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Pilot Inn, North Greenwich

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user reviews of the Pilot Inn, North Greenwich

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I haven't been to this pub for a couple of years. One good thing is, the quality of the beer has stayed the same. I had a very pleasant pint of Seafarer's ale.
I used to enjoy the cosy and comfortable feel in this pub. Unfortunately the refurb has completely taken the charm away. Very much a generic "brand identity" look. It's not unpleasant but it is soulless.
As with too many pubs the focus seems to be on food. There is a large restaurant area downstairs that was completely empty, as there is less seating than there used to be, we had to sit in here. I can't help thinking a pub should focus mainly on drink with good quality pub food as an added bonus.
Another strange idea was the drinks menu. Surely that's what the bar is for? I would also question, considering the area the pub is in, selling a bottle of Port for £65.
What a shame the brewery couldn't keep the good stuff about this pub while subtly updating it.
Two years ago I would've given this pub at least 9/10, now, it would be 6/10
Suedehead27 - 18 Feb 2015 11:13
My first visit to this pub for more than 20 years.

Good range of Fullers ales on tap, these were London Pride, ESB, Summer Ale, Seafarers Ale and the guest was Portobello Pale.

Has recently been extensively modernised inside and out with what appears to be more emphasis on the food side.

The weather on my visit was stunning so I took my pint and retreated to the superb back garden. This is a cracking outside area with plenty of seating and also boasts an upstairs decking area with seating…I think this may be more of dining area but I didn’t venture up there.

Decent pub that is worth the short walk from north Greenwich jubilee line station, however I agree with previous reviews the homely ness has disappeared.

lezford - 25 Jul 2014 16:32
Went in last night with the girlfriend while we waited for her parents to come out of watching Dolly Parton at the O2. I had a lovely noting hill blonde IPA, accompanied by a scotch egg and chips. Vey good all round (although pretty stingy on the chips side). Great pub, comfortable and friendly staff. Almost deserted on a Saturday night though, which is sad.
TommyRogers1979 - 29 Jun 2014 10:11
Sadly all the cosy ambience and most of the sensible seating has been removed in the refurbishment, such that the pub could not even offer my wife (who has mobility issues) and myself a table.

A big disappointment, and a waste of time.
geocol - 7 Apr 2014 12:15
First time in here since the refurb.Was in the area to see the mighty Chas&Dave.
Still a nice place to grab a quality pint(the London Pride was top drawer).
but i prefered the more homely feel of the pre refurb version.A place i would still visit when in the manor though.
As with my previous post, the charming young lady who lived next but one and her raunchy dances at her bedroom window are sorely missed though..
tottenhamsean - 19 Dec 2013 15:36
A very nice pub in what is a decent part of Town.Beer was superb as expected in a Fullers house.And the clientle were a mixed bunch and not "up them selves" ,as they can sometime be in an area that has " come up in the world"
Only downside, the right fit sort with the Motorbike who lived next door but one has moved..Oh well.
tottenhamsean - 22 Aug 2013 14:20
I went to the Neil Young concert at the O2 and rather than get a pint of revolting lager at the Union Square I decided to go to The Pilot.
I'm sure this pub is quite pleasant on a quiet day but don't go there if there's a big event at the O2. The staff just can't cope.

After about 5 minutes I eventually managed to catch the eye of a barmaid and ordered two pints. I was told there were no glasses so said barmaid decides to wash some up. This took her about 5 minutes and when she'd finished she started serving someone else. I remonstrated but got nothing but abuse.

My suggestion to the owner is to get a pot man in to collect and wash glasses and get more staff on when there's an event on.

In future I think I'll go in the Harvester for a pre-event drink.
zapsincl - 18 Jun 2013 08:45
For such a populated town as Greenwich this place is truly out of the way.
Plenty of buses nearby but a long walk from town (although only 10 minutes from North Greenwich). It is an old pub next to small terrace of houses. They are the only pre 1995 buildings for about 1 mile around I think.
Food is good , especially the fish. Not always open all day (I think) so check first.
bigaerials - 24 Feb 2013 18:27
This pub and the adjoining cottages are by far the best things on the peninsula.

I thoroughly enjoyed the place, its beers and its food.

