Cockpit4 Royal Parade
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The Cockpit is Chislehurst's first micropub, and opened its doors for the first time in late December 2020, unfortunately with the Covid crisis in full swing. It was able to begin operating more normally the following summer as lockdown eased. A choice of real ales from small breweries from all over the country is available, together with the house beer which is named PIT - and is a pale ale brewed by BritHop. Bar snacks are available.
The premises - which are deceptively spacious given the limited frontage - are shared with a florist but even so there is more seating than normal in a micropub, with further benches outside at the front of the pub.
The pub is named after the ancient Cockpit which is situated a few minutes walk away on Chislehurst Common (see picture).