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The Understudy

The Understudy exterior with passerby

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

Christmas & New Year

23-25 December, closed

26 December, 4pm - 10pm

31 December, 12noon - 6om

1 January 2019, 4pm - 11pm

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

Follow us on Twitter @ntUnderstudy 

Follow us on Instagram @ntUnderstudy

If you need to call us, phone 020 7452 3551

Board Game Sunday - Free Drink for Every Winner

Love board games? Love Sunday afternoon in the pub?

Every Sunday pick up a board game from our collection with your pint, and we'll give the winner of your game a free drink.

Maximum prize of one drink per table, per hour. Free drink can be a pint, a 175ml house wine, a single house spirit and mixer, or soft drink. Deposit of £5 cash or a card is needed behind the bar.

Board Games at the National Theatre

Forthcoming Events

16 February 2019 - Pressure Drop tap takeover

Find out more on our events page.

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