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The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Sidcup

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308 Westwood Lane
Sidcup
DA15 9PT
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paulof horsham left this review about The Broken Drum

The Broken Drum closely follows the original micropub formula: a one-room shop conversion, with simple tables and chairs down each side. The 3 ales are kept in the cold room behind the bar; 2 from Pig & Porter on our visit, and in great condition. The welcome was friendly, the landlord affable and chatty.

Overall, there's not much here, but what there is, is done well, and it's a fine place to linger for a while.

On 4th March 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 273 recommendations about 264 pubs]


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Rex Rattus left this review about The Broken Drum

This micropub is typical of the breed, which is a very good thing indeed. In fact I reckon that it's better than most because it had just about enough space to have normal tables and chairs on both sides of the room, whereas most have to resort to having tall tables and/or benches with tall stools to fully utilise the available space. I didn't see the fishtank; maybe it's gone. On one wall they had black and white photographs, and on the other humorous prints of wizards and the like (I think that's what they were).

They still have three real ales on, gravity dispensed from a room at the back. The three on when I visited were Westerham British Bulldog, Gadd's Cloud Surfer, and Ripple Steam IPA. All were £3 a pint which really good going. I also saw some pork pie slices in a bowl on what passes for a bar counter - I guess that was the menu. Brilliant! - no complaints from me.

This is a top micropub. Definitely worth going out of your way to visit - as long as you appreciate the micropub concept.

On 19th September 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2543 recommendations about 2461 pubs]


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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Broken Drum

Three gravity served ales to choose from on our visit, which were Kent Brewery Pale, Kent Brewery Old Cocky and Wettons Brewery Xmas Old. We decided on the Kent Brewery Pale, which was outstanding and kept us here for a couple of pints. The owner was friendly and chatty and along with another couple of customers joining in the conversation, we could have stayed a lot longer.
We got the 51 bus from Sidcup, which was only a 15min journey and then jumped back on a 51 the other side of the bridge, continuing our journey to Welling, which took less than 10 mins.

On 16th January 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2896 recommendations about 2896 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Welling, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Falconwood, 1.32 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Sidcup, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Broken Drum, Sidcup
27th Mar 2019, 22:12
Pub map correction submitted by Malden man rejected with reason - Rejected by admin
 
4th Mar 2019, 22:11
Review submitted by paulof horsham

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 July 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 January 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 July 2015 by Aqualung .
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