Visited several times. Solid enough pub with a fair few crafty offerings on tap. Unfortunately the in-house brewery does not make many beers and only brews occasionally so don't go here expecting lots (or, sometimes, any) of their own beers. Sometimes three's a Solvay Society beer - they are (were?) breed here. Handy if you're local, or in the area, but not a destination for the beer hunter in itself. An obvious candidate for inclusion in an Overground pub crawl but note that they don't open until 4.30pm during the week.
I've heard on the grapevine that the pub has closed (the brewery closed in 2017, apparently) but haven't checked that out.
Such a hit and miss place. One day they have loads of interesting beers on, local ales from new microbreweries and imported kegs, and too often another time there will be more than half half the lines out (such as the Friday afternoon prior to their US IPA festival due to start that evening!) Overall they mean well but are a bit amateurish the way they run it, same goes for their micro brewery - poorly advertised and usually not available. I have mixed feelings on this venue.
A traditional street corner pub which has been updated and restored very nicely so that it feels homely and comfortable, with settees and coffee tables and a small enclosed patio at the side. It’s listed here as a brewpub but hasn’t started brewing yet as far as I know. Nevertheless it has a pretty good selection of interesting craft beers from other breweries. Well worth a visit.
(Visited 6 June 2014).
Pretty great - nice chilled atmosphere, not too trendy, nice localish vibe, music not too load, good selection of bottles and they sell bottles too. De Molen, Kernel, MIkkeller, Wierd Beard, etc. Standards option is 25% off the bar price, although they had a specials board with 50% off - although one I got was just past the sell-by date which wasn’t mentioned.
A corner pub with a really nice feeling, friendly and patient service, good selection - at least during the IPA festival - and decent prices. At least as far as London goes. A lot of stuff on keg & cask as well as bottles.
Good local pub. One that works very well with what it does. Not a huge selection and not too many unusual brews on but a good vibe and nice staff. Somewhere to go it you are in the area or on a crawl. Lots of interesting bottles but not enough lines to compete with the more specialist pubs in the area. All said well worth a drop in.
A nice corner pub. Solid beer range but nothing to distinguish it over the heavy hitters of the London beer pubs. The range includes beers from London breweries, which is good to see, in addition to stuff from the USA, Belgium, Netherlands and around the UK. Not inexpensive. Upscale pub grup on offer - stuff like olives, cheese board, toasties, etc. Nice vibe, pretty low key, good music, fine service. Would make for a decent local, but a destination pub it is not.
Can’t say I agree with the previous reviewer. There may be other pubs in London offering similar beers, but London’s a big place! And pubs offering such a varied and interesting range on tap are few and far between. This is a great addition to the locality and they do beers that are not easy to come by in the vicinity. So I’d say far from ’inessential’ (a strange comment to make - surely decent pubs are an essential, no matter where and how many?) if you live in the area. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable barman. Can’t comment on the food, but it’s nice to have a pub that has a decent offering but hasn’t been turned into the usual gastropub at the expense of the beer.