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[[Category Micropubs|Micropub]] in [[Locale Anerley|Anerley]], not far from Crystal Palace Park.
[[Category Micropubs|Micropub]] in [[Locale Anerley|Anerley]], run by the Gipsy Hill brewery, not far from Crystal Palace Park.
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This is the one and only pub run by the Gipsy Hill Brewing Company. It originally opened early in 2016 as a temporary pop-up bar, closing after maybe a couple of months, and then reopened permanently in late 2016. Presumably the place is named after the fir trees opposite.
This is the one and only pub run by the Gipsy Hill Brewing Company. It originally opened early in 2016 as a temporary pop-up bar, closing after maybe a couple of months. It reopened permanently in late 2016. Presumably the place is named after the fir trees opposite.
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It's a small place (a former one-unit shop), and the furnishing and décor are fairly minimal. When it had been a pop-up place, there were trestle tables, but the current tables are a bit more sturdy, including one central, largish solid wood table with matching benches. There are two comfortable armchairs. Apart from the tables, little has changed. The smoking area is at trestle tables outside on the pavement, on the busy Anerley Road.
In late January 2017, beers on offer were those from Gipsy Hill's range (Anorak, Southpaw, Dissident, Hepcat, Beatnik; mostly £4.60). Also they had Dark Star's Festival (£4.00, on handpump, in good condition), plus a few other beers, wines and spirits. There is no sign of food apart from bar snacks.
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When [[Rowley Birkin QC]] visited on a Saturday afternoon in late January 2017 there was just one member of staff on duty, and there were few other customers initially, but it came alive later, and on the following Sunday evening it was packed. Piped music was playing: decent pop at a moderate level. Heating was from a couple of cheap space heaters, but it was acceptably warm inside.
The furnishing and décor is fairly minimal. When it had been a pop-up place, there were trestle tables. The current tables are a bit more sturdy, including one central, largish solid wood table with matching benches. There are two comfortable armchairs. Apart from the tables, little has changed.
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It was fairly busy on a Wednesday and a Monday evening in February 2019, and there were about 10 customers late on a Tuesday evening in April 2019.
Piped music is decent pop at a moderate level. There is good WiFi (password on a board behind the bar), and many electrical sockets. Newspapers (Times, Guardian) are supplied. The smoking area is presumably outside on the pavement, on the busy Anerley Hill.
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In January 2017 the beers on offer were mainly from Gipsy Hill's range (Anorak, Southpaw, Dissident, Hepcat, Beatnik; mostly &pound;4.60/pint), but they also had Dark Star Festival (&pound;4/pint, on handpump, in good condition), plus a few other beers, wines and spirits. In April 2019 there were just two Gipsy Hill beers but plenty of others <small>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/171162378@N08/49894236413/ photo]</small>. They also had a chiller cabinet containing cans for sale from Gipsy Hill and others.
On a visit on a Saturday afternoon in late January 2017, and there was just one member of staff there. (It's a small place: a former one-unit shop.) There were few other customers initially, but it came alive later, and on the following Sunday evening it was packed. Heating was from a couple of cheap space heaters, but it was acceptably warm inside.
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They don't serve food (apart from bar snacks), but as of July 2019 food services would appear <small>(see [https://www.flickr.com/photos/171162378@N08/49895058502/ photo of A-board])</small>: a pizza van on Wednesday evenings (5.30-8.30), "On The Hoof Kitchen" every other Friday (6pm to late), "Bonbon Parade" Saturdays (all day), and "Eli & Pie" pies on Sunday (all day).
Accessibility: It's not wheelchair-accessible (a small step into the pub, but the toilet is a single, small WC with a step which could be tricky for someone with a slight disability).
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There is good WiFi (password on a board behind the bar), and many electrical sockets. Note that cash is not accepted, only cards.
Transport: The nearest stations are Crystal Palace and Anerley. It's on several bus routes: 157, 249, 358, 432.
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Accessibility: It's not wheelchair-accessible (a small step into the pub, but the toilet is a single, small WC with a step which could be tricky for someone with even a slight disability).

Transport: The nearest stations are [[Crystal Palace Station|Crystal Palace]] and [[Anerley Station|Anerley]]. It's on several bus routes: 157, 249, 358, 432.

See also:
* [https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/84716/ Pubs Galore comments]
* [https://www.whatpub.com/pubs/BRO/15129 WhatPub entry]

<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Rowley Birkin QC]], April 2019. Opening hours taken from the Gipsy Hill Brewing Company website, June 2019.</div>
<div class="last_verified">Last visited by [[Rowley Birkin QC]], December 2014. Opening hours taken from the door, January 2017.</div>
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summary='Micropub in Anerley, run by the Gipsy Hill brewery, not far from Crystal Palace Park.'
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summary='Micropub in Anerley, run by the Gipsy Hill brewery, not far from Crystal Palace Park'
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Micropub in Anerley, run by the Gipsy Hill brewery, not far from Crystal Palace Park.

This is the one and only pub run by the Gipsy Hill Brewing Company. It originally opened early in 2016 as a temporary pop-up bar, closing after maybe a couple of months. It reopened permanently in late 2016. Presumably the place is named after the fir trees opposite.

In late January 2017, beers on offer were those from Gipsy Hill's range (Anorak, Southpaw, Dissident, Hepcat, Beatnik; mostly £4.60). Also they had Dark Star's Festival (£4.00, on handpump, in good condition), plus a few other beers, wines and spirits. There is no sign of food apart from bar snacks.

The furnishing and décor is fairly minimal. When it had been a pop-up place, there were trestle tables. The current tables are a bit more sturdy, including one central, largish solid wood table with matching benches. There are two comfortable armchairs. Apart from the tables, little has changed.

Piped music is decent pop at a moderate level. There is good WiFi (password on a board behind the bar), and many electrical sockets. Newspapers (Times, Guardian) are supplied. The smoking area is presumably outside on the pavement, on the busy Anerley Hill.

On a visit on a Saturday afternoon in late January 2017, and there was just one member of staff there. (It's a small place: a former one-unit shop.) There were few other customers initially, but it came alive later, and on the following Sunday evening it was packed. Heating was from a couple of cheap space heaters, but it was acceptably warm inside.

Accessibility: It's not wheelchair-accessible (a small step into the pub, but the toilet is a single, small WC with a step which could be tricky for someone with a slight disability).

Transport: The nearest stations are Crystal Palace and Anerley. It's on several bus routes: 157, 249, 358, 432.

Last visited by Rowley Birkin QC, December 2014. Opening hours taken from the door, January 2017.

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