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Cutty Sark, Greenwich, SE10

Ballast Quay
Greenwich
SE10
SE10 9PD
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Cutty Sark

A Thames side, brick built pub, it looks quite unusual from the outside with a large curved window covering the upper two stories and leaded windows with some stained glass in the doorway. A sign outside dates the pub from 1595. It hit’s a good size internally and although there are no views of the river from the ground floor, I did notice some signs to a riverside terrace, although we did not investigate this.

Internally it’s all one open plan room, although clearly it was separate rooms at one time as there is still some wood partitioning with a “Smoking Room” etched glass window. The curved and beamed ceiling is quite unusual and is presumably designed to tie in with the style of the exterior windows. Otherwise it’s quite traditional and cosy with old flagstones to the left and dark wooden floor boards elsewhere. Walling was mostly exposed brickwork with some sections clad in black wooden boards, and a small brick fireplace with a wood burning stove was off to one side. There were a few cosy spots with sofas and arm chairs as well as regular tables and chairs, and various old black and white pictures of the locale were dotted around the walls. A small selection of board games were sacked on a shelf.

The menu offered a decent selection of “pub grub” dishes, and we opted for the fish & chips with mushy peas. This was a decent dish with a good sized piece of fish, nice crispy batter and a decent amount of chips. A bit pricey at £15 though, but I guess that’s par for the course in this area.

Beers on tap were Horns Hopadelic, Truman’s Two Halves, Young’s Bitter, Young’s Special and Proper Job. The solitary cider meanwhile was Aspall’s. Drink prices too seemed expensive though, with two pints coming in at £11.35. Overall though, a decent little pub and well worth a visit.

On 8th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Tris C left this review about Cutty Sark Tavern

The Union Tavern, renamed in 1954 upon the arrival of the eponymous whiskey sponsor is a bit off the beaten track, situated next to a disused power station.
A mixed bag internally: some of the beams to the fireplace surround are fabulous Jacobean members which were once part of a ship's superstructure. Thereafter black beams are of questionable provenance and the grand central staircase is relatively modern, designed to give the impression of having been salvaged from a galleon and leading up to two further floors (this is a three-storey pub), the top one being the Crow's Nest which offers spectacular views out towards Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome. You can also see the powerful green laser beam which bisects the Greenwich Meridian and shines directly into the flight path of aircraft using City Airport - I thought it was illegal to shine lasers at aircraft... There's some more modern t 'n' g panelling, bare brick walls and a flagstone floor. Paint, where it is applied is the ubiquitous shade of smoky 'gastro blue'. The crowd in here is civilised and generally younger; some may be students from the University of Greenwich.
A friendly barman presided over a standard Young's array (Bitter, Gold and Special), thereafter Wimbledon Brewery's Phoenix and Truman's Zephyr which was good but perhaps a tad warm; at £4.25 a pint I suppose this is what you pay for a pub of this type and in this location.
I'd certainly come here if in the area - which happens about once every 15 years - if only for the view. This is vastly superior to the Yacht to the west and nightclub-cum-pub the Trafalgar.

To sum up: nautical but nice.

On 25th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Peter Rydings left this review about Cutty Sark Tavern

Nice enough place had a good pint of Young,s bitter 3.7% but the JAZZ MUSIC WAS APPALLING. ok if your into it but sorry not for us at 2pm in the afternoon

On 11th January 2015 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Maze Hill, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Westcombe Park, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Greenwich, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
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8th May 2019, 08:59
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Riverside terrace. - last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Baby-changing facilities. - last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Steve C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Selective rugby matches. - last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Steve C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 8.00 - 10.00. - last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes - Young's. - last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 25 November 2016 by Tris C
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