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Micropub in Sidcup, in the Good Beer Guide.

It's a fairly standard shop-conversion micropub, with a low ceiling, dried hops above the bar, old pump badges displayed on the wall above the door, high dark-varnished chairs and tables to the sides of the room, and a large barrel in the centre to rest one's pint. Walls are painted dark grey and hung with black-and-white vintage photos of horse-drawn cabs.

Behind the small bar at the back is a window onto the "cellar" from which ales are dispensed on gravity. The light fittings above the bar are unusual — shaped like two top hats and a bowler hat, with ravens perched on top.

On a Tuesday afternoon in October 2018, Kake was the first customer of the day on arriving just after their opening time of 3pm, though one other did turn up while I was there. No music was playing. When bob visited on a Thursday evening in June 2019 the pub was full inside at 7:30pm but the tables out the front were free.

In October 2018 there were seven real ales (one on keykeg), including Revolutions Grip (£1.80/half), and one keykeg craft lager from Westerham. The six non-keykeg ales were all priced at either £3.60 or £3.80. On our June 2019 visit it was Strong Beer Thursday; bob had a Bad Seed Rustic Charm (£4) which was fine.

They don't do any proper bar snacks, just bags of peanuts and crisps.

Kake's verdict: I'm unlikely to return due to the lack of accessible seating.

Child-friendliness: According to the Hackney Carriage website as of November 2018, children are welcome until 7pm.

Accessibility: A step to get in. No further steps to the toilets. All the interior seating is on high stools or high benches at high tables. They do sometimes put normal-height tables out the front, but this is dependent on weather.

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Last visited by bob, June 2019. Opening hours taken from the Hackney Carriage website, November 2018.
OS X co-ord: 546180 OS Y co-ord: 172847 (Latitude: 51.435767 Longitude: 0.1016513)
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