Cutty Sark Tavern

Bars and pubs, Pubs Greenwich
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It's a case of location, location, location at this river-view hostelry with draught beers and bags of atmosphere.

Ah, the transformative power of the River Thames. Were it a couple of miles inland, the Cutty Sark would be a charming but otherwise unremarkable pub, recently the recipient of the current style of Young’s makeover: a lot of Farrow & Ball putty colours, better-than-average grub and a decent, if unadventurous, selection of ales and wine. But add the mighty Thames and it becomes three floors of bow-fronted Georgian magic, with the top-level room in particular giving fantastic river views both up- and downstream. Secure a window seat, or a table on the cobbled street outside, and imagine yourself in one of the nicer scenes from ‘Our Mutual Friend’.

By: Chris Waywell


Venue name: Cutty Sark Tavern
Address: 4-6 Ballast Quay
SE10 9PD
Opening hours: Food served 11am-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun. Food served noon-9pm Mon-Fri, Sun; noon-10pm Sat
Transport: Tube: Cutty Sark DLR or Greenwich DLR/rail
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £60.
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4.6 / 5

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I've been to this pub a few times and the location and view are breathtaking.  Its a smart pub with nice decor, but the service and food are not the best Ive ever had.

The service is slow and the staff seam uninterested and unengaged - which is a shame as the pub is so nice. 

The food was ok - I had the fish and chips and it was nice but not perfect. Its gastro pub prices but not with the high standards of food from a gastro pub. 

Its nice for a pint and to sit outside and admire the view of canary wharf - but apart from that I wouldnt travel too far to visit! 

Emily L

What a location. With fresh fish from Billingsgate market where better to enjoy a nice fish and chips followed by a drink sitting on the Thames side wall overlooking London

Sam M

What's not to love. Right on the river so great in the summer, warm and cosy inside in the winter (plus selection of blankets for when it's really nippy), great food and the most indulgent sausage rolls and pork pie bar snacks I just can't resist.

Teagan M

Family favourite, dog and family friendly. Year-round appeal from lovely Valentine's evenings, family celebrations, to sitting at the sunny tables outside in summer-time watching the Thames flow by. Fantastic food, great venue for get-togethers in a picturesque location. Difficult parking but quaint cobbled streets.


We had a fabulous meal here last Saturday evening. The Cutty Sark have really improved the dining experience at this great Youngs Pub right on the river front in Greenwich. The pub is really old and has a naval decor. We had a set menu with beer tasting. The guy who provided us with the information of the beer was so engaging we had various craft beers and also some Youngs beers. The Food was brilliant pub fayre and the service is exceptional. A perfect hang out for a cold January night.


Great pub away from the Greenwich crowds, with a mean Sunday roast and plenty of drinks on tap. In the summer, sit outside for a fantastic view up and down the Thames.