The Spanish Galleon, Greenwich - pub details
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Brewery: Shepherd Neame
- Food served, Real ale
- Function room for hire
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|a bit of a strange one this sometimes packed at other times dead quiet .this is pub number 12 or 13 on our all day crawl ,so at this point we seem to hit a wall and just sit and drink our next one with a glazed look in our eyes. always seems to have a large tv showing sport on sat afternoon .beer always seem to be a good quality .never eaten in here so cant comment on the food .seems popular though .worth popping in for pint or two |
gpca - 19 May 2013 17:31
|As others have said, rather touristy, standard Sheps range. Seems to specialise in fish and chips, frying smells can be avoided by sitting at the far side of the pub. Overall OK though.|
TiaMariaJim - 14 Nov 2012 09:44
|Not too busy on the day I visited, but populated by tourists rather than locals. Had to wait a while to be served - only two staff on and one of those spent most of his time serving food. Other than that, not a bad pub|
dave45 - 17 Oct 2012 15:11
|Haven't been in here for many a year. A return visit as part of a local crawl on Saturday showed me that very little appears to have altered. The Galleon remains a pretty standard Sheps' pub, featuring 3 of their usual cask beers on pump - Kent's Best, Spitfire and - perhaps unseasonally - Bishop's Finger. All 3 were sampled by me and my partners-on-the-piss and they were acceptably-conditioned, though we all agreed a little warm to be as enjoyable as they could be - I always think Neame beers can take a touch more chilling than some ales and indeed can improve the experience when arriving on the palate.|
Although not tried by us, I should make mention of the availability of some bottled Sheps offerings - including the usually-splendid Whitstable Bay which can provide a viable alternative to the cask selection if none of that appeals.
The place was busy, primarily I think with visitors rather than locals, but then given the time of year and the Olympic context this was inevitable. Certainly business was a-boomin', with plenty of food orders rolling in (the fish and chips is apparently excellent here). Passing trade is presumably what keeps the Galleon going.
Interior-wise, it's pretty trad, with mahogany fixtures and fittings and I assume other faux Victorian touches, but all works well and provides a welcoming backdrop for a few drinks and a meal.
In short: good, and worth a visit, especially as part of a wider exploration of Greenwich pubbery. Though maybe a little drab if one were to pitch up there for too long.
TWG - 7 Aug 2012 10:38
|In here Boxing Day on way to Charlton so driving. Sheps serving Masterbrew, Spitfire and Bishop's Finger. Several large separate areas, Sky Sports showing. OK.|
GuideDogSaint - 10 Mar 2011 23:08
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