Tuesday, May 17, 2022

'The Ferry House'

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The Ferry House
Monday May 16, 2022

For the second time in a matter of weeks I found myself back on the Isle of Dogs and back inside The Ferry House pub. This historic pub has been continuously occupied since 1722 and is the oldest on the island and sits on the corner of Ferry Street, from where the ferry to Greenwich departed from the slipway opposite.

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Looking out onto the decking and beer garden.

Inside the pub is tastefully decorated and the two bars - saloon and public - that were norm until fairly recently, have been turned into just a single bar. Small rooms with comfy sofas and a large garden make this pub a wonderful place to stop for refreshments.

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A brief history

Brief History

Although 'The Ferry House' is the oldest public house on the Isle of Dogs, the current building dates from 1822. It was built to house the ferrymen, who ran the ferry to Greenwich from the slipway opposite. 

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The north ramp of the old Greenwich ferry.

The ferry closed in the early 1900s, following the opening of the Greenwich foot tunnel in 1902.

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The south ramp of the Greenwich ferry.

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