The Hackney Carriage, Sidcup

Landlady Liz has worked her magic with this former school uniform shop near Sidcup's railway station and has created a modern yet homely place to enjoy up to 10 cask ales at a time (thanks to their famous '10 Beer Friday') but they also host 'Strong Beer Thursday' and have free cheese and crackers of a Sunday. Favourite breweries include Thornbridge and Dorking and you will always get a great selection of ciders.

No Frills Joe Brewery and Tap Room, Greenhithe

Jack Wolfart has arguably one of the coolest breweries and tap rooms out there - and it's definitely one to visit! With a vintage car parked inside and comfy leather armchairs you can sip draught beers including his stunning Hefeweizen, Pale Ale or Stout. There's always plenty of bottles whether regular or one-off to bring home and we can't wait to stock bottles and casks of this truly special beer!

The Broken Drum, Blackfen and Broken Drum Brewing

Andy Wheeler opened The Broken Drum in Blackfen in April 2015 and it has been a huge award-winner since then with the local Campaign for Real Ale branch but also with other award bodies. Famed for its charity quiz nights, Andy has regularly sought to get some of the newest breweries out there including Tankleys and Romney Marsh and if you get the chance to pop in you definitely should. A firm favourite of the Belle's Landlord Nick.

The Hopper's Hut, Sidcup and Brew Buddies Brewery, Swanley

Brew Buddies Brewery makes our stunning house beer, Station Porter and also created Third R-Ale, an exclusive bottled pale ale with Cascade (among other) hops for the closure of the Electric Railway Museum in Coventry. Their regular beers include Session Pale, a stout and a Best Bitter. Their own brewery tap, The Hopper's Hut, is located in Sidcup and is a departure from the norm as they have embraced all the methods of dispense including keg. Different events have included 'Tap Takeover' weekends from different breweries and an Oktoberfest.

Tankleys Brewey, Blackfen

Glenn Heinzel is a lover of new world hops having come from 'Down Under' and first starting his love affair with ale in a South Yorkshire club. His self-confessed favourite hop is Nelson Sauvin and his Imperial Stout brought him to fame along with his first ever cask of beer - a golden ale. Since then, his strong English golden ale has sold at such institutions as The Harp in London and he has produced a new Imperial Stout for The Kentish Belle.

Beerblefish Brewing, Edmonton

James Atherton started small and has grown Beerblefish in Edmonton, North London with a fantastic core range of beers as well as a good few experimental brews regularly making an appearance. Working with The Belle's Landlord Nick and Tankleys Brewery in April 2017 produced 'Bierfeest Vennoot', a one-off Belgian-inspired beer; whilst he also has produced delights such as 'Jam In' (a pale ale with pineapple jam) and regular beers include the fantastic 'Holy Smoke', an ESB and his Imperial Mild.

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