An oasis in an area that has become something of a pub graveyard as the loss of local waterside industry killed off passing trade. A pub of this name has occupied this back street near the Thames for several hundred years, surviving now on its reputation for real ale, excellent food and events such as its celebrated annual Pickle Festival. 6 handpumps on the bar counter with interesting guest ales always available. A box cider is usually also available. Parents with young children should beware of the steps where the floor is split level. Quiz night is Sunday. Long-standing owners Charlie & Eileen retired in December 2016 and the pub is now run by their tenant.