Trafalgar Tavern

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6 Love It
© Kate Beatty

Thanks to the Thames lapping against its wall and the resulting busy tourist trade, this place is something of a local landmark. Built in 1837 and regally restored in 1968, it feels more historic than it is, with photographs of maritime scenes and portraits of braided admirals aiding the illusion; there are rooms named after Nelson, Hardy and Howe.

In fact, the place is huge: downstairs alone there are five spaces, in addition to the side terrace guarded by a statue of Horatio. The very end space looks quite contemporary, but everything else here is visitor-pleasing traditional.

Draught beers include British ales (Sharp’s Doom Bar, Adnams Bitter) and Belgian brews (Palm, Estaminet), with plenty more Beneluxuriant options in the fridge.

A bar menu offers snacks such as traditional Greenwich whitebait, fat chips and burgers, but the culinary highlight remains the Sunday roasts.

Venue name: Trafalgar Tavern
Address: Park Row
SE10 9NW
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-1am Fri, Sat. Food served noon-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Cutty Sark DLR or Maze Hill rail

Average User Rating

1.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Steve H

Nice position, great view, nice building but, boy do they know how to charge! If you have more money than sense then this is the pub for you. Oh and the beer is not that great either. If you want nice food and drink (but without the river view) then find the Greenwich Union, which, in my opinion, is much better – your choice.


The reviews below have not instilled any change in the place. I ordered pork belly and a pint to the tune of GBP27 !! The pork was dry and whilst the beer was good it was far too expensive. That and the mice that was merrily going up and down the stairs and under one couples feet (they quickly left) means that this will be my first and last visit


This is a wonderful old pub in a lovely location, which I've eaten in many times over the years. Sadly greed has got the better of them, and the prices on their menu are now beyond a joke. Mains tend to be around £20 each, and come instantly, meaning that you scarcely get the time to enjoy your surroundings, quite aside from the question of how they manage to bring it so quickly. My fish and chips was £16, and came with precisely 6 (chunky) chips. It's a great shame. I've no doubt the landlord is now a great deal richer, but the punters are being taken for idiots. Stop by for a drink, but otherwise avoid.


What a disappointment, and far too expensive for what you get. We had lunch, and both our meals were absolutely tasteless. My starter (endive salad) was mostly comprised lettuce leaves with some endive and sugared walnuts (yes, sugared walnuts!) with an insipid dressing. My husbands whitebait was tasteless. Our main course of fish and chips was, again, tasteless. The fish had obviously been frozen, the chips tasted as if they'd been re-heated (not twiced fried) and the tartare sauce, served in little pots, had a 'crust' on the top indicating they'd been in their pots for some time. The ladies toilet, although clean, is in a bad state of disrepair, with the toilet floor lino so worn away that the floorboards underneath are mostly visible (not very hygenic!). A tap was loose, so I nearly got 'showered' whilst washing my hands. I would NOT recommend The Trafalgar Inn as the food is very, very mediocre. There are plenty of other places nearby where you'd eat better food more reasonably priced.

Natty W

Recently went to a private function and was appalled by the attitude of the 'bouncer'!! He was very rude and extremely aggressive and I was totally embarrassed for the host who had paid a lot of money to be spoken to in that manner! Great venue but they need to take a close look at their staff and invest in some kind of course teaching manners and how to speak to paying guests!!! I was considering booking my 40th there but will take my custom elsewhere and make sure everyone I know steers clear of being humiliated and bullied too!


The Trafalger is obviously living off its historical background and view. Another historical figure is Dick Turpin who at least wore a mask when he robbed you. £3.90 for a pint of beer is extortionate


Ignore the website that shows a restaurant with table clothes and quite posh. It is in fact a basic pub restaurant but with prices over the top for the ambience. The food was good if you want a gastro pub style meal although pricey. The service was also good. If you are looking for a special night out then this is not the place - you will be very dissapointed


Great view across the thames and great beer selection. Interesting little menu but VERY small portions. £13.00 for 5 tiny ribs which is described as a "rack" served with a teaspoon of coleslaw is not what you expect as "pub grub" it was more Nouveau cuisine sized ! . I would drink there again but I'd give the rip-off food a miss, there are plenty of pubs in the area that are much better value if you want a decent meal.


Great views across the river and great selection of beers including selection from Sharps and Adnams. Very friendly staff will let you taste any of their products. Good selection of belgium lagers especially Estaminet - love it ! I will definatly be back again!!!