The green pastures of Greenwich belie the rock ‘n roll attitude of The Admiral Hardy. Among this corner of London’s smart and well appointed houses, The Admiral Hardy is flying the flag for the district’s alternative folks with its classic range of craft beers, drinks deals and live music. Popular with students and older drinkers alike, College Approach’s own home of rock is refreshingly different south of the river.
For students mired in an essay crisis and for locals that have had enough of the market, Greenwich’s The Admiral Hardy is a balm for mainstream wounds. In place of top 40 mindlessness and one-size-fits-all pubbing, The Admiral is avowedly alternative. For young folks working themselves into a study-shaped frenzy, the College Approach premises are as convenient as they are friendly and for the rest of us, there’s a comfort in knowing that one’s old haunts are still welcoming to the fogies among us when in need of a proper craft ale in London.
Aside from the cracking bar options, College Approach’s The Admiral Hardy has an excellent bar menu with a number of pub classics front and centre. The whole food menu is under a tenner (aside from Sunday Roast, but you can push the boat out for Sunday Roast, right?) which represents excellent value in this pricey part of London. And that’s to say nothing of the regular live music and gigs that are a vital part of The Admiral’s identity (that and weekly Wii nights, sports nights and open mic sessions). For Greenwich locals and newcomers, The Admiral Hardy is the kind of place the area has been crying out for: laidback, affordable and alternative.