London Beer Dispensary389 Brockley Road
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Closed for a time for conversion from being Mr Lawrence Wine Bar, this pub originally re-opened on Thursday 22nd May 2014 under the ownership of Late Knights Brewery of Penge. With Late Knights Brewery ceasing trading in August 2016 the beer range here changed to major on that brewery's reincarnation as Southey. Majors on its own beers but other micro-breweries' wares are sold as are ciders. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are also available. The food offering is largely burgers and baps. Real ale and cider are sold from 5 handpumps against the rear left hand wall. This is a narrow deep venue, wooden boarded throughout. The front room is attractively dark wood wall panelled to head height, a large on-end barrel provides the bar counter and pay point and is fitted with a T bar dispensing keg beers. It is a deep step down to a long corridor with a shelf which accommodates upright drinking and this leads to the rear room which provides more traditional seating. There is a small covered patio garden at the back which is ideal for smokers. The real ale and cider menu is provided on a blackboard high on the wall above the handpumps. Pub policy is to dispense ales and ciders by default in handled pint and half pint mugs so ask if you want a straight glass. Sister pub to the Brighton Beer Dispensary.