Guide To The Valley - Pubs

Last updated : 25 January 2005 By David Robson
Pub Guide:

Local Pubs :

Something of a home fan pub Bugle Horn:

Five hundred yards south of the station and the ground in the oldest part of Charlton. Landlord is a big Addicks fan and the place is stuffed with club memorabilia. As such it's popular with home fans and can be a bit cliquey on matchdays. For certain big games the police have been known to refuse away fans entry. There are several televisions located in the bar areas and a big screen in the large family room showing Sky Sports. Does food.

Bugle Horn, 6, The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD. Tel: 020 83558287.

Greenwich Union:

Is owned by the local Meantime Brewery which specialises in brewing continental style lagers and one cask ale, Meantime Blonde. There's a contemporary style menu served lunchtime and evening. Fairly recently refurbished and open 11-11.

Greenwich Union, 56, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8RT. Tel: 020 86926258. Map:
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Horse & Groom:

Further east along the Woolwich Road at the home end of the ground. Four to five hundred yards from the stadium.

Horse & Groom, 602, Woolwich Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8RH. Tel: 020 88580456. Map:
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Away fans allowed pre-match but not post-match. Weird. Rose of Denmark:

Modernish redbrick boozer on the main road to the west of the ground and station. Welcomes away supporters before games, with a photo display on the wall of fans from visiting clubs, but not post-match in the evening. The beer is Courage Best, and food is served. There's Sky Sports on a big screen and a pool table. Has own car park.

Rose of Denmark, 296, Woolwich Road, Charlton, London, SE7 7AL. Tel: 020 84730038. Map:
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Royal Oak:

Closest pub to the North Stand (home end) and packed out with Charlton fans on matchdays. Lager and keg dominate. Has Sky.

Royal Oak, 54, Charlton Lane, Charlton, London, SE7 8LA. Tel: 020 88584771. Map:
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Spanish Galleon:

Also in Greenwich. It's a Shepherd Neame pub with Masterbrew, Spitfire and Bishops Finger. There are two bars joined by a food counter serving meals and snacks lunchtimes and evenings. Right outside the Cutty Sark station on the Docklands Light Railway it's child and disabled friendly. Opening is 11-11.

Spanish Galleon, 48, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BL. Tel: 020 82930949. Map:
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The Anchor and Hope:

Nice views down on the river front in New Charlton a little over half a mile from the stadium. Popular with workers on the industrial estate. No real ale, but the beer is cheap, as are the good large food portions. Friendly landlord, landlady and staff.

The Anchor and Hope, 2, Riverside Walk, Anchor and Hope Lane, Charlton, London, SE7 7SS. Tel: 020 88580382. Map:
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Busiest pub for away fans - much improved 
The Antigallican:

Used to have a very poor reputation but under new management this season, and vastly improved for it by all accounts. Hundred yards from the railway station, and a couple of hundred from the stadium. Its location has always made it the most popular pub for away fans - even when it wasn't very good - and it can get extremely crowded, especially as local plod push away fans in its direction but then seem to have a thing about punters not spilling out onto the pavement when it's packed to the rafters. The Guinness is good and there's Masterbrew. Home cooked food. Sky sports on wide screen, pool table and darts. There's also good value accommodation for anyone thinking of staying over.

The Antigallican, 428, Woolwich Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8SU. Tel: 020 88530143. Map:
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Bit further away so maybe less crowded? The Woodman:

Somewhat further from the ground (just under the mile) the other side of the parks and Children's Zoo on the way to Woolwich, so has a chance of being less packed. Has Sky, a jukebox, pool table and quiz machine. Does food.

The Woodman, 93, Little Heath, Charlton, London, SE7 8HA. Tel: 020 83171531. Map:
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Not much real ale in Charlton. This has some.
White Swan:

Smallish centrally located local. Has Sky Sports, jukebox, pool, darts, and a beer garden out the back. Does real ale of some description though we don't know what sorts.

White Swan, 22, The Village, Charlton, London, SE7 8UD. Tel: 020 88560733. Map:
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