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The Broken Drum, Blackfen - pub details

Address: 308 Westwood Lane, Blackfen, Kent, DA15 9PT [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Welling (1 mile), Falconwood (1.2 miles), Sidcup (1.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 5 users)
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other pubs nearby:

George Staples, Blackfen (0.1 miles), Jolly Fenman, Blackfen (0.5 miles), New Cross Turnpike, Welling (0.8 miles), Plough and Harrow, Welling (0.8 miles), Nags Head, Welling (0.8 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Broken Drum, Blackfen

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The Broken Drum couldn't have been a bigger contrast from the nearby George Staple. But, I liked it just as much, if not more. It's a fairly typical micropub on a parade of shops to the side of a busy road. The barman (owner?) was friendly and efficient. Just 3 real ales were on - Brockley IPA & Pale Ale & Old Dairy UBER. There were also a couple of ciders from Woolly Pig - Medium & Dry. I'd never had anything from them before. So I sampled both, with the Dry being my favourite. All tables were taken with mainly a middle age crowd. The average age increased marginally when a large group of ale drinkers arrived back from a day out in Broadstairs. The fact that they came here for a nightcap speaks volumes. Another decent micropub.
blue_scrumpy - 14 Aug 2019 20:22
Made a return visit after two years - and this micropub is still one of my favourites of the genre. It's a subtle quality: despite being simply furnished, there is a very attractive ambience. I think the carpet prevents any tendency for the atmosphere to resemble a minicab office - an unfortunate feature of many micros. Dudda's Tun cider was in tip-top condition and served at precisely the right temperature by the cheerful guvnor. Thoroughly recommended.
Viewfinder - 16 Jul 2017 20:34
Visited the Broken Drum for the first time yesterday. A great place with an excellent selection of beer and a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Will be back. Highly recommended.
Boyne - 18 May 2016 14:37
My first ever visit to this micro pub after leaving the Door Hinge in Welling and a short bus ride.

Only 4 punters in when the 3 of us arrived and the governor looked bored so I think he was pleased to see us as it gave him something to do for 5 minutes. 3 ales and 3 boxed ciders available, the pints of Old Diary Brewery Blue Top @ 4.8% were excellent, all ales are well priced at £3.00 a pint.

As with most micro pubs there is no music and conversation is king. The décor is neutral.
I’ve been wanting to visit this place since it opened last April, it’s very pleasant, coupled with the George Staples a few doors away Blackfen is finally worth a visit for a few beers.
lezford - 9 Mar 2016 16:00
This is a splendid little micropub in a former shop in an unprepossessing parade amid relentless suburbia. I have grown a little tired of what seems to be a common furnishing of micropubs: uncomfortably high chairs and hard surfaces - so The Broken Drum provides a welcome change with normal-height tables in a light and airy room and a carpet to muffle any noise. Usually three ales are served from casks in the cool room at the back; I enjoyed Gibbet Oak cider and perry from Tenterden: tasty and potent, and served at precisely the right temperature. The guvnor is most affable, and showed us his books on local history. My pal and I happily spent several hours here chatting to a few locals late on a Saturday afternoon. Highly recommended.
Viewfinder - 13 Jul 2015 11:44

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