The Woolwich Equitable is a sterling example of how to give a new lease of life to a grand old space. Built in 1935 to function as a building society, the venue now houses a stylish retro-tinted pub.
The Woolwich Equitable is the brainchild of the Antic group. The company has 38 pubs across the capital, specializing in converting unusual and interesting spaces into gastropubs. Through its adventurous approach, the group has become synonymous with discovering up-and-coming areas and being in the vanguard of regeneration.
While the Antic group’s signature look is often a variation of hipstery shabby chic, with The Woolwich Equitable they have allowed the grandeur of the existing space lead the way. The result is an atmospheric and eclectic space that harks back to the olden times while feeling contemporary.
The Woolwich Equitable serves an excellent modern European menu with options such as ‘Whole Quail, Confit Leg, Maple Cured Streaky Bacon, Baby Carrots, Jus’ and ‘Pistachio Crusted Lamb Rack, Cauliflower Puree, Beetroot, Potato Terrine, Port Jus’, not forgetting classics as such as burgers and bangers & mash. The mains range between £7 and £17, and the beers on tap include offerings from the local Hop Stuff brewery alongside with guest ales and the usual mainstream options.
On Thursday nights The Woolwich Equitable hosts a popular quiz. There are also live music performances, open mic nights as well as stand-up comedy. Usual pub opening hours apply except for Fridays and Saturdays, when you can shoot the breeze till 1AM.
How to get there:
The Woolwich Equitable is located on General Gordon Square, right beside the Woolwich Arsenal mainline and DLR station.