There are really 3 parts to this place: a smallish bar, large restaurant/cafe-cum-brewery and large outdoor patio area. The bar is where to go if you are here for the beer. They have about ten taps (mostly keg, but also a few cask) which mostly cover meantimeís regulars and a couple of seasonals (American Quad when I visited). The bottle selection is decent with a variety of UK, US and good Belgium options. The restaurant/brewery area is large and actually quite touristy, given that it opens out to the Royal Naval College. If I were you Iíd stick to the bar or patio area in summer. Probably one of the best things is the tasting paddle they offer. A good place to take non-RB friends and family, but not for the hardcore.
Visited a couple of times. Meantimeís premier outlet, with an on-site microbrewery to boot (although what they were using it for wasnít always apparent from the beer range). At least it was until they gave up the lease and itís now operated by Youngís & the brewing equipment is unused. If you wanted a good range of Meantime beers in one place I guess this was as good a place as any. But I was never very keen on the place; although itís in an interesting building and had plenty of potential they didnít seem to capitalise on that enough. Too much of a tourist cafe vibe and not enough of a pubby feel for my taste. Much less of a loss than it could/should have been.
2015-09-25. We popped in here after visiting the information centre and ended up buying water and snacks as it wasnít really time for a beer yet. It has a decor that alternates between cafeteria and trendy brewpub. The "chandelier" of bottles was pretty cool. Good selection of Meantime brews, and apparently a large bottle list that I didnít realize until after the fact. Similarly, we realized there was a large patio seating area as we were leaving. Service was a bit slow for mid-day but friendly enough. Might stay for more substantial food and drink if I came back, especially if the weather was nice.
Really crowded during our visit so we had couple of beer at the bar in the smaller room. Only Meantime on tap. Decent selection of imported brews. Seemed pretty expensive to me. Wouldnít go to Greenwich just to visit Meantime but if youíre around itís worth checking out.
Nice being place with exposed brick in an old building. One side is a cafe/restaurant the other side is the "bar" surprisingly the bar has an ok bottle list of mostly classic belgians. Bar serves up meantime, which I have to admit I really enjoyed. Not a big fan of meantime but donít know if it was they were so fresh from the source, but the being being served was very enjoyable. In terms of character or soul donít expect much.... There is a big wall on one side however with michael jacksons beer collection which makes things interesting...
Visited 21st August prior to Goldfrapp gig at the Old Royal Naval College. Good selection of Meantime beers plus kegs and bottles. Had the London Pale and the wonderful Mosaic (Kernel?). Nice atmosphere and seating outside. Expensive though
Cool looking with all the brew kit on display. Carry all the Meantime beers (obviously!), which Iím a big fan of. Maybe a touch expensive compared to some of my London favourites, but a great place for craft beer in Greenwich.
MrTipple (235) London, England | January 26, 2014| Updated May 29, 2016
I used to like this place a lot when craft beer was in its infancy in London. However, itís now really outbid by so many other places. Still nice outdoor seating on a warm summer day.
Have paid a few visits to the Old Brewery in recent years normally when Ive had family visiting as it fits in well with the Grenwich tourist trail.
2 rooms, 1 large with the brew kit etc on view, the other smaller where you can sit at the bar. Patio seating outside. beer range predominantly Greenwich as youíd expect with one or two of their offerings you Dont see so much at other London pubs. a few guest taps/bottles also.
service adequate but sometimes it seems a little understaffed. the burger here was decent. clientele is heavy on the tourist - donít expect to see any cockerknees in this here pub!! I wouldnít schlepp out to Greenwich just to visit the old brewery but if youíre doing the tourist thing well worth stopping by.