On the way…
The walk to the pub is a stunner, you can walk through the university or straight along the Thames we walked through the University and along the small lane that houses the pub.
The actual pub is in a fantastic position right on the Thames and abouta 5-10 min walk from the Cutty Sark DLR station.
What was on offer?
On offer was Chicken, Beef or Pork at a very reasonable £9.15 each. We both ordered chicken and settled into some seats by the window with a fantastic view of the The Thames and overlooking the Dome.
Its a peaceful place, at least it was whilst were there, the pub sits right up against the river and you can hear the waves of the tide lap against the side of the shore as it comes in. No music whilst we were there but I have been before and there has been music and on occasion live music too.
Decor is traditional dark wood, with open fireplaces and cosy nooks. Theres a more formal dining room to the back but the best seats must be up again the window to take in the great view.
The food took about 20 minutes to come – just enough to work up a good appetite. Now I must admit when it arrived I did let a small wow!!
It was huge and consisted of a half chicken, 4 small roast potatoes, carrots, green beans, yourkshire pudding and tucked underneath the chicken there was mash potato too!
The photo really does not do it justice to the size and quantity! The potatoes were small but perfectly roasted, the chicken was moist with a nice shiny glaze on it, the veg was just right in terms of hardness and the yorkshire was crispy without being rock hard.
Minuses – the chicken was quite boney and it was only after that it occurred to me that I should have checked that it was free range, looking at the website I cant find any reference that it is….bad me for not checking. The potatoes although of a great crispyness the actual taste was quite bland. Other than that I was pleasantly surprised especially for a chain pub and at a great price.
Other (ie yorkshire pudds and mash) 4/5
Value for money 4.5/5 (fantastic value)
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By the way if you click on the link for the pub take no notice of the photo – they have got it wrong on the website!!