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John the Unicorn (Antic)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brewsmith - Anvil AleExcellent1
Big Smoke - SunshowerGood1
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleNot Tried0
Clouded Minds - Hazel NutterNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Saltaire - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Blackjack - Mo' Mild Mo' ProblemsNot Tried0
Volden - Spring (Vegantastically Hazy)Not Tried0

Visits Details

17 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Options options for a second pub tonight but the bus passed here so off for an evening visit until midnight close. Knowledgeable and friendly bar staff.
Big Smoke - Sunshower4.70GoodVery hazy, very chewy
Saltaire - Dark Matter3.80Not Tried
Blackjack - Mo' Mild Mo' Problems4.00Not TriedOne sniff, one sip of a taster of what turned out to be a pale beer. A confirmatory sniff from the barman and taken off sales immediately, he would not move on to a sip!
Volden - Spring (Vegantastically Hazy)4.40Not TriedTaster not to my liking as a style
13 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. First visit. Obviously aimed at the perceived gentrification of Peckham in Rye Lane which is a definitely mixed use thoroughfare. During my stay no one else bought cask ale and there was a roaring trade in overpriced Five Point fizz.
Brewsmith - Anvil Ale4.50Excellent4½* beer with massive but well balanced bitterness. Had a second just to make sure I was not suffering from first of the day euphoria
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not Tried
Clouded Minds - Hazel Nutter5.00Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried

About the John the Unicorn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Peckham, Greater London, SE15 4TL.

In Rye Lane not far from Peckham Rye railway station this Antic shop conversion (previously a decorator's shop) opened in February 2016 and was named after one of the management's daughter's soft toys. Exposed brickwork, pipes and trunking with an eclectic mix of tables and chairs. Additional seating is upstairs. The bar counter is in the centre of the tile-floored ground floor with service on three sides and 4 handpumps. Large windows allow browsing of Rye Lane's mixed use activities.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 8 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE15 4TL