Richard I

Richard I

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There are surprisingly few pubs named after medieval monarchs in London. This would boss them all, perched on a hill with a mighty fine collection of worthy attributes.

A recent refit by Young's has smartened the old place up. The front room reminds us of something from the Geronimo chain, with a blue paint job, comfortable side-seating and the popular bay windows. Out back, you'll find one of the city's best pub conservatories, mostly given over to diners.

The crowning glory comes in the shape of a generously sized beer garden, replete with heaters and awnings for winter, or the notorious British summer. A number of Young's ales are on draught, along with a couple of guests, including London microbreweries like By The Horns and Five Points.

Meantime's Greenwich Union pub is literally next door — you could play a round of blind badminton over the garden fence if you felt like it. With two other pubs just a few paces up the hill, this could be the laziest pub crawl you ever undertake. The Richard I is the best, though.

On Twitter as @RichardFirstPub. On Facebook.

Quiz night is Tuesday.

Last updated May 2015.

Address: Richard I 52-54 Royal Hill, London SE10 8RT

Phone: 020 8692 2996



Monday: noon-11pm

Tuesday: noon-11pm

Wednesday: noon-11pm

Thursday: noon-11pm

Friday: noon-11pm

Saturday: noon-11pm

Sunday: noon-10pm

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