Old Brewery

Old Brewery

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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, one of the homes of 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 and was recently extended beyond the perimeter wall. There's also a well-respected cafe-cum-restaurant area, which contains the great brass brewing tubs.

The main bar.

Beers are mainly from Meantime, as you'd expect, and mainly on keg. A few intruders 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.

The brewery lurks at the back of the cafe.

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.

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Last updated September 2018.

A popular beer garden.
A popular beer garden.
A bit of history for you.
A bit of history for you.

Address: The Old Brewery The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LW

Phone: 020 3437 2222

[email protected]


Monday: 10am-11pm

Tuesday: 10am-11pm

Wednesday: 10am-11pm

Thursday: 10am-11pm

Friday: 10am-11pm

Saturday: 10am-11pm

Sunday: 10am-10.30pm

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