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The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath

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8 Pickford Lane
Bexleyheath
DA7 4QW
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Kentish Belle

The last time I was here 30 months ago, I rated this as my new favourite pub in Greater London. There was an excellent range of real ales and also real ciders for me and I felt quite at home here.

The single room is larger than most micropubs, with plenty of tables available. Seating can also now be found on the pavement at the front, which I guess is a new addition due to Covid. Toilets are still upstairs and are very clean.

The ale range has been reduced down to 4 currently. These were Brew York Minsterman Pride, Twickenham Autumn Red, Mad Cat Green & Gold & Manchester Brewing Company Elephant NEIPA.

Real ciders were Orchards of Husthwaite Galtres Dark Fruit, Galtres Toffee Apple & Galtres Katy, Mr Whitehead's Perry (not sure which one) & Equinox, Garden Cider Vintage, Harry's Scrummage, Thistly Cross Whisky Cask, Ross-on-Wye Oak Cask & Three Apple Twist & Eltham Gold.

Craft beers were Beatnikz Republic Rum Barrel Aged Blacklight Breakfast Stout, Neon Raptor Fernir Breaks Free, Full Circle Twister & Fallon Odyssey.

If there's not enough to tempt your fancy there, they also have bottles and cans in fridges and seem to recall seeing a list of gins on the wall.

The Kentish Belle no longer opens on Monday or Tuesday and it does not open until 3pm on Wednesday. As such, the first couple of beers pulled off shortly after 3pm on our Wednesday visit were in poor condition. But beer quality soon improved thereafter, as throughput increased.

Is this still my favourite pub in London? I'm torn between this, the Southampton Arms and the Harp. It's certainly up there for me and I only wish it were nearer to where I live. Also, is it a 9/10 or a 10/10. 9.5/10 would be ideal. I'll give the initial beer quality the benefit of the doubt and go for top marks.

On 8th October 2021 - rating: 10
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Kentish Belle

There was nothing like the selection of ales available that previous reviewers enjoyed when I visited recently; just three, being Misfit Brass Castles; Cast Iron - Iron Pier; and Orkney Best. But the three were quite different, being a hoppy ale, a stout, and a bitter respectively. All were £3.75 a pint. There were also several ciders a vailable, so I wondered if an emphasis is shifting from beer to cider? But I really enjoyed my excellent pint of Iron Pier stout.

Anyway, this is yet another South East London micropub, and amply described by previous visitors. I found this one a bit more comfortable than most as it was furnished with upholstered benches and normal tables and chairs, rather than the tall tables and tall stools that we see in just about every other micropub.

As I always seem to say, if you like small and compact shop conversion bars selling good beer at decent prices then you will like this place. I do wish soemone would open a decent micropub in South West London.

On 28th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Kentish Belle

This is another new (early 2018) micropub in the outer suburbs of SE London and given what the William Camden on the other side of the station is like is very welcome. It's well described below but on my visit there were two women behind the bar the younger one appearing to be a new barmaid.
Seven beers were available, Beerblefish 1853 ESB & 1820 Porter, Arbor S Bomb, Gadd's Seasider, One Mile End Juicy 4pm, Little Critturs C Monster and Whitstable Hull Melon. I went for the Hull Melon (£3.75), Beerblefish 1853 ESB (£4.20) & 1820 Porter (£4.35) all of which were OK but especially the Beerblefish ones.
Withe the great choice of beers I really liked this one.

On 3rd September 2018 - rating: 8
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Bexleyheath, 0.1 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Barnehurst, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Welling, 1.5 miles, 29 min walk (show)
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8th Oct 2021, 13:00
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27th Mar 2019, 22:49
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 April 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 7 p.m. - last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 24 August 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 August 2018 by Aqualung .
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