Alma, DA14 4EA
- 020 8300 3208
- 10 Alma Road, DA14 4EA
- Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-midnight; Sun: noon-11pm
The interior was clearly once divided into two parts, but today there's free passage between the two sides. Decor is traditional but uncluttered, with a patterned carpet on the floor, wood-panelled walls, a pale wood bar with a line of stools and a brass rail for resting one's feet, and comfortable beige pleather banquettes around the edges of the room. Daylight trickles in through dimpled-glass windows flanked by tastefully-embroidered curtains with matching holdbacks.
Kake visited on a Tuesday afternoon in October 2018. There were a handful of other customers in when I arrived a little after 1pm, all apparently regulars. Music was playing quietly.
The two handpumps on the bar were clipped for Sharp's Doom Bar and Adnams Ghost Ship. A pot of tea was £1.50, beautifully served on a little tray with an elegant little milk jug and a blue-and-white china cup and saucer.
Lunches are served weekdays, according to the 2009 Good Beer Guide. There was a menu on the bar on our October 2018 visit, but we didn't get around to having a look at it.
According to signs seen in October 2018, they don't take debit or credit cards, and dogs are not permitted.
Accessibility: A small step to get in, no more than an inch or so. A step to the toilets.