Find out what local micro-pubs have made it into this year's Good Beer Guide
PUBLISHED: 16:32 22 September 2016
Micro-pubs have started to take off across the country
The micro-pub has become something of a phenomenon in recent years, as local people continue their fight to continue the traditional pub going.
Inspired by pubs of days gone by, most micro-pubs are usually without a television or music, and take a dim view on using mobile phones whilst inside.
The revival of traditional pubs has been honoured in the ‘Good Beer Guide’ for 2017.
Editor of the guide, Roger Protz said: “In just a few short years, micro-pubs have become a national phenomenon.
“The number has grown to more than 250, with just under half making it into the Good Beer Guide, and 29 of them have their own in-house breweries as well.”
Offering an insight to some of the nation’s greatest micro-pubs, the guide has created a comprehensive list of the best pubs to pick up a pint, and it includes plenty from Bromley, Bexley and north Kent.
In south east London, Blackfen’s Broken Drum, Crayford’s The Penny Farthing, The Door Hinge in Welling and One in the Wood found in Petts Wood all made the cut.
Meanwhile in Gravesend, the Compass Alehouse has also been given the guide’s recommendation.
“You can’t keep the good old British pub down” Mr Protz says, “it has always regenerated itself over the centuries and made spirited comebacks after wars and Puritan revolutions.
“Now beer lovers can enjoy great beer in often amazing and bizarre surroundings as a new wave of enthusiasts rides to the pub’s rescue.