Jack in the Green on Deptford’s Thames Path

On May Day Thursday 1 May the traditional Jack in the Green will be on the Thames Path as it leaves the Dog & Bell in Deptford’s Prince Street at 11.30am.

The Jack will be dressed the night before from 8pm.

The pub is on the Thames Path, behind Convoys Wharf, and the May Day route will again touch on the Thames Path downstream at Deptford Creek (about 12.30pm) and soon after in Thames Street in Greenwich.

The tour continues during the afternoon around Greenwich pubs.

The Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green website has the full details.

Nag’s Head at Abingdon on CAMRA shortlist

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has announced a list of 210 Local Pubs of the Year to help launch its Community Pubs Month.

This is the shortlist for the CAMRA National Pub of the Year to be declared in early 2015.

On the list is The Nag’s Head at Abingdon which has the Thames Path passing the door. Indeed it is on Abingdon Bridge and after along closure reopened in 2012. Within a year it was Oxfordshire’s pub of the year.

Real ale includes Abingdon brewed Abingdon Bridge ale and the food is good.

Meanwhile there are plans for a theatre on the downstream end of Nag’s Head Island.

The 350-seat theatre would only be used in the summer with daytime availability for amateur groups and buskers. The project team is seeking funding.