The scene A lick of paint and some new, (sadly) coordinated garden furniture seems to have reversed that trend.
The pub’s small front leads on to a dark, austere bar, before opening out into a spacious, skylit dining room, replete with bare wood tables, and monastry- and buttonback benches.
The beer garden is ingeniously laid out, allowing most tables to achieve a feeling of seclusion without detracting from the atmosphere. The touristy feel the pub has from opening wanes in the evening.
The grub A sturdy menu of pub regulars, that one might diplomatically deem, ‘economically readjusted to reflect the pub’s sterling geographic orientation’.
Expect average and don’t be too disappointed when it’s just short of that.
Behind the bar The usual continental lagers are joined by a formidable range of cask and speciality ales, made all the more comprehensive by an extended bottled-beer offering.
The wine list is full, varied and unafraid to air on the affordable side.
Bill please Pints from £3.80, bottles from £3.50, wine from £15 a bottle, there’s also some pleasant cocktails starting at £4.95. Starter from £5 Main meals from £9.76
Verdict The quality of the food is gauling given how good this pub is otherwise.
Tube | Cutty Sark
Station | Greenwich