It's well worth a visit, but there's nothing much else worth seeing for a few miles around...
eddybeer - 17 Feb 2013 15:59
A pleasant pub with tasty ESB. Bizarrely, the management has removed the drip trays, presumably to encourage the bar staff to serve short measure. So insist on a top-up even if its only a matter of a quarter of an inch! (The charming bar staff are happy to oblige.)
Padger - 24 Nov 2012 16:33
Largish Fullers pub with the full range of its beers, including Chiswick, not that common so I had a pint. Lack of condition was evident. The pub itself seems to cater for eaters as well as drinkers but welcomes both.
Abteilung - 11 Nov 2012 18:37
Oasis of a pub in a rather dreary area. Good range of Fullers beers although my Chiswick and I noticed someone else's London Pride lost condition rather quickly. Beer tasted fine though.
Booze_Allen - 11 Nov 2012 15:11
Fantastic little hidden-away pub in a great location on the river. London Pride on tap is a perfect pint. Lovely garden and food is very good quality.
No chavs or yobbos to spoil the atmosphere on a quiet and peaceful Saturday afternoon. Family friendly.
Mattyh34 - 30 Sep 2012 16:40
It seemed quite strange to find this Fullers pub, dating back to 1801, amongst all of this modernity. Inside, it's full of character and it seemed fairly popular. If you enjoy Fullers beers, you'll be ok. They had Pride, Chiswick, ESB, Wild River and Discovery on our Bank Holiday Monday visit. If you prefer a wider selection, you may be disappointed. Nevertheless, this is an unexpected surprise in North Greenwich. Nice outdoor seating. By the way, we moved on to the Old Brewery in Greenwich after this. As Meantime's flagship pub, it's well worth a visit and was our pub of the day. Sadly it's not listed on here. But I'd recommend it.
blue_scrumpy - 28 Aug 2012 20:27
Visited in on Sunday 12 August. Lovely pub in the middle of the wasteland that is the North Greenwich Peninsula (ignoring the O2). Service was very friendly, and very quick. We were asked how long we were staying so that they could give us a parking permit for the required time (seems the parking people are pretty hot on those not displaying the required notice!).

Beer was well kept (as with most Fuller's pubs), and the food was very good, with very speedy service. As noted above, we thought 2 hours would be just about right, but with the quick service we could have asked for an hour and still been out in less than that - and that was with 3 courses! As ever, portions were not stingy, and the food was piping hot. Glad we got there before 12.15 though, as all the garden tables were taken before 1pm. Definitely head back there again.
blueallover - 13 Aug 2012 15:42
All Fullers beers but well kept and the food was good value with a reasonable choice. However due to allegedy being short staffed the wait for food hit an hour and they stopped taking orders unless you were prepared to wait - so we didnt have dessert! Also a good selection of brews in the fridge. Sunken garden sort of affair outside but the lawn was covered in wasps! No idea why but great place next to the river with a few parking spaces aswell. Plus seating at the front of the pub. Would defo go back.
Bernie5 - 28 Mar 2012 18:08
Great that this place has been preserved in middle of the half-built super modern peninsula. Friendly service, good food (though you have to be quick with the specials), and a good selection on tap. Nice beer garden for the summer too... far far far better than anything on offer at the O2 and well worth a visit.
omar82 - 23 Nov 2011 12:20
Popped in on Thursday 12th May before attending Roger Waters at the O2 (yes we went on the night Gilmore & Mason appeared!) to have something to eat before heading into the dome. After queuing for ten minutes for a pint we discovered that they had had to shut the kitchen for an hour as it was too busy! Not very good planning.

The pint of Chiswick was as good as ever and Im sure another excuse for a visit will allow us to dine there again.

