Today was sunny enough for me to want to walk the Thames Path at Greenwich.
Lunch was at Goddard’s pie and mash shop in the former Cricketers pub at the back of Greenwich Market.
For years I used to enjoy lunch at Ye Olde Pie House in Greenwich near today’s DLR station. It was not as old as many people thought since pies had only been available there since 1952. It was an off-shoot of Goddard’s pie and mash shop in Deptford.
In 2006 the Greenwich pie shop suddenly closed although it had been made a listed building by pie and mash fan Tony Banks MP. It is now a Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
Last year came the good news that Goddard’s was reopening in Greenwich. Today’s long planned visit came a year and one day after the opening in April last year. It was good to enjoy the familiar taste and find that cherry pies are still available for pudding.
The business started in 1890 and is now in the hands of the fifth generation.
Upstairs there a long tables and old church pews for seats.
Today pie and mash is £3.70. It’s a good reliable stop for lunch two hours from the Thames path start.