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The Brookmill

65 Cranbrook Road
SE8
SE8 4EJ
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Brookmill

I share the previous poster's view of what is, and what is not, pub grub but when I was in here last week I didn't bother to look at a menu, but I can report that the sausage rolls (on a block of wood on the bar counter) are in fact "only" £4.50 - it's the scotch eggs that are £5! The real ale position is much more positive with five on - UnBarred Series Grapefruit IPA; the Twickenham pair of Naked Ladies and Sundance; something called Single Hop Knot; and Gipsy Hill Brewery Southpaw. This is the sort of place where I would not expect to pay less than £4 for a pint, but the Southpaw was "only" £3.90. The barman helpfully advised us that it was brewed unfined, and thus was supposed to be cloudy. It tasted pretty good as well.

This pub is run by the same people that have the Great North Wood in West Norwood, and like that pub it has been madeover to death. I don't think that there are any original features remaining, although I may be wrong about the green painted wainscotting. Even the bar counter's brand new. The main bar area is the at the sharp end of the wedge; there's another smallish room on the left, and a corridor on the right leads to a single table in a sort of alcove, and another corridor leads out to a surprisingly large garden. There a was water container on the bar counter - no cucumber in this one, just sliced lemon. The seating's simple tables and chairs.

This is a spotlessly clean and totally sanitised pub. It's not the sort of traditional pub that I prefer, but I'm glad that it's still here for those who appreciate shiny and gleaming new pubs. The beer was good though.

On 30th September 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2203 recommendations about 2137 pubs]


Philip Carter left this review about The Brookmill

Not sure if I am allowed to post this, as I haven't been there, but a newspaper review caught my eye. The reviewer visited this pub and stated that "The pub aims to celebrate classic pub grub". then went on to describe what it is. Ham Hock and Gruyere pie, Onion Purée and Roasting Juices and Roast Cornish Cod with Nduja Risotto, Salted Almonds, Aioli and Pecorino. I don't know what classic pub the reviewer is used to, but I thought classic pub grub is, fish & chips, shepherds pie, bangers & mash or even cheddar cheese ploughmans. They also sell sausage rolls for £5. I will have to visit to see what the drinks are like and get back to you all. Please feel free to delete this review if it does not meet with Pubsgalore rules.

On 20th September 2016 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 731 recommendations about 705 pubs]

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30th Sep 2016, 18:01
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
26th Sep 2016, 19:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 September 2016 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: September 20th 2016
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