flashharry1965 - 23 May 2011 11:33
Cracking!
curioushistory - 4 May 2011 00:30
Cycled to The Pilot with some friends on Sunday as an alternative to the Anchor & Hope. We walked in to a friendly and buzzing atmosphere, busy despite the ropey weather, and were quickly and warmly welcomed at the bar (maybe TOO quickly, hadn't had chance to look at the drinks on offer or the menu). Nibbled on the free bar snacks (little samosas, onion rings etc) before ordering a pint of Chiswick from the good range of pump, tap and bottled beers, along with a couple of soft drinks and 3 Sunday lunches...2 pork and 1 beef (8.95 each). We were directed to a nice table overlooking the garden and our meals were brought to the table within 10 minutes; which was very quick, especially considering the number of full tables in the place.
The food was fantastic. The beef was,I was told, maybe a little well done for my friend's taste but still very good. The pork loin was lovely; a very large thick and juicy cut on the bone with a big piece of proper crackling attached. The rest of the roast lunch was also extremely good: a huge puffed up Yorkshire pudding, crispy roast potatoes, (with no help from Aunt Bessie for either!) freshly cooked broccoli and carrots and rich gravy.
All in all, we were really impressed with the Pilot and would certainly recommend it. It seems very family friendly, and was very clean and tidy. There's a lovely garden which I sat in last summer and, as an unusual bonus, there's even a well stocked cheese counter to buy from!
Will definitely be back.
EeByGum - 28 Feb 2011 19:32
A bit like an oasis in what is the wasteland of the North Greenwich peninsula. A fine pub, very comfortable, an interesting historic building and excellent choice of beer.
Floyd - 23 Feb 2011 18:03
What a great find this pub is. I looked online for somewhere close to the O2 and couldn't have found a nicer pub. It was absolutley rammed with xmas parties and we were looking to get a table to eat and the Lanldord made an effort to find us a table when one became available..can't ask for better service than that.
Attractive Barmaids, great London Pride as well..think i'll be returning next time i'm at a concert for sure.
marchw - 8 Dec 2010 10:58
Is a Fullers directly managed pub and keeps a tight supply with the Chiswick Brewery. Is now in the 2011 Good Beer Guide. It certainly has good ales, food, and is pleasant inside and in the large garden. It also does bed and breakfast. Our only critisism is the excessive heating in the place, inside its often way too hot. When people are boozing it dont need to be roasting - turn the heating down!
Trinker - 13 Nov 2010 23:01
I,ve now been using the Pilot most Friday evenings and for family functions for the last few months, the food is back to it's best so that keeps the ladies happy,and the beer is tops, they have the full range of Fullers on, I usually have the ESB which is allways well kept, I was chatting to the Cask Marque bloke in last night who was testing thier wares(what a Job), I love this place you could quite easily think you were in a country pub somewhere and allthough the food side is very popular it still retains an exelent pub feel
vinnnie - 27 Mar 2010 10:16
Not bad, not bad at all. A beautifully preserved slice of Victorian Greenwich peninsula, and if you don't mind a stroll it's a lovely hidden alternative to the wallet rape taking place in the O2 arena down the road.

Very busy when we went, but we found a table and they weren't in the least bit bothered about the huge (very soppy) dog we brought with us. Food was fine, although I'd stick to pub staples like steak and chips etc. Can't remember what beers they had on but he did pride himself on a wide range and it certainly went down nicely.
ferners - 25 Mar 2010 14:31
ate in here for the first time in ages after a couple of disappointments when the food seemed to go down hill for a while after the change over, allthough I've never been let down by the choise or condition off the ale, or come to that the general atmosphere of the pub, it allways remained a good solid boozer while managing to incorporate the food side without either interfering, well they seem to have sorted the food out now as both our meals were excellent as was the service and beer, the place was very busy as you'd expect on a Friday evening, but when you consider this place is very isolated they must be doing somthing very right, back to a 9/10 allthough I'd of given it an 8 even when the food wasn't up to scratch
vinnnie - 28 Oct 2009 13:00
the review below was meant to be for Roses in woolwich.........apologies
vinnnie - 24 Aug 2009 13:22
I was at a loose end Friday evening, and was going to pop into The Great Harry, but I thought I'd make the effort and walk the extra 5 mins to Roses as I've been threatening to give it anither go for ages, nothing seems to have changed since my last visit about three years ago, exept it looked a lot cleaner allthough the decor is still very dated, it adds to the proper ale drinkers pub feel to the place, I tried a pint of somthing called HMS Ajax from a Somerset brewery, which was very good, i had a couple of those before I thought I'd give one of the other two pumps a go, unfortunalely this one was a bit passed it's best and managed only about half when I thought I'd go back to the Ajax, when I mentioned the beer was not quite right it was replaced for the Ajax,the place wasn't to busy for a Friday night, but the regular drinkers at the bar were friendly and chatty, and i felt as if I'd been going in regularly for years, and would certainly use it again
vinnnie - 24 Aug 2009 12:12
lovely little pub away from the hussle and bussle of Greenwich proper, top notch fullers ales, we used to eat here regularly before the old landlord sold it to Fullers, but after a couple of not so good offerings sinse they took over we stopped going in to eat,although the quality of the ales was allways good and the atmosphere and the welcom was allways warm,so on the basis of lot14 latest review I've booked a table for tonight,would still warrent a seven for the beer and atmos alone,after all it is a pub and not a restaurant
vinnnie - 21 Aug 2009 12:30
Very pleasant location, beer and service very good and the food was also very well prepared and served. Nice to be approached when leaving by the person who took the table booking, who then asked us if everything was ok. All in all a very good pub to eat and drink in.
lot14 - 21 Aug 2009 08:55
we were given a nice friendly welcome,had a couple of drinks because we were early-thenshown to our rooms-room was spotless and had all the usual tele/tea/coffee/toiletries-shower was massive and water always hot-furnishings brilliant-pub itself was nice bright olde worldy-loads of people eating and food did look nice-wide selection of beers/lagers/wines-considering the pub is not far from the 02-the prices were very reasonable-breakfast was very good basically as much as you wanted freshly cooked-i wish i wasn't giving such a good review because everyone will want to stop there!but we will again,if there's any room!
anizzy - 12 Aug 2009 09:17
Beautiful, traditional looking pub. Sparkling clean, (including the toilets), first rate Fullers beers. The pub has a number of rooms on different levels, and is larger than it first appears. There are tables outside at the front, but at the back is a beautiful sunken garden and smoking area. All in all a little gem, and in the middle of nowhere too! Its a ten minute walk from North Greenwich station, or a bus ride from Greenwich proper.
Im sure my ex-colleagues who are moving to new offices nearby will enjoy many a pint here!

