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General Napier, Brockley, SE23

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73 Bovil Road
SE23 1EX
Phone: 02086996970
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Rex Rattus left this review about General Napier

Courage Best (£1.50 a half) was the only real ale on here, and I didn’t see any sign of food when I was in here on a Saturday afternoon. This is a cornersite backstreet locals’ pub as far as I could see, that had a fair number of obvious locals clustered around the bar which is sited along the back wall. Unfortunately they’ve missed the opportunity to enhance the attractiveness of the pub, by having a plain and rather ugly pub sign that just says “The Nap”.

Inside it’s carpeted throughout, with banquettes, metal framed tables and small stools providing the main furnishings, but of course with the obligatory tall stools at the bar. Rather unusually, there’s a bit of matchboard half-height wooden screening in the middle of the room that serves to screen off some of the seating from the main bar area. I suppose it serves to offer a bit of privacy for anyone not wishing to be part of the hubbub around the bar. There were a couple of TVs on – one showing the golf and the other the racing, and the latter with the sound on. There’s also a dartboard near the corner door, a small garden at the back and a few benches outside at the front, plus I saw wi-fi advertised.

This is a basic pub serving the local community. It seemed a friendly enough place, and although Courage Best is far from my favourite beer, it does give a real ale option.

On 29th July 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Honor Oak Park, 0.38 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Forest Hill, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Crofton Park, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for General Napier, SE23
18th Oct 2015, 05:39
Review submitted by Kirsten Welsh deleted by an administrator
17th Oct 2015, 00:15
Review submitted by Kirsten Welsh

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 July 2014 by Rex Rattus
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