A stone's throw from Blackheath Common, The Royal Standard is a stunning grand pub serving up gourmet international recipes alongside Cask Marque-accredited ales. Inside there is plenty of space, with plush leather furnishings to relax in, while outside there is a huge beer garden at the front, and another more intimate one at the rear.
The Royal Standard menu champions proper gourmet pub grub, with classic British favourites sat alongside tastes from the continent. Snacks from the bar include handmade scotch eggs served with brown sauce, while light options feature colourful dishes like smoked beetroot tart with ribbons of carrots, courgettes and celeriac. Proper pub classics can be found with beer battered fish and chips, and Cherry Orchard Farm horseshoe sausage, spring onion mash, crispy onions and red wine jus, and on Sundays there are succulent roast dinners with all the trimmings.
Up at the bar at The Royal Standard in Blackheath, there are regularly rotated cask ales and craft beers, while for those with a sweet tooth, the dessert menu includes treats like sticky toffee pudding, and indulgent profiteroles.
With fun quizzes on Mondays and the warmest of welcomes, The Royal Standard is a proper London pub. Westcombe Park Rail Station is a 13-minute walk away.