D_J_C - 11 Aug 2009 19:45
An incogruous Georgian inn on the end of a row of contempory cottages in the middle of the completely modern North Greenwich penninsula.
We visited last Saturday after a walk along the Thames from Greewich and a pint of Discovery was very welcome! Also tried the Pride which was in perfect condition and had a couple of bottles of London Porter accompanying a beautiful whole grilled seabream at, what I thought a very reasonable price.
The Pilot Inn is attractively decorated and clean. The toilets are immaculate. The service was efficient and friendly and I'd have no hesitation in recommending this pub as a destination for food abd drink.
flashharry1965 - 23 Jun 2009 09:39
An incogruous Georgian inn on the end of a row of contempory cottages in the middle of the completely modern North Greenwich penninsula.
We visited last Saturday after a walk along the Thames from Greewich and a pint of Discovery was very welcome! Also tried the Pride which was in perfect condition and had a couple of bottles of London Porter accompanying a beautiful whole grilled seabream at, what I thought a very reasonable price.
The Pilot Inn is attractively decorated and clean. The toilets are immaculate. The service was efficient and friendly and I'd have no hesitation in recommending this pub as a deastination for food abd drink.
flashharry1965 - 23 Jun 2009 09:39
Excellent ales, especially good to see Honey dew on draught.We were going to have a roast but when we saw the prices changed our minds.Guess that's London for you. Nice pub though,handy for a drink after the O2 rather than the plastic places in there .
trevor2110 - 4 May 2009 20:53
Visited two days ago and what a great find. Food was excellent with a choice of fish, I had a nice piece of battered cod and my wife a large sea bass. Starters were great with homemade veg soup and a large bowl of nacho's. the 12 cheese selection cheese board for4 a tenner for desert was nice, although 12 cheeses were actually 10 but still it was to big for us both to finish. Excellent selection of beers and the barman was very freindly and the landlord made a point of saying goodnight as we left.

Really is worth a vist, 5 mins from O2 or get a bus 472 and its two minutes. Not the easiest place to locate by car due to silly apprach road rules.

