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For almost 300 years, they’ve been brewing ale at the Royal Naval College in historic Greenwich. Maintaining that tradition, its gleaming vats forming an impressive backdrop to a tasteful new
café/bar, is the Meantime Brewing Company, formed in 2000 to great acclaim. On offer are complex wheat beer, pale ale, stout or Helles light lager, or any of 60 global frothy-tops – US brewer
Anchor’s Old Foghorn & a strong cast of bottled Belgians that includes Rochefort & Westmalle Triple. Otherwise, a concise wine list includes Latin American whites from £4 a glass. Wraps
& sandwiches, beef & (Meantime) ale pie, ploughman’s lunch & fish & chips form the basis of a daytime café menu, & a fuller evening dining offer has been wowing SE10.
This is the second time we’ve hopped (no beer pun intended) off the train at Greenwich to visit the Old Brewery for a beer pairing session. Our first visit was more of a traditional event, no theme as such, simply good food paired with good beers. Read our full review here. This time there was a theme and that theme was, Oktoberfest! So we prepared ourselves for a totally Germantastic evening – but wait a minute, where are the cute waitresses in lederhosen? Missed a trick there guys or maybe it would have been too obvious!Again we sat in the main dining hall, right next to the shiny brass tanks of the Meantime...
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