Goddard’s of Greenwich seemed a little more accessible and also easier to find.
Goddard’s was about 10 minutes’ walk from the station, close to a local park. With its green-painted exterior it looked as if it might once have been a pub, and this look extended to the interior. The white tiled walls, bare wooden floor, plus the basic tables and chairs gave the place a utilitarian feel, and having arrived shortly before 1pm, Goddard’s was heaving as it catered to its hungry lunchtime customers. Customers can have gravy instead, if they prefer, and I may go for that option next time, but as I said, we wanted the whole authentic experience to begin with.
If you can’t visit in person, Goddard’s offer a mail order, where the food is packed into insulated boxes, along with ice packs, and then dispatched using a next-day delivery service. I’m certain that several other pie & mash shops offer a similar service, so there is no excuse for not giving this traditional London delicacy a try!