After that bracing stroll through Greenwich Park with H the mischievous Miniature Schnauzer we had worked up a healthy appetite. A quick google search revealed the dog-friendly Ye Olde Rose & Crown as being almost at the gates to the park.
We were lucky enough to bag the last table and settled down for a leisurely lunch. Part of the Greene King chain it offers a traditional pub style menu with pies, burgers, sandwiches together with more substantial “Great British Classics’ and a reasonably priced wine list.
There was just one member of staff on duty at the time who gave us a lovely welcome followed by excellent service. Food was served promptly, piping hot and delicious, couldn’t ask for more.
The other half went for the usual fish finger sandwich (goujons) and a pint of cider while I opted for a steak sandwich – I think I drew the best straw! Succulent steak, cooked just perfectly for my taste with the freshest bread washed down with a large glass of house red, spot on.
I remember frequenting this pub when I lived in nearby Rotherhithe many years ago and happily not too much has changed. Rainbow flags adorn the bar proudly welcoming the local gay community, visitors and tourists alike. When we visited recently the atmosphere was calm and relaxed, just perfect for a Saturday late lunch session.