After years of delay it finally appears that the new Enderby House pub in Greenwich is almost ready to open.
Fit-out appears almost complete and signage has been installed at the listed building – which has seen a modern extension constructed alongside. Young’s will operate the pub, as they do the Cutty Sark pub not too far along the Thames path. This will be their fourth in Greenwich alone including Richard I and the Old Brewery.
It’s coming up to three years since I first covered plans for Young’s to operate the pub, and in early 2018 a summer opening was planned – which never materialised.
In early 2020 no opening was still in sight, and an application was made a year ago for essential work including “timber decay/dry rot eradication works including removal of windows, application of fungicidal treatment and reinstatement of windows.”
It’s not been an easy ride, but when we all return to something approaching normality there’ll be a new place to sit, eat and drink beside the Thames and watch the world go by.
History of the site
Enderby House was home to the Enderby family involved in rope, twine and canvas manufacturing, as well as sponsoring whaling expeditions, and built in the 1830s. It’s now Grade II listed. A comprehensive history of the site can be seen here.
The signage of the sited is perhaps not the best reference of its history, looking a bit like the piping under my sink.
The interior appears to be the usual Young’s template seen in pubs regardless of age or location. All a bit corporate.
This even extends to the new additional extension as seen below beside the listed building:
There’ll be no shortage of custom with Enderby Wharf homes alongside the pub, with plans for a tower to the north and then Morden Wharf just north of that.
Many thousands of residents will eventually join the thousands who now live in the immediate area.
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