Penny Farthing, DA1 4JJ
- 07772 866645
- 3 Waterside, DA1 4JJ
- Mon: closed; Tue-Thu: noon-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sat: noon-10:30pm; Sun: noon-3pm
Micropub in Crayford, in the Good Beer Guide.
It's fairly characteristic of the genre — a single room in a converted shop, with a hard-wearing carpet, plain walls covered with old pump badges photo, and a small service counter in the corner. Fresh hops hang along the ceiling, and a couple of old barrels stand by the window for people to rest drinks on. There are a couple of tables outside on the pavement too.
Kake and bob visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September 2016. There were four other customers in when we arrived around 5:15pm. No music was playing. A sign warned that mobile phones should be put on silent photo.
There were three real ales on: Romney Marsh Best Bitter (£3.20/pint), Butcombe Hop Eye (£3.20/pint), and Old Dairy Cattle Shed (£3.40/pint). They also had several real ciders from Dudda's Tun, all at £3.50/pint. The beers and ciders we tried were all good.
Service was friendly and helpful, and we had a good conversation with one of the owners about the pubs of Crayford. The other customers were also friendly, and we had an interesting chat with one of them.
Food is limited to bar snacks such as pork pies, pork scratchings, pickled eggs, and so on. We tried a pork pie (£3) photo, which came nicely presented with a garnish of tortilla chips and a little dish of condiments including Branston pickle, mustard, piccalilli, and a cherry tomato.
Accessibility: A small step to get in. All the interior seating is on high stools or high benches. There's a step to the toilet.