Garden looks nice, will be back there in summer to visit.
comedypilot - 27 Feb 2009 16:00
I love this pub but don't often get the chance to visit. It's amazing that there are pubs like this so close to a venue of the size of the O2.
malo66 - 5 Jan 2009 17:45
An oasis of traditional pub in a moderb wasteland. Good selection of well-kept Fullers (Pride and Chiswick always on, others seasonal). Just over the river from Canary Wharf but mercifully free of city-types. Excellent and superb value accomodation when nothing on at the O2, which is a short walk away.
hedropsforglory - 4 Oct 2008 12:50
the food was much better before fullers took it over, but the range of beers is much better and there allways well kept,still a great place to come for some great real ale, but I havn't bothered coming here to eat recently as the food know can only be described as poor,which is a shame as under the old guvnor the grub was tops, and it's a great setting, i'll still give it a seven for the beer and atmos though
vinnnie - 1 Oct 2008 12:22
What a cracking pub! Just 5 minutes from the O2 yet a million miles from the bland corporate offerings within "Entertainment Avenue". Full of locals of all sorts - people on the way home from the office, students and workers. Lovely pint of Pride and I can't believe the last comment about the food. We had a fantastic ploughman's and some nice devilled whitebait. Just right to set us up for the Stevie Wonder gig. Long may this be an "undiscovered" gem.
copnorsteve - 1 Oct 2008 11:55
worst food ever
southlondonhillbilly - 28 Sep 2008 22:34
Very nice pint of Chiswich followed by a bottle of the ever devine London Porter, in pleasant, friendly surroundings. Nice, quiet secluded beer garden too.
JonW999 - 21 Sep 2008 09:22
I can't really add too much following RogerB's eloquent and accurate review below. The Chiswick was refreshing in taste and price at 2.55 and I agree the garden at the rear is very nice and tidy too. I found the landlady to be very efficient, friendly and welcoming to visitors and regulars alike. Its always nice to be acknowledged straightaway on entry and she made the point of checking later that everything was ok.
Maldenman - 11 Jul 2008 16:53
I agree the food could be better for the prices being charged but it is handy for the O2 and the choice of Fullers ales is hard to fault
malo66 - 20 Jun 2008 18:50
First established in 1801 the Pilot is a rather isolated pub tacked onto the end of half a dozen cottages that appear to be the last remnants of a wave of redevelopment ahead of the Millenium. With the Dome being built nearby, the pub came into prominence as it was the nearest (actually the only) pub in the vicinity. When the Dome shut, the Pilot reverted back to its quiet and peaceful old self however since the Dome reopened as the O2 Arena complex, the Pilot would have expected to find itself at the forefront of mass invasions from Concert goers, Cinema fans and, currently, Egyptologists. Incredibly, most people still dont realise that the Pilot is a mere 5 minute walk away and it currently remains a haven of decent beer, sensible prices and pleasant surroundings, a far cry from the crowded, corporate drinking and dining hell that exists underneath the O2 masts. How long will it last I dont know but for now the Pilot gets my vote every time I am in the vicinity.

The mock Tudor interior has several nooks, crannies and split level side rooms. They carry a good selection of Fullers beers including any seasonal or commemorative specials and the quality justifies their Cask Marque accreditation. I have always found the service to be excellent (including recent visits) and I often feel like a regular despite my sporadic appearances. There is a general nautical theme throughout the pub with ship pictures, reproduction smuggling posters, wreck details, lifebelts, model boats etc as well as museum like informative displays about the observatory, Greenwich Mean Time and the importance of Greenwich and its maritime history. If that is not enough, there are also a few newspaper cuttings regarding the pub itself and its role at the time of the Millenium. The small, slightly more tatty TV room (there is only the 1 small plasma TV in the pub to my knowledge) to the left of the bar has a few old bits of Charlton Athletic memorabilia including carictures of the 1947 Cup Final team. The star of the show in the summer months is the well kept beer spacious garden with plenty of cover just in case! Overall I have always found the Pilot to be an excellent pub although I cant comment on the food aspect as I have never eaten here. I just hope that the pub remains 5 minutes too far for the bulk of the O2 crowds.

RogerB - 16 May 2008 11:33
havn't been in for a few months but it seems like my last disappointment with the food wasn't a one off judging by the last review,i've had enough good meals in hear,and the beer and setting have always been good so I'll probably give it a go over the bank hols'so I'll be in touch
vinnnie - 30 Apr 2008 12:56
Disappointment. The one word that pretty much sums up the Pilot Inn these days. After having been a quasi-regular for the past 4 years, last night's visit will be the last. The beer is still in reasonably good shape but the food and service has gone down hill faster than the olympic bob sleigh team. Not just the once but over the past 4 or 5 visits things have got progressively worse. Gone is the old menu, gone is the seafood slanted menu board, gone is any semblance of service, and sadly gone is the atmosphere the place had. In its place dire sub-pub food trying to masquerade as gastro, indifferent bar staff, noisy TVs showing football, and a pub that now resembles most other pub-in-a-box boozers. Fancy sliced lemons don't make up for a tasteless and under cooked fish & chips. As for the burger, I'd have been better off with a hockey puck. At least they dropped the so called 'pie' from the menu. It was basically tinned stew in a bowl topped by a bullet proof pastry.

