Review: The Gregorian Arms SE16

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Recently hipsterified mock-Tudor barn confronting dragon-steepled landmark St James’ Church. This pub has a big open-plan interior cluttered with pinned butterflies, horned skulls, glass-fronted bookcases and portraits of creepy dead Victorians, like that bloke out of The Silence of the Lambs. The mismatched furniture and Hawaiian soundtrack will inevitably lead most to the conclusion that it’s owned by Antic, but not the drunken workmen I was sitting by who humorously insisted on using the busy ladies because it was nearest. Around the back of the bar is a comfy Alpine-themed area with floral pictures, mountain scenes and a petting couple. Staff aimed to please, with Butcombe at £3.50 a pint. When I turned up for a second review, it was shut at lunchtime, more’s the pity.

The Gregorian Arms
96 Jamaica Rd SE16 4SQ

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