Old Brewery

Old Brewery

This pub was voted one of the best in Greenwich by Londonist readers.

The Old Brewery is — don't act all startled now — built on the site of an old brewery...one dating back to 1717, in fact, which once served the salty old seadogs of the neighbouring seamen's hospital. It's now a brewery once again, home to the all-conquering Meantime whose ales can be found in a fair percentage of London's pubs.

The interior is small and minimalist, with light wooden furnishings and stool seating beneath a brick-arch ceiling. During anything approaching good weather, the crowds tend to linger in the voluminous beer yard, which seats over 100. There's also a well-respected cafe-cum-restaurant area, which contains the great brass brewing tubs.

Beers are mainly from Meantime, as you'd expect, and mainly on keg. A few intruders, such as the delicious Hopstar, can also be sampled on draught. For those who lack decision making skills, the brewery offers tasting boards featuring four one-third measures for sipping. A fine range of over 50 bottles can also be plundered.

While you're here, be sure to check out the Greenwich visitor centre next door, which contains a surprising number of intriguing exhibits. It's as much a museum as a tourist centre. You should also try the brewery's other venue, up the hill at Greenwich Union.

The wifi password was 'hospital' on our most recent visit (July 2014).

On Twitter as @OldBrewery. On Facebook.

The brewery lurks at the back of the cafe.
The brewery lurks at the back of the cafe.
A popular beer garden.
A popular beer garden.
A bit of history for you.
A bit of history for you.
The main bar.
The main bar.
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Address: 37 King William Walk London SE10 9HU

Phone: 0203 327 1280

Website:
http://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/

Monday: 11am-11pm

Tuesday: 11am-11pm

Wednesday: 11am-11pm

Thursday: 11am-11pm

Friday: 11am-11pm

Saturday: 11am-11pm

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

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