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Gidea Park Micropub, Gidea Park, Romford

Pub added by Aqualung .
236 Main Road

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Aqualung . left this review about Gidea Park Micropub

This is the Borough of Havering's and East London's second micropub having opened just before Xmas 2017.
Unusually for a micropub this one claims to be open from 12:00-23:00 daily. It was shut when I arrived at around 12:30 on a Tuesday afternoon despite the lights being on and it was several minutes until the owner decided to open up.
Inside it's a fairly typical size and a "proper" micropub. Most of the seating is high tables and chairs but there is a low table to the right of the entrance and a few small sofas to the left. There is no serving area with the owner bringing drinks from the cold room at the rear. A blackboard displays what's on offer which was beer, ciders and wines although What Pub says they also do gins.
Four beers were available Bushy Manx Bitter, Saltaire Blonde, Salopian Pathfinder and ELB Nightwatchman. I went for the Salopian Pathfinder (£3.90) which was in excellent nick and also tried a Dengie Dry Cider (£3.90).
My concern about this place is that all the beers (the Bushy cooking bitter was £3.70) are more expensive than the pint I had shortly before in a brewery owned pub. I thought that one of the points about micropubs was that with limited overheads they should be cheaper than the surrounding pubs. It's certainly not the case here. Nevertheless, it's still worth a look.

On 23rd February 2018 - rating: 7
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