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Gidea Park Micropub, Gidea Park, Romford

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236 Main Road
Romford
RM2 5HA
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Pub SignMan left this review about Gidea Park Micropub

Situated on the main road through Gidea Park, around ten minutes or so from the station, this is a typical shop-converted micropub that adds some much needed interest to the wider-Romford pub and ale scene. The pub has a square, bare boarded room which extends to the rear right along a narrow strip that leads to the bar and taproom. The walls have been painted in a pleasant neutral colour scheme with a white dado and in the rear left corner there are three large blackboards detailing the cask, keg and cider ranges respectively. Elsewhere, the decor includes some arty prints, local black and white photos and a good pump clip and keg insert collection. A long, high table with bar stools runs through the centre of the room and another two such configurations can be found to the front left, but the rest of the seating is generally in the form of comfy well upholstered chairs serving small square tables plus a sofa and armchairs in the front right corner, under the shop windows. Lighting was nicely muted and the bulbs hang from the ceiling in a decorative pattern of looped wires, which is quite eye-catching. Good Beer Guides were stacked on a shelf along with a few other beer themed books and a fridge on the rear wall had plenty of bottle and can options in case the draught range somehow doesn't meet your needs. Out the front, a large pavement area has been fenced off and filled with padded keg seating although it’s alongside a busy road, so not ideal. My mid-week visit found a good, friendly bunch of locals in, and I got a nice welcome from the barman, who encouraged me to take a seat and order from my table.
The beer boards listed a good cask range comprising Only With Love Halland Oatmeal Stout, Elusive Skyline Drive, Harwich Electric Palace Cinema, Big Hand Seren. Wobbler Apprentice and Good Chemistry Full Circle. A similar number of beers were available on keg including brews from Mad Squirrel, Leigh on Sea and Abbeydale among others. As if all this wasn’t enough, no fewer than thirteen cider and perry options were also listed. I tried the Halland Oatmeal Stout (£4.20) which was in great condition - one of the best kept pints I’ve had all year.
This is a great little micropub in an area not really associated with good pubs. I would definitely recommend this one to anybody looking for well kept beer and a friendly bunch of locals, but it does suffer a little from its popularity and could be uncomfortable at busier times. With the Ship just across the road, there’s a good double header to be had here, making it worth the trek out here on the Elizabeth Line.

On 15th August 2022 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Gidea Park Micropub

This is the Borough of Havering's and East London's second micropub having opened just before Xmas 2017.
Unusually for a micropub this one claims to be open from 12:00-23:00 daily. It was shut when I arrived at around 12:30 on a Tuesday afternoon despite the lights being on and it was several minutes until the owner decided to open up.
Inside it's a fairly typical size and a "proper" micropub. Most of the seating is high tables and chairs but there is a low table to the right of the entrance and a few small sofas to the left. There is no serving area with the owner bringing drinks from the cold room at the rear. A blackboard displays what's on offer which was beer, ciders and wines although What Pub says they also do gins.
Four beers were available Bushy Manx Bitter, Saltaire Blonde, Salopian Pathfinder and ELB Nightwatchman. I went for the Salopian Pathfinder (£3.90) which was in excellent nick and also tried a Dengie Dry Cider (£3.90).
My concern about this place is that all the beers (the Bushy cooking bitter was £3.70) are more expensive than the pint I had shortly before in a brewery owned pub. I thought that one of the points about micropubs was that with limited overheads they should be cheaper than the surrounding pubs. It's certainly not the case here. Nevertheless, it's still worth a look.

On 23rd February 2018 - rating: 7
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Gidea Park, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Romford, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Harold Wood, 1.8 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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15th Aug 2022, 20:29
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 50p per pint - last updated 29 August 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 February 2018 by Aqualung .
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