Greencoat Boy

2 Greencoat Place, Victoria, London, SW1P 1PJ

The Greencoat Boy pub is a traditional British London pub in Victoria serving great freshly cooked traditional pub food. We also serve a fantastic range of beers from around the world, warming red and crisp white wines and a fantastic selection of spirits.

The Greencoat Boy was built toward the end of the 19th century. It epitomises Victorian design at its very best. The building is situated a stone’s throw away from Westminster Abbey and two stones from Buckingham Palace.

The pub commemorates the Green Coat Hospital in Tothill fields. Established in 1633, the Hospital was so called from the colour of the children's clothes. It was confirmed and constituted by letters patent from King Charles I., November 15th in that year, as a hospital for the relief of the poor fatherless children of St. Margaret's, Westminster. The King gave approximately £50 every year towards the support. When the school was rebuilt in 1700, the celebrated Doctor Busby was a liberal benefactor to the funds necessary for that purpose. The management is vested in twenty governors, and the children are clothed, educated, and wholly maintained by the funds in the possession of the governors.

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  • About the Greencoat Boy

    The Greencoat Boy is a traditionally styled pub built towards the end of the 19th century in typical Victorian design. Set in the heart of Victoria it is 5 minutes walk from Westminster Abbey and 10 minutes walk from Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace.

    As a Taylor Walker pub, we are proud to offer freshly prepared British pub food and high quality drinks. With experienced and friendly staff, whether you are a cask ale fan, love a chilled glass of white wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee, we will serve you in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

    Join us for a classic British dish such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, a juicy rump steak burger and chips or a classic British roast seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and wraps, all served by our welcoming and friendly team.

    Our trading areas are sited over two floors. At ground level is the open plan main bar with a raised section and a combination of dining level seating and butchers blocks providing seating for 50 people. In the basement is a second bar and function room / dining room with seating for an additional 50 people.

    In good weather the outside area is extremely popular since it is the only pub in the immediate vicinity with facilities for outside drinking.

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