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The Hackney Carriage, Sidcup

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165 Station Road
Sidcup
DA15 7AA
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Hackney Carriage

Another of Sidcup’s shop-converted micro pubs, this one is the closest to the station, set in a small parade of shops on the main road out of the town centre. I was greeted by a set of fully steamed up windows when I arrived early one evening, which made the place look like it was closed until you got closer and could see the lights were on inside. The pub has a simple rectangular room which narrows a little towards the rear. The room is fitted with bare floorboards and has dark painted walls which have been left pretty much unadorned, although a sign close to the bar announced that a refurbishment was due in the coming weeks, so this may well explain why it felt a little bare. Mid-height hard backed benches serve high tables down both sides of the room with high stools in support, but there’s not much else in the way of seating, so some might find these arrangements less than ideal. The servery is along the back wall and has a plain painted counter front with a metal top and a temperature-controlled tap room visible through a window on the bar back. The rest of the bar back is covered by blackboards which extend onto a side wall, all listing the beer, cider and other drink selections. The one bit of interesting décor I spotted was an old Hackney carriage plate which was stuck on the right-hand wall, tying in with the pub’s name which itself references the landlord’s previous job as a taxi driver.
The beer boards listed four craft keg beers and a huge amount of real ciders plus all sorts of gins and other such spirits. They also have five cask ales, which on this occasion were Listers Best and APA, Gun Project Babylon, Good Chemistry Extra Special and Kent Session Pale. My pint of the APA was served by a very friendly barmaid and was in fine condition.
This is a good example of the micropub formula with a decent atmosphere, some well-kept, interesting beer and very welcoming, efficient service. I’ll put aside concerns relating to the lack of décor as the refurbishment may well have remedied this. Definitely a place worth checking out and I’d be more than happy to jump off at Sidcup station the next time I’m passing through to check this place out again.

On 14th May 2020 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Hackney Carriage

Another day, another micropub. This is another that's typical of the type - and that's a good thing. The tall benches/tall tables were present here, and all the tables had little sprigs of roses on them. Dry hops were strung along the ceiling in front of the bar counter.

There were five ales on, all listed on a board behind the servery. They were all either £3.60 or £3.80 a pint, and as well as the ABV and prices, the distance in miles from the brewery was also stated. I had the Bedlam Amagansett, a 5% APA, which was on cracking form.

I seem to say it about every micropub that I visit - if you like the style you'll like this one.

On 1st June 2018 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Hackney Carriage

A good sized micro pub with high tables and bench seating along opposite walls as you enter, with the bar and cold room at the rear. The interior was smartly finished with some interesting photos of horse drawn carriages from around central London. Another plus was the sound proofing, which consisted of large fiberglass tiles suspended from the ceiling. Choice of six ales on our visit, so we went for the Lyme Regis Lyme Gold, which was good, but served slightly on the cold side, which was my only gripe.

On 29th March 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Sidcup, 0.16 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Albany Park, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
New Eltham, 1.62 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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14th May 2020, 00:58
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
1st Jun 2018, 11:43
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 13 January 2017 by Aqualung .
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 November 2016 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 17 April 2017 by Aqualung .
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