The Sail Loft
Bank holidays are made for brunch and booze. For the late May Bank Holiday, I swapped brunch for tennis but couldn’t miss out on the booze, setting up shop in the Sail Loft.
The Sail Loft is a pub that has recently been renovated on the Greenwich riverfront. From Cutty Sark station, walk towards the river and once on the promenade, turn left and you’ll find this glassy, modern pub perched only 5 minutes walk away.
The Sail Loft has a nautical theme (pretty much a requirement in Greenwich!) and a beautiful decking area which on a sunny day will be a stunning place to savour a nice cold glass of wine.
The pub has two floors – the upper deck is mainly geared up for eating, but the lower level is more relaxed with high tables and big booth tables (but you can order food here too).
Smoked duck, roquefort, poached pear, walnuts and watercress salad, with a side of polenta
The menu is more sophisticated than your average pub, but still offers some club classics like fish and chips and burgers. I wasn’t feeling too hungry, so went for the smoked duck salad with a side of polenta. All of my friends went for the burgers, and which were highly praised.
Crispy buttermilk chicken burger, asian slaw, chips and cumin ketchup
We were treated to an absolutely incredible sunset that night which cast pink, purple and orange hues over the City in the distant West. I’ll definitely be returning here in the summer!
Bring me that horizon…