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The Kentish Drovers (JD Wetherspoon), Peckham, SE15

71-79 Peckham High Street
SE15
SE15 5RS
Phone: 02072774283
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J D Wetherspoon

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Rex Rattus left this review about The Kentish Drovers (JD Wetherspoon)

In many ways this is a typical 'spoons, but it's the first where the (apparently newly employed) barmaid refused a swop for an item in the traditional breakfast. Because she didn't know how to do it was clearly easier to refuse. But after protests she consulted a superior who showed her how to do it. Perhaps she thought that I was a deliberately difficult mystery shopper when I also produced the first CAMRA voucher that she had seen! The ale choice was fairly poor as well, especially considering that their beer festival was on, with mainly the usual suspects available and only two guest ales - some Zululand stuff, and Hopstuff Fusilier.

On 21st October 2017 - rating: 4
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Malden man left this review about The Kentish Drovers (JD Wetherspoon)

If there is anything in here to signify that this is a bank conversion then I missed it, obviously a bland high street branch rather than the grander establishments you find more up in town. A decent mosaic floor on entering showed promise despite the high tables but from then on it was as drab and uninteresting as any of their former carpet showrooms etc. The bar is to one side, a brighter area to the rear thanks to some large glazed areas with outdoor seating beyond. Inside, the usual crammed in tables plus booth style seating opposite the bar. There was football on TV on Sunday unusually with the sound on.
Eight handpumps in two banks, I went for the Redemption APA, a decent pint at £2.55 less my CAMRA voucher.

On 21st February 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Kentish Drovers (JD Wetherspoon)

Wetherspoons have some fantastic bank conversions across their estate, but the Kentish Drovers is sadly not one of them. The entrance is fairly promising, seeing you pass through an area with a fine mosaic tile floor where a number of high tables and stools can be found as well as a drinking ledge to the left. The servery appears a little further into the room, also down the left hand side with a faux marble topped counter and dark wood bar back lit by some ridiculously bright lamps. Opposite is a carpeted space with standard tables and chairs and some long U-shaped banquette booths along the right hand wall under a series of large modern art works. A couple of large structural pillars break the space up a bit and act as supports for a few more drinking ledges. A TV on the far wall was showing muted FA Cup coverage and beyond this there was a smaller, quieter space, perhaps former bank offices, where loads more seating can be found as well as a few paintings and the usual 'Spoons local history boards. A trip downstairs to use the toilets was instantly regretted as they were a filthy hellhole.
I counted three guest ales, including two from the local Sambrooks Brewery, one Spoons regular, two ciders and four unused pumps. I tried the Sambrooks Pumphouse Pale which was well kept, and then spent some time propping up the end of the bar watching the brusque staff and entertaining, well lubricated regulars. The staff deserve special mention for being perhaps the grumpiest most unwelcoming bunch I have encountered in any pub for a good many years.
I've always felt that South London has been dealt a fairly rotten hand with its Wetherspoons pubs, with many being grim, dated and unwelcoming. A bank conversion in up and coming Peckham sounded like it might be one to buck the trend, but it wasn't to be and I would rather spend more visiting the area's 'trendier' venues than have to come back here. At least the beer was well kept.

On 13th February 2016 - rating: 5
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21st Oct 2017, 11:41
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
21st Feb 2017, 18:34
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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