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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to the Thames lapping against its wall and the resulting busy tourist trade, this place is something of a local landmark. You can even still enjoy local whitebait from Greenwich like a true nineteenth-century Londoner, although it's now served with paprika mayonnaise.
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.
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.
This pub is well worth a stroll over across Greenwich Park into neighbouring Blackheath for its offering of craft beers where small London breweries are well represented.
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