Trafalgar Tavern

British, Burgers, Fish and Chips, Gastropub, Pubs·

SquareMeal Review of Trafalgar Tavern

It’s hard to beat the riverside location of this historic Greenwich boozer (dating from 1837). At high tide, take a seat in a bay window projecting over the Thames – ideally with a pint from the choice of guest ales – & you’ll feel like you’re practically in the water. The atmospheric bar, with its dark-green walls & oil paintings of naval battles, seems to have changed little since Charles Dickens & William Gladstone drank here. By contrast, the large Collingwood Restaurant (fish is a forte) feels rather corporate, packing in tourists & displaying special offers on wine. All this history comes at a price; whitebait with caper mayonnaise, the house special, costs £8 & you’ll pay upwards of £16 for mains, including roasted pollock, beer battered fish & chips, or grilled minted lamb chops.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
British, Burgers, Fish and Chips, Gastropub, Pubs
Cosy, Lively, Quirky, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Waterside
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


As a country, we’re fairly pub mad, turning our nose up at stuffier options for something more homely, nostalgic and steeped in history. And as far as historic pubs go, the Trafalgar Tavern takes the trophy, being built in 1837 and becoming a watering hole for the high society throughout time. Since starting its life during the year of Queen Victoria’s coronation, this Grade II-listed building has taken many forms. From a riverside pub with regulars like Charles Dickens, to a home for retired sailors and later accommodation for serving naval officers. The venue was finally restored to its former glory in the 1960s to bring Greenwich a refurbished pub that pays homage to its past.

As the name might suggest, the Trafalgar Tavern comes from a naval background, which heavily influences the décor throughout the venue. From being welcomed by a statue of Admiral Lord Nelson outside, to the naval paintings and ornaments enveloping the walls indoors, it’s clearly a pub that hasn’t forgotten it’s heritage.

For food you can expect both a mix of traditional pub classics like beer battered fish and chips or bangers and mash, as well as more adventurous alternatives like bacon wrapped dates and shawarma spiced cauliflower. One of the notable additions to the menu is the Greenwich whitebait, which stems from the 'Ministerial Whitebait Dinner', an annual tradition of politicians famously travelling from Westminster by barge, to eat whitebait cooked fresh from the River Thames.

To drink, there’s an extensive list of wines, spirits and beers – including the signature Trafalgar Tavern Lager by Signal Brewery. For those long summer days when a pub terrace is the only way to pass the time, this self-proclaimed jewel of the Thames is a perfect spot to unwind in Greenwich's tranquillity – and don’t worry, it does two and four pint pitchers to save you too many trips to the bar when the sun's out.


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Yes. Simply head to the website to book your table.

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What is the menu like?

Traditional British fare with a twist.

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Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NW

020 3887 9886 020 3887 9886


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 11:00-23:00


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