Historical version 9 of Wibbley Wobbley, SE16 7SZ
- 020 7232 2320
- Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, SE16 7SZ
Advertising itself as "England's only floating pub", the Wibbley Wobbley is a pub situated inside a boat moored in Greenland Dock on the east side of the Rotherhithe peninsula.
It's a little cramped inside near the bar, though there's more room further back than you might expect. A floating pontoon attached to the side of the boat provides external seating space, which is quite nice on a sunny day (though note it's rather more wobbly than the boat itself).
Kake and doop visited on a Sunday Bank Holiday afternoon in May 2008. No cask ales, but they did have Old Speckled Hen on tap (£2.80/pint). They also had other standard pub fizz including Strongbow. There were a fair few other customers, most of them enjoying the weather outside on the pontoon, but we managed to get a table out there too.
Kake visited again on a Wednesday evening in October 2008. It was pretty much empty apart from a regular at the bar, a couple in a corner, and three young men unwinding after work. No piped music. Strongbow was £1.40/half.
They were doing food during our May 2008 visit, including "roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding and all the veggies" (£9.50) and "goats cheese, thyme and red onion tart with proper veggie gravy, asparagus and new potatoes" (£8.50) (photo of that day's menu); not sure whether food is served throughout the week.
Signage on the boat indicates that there's a restaurant upstairs called French Fred's, but the BITE comments linked below suggest that this is no longer actually in existence as a separate concern (and we didn't check).
Accessibility: Fairly steep set of steps down to get in, with very low handrail. Toilets are minuscule, with heavy enough doors that Kake momentarily thought she was locked in.