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Naval gazers will find plenty to satisfy them in one of Greenwich's many maritime-themed pubs (sink one in the Trafalgar or Cutty Sark taverns). Landlubbers can head to the Greenwich Union, which specialises in German beers.

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Richard I

  • Rated as: 5/5

Adjoining the Greenwich Union, this cosy, two-bar Youngs pub hasnt felt the need to trendify. In fact, its very old-school approach has encouraged loyalty in a conservative clientele.

  1. 52-54 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT
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Greenwich Union

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Although its thunder has been stolen by the newer Old Brewery, the Greenwich Union remains the spiritual home of Alistair Hook’s Meantime mission to bring German-style beers to the British public.

  1. 56 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT
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Old Brewery

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Rather than make cask-conditioned English ales for an already crowded market, Alastair Hook and his team at Meantime specialise in more unusual artisan beers.

  1. Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LM
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Ashburnham Arms

  • Rated as: 3/5

Greenwich’s Ashburnham Arms nicely bridges the gap between contemporary bar and old-fashioned local.

  1. 25 Ashburnham Grove, SE10 8UH
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Cutty Sark Tavern

  • Rated as: 3/5

A Georgian freehouse since either 1695 or 1795, depending on whether you believe the sign outside or the writing in the coloured glazed panes in the front door, this hostelry was converted in the

  1. 4-6 Ballast Quay, SE10 9PD
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Trafalgar Tavern

  • Rated as: 3/5

Thanks to the Thames lapping against its wall and the resulting busy tourist trade, this place is something of a local landmark.

  1. Park Row, SE10 9NW
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