Pilot Inn, RIP.
Zaphod - 4 Apr 2008 10:15
I visited the Pilot Inn yesterday afternoon (August 21st) with many friends prior to attending an excellent Rolling Stones concert at the nearby O2 arena. What a pub! Cosy and well furnished, I felt completely at ease inside and indeed outside this multi- levelled Fullers pub. The garden is most pleasant. Its just a shame the weather was bleak. There was the usual range of ales on offer and the London Pride (2.80) was served in decent condition. Ill be here again next Sunday for the same reasons as yesterdays visit. In dull area made up of warehouses and err, the David Beckham Academy, the Pilot Inn is almost a little oasis. When visiting the O2, dont drink inside; visit this excellent little pub instead.
HTM69 - 22 Aug 2007 12:51
One of only a couple of ten out of ten pubs that i have recorded on here. The pub is a beautiful building especially during the summer months when u can sample the delightful beer garden. The food was great and the range of Fullers ales were really well kept and delicious.Like i say a deff 10/10!
fat_beer_badger - 27 Apr 2007 06:59
hadn't been in here since Fullers took it over,so when i popped in a few weeks ago and found a full range of well kept fullers beers I was quite pleased that they seemed to be keeping the tradition of the last landlord as a real ale pub,although the bar maid who kept winking at me didn't go down to well with the wife,so I thought i'd come back and try the food as that used to be great,so we went in on Saturday night,to be greeted by the winking barmaid again,the service seemed o.k. but unfortunatly the food wasn't really all that,I got gravey with my steak and ale pie rather than parsley sauce,and the mash was lumpy,and my wife said her steak was worse than Wetherspoons,which was a shame as the beer was great and the pub its self is lovely
vinnnie - 23 Apr 2007 13:00
hadn't been in here since Fullers took it over,so when i popped in a few weeks ago and found a full range of well kept fullers beers I was quite pleased that they seemed to be keeping the tradition of the last landlord as a real ale pub,although the bar maid who kept winking at me didn't go down to well with the wife,so I thought i'd come back and try the food as that used to be great,so we went in on Saturday night,to be greeted by the winking barmaid again,the service seemed o.k. but unfortunatly the food wasn't really all that,I got gravey with my steak and ale pie rather than parsley sauce,and the mash was lumpy,and my wife said her steak was worse than Wetherspoons,which was a shame as the beer was great and the pub its self is lovely
vinnnie - 23 Apr 2007 12:59
The former owners of this pub were family friends and they were SERIOUSLY good publicans.

Fullers however, have destroyed it somewhat. Service is not as good and the food has definitely taken a turn for the worse.

However, I cannot blame the former people for leaving. The money Fullers paid them for the privilege of ruining this pub is unbelievable.
robfosters - 24 Mar 2007 22:25
Been away from this pub for a while, always very popular for the service and the food that to be honest was never cheap but always of a high standard. Unforunatley it seems that fullers have taken over from the Irish guy who had run it for years and the result was very dissapointing. The service was amaturish with the previousley good food bloody awful. A real shame as i was staying at the truly awful nearby hotel on a short visit to visit family but was badly let down. Very sad as the Pilot WAS one of the last decent pubs in the area.
SNAGGLETOOTH - 22 Feb 2007 18:35
Went to this old-school traditional Victorian pub last night with a friend. North Greenwich is such a bleak place - all modern warehouses and carparks - that it doesn't look promising ground for a good pub. In fact, this place looks like it might be the only pub on the peninsular. And it's a great one. The pub and the little terrace of Victorian cottages that its a part of look like the only old buildings in North Greenwhich. Has a bit of a villagey feel. A masive range of ales is on offer, and the food was very good and ambitious (my friend had a game pie and I had butterfly chicken), if overpriced (most mains cost around 10). The staff, all semingly from eastern Europe, are attrractive, attentive and friendly. What a great find!
Greshon - 16 Feb 2007 09:20
I was a regular visitor of the Pilot with my husband and family for the wonderful roasts offered on sunday and also occasional drinks when it was a privately owned freehouse.

