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Bull & Finch, Gipsy Hill, SE19

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126 Gipsy Hill
SE19 1PL

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Rex Rattus left this review about Beer Rebellion

The ales here are still listed on a blackboard behind the bar, giving essential information like brewery, name, ABV and price. I didn't list them all, but there was a good selection, and I was enticed by one of my very favourites - By The Horns Diamond Geezer at £4.10 a pint. That's not really overpriced (by London standards) for a 4.9% ABV beer. Being a micropub there was no sign of food.

It's obviously a shop conversion. There's still a trio of tall tables/tall stools on the left; bar counter on the right; and one or two normal tables and chairs at the back past the counter; and no sign of TVs or one armed-bandits. So, it's a micropub in my book, but purists may disallow it because there was some (just about audible) traditional R & B being played.

This is a very typical minimalist micropub. I like the breed, but it's not the sort of place to take a lady for a night out. But maybe I'm wrong there as I suspect that one or two of the lady members of my CAMRA branch would welcome being taken here. I would certainly visit again.

On 14th February 2018 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about Beer Rebellion

Same name different shop so new pub I would think.Far smarter one room ground floor shop conversion with basement space.About 6 cask beers on and the 2 I tried from Mallinsons and Brew york were in good condition.Nice little bar.

On 11th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Beer Rebellion

Looking at the previous photos, this micropub has clearly relocated next door to the original premises which is now occupied by a Caribbean bar and restaurant. You enter to a typically small room. the bar on the right is painted red, three tall tables and stools opposite. The taps, sixteen I counted, are on a back wall in a white background which looks like an old kitchen dresser. Beers are listed on a board by type and abv/price. Cask on my visit were Otley 05-Hop Angeles, three from ELB, Pearly Queen Porter, Cowcatcher and Foundation Bitter, Alchemy 5 Sisters and Wild Beer Bibble. I had halves of the Otley and Bibble, served in dimpled glasses, they were in good shape. A cider from Cockeyed, Devon Jasper plus kegs from Siren, Sambrooks, Fourpure and Wylam. Pints, halves, thirds and two thirds are served. I certainly didn't see the previously mentioned kitchen but menus were on the tables from the Caribbean restaurant next door so I assume takeaways are permitted. Two pint cartons for takeaway beer are available.
There is more seating in the basement where there are two rooms, one has exposed brick and looked a bit spartan, another with armchairs and a fireplace looked a better bet.
Noticeboards include a Community board and Dulwich Hamlet fixtures.
A lovely little place with a good bunch of real beer lovers in on Sunday afternoon, please note that they close for a brief tart up from 12th till the 15th December, back on the 16th.

On 4th December 2016 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Beer Rebellion

Beer Rebellion is just up from the Colby Arms and is easily missed,i walked past it while going to the Gipsy Hill Tavern,but the friendly bar staff in the Gipsy Hill Tavern told me where it was.

Once inside there is a small oblong shaped room with the bar to the front right,the room is bare boarded,there is not much seating with two tall tables and stools plus some tall stools to the front,there is now an open kitchen to the rear right which may have taken up the other room which was here in an other review.
There was a good choice of real ales from barrels on a stillage behind the bar,i had a drink of Late Knights Crack of Dawn which was a very nice drink,the other beers noted from Late Knights were Penge Porter/ Peckham Rye/ Wormcatcher IPA and Morning Glory,there was also Dark Star Hop Head.
I was quite happy having a drink in this pub.

Pub visited 16/4/2016

On 22nd May 2016 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about Beer Rebellion

I went to this pub when it first opened but found it a bit rough and unready so didn't review it.Only fair.On this visit they had 2 keg beers on and 8 beers on stillage.I had 2 beers from Alchemy which were warm and in poor condition.They had a sign for Le Garden so I went downstairs for Le Fag.Le Garden is a dirty old yard with a bench table and dirty chairs.The noisy kitchen ducting vent made conversation impossible.Friendly bar staff is the only positive I can think off.

On 8th August 2014 - rating: 3
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Pub SignMan left this review about Beer Rebellion

This small pop-up pub opposite Gipsy Hill station was originally set-up for a three month period by the Late Knights Brewery, but according to their Twitter feed, it still appears to be open now, so I thought I’d add it to the site, having visited a month or so back.
At first glance, the pub has a simple two room set up, with the bar and stilage dominating the front room, whilst seating can be found in the compact rear area. The bar area sees a servery lacking any hand pumps along the left hand wall, with all the ales racked up on stilage on the opposite side of the room. There are exposed red floorboards and a bare brick bar back (try saying that after a few pints), as well as an impressively sculpted light shade hanging from above. The back room has the same flooring and walls covered with a variety of wallpapers and some white tiles. Pews line two sides of the room with standard chairs and a button backed sofa in one corner. The tables all have a highly unfashionable floral pattern on their surface which makes you wonder which skip they dragged them out of. Overall though, it’s quite a nice place to enjoy a beer or two, and the close proximity of the tables means you inevitably end up chatting to other punters. Some steep stairs lead down to a dark lounge which was a bit of an unexpected surprise, offering some vast armchairs and a few books on shelves. It also gives access to a small paved garden, which doesn’t look like it gets a lot of sun, although there are a couple of cafe style tables on the front pavement for that purpose. Decent music played throughout my stay at a sensible volume.
The cask ale selection on my visit comprised Late Knights Old Red Eyes, Signature Brew Clear Heart, Head in a Hat Gin and Trilby, Brighton Bier Maple Porter, Adnams Ghost Ship and Purity Ubu. I tried the Old Red Eyes which I found to be a little flat and uninspiring unfortunately, although other customers were raving about the Maple Porter, so maybe I just got a bit unlucky with my choice. Some shelves behind the bar, decorated with a bottle top collection, were displaying a decent selection of bottled beer.
I’m pleased that an up-and-coming local brewery like Late Knights has taken the initiative in promoting their beer by opening an inventive venture like this and I certainly enjoyed my time here, despite the disappointing pint. I’d certainly consider returning and would suggest anyone doing a crawl around Crystal Palace might want to add a stroll down the hill to finish up here. I hope it continues trading.

On 6th September 2013 - rating: 7
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