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The Birds Nest, Deptford, SE8

32 Deptford Church Street
Phone: 02086921928
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Birds Nest

Usually when one visits an unreviewed pub it's because it doesn't sell real ale or is for some reason a sub 5-star pub, but this one bucked the trend. There were three ales on - Deuchars IPA, Adnams Ghost Ship, and Truman's Firestarter (£1.85 a half). I didn't see any sign of food when we visited on Wednesday afternoon.

This was originally a Victorian pub called the Oxford Arms, but the landlord told us that there had been a pub on this site for hundreds of years. A green-banded window in the now disused corner door proclaims it to be an ex-Charrinton's pub. It's now a dark and Gothic music pub. Decor includes skulls and crossbones, a large scythe on the wall thankfully minus the grim reaper, and wooden Gothic designs on the bar counter front. The front area of the pub is what you might regard as the bar area, with basic and grubby tables and chairs, and with a dark and gloomy room at the back being the music area. It's incredibly tatty with paintwork missing all over the place, masses of wires everywhere, and oddly photocopies of photos hanging by pegs from a wire strung across the front of the window.

Everything here is incredibly and charmingly tasteless. Everything is tatty with the notable exception of the very friendly and welcoming barmaid. One of my companions considered it to be a nest of anarchists rather than a nest of birds, but that's perhaps going a bit far. Very strangely I quite liked it in here. Perhaps drinking my beer of the day, the Firestarter, in here boosted my appreciation somewhat, and clearly the presence of the very friendly barmaid was also a massive plus.

On 29th September 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Deptford, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
New Cross ELL, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Greenwich, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
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30th Sep 2016, 07:13
Picture submitted by Rex Rattus approved
30th Sep 2016, 07:13
Picture submitted by Rex Rattus approved

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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
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