Alaistair Hook's flagship Greenwich pub and microbrewery, specialising in unusual artisan beers.
Welcome to the spiritual home of London's craft beer revolution. Well before microbreweries started frothing up in every corner of the city, the Greenwich-born (and branded) Meantime was almost singlehandedly leading the charge. This bar/restaurant is the second of the company’s local establishments (the first is the Greenwich Union on Royal Hill, and there’s a tasting rooms at the brewery down the road) and has been serving up great beer and decent food since 2010.
One of its key selling points is location: it's based inside a former Victorian brewhouse on the site of Christopher Wren's Old Royal Naval College. And another is, naturally, the beer. It can be a little annoying that only Meantime’s brews are served on tap. But it’s made up for with a huge selection of bottles, all listed by category – Trappist, wheat, hoppy and so on. It would benefit from a redesign (ditch the TV and chain-pub furniture please, guys). But after a few glasses of top-notch London-brewed beer, we're sure you won't mind.