Since the lovely original landlord and landlady left -and Fullers took over - it seemed the the personality of this pub was killed - I still go occasionally but the first time I did eat there when it had been taken over I was quite ill - now that had never happened before! The food since seems ok, but it just isn't the same - the food was never cheap here but in the past it was very high on quality - everything fresh and quality meat.

I mourned the day when Fullers took over and haven't managed to fall back in love with The Pilot since - despite the fact that I would love to re-discover what it had.
anonymous - 12 Feb 2007 15:25
The only pub on the Greenwich peninsula. Formerly a freehouse but recently taken over by Fuller's. Lost most of their former bar staff in the chageover and the current crowd aren't a patch on the old lot. The food's not as good either. However, it is a shade cheaper than before.
Ianah - 12 Jun 2006 14:28
Its a nice walk to/from this pub, pity the atmosphere inside isnt more inviting: the staff need to learn how to smile. The dcor is 1970s chintz, with a nicotine washed ceiling for effect. Fullers are spending money renovating the building; they also provide excellent beer - which makes it worth the trip. The price of their food is extortionate.

Roballe - 16 Mar 2006 11:10
Have always enjoyed our evenings there. Good well kept beers, decent food, and massive portions. Recently purchased by Fuller's. Fortunatly the only changes have been minor tweaks and an improvement to the menu. Excellent service from a great staff, and worth the trip off the beaten path to get there.
Zaphod - 3 Mar 2006 17:04
A marvellous survivor in the middle of a horrible area dominated by the D**e and Becks' Academy. Warm and friendly; excellent young staff; wide choice of sandwiches, baguettes and full meals; decent pint. Unfortunately there is a strong suggestion that it's about to be acquired by Fullers....
joegreen - 12 Dec 2005 13:45
Ideal for me, the wife and 2 young kids. The service was slow but friendly and the garden was great for the kids to run around in.
The food wasn't great but it was reasonable.
Mark_the_Suit - 20 Jul 2005 10:43
Cracking food and very friendly and prompt service. Nice beer garden when the sun is out. Slight critiscim is the lack of parking when it gets busy (Particularly on a Sunday afternoon)
DickieC - 14 Jun 2005 17:09
Really Friendly service Im making it my local
Penelope - 21 Feb 2004 11:16
i know the owner used to run the valley was offered loads of money 4 pub when dome was open should have taken it otherwise nice pub nice beer well run
andy - 5 Jan 2004 11:15
Good atmosphere, good beer, good food, friendly bar staff when I was there.
Peter - 9 Dec 2003 18:43
Nice looking pub, shame they spoil it be storing rubbish be front entrance.50+ Boxes and Rubbish bags in large pile by doorway, could smell stench from back garden.
staff rude service slow garden tip, maybe short staff but no glasses cleared in hour or so in garden.
try Anchor and Hope towards Charlton or Cutty Sark other way down river.
anonymous - 27 Jun 2003 16:08
You can choose which fresh loaf you want them to use to make your sandwiches, decent sized doorsteps too!
Really lovely garden. Parking space can get a bit tight.
Helen - 19 May 2003 11:53
Real old gem - one of the last buildings left from the pre-Dome days on the peninsula. Has kept the same old crowd throughout, despite the yuppie village growing up around it. Highly-rated restaurant too, though does have a habit of playing the badly-tuned radio at ear-drum busting level so the bar-staff can hear it.
Darryl - 27 Apr 2003 22:59
In middle of nowhere i.e near Milenium Dome. Never been in too far away from anywhere to drop in.
Andy McCullock - 7 Apr 2003 11:50
The row of cottages have now been redeveloped by Dome workers in exchange for lodgings and the pub is a great little find in the middle of the Greenwich Peninsula. Good food, lovely south facing garden - great for an all dayer
Paul - 18 Mar 2003 15:29
Tucked away at the end of an old row of cottages (which fortunately seem to have escaped 'redevelopment') near the Millennium Dome, this pub is a little gem!
mike - 3 Jan 2003 19:01

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