This week we are showcasing the best pubs and bars to watch the rivalry that dates back all the way to 1829. Cambridge have taken a lead in recent years, but who knows who will win this year? The race starts at 5:55pm, but we recommend heading to the pubs and bars around 4pm as droves of crowds will be heading to the river to catch a glimpse of the action.
Starting Point: Duke’s Head
One of the granddaddies of pubs along the Thames – been around for over a 150 years. They are more than ready for the boat race with live bands and DJs.
1/3rds of the race: The Crabtree
Superb gastro-pub, BBQs, beautiful victorian setting and a wide-array of fantastic beers and ales to get the crowd going.
Almost There: Ye White Hart
Well stocked Young pub with a lot of room for boat race supported, if you can get there early enough they also have fantastic Sunday roasts so you can be ready to cheer the rowers on.
End point: The Ship
Another marvel of a building also dating back to 1781 with great pub food and atmosphere; if you want to witness the last deciding spurt of the race then this is the place to be.