Sort file:- Greenwich, February, 2024.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 29 February, 2024.


Earliest 1951

(Name from)

Cutty Sark

Open 2020+

4-7 Ballast Quay


Cutty Sark 1954

Above photo, 1954, by Bob Staples.

Cutty Sark 1960

Above photo circa 1960.

Cutty Sark 1971

Above photo, circa 1971.

Cutty Sark 2013

Above photo 2013.

Cutty Sark sign 2024

Above sign 2024, kindly sent by Steve Mortimore.

Cutty Sark

Photos taken from by Matt Martin.


Information given me by Steven Mortimore suggests that the premises was also once called the "Green Man" but to date that is all the information I have and haven't found a "Green Man" in the area yet.

The area was used in the 1963 film "The List of Adrian Messenger" starring Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglass, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, George C. Scott and Dana Wynter.


Cutty Sark 1963

Above from the 1963 film "The List of Adrian Messenger".


Your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.


From the 12th October 2018.

Cutty Sark pub in Greenwich has beer garden hours cut back.

Cutty Sark 2018

A historic pub in the centre of Greenwich has had the opening hours of its beer garden scaled back following complaints from tired neighbours.

Residents living near to the Cutty Sark Tavern in Ballast Quay claim the pub’s garden is frequently noisy well past the clearing time set out in the boozer’s current licence.

Punters were allowed to stay in the garden – which can fit up to 100 people – up until 11pm most nights.

A licensing committee has now decided the pub must make sure patrons have drunk up and left the outside area – which is against the Thames – by 10pm.

Councillors also decided management at the boozer should start making regular checks to ensure outside noise is not affecting the neighbours.

The Cutty Sark has been a pub since 1795, and since 2012 has been part of Young and Co’s brewery.

There have been “several complaints” about the pub in the last decade, from noise made by a quiz night microphone to loud patrons in the garden.

Several meetings have been held because of nuisance noise, but now councillors have formally reviewed the pub’s garden.

On behalf of residents, Councillor Chris Lloyd applied for the current arrangements to be reconsidered.

He told the meeting there had been an increase in footfall in the locality with increased developments in the area, and that there were elderly residents, young children and teenagers living close by.

Neighbours told the committee that punters sit against their windows, and there is often smashed glass – leading to a new condition to be imposed that outside drinkers be given plastic or strengthened pint glasses.

According to council documents: “The sub-committee’s decision was based on issues raised concerning prevention of public nuisance and noise, public safety, and prevention of harm to children.”

The brewery suggested more staff and training, and posting a manager outside for “the majority” of their time when the garden is busy.

Cllr Lloyd said the patrons of the pub were “sensible customers and would adjust to any change in the times for the use of the external area”.




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