bar review: london beer dispensary

This might be my favourite discovery of the summer. This Brockley-based boozer ran by the people from Late Knights oozes character and charm. As you step in from the street, the airy room is filled with quirky furniture and barrels. The serving station is especially novel – as opposed to a traditional bar, real cider pumps and ale barrels line the walls in a corner, and keg beers are dispensed from a pump sat atop an upright barrel.

At the back there’s a cosy space with a deer’s head on the wall, and sofas and armchairs, plus a little beer garden, which was packed with people enjoying pale ale in the great weather.

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The food is as good as the beer. The homemade burgers and the skin on chips served in pint glasses make the perfect accompaniment to ale out of a jar glass. The quality of the beef and the ale would give me reason enough to return here, but it’s the intimate yet friendly atmosphere and helpful staff that make this place such a great find. Beer Rebellion in Gipsy Hill ran by the same folk is definitely on the list to try.