Brockley Jack, SE4 2DH
- 020 8291 1206 (theatre)
- 410 Brockley Road, SE4 2DH
A long-standing pub near Crofton Park Station, rebuilt in the late-19th century, and refurbished in mid-2008.
The space inside is a very pleasant carpeted area with a number of large solid tables both in the front room where the bar is located, as well as around the back. There are a couple of sofas too. There's some seating by the front windows on a raised area, and a large partially-covered beer garden/conservatory out the back, though it should be noted there were signs indicating no smoking in this area. Presumably the refurbishment was intended to make the place more family-friendly, and it comes across somewhat as a hotel bar.
Ewan, Kake, and Jo visited on a Monday evening in October 2008. One of the bar's three handpumps was out of action; the other two had the standard Greene King options, their IPA and Abbot Ale. There were also basic lager options, and a wine list. Strongbow was £2.80/pint, and a large cup of (Fairtrade) tea was £1.70.
Food is served (until 9:30pm on Mondays, not sure of other times) and is fairly decent. Ewan had a cheese and pickle baguette (around £4), though they also have plenty of hot food options as well. The pickle was served on the side, and the sandwich was fine and brought out promptly.
Food "events" advertised on a flyer included pie nights on Wednesdays, curry nights on Thursdays (with a quiz from 8:30pm), fish and chips nights on Fridays, tapas (7pm-11pm) and live entertainment on Saturdays, and roast lunches on Sundays (plus another quiz, again from 8:30pm).
The pub notably hosts a theatre space (with seating for around 50), which is also used for other functions such as a semi-regular film club.
Accessibility: Didn't notice whether there was a step to get in. The ladies' is up a couple of flights of stairs and round several corners and really quite an adventure to get to.