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Gate Clock

Open 2020+

210 Creek Road


020 8269 2000

Gate Clock 2015

Above photo, 2015.


This is a Wetherspoon house and was named after the clock fixed in 1851 to the gate of the Greenwich Observatory known throughout history for telling Greenwich Mean Time.


From the By Emma Glanfield. 4 August 2015.

Moment diner tucking in to his Wetherspoon breakfast is left disgusted after a 'centipede crawled out from under his hash browns'.

This is the horrifying moment a centipede appeared to crawl out from underneath a hash brown as a diner tucked into his breakfast at a JD Wetherspoon pub.

Steve Langley said he was mid-way through his full English breakfast when he saw the creepy-crawly slither across his plate at The Gate Clock pub in Greenwich, south east London, yesterday morning.

The 41-year-old, who is a full-time carer for his mother, informed staff and was offered a replacement breakfast – but said the incident has put him off the pub chain for life.

He told the Evening Standard: 'It was like a centipede - it just crawled out from my hash brown on the plate.

'I was like "what's that?". It made me jump - I had a jerk reaction like when you see a spider.'

Mr Langley, who is from Greenwich, took his plate over to the counter and said two female workers appeared disgusted by the centipede.

They informed the manager, who took further details from Mr Langley before offering an apology and a replacement breakfast.

However, Mr Langley said he refused a new dish and wanted to speak out to alert others to the incident.

He added: 'It's a family pub - I've taken my son there. I couldn't forgive myself if somebody got ill and I hadn't reported it.'

JD Wetherspoon confirmed a complaint had been lodged and said food hygiene officers would be visiting the pub in light of the apparent discovery.

Spokesman Eddie Gershon said: 'We will investigate this matter immediately.

'We would also like to apologise to the customer. Food hygiene in our pubs is of paramount importance.

'Management and staff at The Gate Clock work hard to ensure that food hygiene standards are maintained to a high level at all times.

'This is borne out by the fact that The Gate Clock has a Food Hygiene rating of five (out of five) on the council's website, following an inspection from its environmental health team.

'There could be a number of explanations for the insect being on the plate and it might not necessarily have come from the kitchen itself.

'We will await the outcome of our investigations and report this directly to the individual concerned.'

The Gate Clock pub takes its name from the clock fixed to the gate of the nearby Greenwich Observatory, in 1851, which is known throughout the world for telling Greenwich Mean Time.




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