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Hopper's Hut, Sidcup

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1 Invicta Parade, High Street
Sidcup
DA14 6ER
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Hopper's Hut

The Hopper's Hut was the first of 5 micropubs we visited in the Sidcup and Blackfen area yesterday.

We arrived in the rain to find a rope across the doorway. This prevents people getting in before they have each (all members of the party) provided contact details for track and trace and have sanitised their hands. Another interesting concept which I've not witnessed elsewhere were the toilets being cleaned after every single visit.

Seating is in typical micropub style, with bench tables and seating around the walls.

There is a good selection of real ales, craft beers and real ciders. Real ales were New Bristol Wonderland, Iron Pier Bitter & The Crafty Brewing Company Crafty One.

The 15 ciders were listed on a blackboard. But unfortunately, only the flavour of the cider was mentioned. I ended up asking lots of questions about each and from what I can gather, the selection was Thirsty Farmer Dry, Medium, Sweet, Mango Cider & Lemon & Lime Cider, Dudda's Tun Bone Dry, Spiced Cider & Salted Caramel Cider, Abrahall's Toffy Dora, Snail's Bank Rhubarb Cider, Raspberry Ripple, Very Perry, Elderflower Gin & Tonic Cider & Apple & Ginger Cider & Hallet's Rum Cask. Somehow, I managed to choose the two from the list that I had not previously had.

Despite a few initial reservations, I quite liked this place and I'm sure I'll be back.

On 25th September 2020 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Hopper's Hut

This is a typical shop-converted micropub at one end of Sidcup High Street. The pub has the usual simple layout in a single rectangular room with bare floorboards, green painted walls and some hard, mid-height benches with padded back rests which run down both side walls and are supplemented by some high metal stools, with a single low bench under the front window. The servery is in the rear left corner of the room and has a red tongue and groove counter and a matching bar back with some white tile sections and modern metal-framed shelving units. A board on the bar back lists the various beer options whilst others around the room detail wines, ciders, bar snacks and upcoming events such as quizzes, live music and other such forms of entertainment. Elsewhere, the walls have been decorated with some cool 1920’s reproduction French posters, a few old photographs and some decent art prints, which help add some colour to an otherwise drab unit. Another nice touch was an empty gin bottle placed on each table with a string of lights inside, which I imagine could make quite a simple and effective light feature when turned on in the hours of darkness. There were only a few customers in when I visited, all keeping themselves to themselves, so not much in the way of atmosphere.
Things got more interesting at the bar, where four cask ales and ten keg beers were vying for attention. The cask options were Brew Buddies Peanut Butter Stout, Salopian Holiday Patterns, Hawkshead Best Bitter and Vibrant Forest Aria Pale, whilst the keg brews were all sourced from interesting microbreweries. My pint of Holiday Patterns was in pretty good shape and the barman who served me seemed friendly enough.
This felt like a decent example of the micropub concept that didn’t really push any boundaries or attempt to do anything different from many other such venues around the country. There is good beer to be found here and perhaps with a few more customers, the place could feel a little livelier, so it’s well worth taking a look if you’re in the area.

On 17th April 2020 - rating: 7
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paulof horsham left this review about The Hopper's Hut

As is often the case with these places, the management are enthusiastic and the customers friendly. That's certainly what we found in the Hoppers Hut, along with 4 cask ales, half-a-dozen cask craft keg, Paulaner lager, ciders and perries, wine and gin. Nice little place and definitely worth calling in if you're touring the area's micropubs.

On 10th March 2019 - rating: 7
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25th Sep 2020, 13:41
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
17th Apr 2020, 18:29
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
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  • Darts : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes - Up to 5 changing beers - last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
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