Barge Pole, Abbey Wood
More working men's club than pub, the Barge Pole is nowhere near as scary as the surroundings. There's nothing special about the booze, but the service is friendly enough and the clientele just gets on with the business of being down the pub. There's a big projector screen for sporting occasions and that's just about it. If Ronseal did pubs, this would be the one in the TV ads.
32 Coraline Walk, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9SX
020 8311 3941
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How to find the Barge Pole pub
Head out of Abbey Wood Station and walk along Harrow Manorway (the main road) for a short while, towards Abbey Wood Park and the Lakeside Centre. After a few minutes' walk you'll see the pub, next to the flats on your right.