Famously situated opposite the site of the historic home of British boxing and sharing its name, this compact pub certainly punches above its weight.
Pictures of the men who boxed at The Ring and went on to become World, European and British Champions adorn the walls.
There’s plenty of seating outside the pub, which is directly opposite Southwark tube station and acts as a great focal point, landmark and meeting place right on the corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut.
1783the surrey chapel was erected
1910Purchased by champion Dick Burge
Renamed The Ring
First indoor boxing arena for working class
1914dick's wife, bella, and her friends broke the taboo of women at boxing matches
1940air rain on london, bombs hit blackfriars rd. and left the ring seriously damaged
1941another air raid destroyed the ring it was eventually demolished