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Canopy Tap Room, Herne Hill, SE24

Pub added by john gray
Arch 1127, Bath Factory Estate, 41 Norwood Road
SE24 9AJ

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Real Ale Ray left this review about Canopy Tap Room

The immediate pungent smell from the drains on entering the brewery was quite off putting, and I couldn't understand why some of the customers were sitting inside. Nine beers on keg and one on handpump on our visit, I went for the Canopy Sunway Pale Ale, which was good and priced at £4 a pint. Had to sit outside though.

On 27th March 2018 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about Canopy Tap Room

Another railway arch brewery set at the end of a row of various other archway businesses, all a little bizarre some of the seating consists of cushions on wooden pallets. It's a keg only selection and I tried the Tall Trees IPA which was good at £2.00 a half. Shabby, industrial, rough and ready but I quite liked it.

On 9th April 2017 - rating: 7
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john gray left this review about Canopy Taproom

Shabby little bar area to the left of the chaotic brewery. Outside drinking area so avoid in bad weather. Seating and tables are stuff that Antic rejected as unfit for purpose. Drinking area is next to a car repair shop and backs onto a filthy wall The big bins are handy to rest your drink on.Three keg beers and one cask beer.The two beers I tried were superb.If you fancy drinking with the hipsters amongst the dumpsters this is for you.
visited May 2016

On 7th August 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about Canopy Taproom

One of two microbreweries in Herne Hill, opposite the excellent Brockwell Park, this is a typical example of a new London brewery maximising the potential of a railway arch to create their own slice of the craft beer market. Much like similar operations in Bermondsey, this bar makes use of a single arch, with a bare concrete floor and corrugated iron cladding. Canteen style tables fill the front part of the arch, offering the majority of seating options, but some pallets have been stacked in the front left corner with padding on top, making a sofa style seat. A small serving hatch to the left has a board behind it detailing the various beer and cider options available. To the rear is the inevitable brew plant, which is obviously cordoned off and imparts the smell of malt and hops through the room. Additional tables and seating options have been provided outside, mostly in the shape of more pallets with padded tops. We sat out here on a hot day and found it quite a comfy spot as far as this type of bar goes. A TV in the bar was showing muted coverage of an athletics meet whilst soul music played throughout. Toilet options were marginally better than in most of these brewery bars, with a single stall available for each gender.
On the bar, there were eight different beers and a strawberry cider, all seemingly on keg dispense. Some of the beers appeared to be pouring a little hazy, but the IPA that I tried was clear and packed with flavour. I've tried a few of this brewery's beers in the last year or so and generally find them to be very flavoursome. The keg taps poured very slowly, so a large, slow-moving queue had formed at the bar. To be fair, customer numbers were boosted by the Lambeth Country Fair which was taking place over the road, so the queue may have been a one-off.
I quite liked this place which felt like a more considered set-up than most of those on the Bermondsey Beer Mile. The creative use of space to maximise seating options worked well and the beer was very enjoyable. This type of place can never really provide the full pub experience, but on a hot summer's day, it was a great place to stop off and try some interesting local beer.

On 25th July 2016 - rating: 7
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