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The Understudy

The Understudy on the South Bank

The Understudy

A relaxed and friendly craft beer pub at the National Theatre.

Situated right on London's vibrant South Bank, The Understudy has riverside seating and serves a range of draught beers, wines and cocktails.

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday, 12 noon – 12 midnight
Thursday to Saturday, 12 noon – 1am
Sunday, 12 noon – 10pm

The Understudy is closed on the following days:
Sun 6 Nov, Sat 24 Dec, Sun 25 Dec, Sun 1 Jan, Sun 29 Jan

Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December: 12 noon – 10pm. Saturday 31 December: 12 noon – 6pm. Monday 2 January: 4 – 10pm.

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Have a look at our sample food menu and our snacks menu, including pick ’n’ mix retro sweet collection, pretzels, and more. Food is available to order & collect at the bar, served in takeaway containers.

Food menu is available Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 8pm. Snacks are served Monday – Saturday, 12 noon – 5pm.

Reservations: to request a table reservation please send us an e-mail. We will reply within 48 hours.

Tink's Tiny Batch Pale Ale

Leading the craft beer scene on London's vibrant South Bank, the Understudy at the National Theatre celebrate the new production of Peter Pan with a special bespoke brew - for grown-ups only.

Created with our partners at Hammerton Brewery in Islington and available for a limited period in the National Theatre's bars and restaurants.

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