The Pelton Arms, Greenwich

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FAP Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
A stone's throw from the river, The Pelton Arms is a warm hug of a pub that offers all kinds of goodness including comfy chairs, massive fireplace, a slew of ales and chilled, golden fizzy lager. Solid boozer tradition oozes from every pore of this pub, including the wooden decor and especially from the menu that offers liver & bacon and gammon with not a mention of jus in sight. The staff are welcoming, there's a healthy mix of locals, sympathetic lighting and Saturday nights offer live music at non-ear-splitting levels. One other thing - don't be confused by the outside signage: it's called The Pelton Arms, but down the side is painted The Nags Head as a nod to history - this was the pub used in the Only Fools And Horses prequel Rock And Chips.
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Reviews (3)
11 Aug 2011
Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The current fancyapint review dates back to 2008 so is not anything to go by as it has since changed hands. In 2011, the Pelton is arguably the best proper pub in Greenwich.

Greenwich has some excellent beer available in what are better described as bars (e.g. The Union & The Old Brewery) - it doesn't have many great pubs. The Pelton may lack the view and cobbled street of the nearby Cutty Sark or the posher location of the Richard 1st but it is at least as good as both.

It is a true locals favourite unlike so many of the Greenwich pubs which rely largely on tourist trade (e.g The Trafalgar). It is enormously welcoming with friendly staff, a mixed crowd of loyal locals, a wide choice of ever-changing beers on the pumps and great music nights.

Perhaps above all it looks how a pub should look - a massive open fire, rickety tables, old battered stand-up lamps and chesterfields you could get lost in. ie. not a single new or coordinated piece of furniture in the place.

Put simply it is a satisfying proper pub - something sadly in decline - and one fancyapint should be re-reviewing as soon as possible.
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05 Mar 2010
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Since this pub changed hands in late 2008, it has improved no end.

There are now 5 real ales available; well kept Bombadier and Green King IPA plus 3 that are constantly changing.

The addition of a bar billiards table, real fire and regular live bands have made this one of the best pubs in Greenwich in my opinion.

The food is excellent and on Sunday evenings you'll often find a fine cheese board out on the bar for free consumption.

You may recognise it not only as the Pelton Arms but also the Nags Head (the sign is still outside) as it was used for the recent Fools & Horses prequel, Rock & Chips.

You won't be disappointed.

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23-25 Pelton Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PQ
020 8858 0572

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