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Job Centre, Deptford, SE8

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120-122 Deptford High Street
SE8
SE8 4NS
Phone: 02086926859
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Pub SignMan left this review about Job Centre

Just over the road from Deptford station, this is a fairly large, single room Antic pub situated, as the name suggests, in the town’s old job centre office. The room has a bare concrete floor with dark purple painted walls around much of the perimeter, plus a very cool wooden wall set out in an impressive geometric pattern along the right-hand wall. Below this, a very long banquette serves a number of old school-style tables with an eccentric mismatch of chairs in support, whilst a row of smaller square tables runs through the centre of the room, again supported by all manner of chairs. High tables and stools fill the front left part of the room and a few more spring up here and there in the rear area, beyond the servery. The bar runs along the left-hand wall with a white wood panel counter front, very basic bar back and a few nice potted plants suspended from above. A small pump clip collection on one of the purple walls, frames a ‘Welcome Back’ message that hints at the fact that the pub failed to reopen in the summer of 2020 between lockdowns. Judging by the almost total lack of other customers, it seems like a lot of the regulars are unaware that it has reopened now. The usual Antic tat is surprisingly conspicuous by its absence and only a lone ‘The Jobs Board’ sign hints at the buildings former use. What few customers were in on my Thursday evening visit, had headed out to a rear beer garden, which I failed to explore myself, whilst one other punter had opted for a seat out on the busy pavement to the front of the pub. This exodus outside may have been due to the nice weather or perhaps the pandemic, although it might just as likely have been because they were playing dreadful pop music at a loud volume inside the pub, or at least it felt very load with no-one else sat inside to drown it out.
Upon arriving I was given a printed menu which listed two cask ales – Volden Session (£3.30 a pint) and Volden Pale (£4.50 a pint). Having been stung for a very expensive beer in the previous pub I visited, I asked for a pint of the Session, which the friendly but rather dim barman went off to fetch, only to return with the news that this beer was off. This process was then repeated when I ordered a pint of Pale instead, so I eventually settled on a pint of Villages Rafiki on keg, for which I was charged an upsetting £6.00 – considerably more than the same beer was available for in the Villages Brewery tap just a short walk from here.
This seemed like a decent enough pub that was struggling a bit in the wake of the pandemic. I certainly can’t say I saw the place in a good light, with an empty room hardly representative of the pub’s best side, and the lack of ale (presumably a result of the sluggish post-lockdown trade) didn’t help either. Having said all that, the place seems to have the right ingredients to be a good pub and I would be interested to give it another try once the customers are back and the beer is flowing again.

On 21st July 2021 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about Job Centre

Bit too scruffy and basic for my liking.Busy enough.Loud music and acoustics.Friendly barman.3 cask beers from Saltaire ,Arbor and Volden but I went for the reasonably priced keg beer Villages -Rodeo (local brewer).Good beer.

On 30th September 2017 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Job Centre

Minimalist Antic London conversion of the eponymous former employment exchange, with very limited furniture and almost no attempt at decor. Features a two-part counter to one side of the large rectangular bar, but the further half of this is not currently in use. A few wooden picnic benches seem to have been thrown together in the back yard. Four of six handpumps operational, with Deuchars IPA, Adnams Lighthouse, Brockley Porter (£3.60, in good form) and Old Rosie cider available. Jerry Lee Lewis and then Elvis LPs on the turntable, and free mince pies offered on Christmas Eve.

On 25th December 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Deptford, 0.27 miles, 5 min walk (show)
New Cross ELL, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
New Cross, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Job Centre, SE8
21st Jul 2021, 21:46
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
25th Jun 2021, 14:58
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved

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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 June 2021 by ROB Camra
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