Cutty Sark pub – Greenwich

A Young’s pub with beautiful views over the River Thames taking in the O2 dome, the Cutty Sark pub is under new management (not sure since when, but don’t be put off by poor reviews for the former Cutty Sark Tavern).

Originally built in 1795, this pub – with its dark wooden staircase and walls, and cosy corners – offers a good range of craft beers including Hop Stuff pale ale from just up the river in Woolwich Arsenal (founded in 2013, Hop Stuff is London’s only equity crowdfunded brewery) and a selection of Greenwich Meantime brews.

Pork pie – packed meat, lovely jelly and perfectly crumbly pastry

I ordered ale battered haddock with triple cooked chips, mushy peas + tartar sauce @ £11.00, which arrived speedily. The fish was whale-sized and steaming hot, and the chips were huge chunks of potato, done light and fluffy. Gorgeous.

Whale-sized ale battered haddock + triple cooked chips

A(1) and M both had a prime British cheese burger with skinny fries, ale onions, pickles, ketchup and mayonnaise @ £11.00 (there was a long wait for the arrival of one of the burgers, but it was good when it eventually arrived – long after A and I had finished eating).

A(2) and B both ordered a ‘posh’ chicken kiev with bacon, scallion and truffle mash and hispi cabbage @ £12.00. There was nothing posh about it but it was a big plateful and went down well all the same.

Sample menu – Cutty Sark pub

The verdict: Great pub to while away a few hours on a weekend. It gets packed so it’s worth booking ahead if you’re planning to eat (service is a bit hit and miss). Lovely, quaint historical feel. Gorgeous views and location. Great food (not cheap – it’s about £20 for a main course) and drinks selection.

Sunday roast beef (slightly tough + gristly) with vegetables cooked in goose fat @ £14.50

Pub + dining info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: British, pub grub
~ Address: 4-6 Ballast Quay, Greenwich, London
~ Postcode: SE10 9PD
~ Nearest station: Cutty Sark, Maze Hill, Greenwich
~ Website + menus: Cutty Sark pub website
~ Photos on flickr: images of Cutty Sark pub
~ Location: Cutty Sark pub map

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