When a bank holiday weekend as nice as the last rolls around you can bet your bottom dollar that I was not the only person in the country to frequent a pub.

As the sun was shining I decided to venture to Greenwich for a drink and to take in the delightful sights of the Cutty Sark.

The Gipsy Moth is a well-known boozer and being just yards from the DLR it was suitably busy with tourists and others revelling in the bank holiday sun.

From the outside, the pub looks as traditional as can be. Sitting proudly next to the aforementioned Cutty Sark, the pub is grand and proud on a corner that no doubt pulls a lot of trade.

Inside, the crowds stretched from the bar, through the conservatory into the well designed and picturesque garden area.

The staff were friendly and chatty, but they were understandably busy so I did have to perch at the end of the bar for a while before my drink order was taken.

Space was an issue due to the weather, there was not a table in site. I chose to stand outside and enjoy the sun with a pint of Heineken – it was Pimms o’clock for the majority of other punters and I believe it was about £20 a jug. There was enough choice of drink to suit most.

The pub had a BBQ tent stretching along the far fence of the garden that provided reasonably priced – and reasonably nice – food.

The standard menu doesn’t boast a lot of choice, but the food on the plates coming into the garden looked good.

The interior of the pub is cosy and traditional, but it is the outside of the pub has the real charm. Overlooking the historic boat but without falling into a complete tourist trap, I would struggle to think of a nicer garden.

Rain did eventually dampen spirits. As the heavens opened I chose to make my way home having had an enjoyable afternoon in the sun.

The Gipsy Moth: The Gipsy Moth, 60 Greenwich Church Street, SE10 9BL

Atmosphere ****

Décor ****

Staff ***

Drink ****

Price ***

Food ***

Overall: ****