New Opening: Spanish Galleon
Date Added:
23/06/2022
Sector:
Pub
Brand:
--
Company:
Shepherd Neame
Type:
New
Address:
48 Greenwich Church Street
Address:
--
Address:
--
Town / City:
London
County:
--
Postcode:
SE10 9BL
Region:
London
Additional Information
Date Opening:
28/05/2022
Notes:

A couple have taken on a historic pub in the heart of Greenwich Maritime.

Darren and Janet Wellman are the new licensees at the helm of Shepherd Neame’s Spanish Galleon, a stone’s throw from the historic ship, the Cutty Sark, which brings the tally of pubs they run for the independent Faversham-based family brewer to four.

Set in a central location, the picturesque 19th century pub has undergone a full refurbishment since the pair took it on in February.

The pub has just reopened following the three month project, which included redecorating inside and out, adding touches such as new curtains and a dark cherry ceiling in the bar, as well as window boxes at the front. The upstairs function room has also been redecorated and renamed the Crow’s Nest in keeping with the nautical theme of the area.

Janet said: “We have done a complete refurbishment which was a lot of hard work, but it is wonderful to see it now that it is finished. The pub is in such a prominent position and we thought that it had a lot of potential when we saw it, so we felt very lucky when Shepherd Neame gave us the opportunity to take it on.”

The couple first began running Shepherd Neame pubs when they took on the Princess of Prussia in Prescott Street close to Tower Bridge, in 2011. Next came the Rugby Tavern in London’s Great James Street, with the White Swan in Aldgate following.

Janet added: “Shepherd Neame are a great brewery to work with and it is great to know that they have confidence in our abilities as licensees. They have been incredibly supportive of our ideas to breathe new life into the Spanish Galleon and we aim to do that.”

Reopening the pub shortly before the Jubilee weekend, they had a baptism of fire as tourists flocked to the area to enjoy the history and landmarks, and to drink and dine during the four-day bank holiday break.

Among the changes they have made is the introduction of a mostly new team, including new Manager Joe Duncan, a Greenwich local, as well as a brand new menu, provided by catering company Slap & Pickle, serving food suitable for the younger Greenwich vibe, with signature burgers and loaded fries.

Greg Wallis, Director of Tenanted Pub Operations at Shepherd Neame, said: “Darren and Janet are fantastic licensees and we are delighted to be working with them on their fourth Shepherd Neame pub. We are confident that with their skills and experience they will ensure the Spanish Galleon goes from strength to strength.”

Company Information
Company Name:
Shepherd Neame
Name:
Darren and Janet Wellman
Position:
Licensees
Address:
Faversham Brewery
Address:
17 Court Street
Town:
Faversham
County:
Kent
Postcode:
ME13 7AX
Phone:
01795 532206
Status:
Active
Website:
Email:
company@shepherd-neame.co.uk
Notes:
Shepherd Neame is Britain's oldest brewer. Established in 1698, with earlier origins and based in Faversham, Kent it employs 1,475 people. At the year end (26 June 2021), the Company operated 310 pubs, of which 235 were tenanted or leased, 65 managed and 10 were held as investment properties under commercial free of tie leases. The pub estate ranges from inns and hotels to destination dining, great traditional and local community pubs. The Company brews, markets and distributes its own beers to national and export customers under a range of highly successful brand names including traditional classics such as Spitfire and Bishops Finger as well as newer brands, such as Whitstable Bay, Bear Island and Orchard View Cider. The Company also has partnerships with Boon Rawd Brewery Company for Singha beer, Thailand's original premium beer and with Boston Beer Company for Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Shepherd Neame's shares are traded on the AQUIS Exchange Growth Market.

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