The Samuel Pepys pub on the north bank of the Thames in London has been completely refurbished and reopened as the Pepys. Operated by Nice Bars, the venue incorporates a dark colour palette, leather sofas and Edison lightbulbs to create a contemporary feel that is harmonious with its warehouse setting. The pub serves modern British food along with a selection of homemade stone-baked pizzas and a lighter bar menu. It boasts a balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows with views across the Thames, from the Shard to the Millennium Bridge, with views of the Globe theatre and the Tate Modern gallery.
Opened 29 January 2015
Capacity 140 seated, 220 standing (reception)
General manager Abbie Downey
Head chef Rachel Considine
Owner Nice Bars
Typical dishes Lemon pepper breaded squid with tartare sauce; potted prawns with brown bread; wild boar sausages with mashed potato and redcurrant gravy; and roasted sea bass fillet on British greens risotto with lemon and basil oil