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Ashburnham Arms, Greenwich, SE10

25 Ashburnham Grove
SE10 8UH
Phone: 02086922007

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Ian Mapp left this review about Ashburnham Arms

Immaculate back street (where the houses are no doubt in the millions!) pub.

Saturday afternoon and I was the only punter. Number of humans doubled by the silent barstaff, obviously wondering how she was going to get through the day.

Its a shame, as the decor and beer (shepherds neame) were both first class. You could even save the price of the Times, read theirs and help contribute to the local economy.

My visit blogged at

On 2nd April 2017 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about Ashburnham Arms

This is still a Shepherd Neame pub, which had on Master Brew and Whitstable Bay Pale Ale on when we dropped in there on Thursday evening. Food seems to be an odd mix of “Indian” style or gastro. You could have game pie or Sri Lankan chicken curry for the same price - £8.95. One of the starters also caught my eye - "roasted figs wrapped in Parma ham with blue cheese" at £5.25. Sounds delicious, but I resisted the temptation on this occasion.

It's an old backstreet pub set in an attractive residential road, but as far as I could see there's nothing left of its original pub ambience. There's some modern art type decor, including a large (circa 6' x 6') canvass screen with some sort of representation of Greenwich in mainly green splodges. Fine if you like that sort of thing. Furnishings are basic tables and chairs, with a couple of sofas, and with the seemingly obligatory flashing fairy lights. The walls have modern looking light pine panelling on the lower levels. For some reason it all seems a bit false in here, and felt a bit like sitting in a Chinese takeaway. For me the best thing was the green banded windows, suggesting that it may have been a Charrington's pub in the past.

The exterior of this pub suggests something special inside, but I was disappointed. The Whitstable Bay Pale Ale was just OK, but I don't expect to pay a return visit any time soon.

On 6th January 2014 - rating: 4
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Nick Johnstone left this review about Ashburnham Arms

Nice location but very average and rather characterless.

On 18th August 2012 - rating: 3
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Roger Button left this review about Ashburnham Arms

This Shepherd Neame pub was built in the mid 19th Century and is situated in a fairly quiet residential area not far from Greenwich station. The pub has undergone a refurbishment since my previous visit and whilst it isn’t as severe as some that I’ve seen, I can’t help feel that has taken away a bit of its original character and turned it from a real down to earth local’s pub to something a bit more up-market

The main horseshoe shaped bar is supplemented by a cuple if interconnecting rooms to the rear down on side that in turn leads to an attractive beer garden. The main bar area is a bit cramped and the décor quite plain with bare floors but it is a bit too loungey for my liking. There are a couple of TV’s and they also host Classic Movie nights as well as quiz evenings. There used tio be a Bar Builliards table but sadly this seems to have become a victim of the makeover.

On the beer front, there were 3 mainsteram Sheps ales (Masterbrew, Spitfire & Kents Best) on my latest visit with the 4th (Amber) off. There were few customers on my visit which was admittedly outside peak times but I would expect the regulars to be a bit more amiable than the pub cat that appears to have the run of the building and will be happy to claw your hand to shreds given the chance.

Still a decent enough place but its not the Ashburnham Arms of old.

On 7th June 2010 - rating: 6
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train man left this review about Ashburnham Arms

Spitfire, Masterbrew, Kent's Best, Whitstable Bay, all in pretty good shape, the latter very good indeed, as one would hope for £3.20. The pub is fairly characterless with insipid modernity but I hadn't previously realised it has a nice part-tented beer garden to the rear, in addition to the outside seating at the front.

On 28th June 2009 - rating: 6
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john mcgraw left this review about Ashburnham Arms

Very small side street local away from the hustle and bustle of Greenwich town centre and the tourist area.It is a bit expensive but the Shepherd Neame beers are in good nick.Worth a visit if you want a quiet pint.

On 30th September 2008 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Ashburnham Arms

Visited mid afternoon today and no complaints, Shepherd Neame beers on had the Autumn Late Red which was in top condition. Hard to comment on atmosphere as my visit was late afternoon, but I found it not unfriendly for a back street local. Unusual painted map on the wall of the bar near the toilets of the Greenwich bend in the river. Odd "french" style interior partition between ladies and gents toilets.

On 24th October 2007 - rating: 7
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