The Coach & Horses, Greenwich
Not so very long ago, the old Coach & Horses in the market was given the inevitable stripped-out gastropub treatment and, we feel It probably deserved it - the old pub was never up to much. Now, the beer and food is good - eg real ale on the hand pumps, accompanied by a range of continentals such as Amstel, Paulaner. It's quite a comfy place with its settees, easy chairs and newspapers, the music is decent and there's a relaxed vibe - when it's not crowded, although if it's warm enough you can always sit outside (now helped by heaters). Prices are tourist high, which some may find off-putting but there are enough well-off locals to fill the place on a Saturday evening. Market days will see it packed with tourists and shoppers and on Friday and Saturday nights younger locals having a few pre-club drinks. Smokers, however, may find the place unappealing as it's strictly no-smoking even in the external bit in the market.
13 Greenwich Market, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HZ
020 8293 0880
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