Trafalgar Tavern

Trafalgar Tavern

This pub has been voted by our readers as one of the best along the River Thames. See the full list of winners here.

The Trafalgar is definitely up there as one of London's most famous pubs. It was built on the site of an older pub in 1837, the year Victoria came to the throne, and retains something of its period. The mild yellow exterior looks every inch the seafront guest house with curvy balconies, ironmongery and union flags. Inside, too, it keeps itself presentable with wooden panelled walls and sturdy furniture. If, for some reason, you have a Nelson phobia, this is definitely not the pub for you, as golden Horatio features on almost every wall.

The pub's fame, riverside setting and closeness to central Greenwich mean that it's often bustling, but is large enough to accommodate the crowds. A comfortable drinking area and sizeable dining room take up the ground floor, and there's a function space upstairs, plus a few tables outdoors.

The drinking options are excellent if you like wine, merely decent for beer sippers. The food menu sounds mouth-watering, but is also about the most expensive we've seen in a pub. The thing to do is order from the 'pub classics' menu, where a traditional plate of whitebait — once among the greatest tourist attractions of Greenwich — will set you back £7.50.


Address: 27 Park Row London

Phone: 020 8858 2909



Monday: midday-11pm

Tuesday: midday-11pm

Wednesday: midday-11pm

Thursday: midday-11pm

Friday: midday-midnight

Saturday: midday-midnight

Sunday: midday-10.30pm

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