Deptford Arms, SE8 4RT
- 52 Deptford High Street
The Deptford Arms was a pub on Deptford High Street. It closed in May 2010. It appears that it is unlikely to be reopening as a pub — see Deptford Dame post, Crosswhatfields post 1, Crosswhatfields post 2.
The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.
House red wine is £2.70 for a large glass. Ciders on offer are Scrumpy (£3/pint) and Strongbow (£2.80) on draught, Vintage (75cl, £6.50) and Fruit (75cl, £6). There is occasionally Pride in bottles, but not always. They also offer shots for £2.50: Sambuca, B-52, Tequila Slammer, Rum & Lime and something called Squashed Frog.
Monday night is pub quiz for £1. There are four rounds including an audiovisual round (though this wasn't working when we went on 11th Feb). The prize is £10 and a bottle of wine, or gamble for the jackpot. It seems to attract a healthy mix of locals and students.
They advertise live music on Friday (hiphop/indie/punk), Saturday (rock/indie) and Sunday is something called Kelvstock (jazz/blues/funk/roots).
Weekday events are listed as:
- Tuesday: films & spoken word / poetry night;
- Wednesday: open mic with Griff, also stew night (costs £2.50);
- Thursday: Catapult Club.
They also offer an 'art space' and artists who want to exhibit should ask for more details behind the bar. A quiz machine and Mario Kart are available for gaming - I'm not sure if the Mario Kart is free or not.
Bec visited again on a Saturday in February 2007, where the vibe was definitely more towards the local and market traders from Deptford High Street market, and I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by the Career Boozers, but after nervous conversation I sat myself on a comfy sofa, listend to Dolly Parton from the old-timey jukebox and sipped my wine. There is a pool table in the back, and a few pictures - I'm not sure if this is the 'art space' available.
I am hoping to go to each weekday event and update on what it was like.