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Age: 49

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The Jolly Farmers (ex jordan), Lewisham

Was at this pub just last night. Night was billed as a low key'Folk night'. Number of musically minded people turned up armed with a myriad of instruments to improvise various songs. Public could also join in to jolly sing-a-longs! At the back of the pub, number of people playing card games. Seemed like a pub from a bygone age!
Atmosphere of pub enhanced with good quality, fresh ale. Both Spitfire and doom Bar in immaculate condition. Shall return again!

24 May 2011 14:07

The Pelton Arms, Greenwich

Good range of ale, sign outside the pub says 'Best Bloody Mary in Greenwich'. Having just tried this concoction last Sunday, I wholeheartedly agree. The BM which I was served was spicy, peppery and utterly divine! The young barmaid serving was upbeat, talkative, enthusiastic and intelligent.

Eclectic mix of people inside. Friendly locals, the odd eccentric as well as the odd tourist! Last Sunday, a horde of French tourists were given a talk within the pub about Greenwich as well as the tradition of Pearly Kings and Queens; how very bizarre!

I understand the pub has musical evenings. I plan to be be checking out these live acts out shortly-cannot wait!

11 Apr 2011 14:31

The Coach, Greenwich

As someone local to the Greenwich area, I used to frequent this pub occasionally after spending time perusing around the local market. For me, it never used to have the 'wow' factor; and besides, the Greenwich Union was always my preferred port of call.

However, I now have had a sudden and dramatic change of heart!

Yesterday late afternoon, I popped in for a swift pint. However I stayed much longer than was originally anticipated. The choice of cask ales on tap was okay. There were a few Sharp's beers on tap. Those with a liking for continental beers/lagers will certainly not be disappointed. However the highlight for me was the food on offer. I spoke at length to an amiable chap called Steve (Head Chef) he went at great length to explain that he sources much of the food from old breed cattle/stock. Steve seemed genuine and enthusiaistic in his approach towards drinking and dining.

The hearty, wholesome and tantalising British fayre on offer was of a high restaurant standard. I washed my ox and kidney pie down with a welcoming pint of stout. Food of this standard within a pub is extremely rare. The only other pubs I rate selling similar food and drink within the South London area are the Royal Oak and anchor (both of which are in Southwark).

Aside from being friendly and helpful, the staff I spoke to had plenty of outgoing charm, intelligence and insightful banter; which is shamefully lacking in many pubs nowadays.

With unequivocal doubt, this is now my new home from home!

9 Nov 2010 13:52

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