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The Broken Drum

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A little gem in the heart of Blackfen

What a little gem this place is! We stumbled upon it last Saturday evening, when we had a quick... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
CupcakeAnn
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Deserved winner of SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018 award.

A much deserved accolade awarded to a Micropub for the first and, hopefully, not the last time... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
RealAleVoyager
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London, United Kingdom
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Welcome to The Broken Drum, Bexley's third micropub. We encourage good conversation and only sell the finest real ales straight from the cask, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We are frequently changing our ales so you can be sure there will be...more
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308 Westwood Lane | Blackfen, Sidcup DA15 9PT, England
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

What a little gem this place is! We stumbled upon it last Saturday evening, when we had a quick pint (it closes at 10pm). It was such a refreshing change that we decided to go back again on Sunday afternoon, and I'm glad we did....More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

A much deserved accolade awarded to a Micropub for the first and, hopefully, not the last time. Good real ale, cider and conversation, and enthusiastic beer drinking Guvnor and great staff on occasions when he is absent. On the 51 and 132 bus routes so...More

10  Thank RealAleVoyager
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Saturday afternoon - rain, the shelter of the 51 at times and good company Followed the micro pub route on the 51 with a group and this place was a good stop. Lovely beer had by all and the barman went out of his way...More

12  Thank GuybrushThreepwood90
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words. See you soon, kettle is on Andy

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Try a Sunday lunch time session with a good old fashioned meat raffle, hot roast potatoes and good company, ah forgot the quality beers amongst all this. Possibly one of the up and coming best choices of venue for beers and friendly locals

9  Thank ronnie528
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your comments, Sunday are becoming a fun time for me and customers

Reviewed 29 November 2017

I arranged a meet-up with some local friends who I had met at other Discworld events*. The pub is not vibrant; it is a place for good beer and relaxed conversations. Signs on the tables request that mobile phones are silenced You pay for the...More

12  Thank steeljammer
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for your comments. relaxed and no noise (expect chatter) is what I'm looking for

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visited here as part of a micro pub crawl of South East London. This pub typifies what is great about these relatively new type of pubs- cosy, quiet with a small range of excellent beer. Owner ws very friendly and chatty. Easy to miss though,...More

16  Thank John G
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Being the only ones in here it is hard to review. I drive by daily and the place always looks empty. That said the barman was friendly and we had a little chat but I cannot recommend this place.

25  Thank Spindle76
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Sad you think that, we have our quiet times in the afternoons, but evenings can be busy. Hope to see you soon Andy

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Nice micro pub, serving good real ales. Perhaps a bit devoid of atmosphere if you are on you're own.

14  Thank F2693QPrichardc
Andrew W, Owner at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

One of a growing number of micro pubs in the Sidcup area. Small & crudely decorated, it serves a great selection of real ales & ciders (there are wines & soft drinks available)which are constantly changing . As is the way with micro pubs, there...More

15  Thank Ruth F
Andrew W, Manager at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for your kind words, will try and chat more!!

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Choice of ales is limited to 3 barrels but you can check Facebook page to check latest (if updated). Normally has a bitter plus choice of a lighter option and often a stout. Always good for a stop off for a couple of pints. There...More

15  Thank BiggCafc
Andrew W, Manager at The Broken Drum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

The beer list is also on my website, which is more uptodate.# Thank you for the kind words

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