The Old Brewery
The Pepys Building, The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LW
- Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (0.2 km)
- Cutty Sark Station (0.2 km)
- Greenwich Station (0.6 km)
- Contact us:
020 3327 1280
25 Westferry Road, London E14 8JH
pepperP: “Fabulous decor. Very attractive and relaxing. Amazing atmosphere, staff were over whelming. To top it up with all of that, the food was mind blowing. Have to say, what a great job they are doing. Will definitely return, and is highly recommended!” more...
11 reviews of The Old Brewery in English
This is a lovely bar with an awesome location in the park, by the naval college. Was brave enough for a draught of the deliciously strong 'Hospital Porter' from Meantime. Better out than in (seating wise).
Building dates back to 1831.
A really nice beer garden which fills up quickly on weekends and when it is sunny. Good bar - beers on tap from the local microbrewery, Greenwich Meantime.
Food a bit hit and miss though - I am sure when it is a table service restaurant in the evenings it is great, but at lunchtime I had a £12.75 burger, which reminded me of the £4 microwave efforts you get on trains or at motorway service stations. Lets just say it was suitably chewy...
Maybe if here at lunch, avoid the food and go for a drink / coffee instead and enjoy the view
I've eaten here a couple of times and really enjoyed it. It's a cafe during the day, and seats are a free-for-all, but in the evening it morphs into a rather nice neighbourhood restaurant. They serve Meantime beer and also base a lot of dishes on it. The ceiling is decorated with Meantime bottles and there's a great big beer making machine of some description in the corner. At a recent lunch there we had a mutton burger and fish and chips - portions were very generous and the food was good quality. It won't blow your mind, but the food is tasty, nicely presented and they seem to use good quality ingredients. I will be going back.
I can only say one thing about my meal here at The Old Brewery - outstanding!
The building is very well restored, with the live brewery in the restaurant making an amazing feature. The beer is the best you will find for miles and the setting in the Naval College is wonderful.
I highly recommend the Beer Braised Mutton - it was very good indeed - a highly recommended place to eat!
Great Atmosphere!!! reminds of an German Biergarten and the Beer is more than great. The best Biers I've tried in UK so far.
Pretty busy in Summer so come early and enjoy the sun in the Old Brewery....
I love Meantime Brewing Company. In fact, I'd go as far to say that in all of my years of drinking in London, I've never had a bad pint of Meantime. But that doesn't mean that I like this bar.
It's just not comfortable. Every now and again and shiny new bar pops up in Greenwich and it just feels out of place. This bar is really rather tiny, and once all of the tables are taken up (which I imagine will always be the case), you're stuck standing in the way of people. Either in front of the three double doors (why so many doors?!) or literally sitting over the top of someone. Such a shame, because I really really wanted to love it here.
That said, I love the history (the building is the restored brew house), and the beer displays look great. Menu looked fab, and you can see into the kitchen. There's a fab outside seating area too. But honestly, on Friday evening, I preferred that to sitting inside that pub. It was cold.
My loyalty to Meantime is still very strong indeed, but not when it comes to this bar. I love the Discover Greenwich exhibition, and it was a much needed addition to the town, but I'm not sure this is a bar I'll venture into often. Instead, you'll find me all cosy in the Greenwich Union. That's still my favourite Greenwich pub, it'll take a lot for that to change. The Old Brewery doesn't come close.
Run by award winning Meantime Brewing Company and located onsite at Discover Greenwich, The Old Brewery brings beer back to where it had once been brewed and piped directly to the Royal Hospital for Seamen, where each retired sailor was allowed a ration of three pints a day.
This restaurant/bar/cafe is an attractive and comfortable spot, whether you’re there to discover Greenwich or not. On my visit, I sampled three of Meantime’s beers: the Helles German style lager, the India Pale Ale and the Hospital Porter. All three were exquisite. The lager was crisp, the IPA (my favourite) was hoppy and the porter, rich and malty.
The brewery intends to revive ancient recipes that used unusual ingredients such as “bog myrtle” or wormwood and to create “avant-garde” beers such as Mojito Pilsners and juniper pale ales. Sounds like just a few of many good reasons to pay a visit!
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