered.