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20 May 2013

Eat pie and mash at Goddard's

When your author first arrived in London, with a negligible income and a  Zone 1 and 2 Travelcard, a Thursday evening trip to Greenwich for a pint of ale and a pie and mash at Goddard's was one of the few luxuries available. Goddard's was an institution, established in 1890s in Deptford, with a shop in Greenwich since 1952 and a beautiful interior. It was a sad day when in November 2006, the Greenwich shop closed its doors.

However, last year a new Goddard's Pie Shop opened on King William Walk in Greenwich, operated by the same family, who have continued to make pies in the interim, selling them at Greenwich Market. Your author made his first trip to the new shop yesterday lunchtime and it was not a disappointment, with all the charm and style of the old shop and prices that are still very reasonable, despite inflation.

For more, see http://www.goddardsatgreenwich.co.uk/


  1. First place you have written about that I have actually been to. Lovely grub, very busy when I was there. Very helpful staff too.

  2. Goddards' pasties (steak - they cannot call them Cornish now!) and fruit pies are also very good. The only sad thing is that the building is the former Cricketers pub, a lovely local, and the original home of the weekly traditional english music session, which continues at the Lord Hood, round the corner in Creek Road.

  3. Like Lesley, I've actually been here too! On my last trip to London I finally got to Greenwich, and this place was just what I needed after all the wandering.