Greenwich pubs

There are loads of pubs and bars in Greenwich to stop in for the perfect pint. Here's our guide to the best of the bunch
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By Time Out London editors |
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Greenwich is one of those areas in London that feels like you've taken a trip outside the bustle of the city. Thanks to the sprawl of Greenwich Park, the looming reverence of the Old Royal Navy College, the history of the Cutty Sark, the colourful market and the winding central streets, the area boasts more charm than most places within Zones 2 and 3. 
But for those moments when you’re done straddling the Prime Meridian Line and finished soaking up the views of London from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich has a fair share of brilliant pubs for you to enjoy some of the capital’s best beers and wines. So, whether it’s maritime-themed pubs, breweries or boozers with an emphasis on tipples from around the world, we’ve picked some of the best pubs in Greenwich for your drinking pleasure.
RECOMMENDED: Find more history in the neighbourhood with our Greenwich area guide
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Richard I

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For a long time, this Young’s pub resisted trendifying. However, it has since acquiesced – although this modernisation hasn't stripped the place of its cosy charm, good food and great selection of drinks. 

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Greenwich Union

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As Meantime Brewing Company’s first pub, ‘The Union’ not only puts an emphasis on its own German-style brews, but also on beers from around the world.  

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Old Brewery

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After changing hands from Meantime to Young's, this humungous pub was given a facelift in keeping with the area's maritime history and its proximity to the Cutty Sark. They serve a mix of Young's favourites, craft beers and cocktails. 

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Ashburnham Arms

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Serving Greenwich since 1850, this local pub is slightly off the beaten track, hidden away down a residential street. It serves Kentish beers and pub classics like fish and chips and burgers, and there's a large beer garden for those lazy summer days. 

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Cutty Sark Tavern

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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 early 19th century.

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Trafalgar Tavern

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Thanks to the Thames lapping against its wall and the resulting busy tourist trade, this place is something of a local landmark. Like Nineteenth-century Londoners, you can even still enjoy whitebait from Greenwich, served now, however, with a paprika mayonnaise. 

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Meantime Tasting Rooms

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The address doesn’t sound like an appealing destination, and a bar in a brewery might seem like having a steakhouse in an abattoir – but it’s quite special to try beer mere metres from where it’s made, and combining a visit with a tour offers a glimpse into how impressive the Meantime operation is.

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Pelton Arms

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According to London lore, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas are said to have popped into this neighbourhood boozer while filming ‘The List of Adrian Messenger’. Aside from that (and an appearance in ‘Only Fools and Horses’ spin-off ’Rock and Chips’), this pub is a music-lovers dream, nurturing local talent and hosting regular music nights. 

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Hare & Billet

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This pub is well worth a stroll over across Greenwich Park into neighbouring Blackheath for it's offering of craft beers where small London breweries are well represented. 

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