Miss P's, CR0 6SG
- 107 Addiscombe Road, CR0 6SG
- Mon-Thu: 5pm-11pm; Fri: 5pm-midnight; Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-10pm
It was previously known as the Cricketers, a more traditional sort of pub, but this closed down in June 2017. In September 2017 it reopened in the hands of Miss P's, a company specialising in barbecue-smoked meats which had previously traded mainly as caterers and pop-up street food providers.
It still feels like a pub, with a low ceiling and a prominent central bar, and it's fine to come in just for a drink. Lighting is generally dim, with targeted spotlighting above the tables so you can see what you're eating.
Wooden planks cover most of the walls, with a small amount of exposed brickwork left for interest. Bar and floor are also wood, as are the two large square window seats and tables in the bay windows at the front. Other seating is provided by long backless benches at long communal tables. Much of the wood used here is recycled, sourced through the South London Wood Recycling Project
Kake, bob, and John visited on a Wednesday evening in October 2017. We were the only customers when we arrived around 5:15pm, but it started to fill up from 6pm or so. Music was playing, not too loud.
There was no real ale (the bar has no handpumps), just keg taps for Meantime beers (Yakima Red at £5/pint, London Lager, London Helles, and London Pale Ale), Guinness Extra Cold, and Hazy Hog cider. A pint of lime and soda was £1.
As of October 2017, food is served Wednesday to Sunday, and focuses on meat with a couple of fish and vegetarian options photo of menu.
Kake's Cajun catfish sandwich (£6) photo was pretty tasty; the fish was seared on the outside without being at all overcooked in the middle, and the Cajun mayo and slaw included in the sandwich worked well with the fish. The bun was soft yet still sufficiently structurally stable. On the side were pickles and more slaw; the pickles were fine, but using the same slaw that was in the sandwich felt a little too samey.
Cajun fries (£3) photo weren't spicy-hot at all, but had a good flavour and were nicely crisp.
Kake's verdict: I'd come back, though this is partly because it's fairly local to me.
Accessibility: A step to get in, and more steps to the toilets. Seating is mainly long backless benches at long tables.